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Video: The New Scott Genius Featuring the 'Trail Encabulator'

Nov 3, 2022 at 7:54
by SCOTT Sports  

The all-new Genius is the first ever MTB to feature the Trail Encabulator.

Trail Encabulator? What's that? Well, once you try it, life will never be the same.

Learn more here.

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121 Comments
  • 296 6
 I worked as a mechanic for years and my heart used to sink when a Scott came through the door. They've always been a nightmare combination of proprietary suspension, switches and levers with an absolute birds nest of cables up front. Now they've taken all that mess and stuffed it inside frames, bars, headtubes, headsets etc. So glad I'll never have to touch one ever again.
  • 40 2
 This dude gets it
  • 31 0
 :-) this is exactly the point....this trend of hiding stuff inside the bike is only the next marketing thing.
We don't need hidden tech, we need bikes!
  • 32 0
 I have the same feels, absolutely no room for Scotts in my life now. It was annoying before when you needed the exact twinloc lever when someone smashed it off and not all of them worked on all platforms. Now they are just pushing themselves further and further away from the customers with all this, arguable, nonsense. Someone needs to reel the designer in a bit, Scott bikes are getting way out of touch with society. Its like a British Prime Minister saying they're in touch with the general population, they just don't get it.
  • 3 0
 bahahahhahahh!
  • 14 0
 But, but... it is resistant to over 12 TRILLION BTUs!!! After WWIII it will only be cockroaches and Scott bikes.
  • 22 0
 My favorite work order ticket I've seen yet just said "Make Twinloc work LOL"
  • 8 0
 I feel your pain. It's all my wife will ride. It's like a group of German engineers stared at every square inch of the bike trying to figure out how to make it more complex yet do the same job.
  • 6 0
 I hear ya buddy, I went a step further and stopped being a bike mechanic altogether, I'm now a trail builder and loving it
  • 7 1
 @Super7: Swiss engineers, but sure
  • 3 0
 But what about the prefamulation? lol
  • 8 0
 All this thing is missing is bb30 , ai offset, a lefty and a pull shock. Not even Cannondale can top this crazy mess.
  • 2 0
 100% agreed. Well said.
  • 4 0
 @pink505: and add Praxis Works 30mm drive side bearing 28mm non drive side bearing requirement.
  • 3 0
 @Isaaccop: funniest shit I’ve seen in ages
  • 3 0
 @naca5: just like the weird canyon steering spring thing. Pretty clear the engineers are running out of ideas to make bikes better. I worry that a wave of weight weenieism is coming. Like the fairly durable bikes and components we finally have.
  • 1 0
 @Super7: square centimeter
  • 1 0
 @Super7: Paging @Goldberg, Rube
  • 1 0
 @TommyNunchuck While I agree about the nest of cables and proprietary, when my wife got into mountain biking in 2020, options were limited and we scooped her a Genius 940. I have to give Scott credit, for $4000, the value is there. Full sealed bearings everywhere, steel freehub body, double walled rims, smart Shimano drivetrain choices. At the time, no other brand came close on quality for the money. Its required minimal maintenance and held up great after 3 riding seasons and plenty of bike park laps, and getting bounced down the mountain as she learned to ride.
  • 1 0
 @dancingwithmyself: hey, i want finally 12kg durable enduro bike! why all my bikes of last 15 years still weights around 14-17kilos? Why usable tires still weight 1300-1400g? etc... future is not here yet tho...
  • 101 2
 Since we couldn’t legitimize any of these complexities we made a joke film about how complex they are. Top notch.
  • 2 0
 thread>
  • 7 5
 so they borrowed or bought the design and then stole an advert www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY5WjIvyEXo hardly genius was it
  • 3 2
 @CalamityJake where did i say it was the original video??
  • 6 1
 @Compositepro: Where did he say that you did haha
  • 8 0
 @thingswelike: who was where when you didn't say what he thought you said he said?
  • 4 0
 @thingswelike: when will then be now?
  • 54 1
 "…universally celebrated Twin-Loc…" They know we hate it and they don't care LOL.
  • 8 2
 I used to ride a spark, I liked the twin-loc. It worked consistently and I never had any problems. But all that riding was XC racing and training. Twin-loc is is pretty much pointless outside of that. There is a time and a place for it. That place is most definitely not the genius.
  • 4 1
 @ConMan05: there's no place for platform in a fork, having the fork hydraulically ratchet on a climb is helping nobody.
  • 3 0
 It's universally celebrated though... maybe the aliens like it?
  • 5 0
 @ConMan05: Sssshhhhh RockShox flight attendant might hear you....
  • 2 0
 LOL I think its called Cognitive Dissonance. Do they REALLY know?
  • 3 0
 They said as much a few seconds later by referencing the public comment sections (here) and by removing it for the ST. LOLOL. I think it's good that they responded for this kind of bike since I agree, that the twinlock is really meant for XC style riding, which is not what this bike will be doing.
  • 32 0
 I guess Scott wanted to double-up on that PB hate today. Should be an amusing read through the comments....
  • 12 0
 "ass-ending"
  • 29 1
 "For decades now, Scott Sports have been developing a line of do-it-all mountain bikes that establish new industry leading standards in quality technical leadership and operating excellence.. then we paid Bold loads of money, took their design and added all our proprietary gunk on it, good luck everyone"
  • 5 2
 Exactly! It's a Bold with Scott's shit twin lock!
  • 10 0
 just what i came in to post

