First Ride: Scott Voltage - The Electric Genius

Feb 21, 2024 at 9:05
by Seb Stott  
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Some of you may remember the original Scott Voltage freeride bike from a decade ago. Inevitably, Scott have resurrected the name for their latest electric bike, but the new Voltage eRide has more in common with the current Genius, with a hidden shock, carbon frame, 29" wheels and 155/160 mm of suspension. So while Scott's Lumen is the electric version of the Spark, the Voltage is the electric Genius. It weighs about the same as the original Voltage, though.

It uses TQ's light and quiet HPR 50 motor, with a 360 Wh battery integrated into the downtube. The frame can accommodate a range extender and a water bottle simultaneously, and the suspension can be controlled via Scott's TwinLoc or TracLoc system (depending on the model), which can lock out the fork and shock, or just the shock, for extra efficiency.
Scott Voltage eRide Details
• Full-carbon frame, internal shock, TwinLoc or TracLoc suspension
• 155mm (r)/160 mm (f) travel
• TQ HPR 50 motor, 50 Nm & 300 W peak power
• 360Wh battery (160Wh extender available)
• 29" wheels
• Weight: 19.2 kg / 42.3 lb (actual, XL )
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL; 437-513 mm reach
• Price: €10,999 / $10,999 / £10,099 as tested
scott-sports.com

I've been riding the Voltage eRide 900 tuned both in Spain (pictured) and on my home trails in Scotland. Let's dig into the details and how it rides.


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Frame & Motor

Impressively, Scott managed to squeeze a motor, battery and a shock inside the frame while leaving room for a range extender and a water bottle (or two water bottles) within the front triangle. It certainly helps that the TQ motor is one of the most compact on the market, but Scott had to put the lower shock mount slightly further forward than it is on the Genius and add a shock extender to the other end to make it fit.

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Because the shock is hidden inside, the sag indicator is built into the rocker link, and measures the true sag percentage at the rear wheel, as opposed to a percentage of the shock stroke that you'd usually measure. For most bikes, 30% of the shock stroke corresponds to a bit more than 30% of the wheel travel, because the axle moves further for every millimetre of shock stroke at the beginning of the travel than at the end. Therefore, you may want to aim for a slightly higher sag percentage than usual with Scott's system. There is a small rubber port for accessing the upper shock bolt, but this doesn't let you see the shock shaft, so the external dial is the only way to see if you're using full travel.

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A small door under the downtube with a quarter-turn latch allows access to the shock's compression and rebound dials, plus the air valve. This is a little fiddly especially if the bike is muddy. To access the battery, there is a larger cover secured with four bolts. The 360 Wh battery is not designed to be removed in a hurry or charged off the bike. An additional 160 Wh range extender is included with the top-spec 900 SL model (bringing the total capacity to 520 Wh) and is compatible with all other models.

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A top-tube-mounted display can indicate the precise battery percentage (a useful feature when doing longer rides, especially when compared to Shimano's five-bar guess-o-meter) or current motor and rider power output, among the other usual metrics. As we've come to expect from Scott, cabling runs through the headset and internal cable guides. The headset also offers +/-0.6° of head angle adjustment.




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Geometry

As you'd expect, the Voltage's geometry is very similar to the Genius. The main differences are a 15 mm longer chainstay (in all sizes) and a 6 mm higher bottom bracket. At 63.9 degrees in the slack setting, the head angle is fairly slack for the travel, while the seat tube is reasonably steep - but neither figure is an outlier.

Unusually, both the (effective) stem length and crank length are size-specific. Stems go from 40 mm to 50 mm in the larger two sizes; cranks go from 170 mm to 175 mm. I'd rather have a 40 mm stem in all sizes and shorter cranks across the board.



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The top two levers control the TracLoc (or TwinLoc) suspension modes; the bottom one is for the dropper post. As long as there's energy in the battery, you can ignore the first two.

Suspension

The rear suspension delivers 155 mm of travel (5 mm more than the Genius) via one of two shocks. Two models use a Fox Nude 6T shock, which has an inline architecture (no reservoir) and TwinLoc adjustment. Here, switching to the middle mode on the handlebar remote firms up the compression damping in the fork and shock, as well as reducing the shock's air volume to make it more progressive. The third setting locks-out the fork and shock's compression adjustment. This shock is paired to a Fit4 fork with three damping threshold modes to match the shock.

