After the introduction of the 27.5 Genius 700, Scott has slowly been releasing more and more middle sized bikes. The latest offering in the 27.5″ wheels is the all new Genius LT 700 – 170mm of Enduro crushing travel (which drops from the previous 180mm). Why 170mm? Well, when you have the travel shortening abilities of the Scott Twin Loc system, you can still climb with efficiency and then open all 170mm of suspension when things get pointed downhill.
We spotted a bike in the wild and take a quick look, next.
One of the biggest changes for the LT is the new NUDE CTCD shock that was developed with Fox. The 26″ Genius LT was the last hold out from the old pull shock design. It’s interesting that a bike with fairly long travel gets by without a piggy back reservoir like on the Fox Float X shocks. The Genius LT has a 170mm front and rear descend mode, with a Traction control mode which shortens the travel, and a climbing mode.
At the back of the bike, the brake is tucked neatly into the stays, and the rear end is a DT Swiss RWS 142×12 system.
The Genius LT 700 is built with internal cable housing, and what looks to be a clamp mechanism holding the cables in place. Is it just us, or does that handlebar and stem look like it could be larger than 31.8?
The other cables enter in through more traditional ports on the right side of the frame.
More when we have it – we’ve heard there might be a few other new 27.5″ bikes as well.