dont forget this aswell

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJKdh1KZ0w
  • 1 0
 amazing
  • 2 0
 @katsooba: Haha! I came here to post that same one. So hilarious
  • 6 0
 There we go! This thread is a whole bunch of people the joke is flying right over.
  • 1 0
 Luckily for Scott this new Genius does not include the panometric phamm feature
  • 2 2
 I am the only one who first though of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOSYiT2iG08
  • 1 2
 The original is funny because it’s a set performance, it’s knowing gaze and pointing, and the verbiage is rubbish. Scott rejiggered it to actually describe their bike. Bad taste I say!
  • 19 0
 Must admit that the bike looks clean...but then the cockpit looks like clarinet.
  • 1 0
 Which is appropriate because its a bike for Squidwards.
  • 16 0
 They should have released this on Halloween, I could have set it up outside my house to scare and give nightmares to any passing bike mechanics.
  • 2 0
 Or they should have released in on April 1st
  • 10 0
 DO NOT NOT ENTER
  • 8 0
 Scott and Canyon should team up. Think of all the useless over complicated clap trap they could make!
  • 2 0
 Cnyn has the exact same story, just without the vowels.
  • 5 0
 Great sense of humor by Scott. Hilarious. However, some companies and industries really do use those type of techniques of big terms (to a lesser degree) to confuse customers and make them feel intellectually inferior to what the sales people are saying and pushing. I can name several companies and industries doing it right now.
  • 4 0
 As a former 2019 Scott Ransom owner, I did love that bike but immediately removed the front lock out to replace it with a grip 2 damper. I definitely used the rear lock out while riding but only as often as a typical shock lock out I now just reach down to flip when I get to the top of the hill. I see the value for more race focused bikes but for the Ransom and Genius, not sure there is a big benefit and the proprietary shock and whole twinloc thing is a headache and super finicky to work on. Imagining the shock now inside the frame makes me shiver.......
  • 6 0
 No amount of Scott's hydrocoptic marzlevanes will effectively prevent side fumbling.
  • 3 0
 my brother had the old Genius and dear God i am glad he got rid of it, such an average bike to work on, and the rear shock was so meh... this one looks like a complete nightmare.... and twin lock on a fork is such a waste of time.
  • 7 0
 wait a minute, why didn't the video autoplay? so annoying (sarcasm)...
  • 3 0
 I'd like to see the antithesis of this: A bike manufacturer that lauds the easy maintenance of their new bike.

Geometry absolutely dialed for an average height rider, sorted suspension, a build kit solely prioritizing suspension and brake performance with value everywhere else, rear brake hose accessible and bearings everywhere of all the same size,

Room for 9 water bottles, minimum.
  • 7 0
 Encabulator yourself
  • 5 0
 lolol
A great addition to the Encabulator tradition: www.youtube.com/results?search_query=encabulator
  • 6 0
 “Universally celebrated Twinloc” nice.
  • 7 1
 IFHT has done it again!
  • 1 0
 Hahaha
  • 1 0
 So many people didn't get it. I fear for the future.
  • 4 0
 This Scott release is the pb hate hors d'oeuvre before the yt gravel bike main course. Dig in boys n girls!!
  • 3 0
 An early popular American reference to the turbo encabulator appeared in an article by New York lawyer Bernard Salwen in the April 15, 1946, issue of Time magazine.
  • 5 0
 No one celebrates Twin Lok. …. Ever , in any universe, at anytime
  • 3 0
 Go f*ck yourself fancy pants Scott! I bet they call their janitor a "facility sanitation restoration technician". In other words, guy who sweeps shit up.
  • 4 0
 Scott doesn't quite get the distinction between laughing "with" and laughing "at".
  • 1 0
 did i miss something? what's the punch line? am i supposed to *want* one of these bikes now?

because all they did was stretch 30 seconds into 3 minutes of unfunny nonsense. are we supposed to pat ourselves on the back every time we "get" what some dumb pseudo-sciencey imaginary word actually means? why is that fun?

agggggh, and another thing! here they are showcasing how genius their internal shock is. admittedly, it looks clean. but then they self-destruct any good will earned by a close shot of that awful "multi-lateral regulator," which makes the left-side of the bars look like a saxophone.