The 900 Tuned model (tested) uses a Fox Float X Nude shock, which has a piggyback reservoir to help with heat management and damping consistency. It only reduces the air volume in the middle setting (no change to the damping) and adds a compression threshold in the third setting. This is paired with a Grip2 fork which is not connected to the handlebar remote. Simple, right?

Although other shocks may fit, Scott say that no others are approved for use.

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Leverage
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Anti-squat - the curve that starts at the bottom is for the 52-tooth sprocket of the cassette; the top one is the 10-tooth sprocket.

Despite the unusual suspension packaging, the kinematics that dictate the suspension performance aren't too left field. The leverage that the rear axle has over the shock starts high for a soft initial stroke and drops throughout the travel to firm it up towards bottom out. The change in leverage ratio from 0% to 100% travel (AKA the progressivity percentage) is pretty typical these days, so it should provide decent support and bottom-out resistance without being overly harsh. The 55 mm stroke is short for the rear wheel travel, meaning the average leverage ratio is pretty high (2.82). This isn't necessarily a problem so long as the shock is well-tuned for it, but could make heat fade more an issue on long rough descents, especially when combined with the lack of airflow to the shock.

Scott don't appear to be relying on the handlebar remotes to prop up the suspension, as anti-squat levels are high by e-bike standards, especially in the harder gears. This should mean the suspension stays high in its travel under power, but it may inhibit suspension sensitivity when pedalling over bumps.



Models


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Voltage eRide 900 SL: €12,999 / $12,999.99 / £11,899

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Voltage eRide 900 Tuned: €10,999 / $10,999 / £10,099

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Voltage eRide 910: €7,199 / $7,199 / £6,599

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Voltage eRide 920: €6,599 / $6,599.99 / £6,099



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Ride Impressions

The TQ motor delivers a very different experience to its rivals, even some of the mid-weight options. It's whisper quiet, which combined with the sleek futuristic look means you could just about hide the fact you're riding an ebike. The downside is that even in the most powerful mode (which I used about 90% of the time) there isn't a lot of support. That's great if you want it to feel closer to a normal bike, but it certainly doesn't have the cartoonish indifference to steep slopes of a full-power e-bike. Of course, it will still get you up much quicker than any mountain bike, but if you've ridden full-power e-bikes (or even some of the mid-power units like Bosch SX) it's worth being aware that it's not the same ballgame. It's like comparing a bracing cup of tea to two cans of Monster.

On the launch in Spain, I noticed the power starting to drop off during a prolonged fire-road climb. On the display, I could see the motor was producing way less than 300 W even when I was producing significantly more than that and using the maximum assistance mode. The same thing happened to another heavier-than-average journalist, while lighter riders started pulling away. TQ explained that the motor limits its power output when it reaches a certain temperature. The motor became hot to the touch (though not scalding) on steep climbs. It seems less than ideal to have such a source of heat so close to the shock (air shocks are affected by temperature), but I can't say I noticed any dramatic changes in suspension performance after steep climbs or descents.

Without a range extender, I was getting about 700 m of climbing out of a full charge in Scottish winter conditions using only the strongest assistance mode. Mathematically, that would correspond to just over 1,000 m with the range extender (which I didn't get to try out in Scotland). That said, you could get more range with less assistance or milder weather, and the Voltage is very pedal-efficient, so it's not a big deal to ride it without any assistance at all if required. As for the TracLoc, I only used it to try it out. I don't think it's necessary.

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On the descents, it's not indistinguishable from an unassisted trail bike, but it's pretty close. The longer chainstay and extra frame weight make it a little harder to pop the wheel off the ground, but they also aid with traction and stability on loose turns. Either way, it's not a dramatic effect and a far cry from the 25 kg full-power e-bikes that do take some getting used to.

