Scott bikes are best described by their versatility, especially the line of Scott Mountain Bikes. These bikes are made to suit every mood, terrain, and budget. The Mountain Bike variety comes in different wheel sizes that range from 27.5 – 29 inches. These have many suspension controls and are made to function on difficult terrains as well as everyday city rides. In 2019, a whole new line of bikes was released, ranging from Spark, Spark RC, Scale, Genius, and Ransom models.
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This trail bike, the Scott Genius, is another adaptation of the trunnion-mount rear shock variety. It offers small-bump compliance and increased smoothness, while retaining the firmness at the bottom. The shock mount comes with a chip that can be flicked to use the 29-inch wheelset with the 2.6” tires, or 27.5-inch wheelset that comes with the 2.8” plus tires.
With improved overall geometry, it adds short chainstays that offer a greater reach across all sizes, along with the slack head tube angles for any bike. The inspiration for such functionality is a mountain goat – a Scott bikes including the 700 Tuned and the Genius 900 can ascend and descend a tough terrain with balance and precision.
The Scott Spark Inspiration
The new technology used in the Scott Genius range comes from a predecessor, the Scott Spark. The Spark was known for being the most versatile full-suspension mountain bike in the market and still is. One of the premier XC bikes for Racing Concept is the Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup model. It is an XC race bike that has been tested and proven at the Olympic gold medalist level. Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds won their championship titles with this bike.
At the other end of the spectrum is the Scott Spark 920, which suits more every day, but enhanced user experience. These bikes have a slack head tube angle that offers great stability, while the shorter chain-stays and a steeper seat tube angle offers more power and increased manoeuvrability. It is one of the most functional, full-suspension cross-country bikes ever designed, with a high-performing geometry, advanced features, lightweight, and superior dexterity.
The Scott Scale is the best example of the capability and functionality of a hardtail mountain bike offers. The Scott Scale RC 900 SL weighs only 19 pounds, making it light as a feather. It is strong enough for competitive racing due to its parts accumulated from DT Swiss, SRAM, and Fox.
Further, these bikes are split into racing and trail bikes, like the RC and 700 series respectively, but the Scott Scale 910 works in any terrain or situation due to its evenly-balanced hardtail.
Anywhere, Any Terrain
The new Scott Ransom bikes are a touch above the ordinary, and the original series was already way ahead of their time in terms of being light-weight, tech-forward, and having properties of suspension travel. The new, upgraded variety features the original 170mm travel, but comes equipped with a contemporary suspension that is at par with the Spark and Genius varieties.
The groundbreaking TwinLoc three-mode suspension is another feature it boasts of, offering amazing suspension. There is also a Ramp Mode, which is a small lever on the air can of the shock. It cuts off a portion of the air chamber, making the suspension more progressive.