this is a bad video. i didn't have an opinion about scott before, but i definitely do now.
  • 1 0
 oh. ok, me dumb. i still don't want one.
  • 1 0
 IMHO these things happen...industry hits a plateau and then companies play around with ideas for a while which in the end turn out to be really complicated, over thought ideas, and then suddenly somebody comes along and does something that is ACTUALLY good and we have progress.
  • 3 0
 Any (old) EE/PLC guys will recognize the nod to the Allan Bradley retro encabulator YouTube video. Comedy genius!
  • 1 0
 That was my first introduction to the meme, albeit not as old as the 1977 turbo encabulator film by Bud Haggart or the 1946 Time magazine article.
  • 1 0
 I love how they didn't dumb down the explanation. Would be nice if other brands follow suit and step up to his level. Now that he has dumped a video up here, I expect him to join the comment section. We could talk for days.
  • 3 0
 My fear is that there will be too much sinusoidal depleneration without a reciprocating dingle arm.
  • 4 0
 THIS VIDEO IS A JOKE GUYS
  • 1 0
 Of a real bike, that I would never buy...
  • 3 0
 That was a 13 second joke that went on toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long.
  • 1 0
 So Scott's bike will resist how many BTUs again? Anyway, no doubt about that in my mind, they’ve survived so many roast in the pinkbike comment section, they should just claim “infinite BTU” resistance imo
  • 2 0
 Hilarious - I'm imagining their market research group was just Bill Nye the Science Guy, and that's it...
  • 1 0
 Looks like they are selling baked air in cans! I wonder how many takes were necessary for this edit to pronounce everything in the right way and in the right order.
  • 3 0
 Launch video of the year!
  • 1 0
 Ladies and gentlemen, Feel free to bail out of any of the six exits available to you at any time during this flight.
  • 2 0
 just as complicated and difficult to understand as internally routed housing.
  • 2 0
 Everything in me shouts for joy. The marketing is spot on and I'm leaving my practice now to buy one.
  • 1 0
 I don't believe that any REAL mtber will be convinced by this video, it's a whole lot of ridiculousness IMNSHO (In My NO SO Humble Opinion).
  • 1 0
 This is what happens when you hire too many roadies who happen to have a mountain bike.
  • 2 0
 Way to revolutionize outside the paradigm.
  • 2 0
 I dabble in metafabrication myself, from time to time.
  • 1 0
 I'm something of a nitrogen propelled shaft myself.
  • 2 0
 no headset cable through ?
  • 5 2
 Looks like a Bold
  • 1 0
 They probably couldve given out like 5 bikes for free for the cost of that website......
  • 4 3
 A rip off of that bloke waffling on about transmissions, which was actually funny. Leave the piss taking to Transition.
  • 6 1
 you do realize that this is a classic internet joke that has had many many variations, right?
  • 1 4
 @Junker92: Yes, that's the problem, you do realise I was hoping you'd get that, right?
  • 1 0
 @watchtower: Why is that a problem?
  • 1 2
 @bananowy: it's a worn out rehashed joke . If you disagree, fine.
  • 1 0
 @watchtower: I didn't say it's not an old joke, I mean yeah, it is. But a "problem", really? It's literally a video on the internet. Man, people love to get angry at trivial shit that has zero impact on their lives...
  • 1 2
 @bananowy: wow, talk about over analysing one word and getting getting angry at trivial shit that has zero impact on your life. Why not spend the time perfectly aligning your tyre and rim logos or consider cross examining someone else, my comments are hardly worth attention. Alternatively, go for a ride.
  • 2 0
 This is very specific reference. I love the video, will hate the bike.
  • 2 0
 MmmMmmm Hydrocoptic Marzelvanes & prevented side fumbling 3
  • 2 0
 Dear comment section!
Thanks for the entertainment Smile
  • 3 1
 jfc, talk about verbal diarrhea
  • 1 1
 i lasted 1min 3 sec, now i feel like a premature emjabulator after that drivelness. Cheers Scott, completed my training you have. touch your product again, never I will
  • 1 0
 Maybe they should refuckulate the carbonator and ride some space trails on Juniper
  • 1 0
 Guys, this marketing ahole doesn't exist. Just another deep fake
  • 1 0
 rather just see it hit a jump tbh
  • 1 0
 it can't
  • 1 0
 This narrative clearly has all of the required nano girth units
  • 1 0
 "The 2nd generation micro-encabulator has a Beck-Tranverse-Formation"
  • 1 0
 It's like they're literally taking the piss out of all of us.
  • 1 0
 watching this video making me want to puke
  • 1 0
 Hahahahaha. What?
  • 1 0
 LMAO
  • 2 1
 so much marketing BS!!!
  • 1 0
 Video checks out.
  • 1 0
 Is it April already?







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