The rear suspension is supple but does get to the end of its travel easily on fast hits. Bottom outs aren't clunky, but it's not the most reassuring on heavy landings. I also didn't gel with the 50 mm (effective) stem length of the one-piece bar/stem. To me, this makes the steering feel a little awkward on tight, steep turns. Aside from those gripes, the Voltage is easy to ride fast on rough and technical terrain. One trail in Spain had a mix of chunky rock chutes, tight turns and pinch climbs; the Voltage was in its element here, with a good mix of maneuverability, stability and intuitive assistance for the technical uphills. With a shorter stem and perhaps a bigger volume spacer in the shock, it could be a very competent descender indeed.




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116 Comments
  • 220 16
 It's a checklist of everything that I never, ever want in a bike.
  • 13 14
 Comment gold right here ^^^^
  • 18 1
 FINALLY… a reason to not be a bike mechanic!
  • 23 36
flag Hazzas (Feb 22, 2024 at 9:58) (Below Threshold)
 Good, no one cares.
  • 17 1
 @Cooper09: in all honesty, I was a bike mechanic for a long time and seeing a Scott come through the door used to make my heart sink. With a stack of lockout levers all over the bars and 20 cables and a proprietary shock. Also dealing with the miserable sods at Scott UK in Cramlington was a whole other ordeal.
  • 73 10
 @Hazzas: I'm with you dude. I'm so tired of the top comment of every single ebike post being "hur hur I don't care about this bike."

Can y'all just let us talk about stuff that interests us? When people are talking on a bus about their hobby, do you lean in to mock them? This is so pathetic. I have almost no interest in ebikes, but them existing is doing 0 harm to me and mine.

Pinkbike really does appeal to the lowest common denominator at this point. Anti-social comments constantly getting upvoted. Clever quips and bullying being praised over factual breakdowns of technology. Can we go back to being a cycling website instead of just being a bunch of c*nts pissing and moaning about stuff we have no interest in?
  • 13 84
flag darthsarge (Feb 22, 2024 at 11:37) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: i bet your transgender.
  • 37 5
 Ladies and gentlemen, we have that lowest common denominator I just mentioned. Ask yourself if this is a really a bike website or just more lameass social media at this point.
  • 11 33
flag 29er1 (Feb 22, 2024 at 11:43) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: e-bikes are destroying my local trails people that could not make it up the first hill are riding 3-4 hours on heavy e-bikes and the what used to be single track is more like a car lane of mud
  • 4 38
flag darthsarge (Feb 22, 2024 at 11:44) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: it's obviously both.harden up bro.
  • 29 5
 So the realistic response to randomly irrelevant transphobia is "harden up bro"

