Scott’s Genius 700 Tuned Plus is a whole lot of fun, but it’s a seriously expensive proposition We expected to see plenty of 650b+ bikes launched for 2016, but it seems Scott is one of the few companies to really be pushing the new wheel/tyre size. We took the Swiss firm’s top-flight Genius 700 Tuned Plus into the hills to see just what the pluses really are. Tweaked 29er frame, custom shock and serious kit
The Genius Plus bikes use the same carbon front triangle as Scott’s high-end Genius 29ers. Here though, offset headset cups are in place to slacken the head angle to 67.3 degrees (in the low setting). The Kashima-coated Fox 34 fork features the latest FIT4 damper The new alloy rear end has the latest 148mm Boost axle spacing and clearance for 3in rubber, but Scott has kept the chainstays in check at 445mm. Other key measurements on the medium bike include a 600mm effective top tube, 425mm reach and 73.9-degree seat angle.
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A custom Fox Nude DPS shock controls the 130mm (5.1in) of rear travel, and Scott’s innovative TwinLoc Downside remote (which is designed to sit under the bar on single-ring bikes […]