Riding the All New Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann - Video

Jun 19, 2017 at 2:15
Jun 19, 2017
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To introduce the all new Genius, we sen Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann for a little weekend adventure in the Alps.

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

When designing the new Genius, we wanted to focus on three main concepts: versatility, suspension, and light weight. To learn more about how we went about that, check out the following video.


Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann

For the low down on the new Genius, head to our dedicated website here.

Video: ShapeRideShoot
Photos: Keno Derleyn

Riding the all new Genius with Andrew Neethling and Rudy Biedermann



MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports

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41 Comments

  • + 21
 With this bike you can have it all. 27.5, 27.5+, and 29.

Lightest all mountain full suspension frame on the market with 150mm both front and rear. High end models come with the best spec'd out components.

Modern geometry and killer looks what's not to like about this bike? Oh right the price ????
  • + 6
 But what would expect for the bike you've just described, the entry level should still be a good bike!
  • + 4
 Wait where's the 26 option
  • + 1
 They should make it with treated bottom bracket and those cables which goes under bike they should go over BB like Trek and Spec did...just saying. But all in all great bike !
  • + 2
 @camcoz69: gone! By the way of the dodo!
  • + 15
 Are combined bar and stems a thing again?!.... not sure how i feel about this.
  • + 8
 it looks terrible imo
  • + 34
 Looks so clean in my opinion!
  • + 4
 It seems like they're running a relatively short "stem" so this would actually be an easier (that is, easier to meet strength and stiffness over weight targets) solution than to use a conventional stem. That said, only the highest end models are equipped with this combination so unless that is the one you're interested in, there is nothing to worry about Wink .

A concern I have with that stem/handlebar is whether you could use a regular top cap so that you can put spacers above the stem to experiment with handlebar height.
  • + 1
 @vinay: the looks might grow on you with time i guess and has the potential to be a good solution in engineering terms, but taking away your choice of stem length seems a bit dramatic, not everyone is into a mega short stem, i know i'm certainly not anyway, 65mm min..
  • + 1
 @pbuser2299: Yeah agreed but then again, this is only for the top end models. If you go below that, you'll get a conventional setup. I think people buying top end gear accept (or maybe should accept) a level of incompatibility in exchange for higher "performance". Here "performance" would be strength and stiffness over weight. And it strikes me how there sometimes happens to be a market for that. Not sure if they are still around, but there was a time when I saw XC racing hardtails with a very long seattube. The buyer cuts it to size and then mounts the saddle to that. It must have been lighter I guess. But it is a different market. I quit trying to understand that but I have no problem accepting it as another variation. And I suppose if a potential buyer would be interested in that top level Scott bike, I have no doubt that the lbs will be able to swap the stem/handlebar out. Luckily it fits a conventional fork!
  • + 2
 If you take a look at the cockpit shots from the side, or from the rider's perspective, you'll see what they've actually done.

They've given your "effective" hand position the equivalent of a normal set of bars with a (say) 50mm stem, but from there they've curved the bars toward the steerer tube.

I didn't want to say the g word... so I'll say it's quite a brilliant design solution.

It's growing on me, and it does make good design sense.
  • + 2
 @vinay: The L-shaped headset that syncros are using has its own spacers that match the top cap (compression cap and upper race cover)
There is nothing that stops you adjusting stem height like a regular 'round' headset.
A good inch of spacers will came with my 2017 Spark that uses the same headset and step shape style.Lower spec bike will have the same L-shaped headset set-up to go with the factory syncros stem shape. My Spark framsest came with a round toprace cap.. full bikes may or may not...
  • + 1
 @jonnyboy: Allright, I'll need to figure that out. Syncros typically comes up with clever solutions.
  • + 1
 Where does my garmin go?
  • + 5
 @dougwagz: Syncros has a top cap computer mount that would sort you out!
  • + 8
 Was all set on getting the 2018 Slash 9.9, but now you've thrown a spanner in the works! I have no idea what to do!
  • + 8
 Yeah, this has me thinking about selling my SB6c . . .
  • - 1
 @Waldon83: what 26" Sb6c? if you mean 27.5" your mental
  • + 1
 @Waldon83: Good idea... Scott Genius will last longer!
  • + 7
 Wonder if Scott brings out a voltage for 2018... in this linkage system for 2018.
  • + 1
 Trail looks very familiar. Crans Montana,Valais ? Decent bike park and the whole Valais is an epic region!!! One of my favourite natural trails called the Brazillian is just across the valley.
  • + 3
 Scott Needled it this time.
  • + 4
 Sick!!!!
  • + 2
 Some of those lines were more French than frog legs.
  • + 1
 Scott has a big presence here in SA... Genius move bringing Needles on board!
  • + 1
 Scott makes all sorts of products in pastel. Sweet Sign me up for a mailing list!
  • + 1
 *dad mode* Must we rip apart trails?
  • + 1
 @howsyourdad... Yes! It's all bout the skids now days!
  • + 1
 Was that a scene from follow me?
  • + 0
 Trouble weighting the front due to length and having to flip shock to climb. No thanks. Great looking though.
  • + 1
 Slow motion hike-a-bikes hahaha like they needed to be any slower!
  • + 1
 Ridículo vídeo pra uma bike poderosa
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