You're cringe as f*ck "bro"
  • 6 33
flag darthsarge (Feb 22, 2024 at 11:52) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: He doesn't like the bike and you got upset. You poor thing. I like it when people speak out about things they don't like. Cringe is being a soft cock who likes everything.
  • 22 8
 Take this whole chain as an example of how wrong we've gone. PB mods, I know you read this shit. Start doing your fucking jobs. Keep waiting and ripping the bandaid off is going to hurt a LOT more later on. There's straightup too many anti-social morons on this website. This website is a joke. I'm out. Have your shitty bullish last word and I hope it genuinely makes you feel great.
  • 4 2
 @TommyNunchuck: No matter the distributor, Scott is one of the worst brand to deal with. On 3 continents and in 5 different countries it was and still is a nightmare. Margins aren't that great and the after sales would make a good horror movie.
Don't get me started on their mickey mouse's cable routing.
Better give them the fingers guys by not buying their bikes than waiting for them to turn you out for a warranty claim for whatever reason. The worst of the worst at that price tag !
  • 3 11
flag kipvr (Feb 22, 2024 at 15:58) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: e-bikes are actually quite the PITA on a lot of bike trails. On steep loose trails (as in the most of Wales) they’ve made climbing on a normal bike all but impossible from scrabbling up the steep slopes. And then the inconsiderate planks hold you up on the way down….
  • 2 8
flag scary1 (Feb 22, 2024 at 16:30) (Below Threshold)
 @sherbet: transphobia!!
Cringephobia!!
  • 3 0
 @kipvr: this isn't ebikes fault; it's ebikers fault! And even then I'll bet it's not all of them.
  • 2 4
 @sherbet: and here you are cussing, and insulting people you’ve never met
  • 1 0
 Same water buffalo aspect as my Bullit, with half the power. What's not to love?
  • 81 3
 When I saw that Scott was resurrecting the Voltage, this wasn't what I had in mind. I mean, it's a good name for an E-bike, but they did the legacy of the Voltage dirty with this one.
  • 12 1
 Great, I see “The Dangerholm-e”
up next.
  • 8 1
 Still not as bad as Orange with the MsIsle or Santa Cruz and Intense every time they release an E-Bike. It's like they get kicks from reminding us how young we used to be.
  • 11 2
 @Fix-the-Spade: but then you ride an eeb and feel that young again, so if you ask me it's fitting.
  • 4 1
 the cracking frames on the old voltage had already sullied the name
  • 2 0
 @scary1: only 16 kg ! heaviest bike he'll ever pimp
  • 2 0
 @way2manyhobbies2keep: I know a couple of people who gave up warrantying them and just scrapped the frames (original model), they were good in the respect of adjustable, versatile, and cheap, but they weren't durable in the slightest. I think the second generation ones were recently durable in comparison, but they werent as cheap or versatile (not that ive ever seen an original one set up as a short travel bike)
  • 54 5
 The Scott Voltage used to be an epic DJ and Freeride bike - look where were are now. Frown
  • 18 2
 Yet another dentist bike with headset routing?
  • 8 3
 Seriously. The Voltage used to be a bona-fide shred sled. Such a name would have deserved better than to end up on an extremely boring, generic mid-travel e-bike. They should at the very least have given it a powerful motor, big battery and a dual-crown fork. Or even better yet, designed it without a motor.
  • 2 2
 Epic isn't the word I'd use, a few people I know had them, they both ended up in the scrap bin because the frames failed multiple times and they gave up on warrantying them. They were only £1100 in a sale though...
  • 4 0
 It's the Ford Mustang of Bikes.
  • 2 2
 @zaskarHH: don’t be trashing mustangs like that
  • 2 0
 Heckler and Bullit were epic bikes too. Bike model names just get shifted around and not necessarily all towards pedal assist. The Specialized Stumpjumper was a hardtail, then became both and currently it only is a full suspension bike. Their Epic on the other hand, it started as a full suspension bike but I think they have a hardtail model too now. Their Fuse started out as a BMX but is a mountainbike now. And that's only Specialized. I suppose once a bike has an iconic brand name, they don't want to let go of it even though they're no longer interested in the original market.
  • 1 0
 A bullit was the first bike I encountered that blew me away with frame details, mainly the main pivot bearing being a hollow tech bottom bracket. I thought (and to some degree still do) that was one of the absolute best ideas I've ever seen.
  • 51 12
 so much hate I'm gonna get, but to me, that's a good-looking ebike.
  • 9 5
 You're not wrong.
  • 6 2
 Sadly stealth still matters on ebikes in America. I get the sense that nobody will shout at you or leave notes on your car in Canada or Europe.
  • 3 1
 Your right. I'd just never want to own it for upkeep reasons.
  • 3 0
 @succulentsausage: Nah round here they just steal the car.
  • 6 0
 I was going to say the same thing. I think that it's cool looking. Also, I am not made at a hidden shock. People just don't like change.
  • 15 0
 ngl, it's sad to see PB comments fill up with more and more hate driven comments.

If you don't like the bike it's ok but there are so many bikes out there. Not all bikes have to be done the same exact way all the time.

There are those that don't like innovation or change. There are those that welcome change and innovation. There are those who are in between.

It's like, no one is forcing anyone to buy one particular bike.I personally love the innovation Scott is doing. In a market full of cookie cutter frames/suspension. We are living in the golden age of cycling/mountain biking. Technology and R&D have come a long way and will continue to advance.

I'm not in the market for an e-bike but this would be an e-bike I would love to own if I were and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
  • 17 2
 Congrats to the engineer that packaged all that stuff inside the frame. Hard pass from me, because of, well, pretty much every design choice made.
  • 3 1
 Yep you kind of wonder what kind of engineer does this
  • 5 2
 @Compositepro: a competent one
  • 20 8
 Pros:
It's a bike

Cons:
Headset routing
Expensive
Door in downtube
....
  • 4 3
 More Cons:
One piece bar/stem
Internal Shock that is proprietary and can't be replaced
3 x Levers on bars (do you really need lockout on an ebike?)
  • 2 0
 Additional Cons:
Is a Scott bike


