Scott's Cutaway Genius Frame - Eurobike 2017

Aug 30, 2017
by Mike Levy  
Eurobike 2017


Scott Genius cutaway


We're only a few hours deep into the first day of Eurobike's 2017 show and it's already obvious that there's not a whole lot to be seen here that hasn't already been shown, a few hundred e-bikes aside. Something did catch my eye at the Scott booth, however, with a sliced up Genius that was attracting quite a crowd of oglers. There's something about cutting a component in half that seems to get our attention, probably because it's a chance to get a view that we'd never otherwise see without throwing away a few thousand dollars of our own money.

Taking a close look at this cutaway Genius reveals a few things. You can see where Scott has used additional layers of carbon - look up at the head tube area, and especially around the headset bearing bore. It's also a chance to see the frame's cable routing and Di2 battery storage in action. No word on the total weight savings of cutting a frame and shock in half, but it's probably substantial... and unsafe. But it sure is neat to look at.


Scott Genius cutaway
Scott Genius cutaway

Scott Genius cutaway

Scott Genius cutaway
Scott Genius cutaway

Scott Genius cutaway
Scott Genius cutaway



48 Comments

  • + 103
 They say this new frame model is about half as heavy as the previous one.
  • + 19
 Half the price too I've heard
  • + 36
 @chr1st14n123: more like double the price based on the price of weight saving in this industry!
  • + 37
 This bike isn't half bad.
  • + 27
 C'mon guys, Cut It Out!
  • + 3
 That's cutting it pretty close when considering the weight to strength ratio.
  • + 2
 The carbon Genius is really a cut above the rest.
  • + 1
 @PinkyScar: you clearly are a glass half full kinda guy, but when it comes to scott's you don't know the half of it.
  • + 4
 who's the Genius that put this half baked bike together?
  • - 3
 Even the front mud guard is cutaway. WTF? It wouldn't stop a mouse fart.
  • + 81
 *Manufactured in South Halfrica*
  • + 1
 this frame is only half the job it needs to be
  • + 78
 Needs a lefty.
  • + 32
 Finally some internal cables that a easy to install.
  • + 14
 Ever since Santa Cruz showed their cutaway V10 last weekend, everyone's jumping on the bandwagon.
  • + 5
 I want to know, or better yet, see how they cut this stuff in half and not have ragged edges, etc. I've seen some motorcycle components cut showing the internals, and am always amazed at how they can do it and have the cuts so perfect and straight. It isn't some monkey with a dremel, that's for sure.
  • + 3
 They probably need the dremel after the cutting. It's all carbon, no aramid so it is actually doable do cut it and then polish. Unlike aramid or a carbon-aramid hybrid. It would only get all fluffy. Those Fein type tools do a great job too at cutting laminates.
  • + 3
 Usually a water jet.
  • + 9
 bike frame for sale. Half off!
  • + 1
 Looks less like extra carbon build up and more like some other material has been placed in the areas of reinforcement. It isn't carbon. Looks like some sort of resin mix. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. The extra material will prevent flexing and compression by filling the void.
  • + 1
 You talking about the seat tube/top tube junction? I was wondering about that brown gunk.
  • + 1
 @twozerosix: Yes. not CFRP. Mystery meat.
  • + 3
 that's usually an epoxy fairing material designed to increase the radius of the tube joint. Reducing the radius in those locations reduces the stress concentration in those areas. Consequently, the layup is probably easier as well.
  • + 1
 @thom: Corecell
  • + 5
 This half if pretty light. The other half is always right.
  • + 31
 unlike my wife. Fat and always wrong lol
  • + 4
 I can hear all those cables rattling.
  • + 1
 Wow, this looks so much better than the carbon cutaways from ten years ago. I know this is an obvious statement, but all I can think about looking at that frame is "holy shit our carbon manufacturing has really leveled up"
  • + 1
 how much will these be (the complete bikes) been waiting a while but haven't seen anything so far..... mostly interested in the second from top model.
  • + 0
 Close to 10,000 Swedish kronor for the top one. Approx 9.5 grand. Yikes

www.cykellagret.se/p17862/scott-genius-700-ultimate-2018
  • + 1
 I would to hear what Raoul Luescher would have to say about this. That seat stay bridge doesn't look like something to show off with pride Smile
  • + 1
 Exactly what I was thinking. I think the seatstay bridge has some sort of filler to give it shape, which is why it looks rough, there do seem to be quite a few wrinkles near the headtube junction though.
  • + 7
 Pb carbon experts...they agree
  • - 6
flag WAKIdesigns (Aug 30, 2017 at 12:04) (Below Threshold)
 @kanasasa: being a smart arse is nothing to be proud of... what choice do you have though? Dumb arse?

@MTBLegend92 - I didn't mean the foam filler I meant inconsistencies in wall thickness which are not just about more material in certain places it looks like lots of resin where it shouldn't be.
  • + 1
 @kanasasa: Go troll somewhere else. Waki literally said he'd be interested in what the opinion of someone who IS a carbon expert, with over 25 years of composite manufacturing experience, would be on the inside of this frame. Just because you don't know what you are looking at doesn't mean nobody does.
  • + 1
 Is that a multi tool just in front of bb & why did they put a bit of wood in layup in front of seatpost?
  • + 0
 I hard out want that Hixon bar stem on my nomad. I saw the pricing last week. $330 American. A little higher than I had hoped but what the heel.
  • + 1
 I thought this is how they get the Spank Vibrocore foam in there and then send it to Calfee for the carbon repair.
  • + 2
 what is the Di2 battery operating ?? I see shift housing... Dropper? ??
  • + 1
 Fork it...I am not cutting that.
  • + 1
 The safety place choice where you keep the weed.
  • + 1
 looks like there is something stuck in bottom
  • + 1
 Why no pics of the handlebar on this bike?
  • + 1
 @mikelevy: ah! good man, thanks! haven't seen those
  • + 1
 External routing.
  • + 1
 half empty, half fuul
  • + 1
 That was a slice.

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