You'll be ready for the trial, no matter what it throws at you!
If you are looking for a bike that can handle tight, technical singletrack, steep climbs on fire roads, rocks and fast descents, look no further than the Scott Genius 740.
From the ground up, Scott has designed the Genius line of bikes to be the ultimate trail bike. The 740 offers the in-between 27.5" wheel size and boasts 150mm travel. The benefit of having 27.5" wheels (or 650b) is a decrease in rolling resistance and increased traction, without the added weight of the 29er.
On these 27.5" wheels Scott places a gorgeous hydroformed alloy 6061 frame in a matte grey and lime green paint scheme. The bike comes fully equipped with a custom FOX Nude shock and a FOX 32 Float Performance fork with three modes.
Scott's patented Twin Loc technology now offers simultaneous control of rear shock travel and fork lockout. The open position allows full travel, front and rear. One click switches the rear shock to Traction mode, while the fork remains fully active. Click again and rear shock and fork lock at the same time. No other bike in the world offers this user friendly system.
If needed, you can customize your bike's geometry by a shock mount chip in the linkage. By changing the shock mount chip - simply removing it and flipping it in either mounting position - you affect the bottom bracket height by 7mm, which also affects the head tube angle by 0.5 degrees.
Shimano fills out the drivetrain, with it's XT Shadow Rear Derailleur and Deore Front Derailleur. The brakeset is also by Shimano - SLX Disc Brakes. Sychros handles the handlebar and seat for a comfortable ride on your hands and rear end. Check out the specs:
Genius Alloy 6061 custom butted
Hydroformed tubes / tapered Headtube
BB92 / IDS SL DM dropout for 142x12mm
U-Mono Link / rear 180PM
BB height adj.
700 Series: Front 150mm
Rear 150 / 3 modes / Shock 200X57
900 Series: Front 130mm
Rear 130 / 3 modes / Shock 190X50
FOX 32 Float Performance Air
15mm QR axle / tapered steerer
Lockout / reb. Adj.
FOX Float Performance Elite / 3 modes
DPS / Lockout - Trail - Descend
SCOTT TwinLoc Remote Technology
3 modes front and rear
Syncros Comp / Tapered 1.5" - 1 1/8"
semi integ. OD 50/61mm / ID 44/55mm
Shimano XT RD-M781 SGS / DM
Shadow Type / 20 Speed
Shimano Deore FD-M618-E / DM
Shimano Deore SL-M610-I
Rapidfire Plus / 2 way release
Shimano SLX M675 Disc
180/F and 180/Rmm SM-RT54 CL Rotor
700 Series: 38x24 T / 900 Series: 36x22 T
Shimano BB-MT500-PA / shell 41x89.5mm
Syncros FL2.0 T-Bar
Alloy 6061 D.B. / T shape Flat / 9° / 740mm
6061 / 4D forged / oversize 31.8mm
1 1/8" / 700 Series: +6° / 900 Series: -6°
Syncros FL2.5 / 31.6mm
Syncros XM2.0 / CROM rails
Shimano HB-M618 CL / 15mm
Shimano FH-M618 CL
142x12mm / DT RWS axle
Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
Syncros X-23 / Eyelets / 32H
Front: Nobby Nic / 2.25
Rear: Rocket Ron / 2.25
Kevlar bead / Performance Series