Having owned a genius 930 for my first full sus I feel blessed and bamboozled that I was convinced to buy it. It taught me to never buy another Scott, essentially. Then you can do fun things like change/upgrade your bike if you don't buy one! Scott bike with a woefully under-gunned shock for your riding? Well that's too damn bad!
  • 14 4
 This bike has it all! Headset routing, proprietary hidden shock, fantastic price ($€10,999 only), and of course a motor. I am getting mine today!
  • 8 1
 I just laugh at everyone who get so bent out of shape about the cable routing. I own a 2023 Genius 900 ST Tuned and the cable routing is SOOO not a big issue. Infact, in some ways, its easier to route the cables through the frame than on non headset routed bike. The ONLY time it becomes a hassle is when you need to replace your upper headset bearing... which will require you to bleed your rear brake. Which you should be doing once and a while anyway, so its not really a big issue. For a guy like me, with bad knees from multiple Snowcross racing injuries, a Scott Genius with just a BIT of extra help will keep me riding when my knees would otherwise force me to stop. But I digress... I guess im just a weenie and even people with limitations should suffer and ride analogue bikes. Why let advancements in technology make our lives better right. Now that I think about it, im going to refuse anesthetic when I have my next knee surgery... dont want to accept any advancements that might make everyone else think im a weenie.
  • 3 1
 It also becomes a (completely avoidable) extra hassle if you want to service said bearing / headset, switch forks, fit new brakes, fit new dropper cable etc…
One of the other issues (apart from things like proprietary headset spacers or indeed proprietary stems on some designs) is that in exchange for slicker aesthetics and aero benefits (which are really the only practical justifications for headset routing, and strike me as a largely moot point on a MTB), you end up with a bike that’s significantly harder to work on, or more expensive (if you’re paying the LBS) for what have traditionally been fairly simple jobs.
Because these jobs (like a quick wipe and clean of the headset bearings and seats) are no longer simple, people either avoid doing them or lament at the time & cost. Which then leads on to bigger / more expensive issues.
Random example - I opened up a customer’s Venge yesterday, a aero road bike from Specialized. It’s not that old, & on the outside looked super clean.
The inside of the headtube however looked like the Breccia Tar Pits, with shot headset bearings, grit and greasy dirt everywhere.
Because the customer rides in a hot & sweaty place (Houston) and since the routing and spacer arrangement do an excellent job of directing dirt & salt water down right onto the bearing assembly, and trapping it there, the headset had died a premature death. Cue a much bigger job, and a bigger bill (including new bar tape etc), because in exchange for aesthetics, this system is simultaneously less well sealed and more time consuming to work on.
My next job on the stand was a Seven Ti / carbon mix road bike, from about 18 years ago. Beautiful bike. Took me about five, ten minutes to drop the fork and clean the (still immaculate, 18 years later) Chris King bearings & cups, then reassemble, as part of a rebuild. It took me less time to fully rebuild, re-cable and set up that bike, then deal with just the headset issues alone in the Venge.
I know which of the two I’d prefer to own…
I get paid to work on bikes, but I’d honestly, honestly rather offer better value to customers by virtue of the bike design not requiring two or three hours of work where 30 odd minutes used to suffice for the same job.
  • 1 0
 @Corinthian: Your using an extreme example of working on a headset. Furthermore, your using the example of a road bike.
Changing a fork is only a TINY bit harder with headset routing. You just have to make sure the steer tube slides past the pre-routed cables, properly. Which means, pulling the fork to check/clean inside the headtube isnt difficult. Though I will say, the inside of my headtube after a full season of riding didnt show any more build up of dirt or dust than on my previous, non headset routed bike. I willl admit, I dont ride in the rain or excessive mud.
As far as cable routing goes, it is WAY easier on a new genius than an old one. Routing the cables through the headset is quick and getting them through the frame is effortless. No cable snakes or magnets needed. I MUCH prefer routing cables on my new genius VS my old one.
Maybe im easier on headset bearings than others, but mine last years and never get dirty.
Is a headset routed bike EASIER to work on overall, no. But is EVERYTHING about it harder? Also no. I agree fully that on a mountain bike, the internal routing is supposed to be just for aesthetics. But there are other hidden benefits. My cables dont get caught on anything, ever. Not while riding and not in the shop or around other bikes. Its a small thing, but when im wrangling 4 bikes onto my hitch carrier I definitely notice the cables on other bikes.
At the end of the day, everyone has their preference. I really like Scotts Genius... so I buy them and get what goes along with them by default. Do I NEED headset routed cables. Not at all. I couldnt care less if it had or didnt have them. But im not convinced its the huge hassle everyone says it is. Not on this bike anyway. Maybe other bikes, or styles of bike, or if you swap things like brakes and bearings often. But for me, on this bike, its not.
  • 5 0
 So weighs 2-3lbs less than the new Cannondale, but 35nm less torque and almost HALF the battery capacity (360 vs 600)? Not to mention the Moterra SL1 has a better build kit for $2250USD LESS than the Tuned 900 (tuned does have carbon wheels though)
  • 2 0
 If you’re buying a Scott it’s because you want a Scott, not because it’s the most sensible cost to spec/weight/whatever ratio.
  • 8 1
 Practicality aside, it does have a really clean looking silhouette
  • 3 0
 There's plenty I dislike about the fundamental design of this, however hats off to Scott for one detail made possible by the aforementioned design - the fact that running a range extender doesn't then block off the only useable water cage. If you're upping the range, it seems to make sense that the rider might want extra fluids (not either / or) as well.

But headset routing and Twin Loc can take a running jump..
  • 21 14
 What a hunk of shit
  • 8 3
 This does not deserve the Voltage name. Give us a revamp of the Voltage FR and YZ, and then we'll talk.
  • 4 2
 Getting pretty tired of $7K+ bike reviews. I would expect all bikes over 7K to put a damn smile on your face.

Lets hear about bikes that most folks will buy to do hobby level mountain biking, 1-5K?

IMO, if pinbike (Outside...) wants to expand their base, its not with reviewing Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
  • 4 0
 Seems like Canondale's set the bar this week with their almost full powered e-bike and 600ish wh battery at a similar weight,
  • 4 0
 Oh, you've gotta love that clean Scott cockpit with only one gigantic growth on each side of the bars...
  • 3 1
 Oh good. Looks a lot like my SCOR LT. Now I can have even MORE people ask me if I like having an e-bike.....and occasionally asking if my motor is broken as they pass me in the climb
  • 3 2
 I don't have very strong opinions on e-bikes besides they make no sense for my local networks and are WAY outside of my budget...but I can say I do not like the packaging of this bike. If anything goes wrong you are in for a big job, or maybe just throw the entire thing away. The more we hide things in frames, the more we stray from gods light (simple bikes).
  • 6 2
 I've worked on the Lumen, these bikes are a disaster of impracticality. Don't confuse effort with results
  • 1 0
 As much as I hate internal cable routing (especially for dropper posts), I am very skeptical of the internal shock set up. First of all I like to adjust the dials on my shock at random times out on the trail and I am accustomed to quick moments of a knob turn here or there--it seems that the Voltage requires a bit more effort to make changes. Second, I pretty regularly take my rear shock off--to clean it and or to change out shocks--it seems a shock change would be more involved. Third, I like to monitor the band on my shock especially after suspension tunes--not sure how to do that on the Voltage. All and all, probably not the bike for me. I applaud the ingenuity, but I prefer solutions that make access, repairs, and maintenance easier.
  • 1 0
 Adjusting the shock does take more steps. You have to flip the bike over and remove the access door. Its definitely not as easy as just reaching down and turning a knob. Routing cables or setting up a dropper is WAY easer on this bike though. Because of the access door you simply push the cables through the frame. You dont need to guide them or use magnets etc. Getting them through the headset is also way easier than people make it out to be.
If you take your shock off alot, this is definitely a TERRIBLE design. (I own a Genius, same frame design). BUT, if your worried about cleaning the shock, dont. It simply never gets dirty. After a full season of riding my shock was as clean as when I first got the bike. With that said, I dont ride in wet conditions often. But I do wash my bike regularly and the water from washing NEVER gets to the shock. To your third point, the sag indicator is located on the outside of one of the pivots. Its super easy to see and use and it essentially works just like the ring on most shocks.
I appreciate your comment that this probably isnt the bike for you. Most people just write it off as "junk" without considering that there are people who DO appreciate the design. Just because it doesnt work for you doesnt make it a bad design. Your comment was refreshing.
  • 2 0
 Please please please tell people how expensive it will be if anything goes wrong or if you simply need to have the head set bearing replaced or the suspension and seat post serviced. All that integration ‍♂️
  • 1 0
 The headset bearing and shock removal are the 2 things that ARE more difficult with this design. Dropper post servicing is actually considerably easier thanks to the large access door that opens up the area right under the seat tube.
  • 7 3
 Look how they massacred my boy...
  • 3 1
 How is it not lighter? Got EXO (not EXO+) tyres which are way too feeble for this surely, and it still comes in at 18kgs with carbon everything?
  • 1 0
 Going to just assume the shock stays in there for the life of the bike. Good of them to cut out all the servicing costs.

Alternatively, can someone explain how you get to that top shock bolt??
  • 5 1
 Rope shock bolt is accessed through a hole by removing a rubber plug. Same as the Genius or Lumen. Take of plug tighten/ check bolt and reinstall plug. Add about 5 seconds total.
  • 2 0
 @Verg: I’ve seen an image of the suspension extended now, makes more sense
  • 4 0
 At least the rear shock will always be clean. That's a plus.
  • 3 2
 I bet it still gets dirty water in there,but now you cant clean it.
  • 10 7
 Stupid prices, stupid shock gimics, and even more stupid controls.
  • 4 3
 $6600. Best motor available, Carbon frame, Float Evil shock, XT derailleur. Decent spec. Compared to some analog bikes this looks like a deal.
  • 2 0
 Smart move, make bikes that look like ebikes but aren't so the real ebikes look normal...
  • 2 0
 This design is beautiful, but also very sad. The beautiful shock absorber is gone.
  • 3 0
 I always wanted my handlebars to look like a saxophone!
  • 2 0
 Feels like Cannondale may have smashed it with their new one, on weight : W/h ratio at least
  • 1 0
 Is the charge port hatch really in the little horizontal space between down and seat tubes? Do these people not plan for bikes being ridden in sloppy conditions?
  • 1 0
 Just like Santa Cruz butchered the Bullit, Scott has butchered the Voltage. Why take such classic shredders and rerelease them as a lame ebike?
  • 1 0
 This is what I don’t like about Scott bikes, why put a Z2 with only 150mm travel on the 920. It’s still way over 10k in aus.
  • 2 0
 Where in Spain was the launch? The riding shots are gorgeous.
  • 2 0
 It looks kinda like my local trails here in Malaga, but I don’t recognize the specific spots so I can’t say for sure
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 @EzraR: Based on another review, looks like the launch was in Girona.
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 Something is very wrong when a enduro bike (Ransom) weighs just 1,5kg less than a e-bike.
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 Heavier than the Levo SL and super bulky mid section. Looks more like an ebike than Levo or Heckler SL. Surprised with Scott their bikes are usually very light. Was expecting around 38 pounds or under.
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 Yo dawg, I heard you liked levers
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 Lmao at Scott specing a TQ engine on a 160/150mm bike. Only a few weeks ago we had a TQ training course and ze engineer said to us that their engine was not design with long travel mountain bike in mind lmao.
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 Why limit lightweight/low assist ebikes to short travel?
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 I've never been more bothered by front brake housing.
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 Ok hear me out, having 2 water bottle mounts on a bike is clutch and almost overcomes my other concerns about this bike
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 Thanks for the retro Levy article! #throwbackthursday
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 It looks like the new ransom with that belly bulge.
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 What if you have arthritis in your left thumb?
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 Looks like it desperately needs a dump… which is ironic due to its anti-squat stats.
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 That guys fat? Are you sure . Not in Merica
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 Seems that Scott is allergic with the seen-shock bike
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 You could get more range my not being such a weenie!
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 Hiding everything in the frame actually makes it look worse. Genius engineering decision there.
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 Engineers having too much fun at the expense of everyone
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 How a 29’r bike should be, perfect!
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 Cheaper to buy an F-150
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 Nice bike!!
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 Nikola Tesla was an electrocs genius, this is just an expensive moped..
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