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    My Genius 720 Plus is here!

    I got her on Friday and took it for a few rides over the weekend. I can't make a full review yet, but my take so far is that this bike is awesome. It swallows the rough terrain whole. When you're going down a technical section there's no need to choose a line. Welcome to the future of mountain biking!

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    Nice Bike,

    The plus wheels change the experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by zepplin758 View Post
    I got her on Friday and took it for a few rides over the weekend. I can't make a full review yet, but my take so far is that this bike is awesome. It swallows the rough terrain whole. When you're going down a technical section there's no need to choose a line. Welcome to the future of mountain biking!

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    Cool! Looks like you are in the USA, is that right? Did you weigh the bike?

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    Yeah, I'm in NY and I didn't weigh the bike yet. When I picked it up, my shop couldn't find the scale. The website says 30.42 pounds and lifting it up feels like its pretty close.

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    Nice Bike! Are you getting a lot of pedal strikes like the guys on the 6fattie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddy17 View Post
    Nice Bike! Are you getting a lot of pedal strikes like the guys on the 6fattie?
    Thanks! I haven't had too many so far. Coming off of my Reign 27.5 I've learned how to manage my pedal positioning in the rough stuff for the most part. The Reign is really low, too.

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    What is the tire model and width? Listed on the tire, and measured? A review of the tires once you get some time on the bike would be terrific.

    Thanks!

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    Cool bike! what size is it and how tall are you? Scotts seem a bit goofy when it comes to sizing, my brother is in the middle of a small (5'7''1/2 30 inseam) and medium and im in the middle of medium and large. I have always rode large in the past so im leaning more that way. (5'10'' 32 inseam.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSteep View Post
    What is the tire model and width? Listed on the tire, and measured? A review of the tires once you get some time on the bike would be terrific.

    Thanks!
    I haven't measured the tires yet, but they're both Schwalbe Rocket Rons 27.5x3.0. They're not bad, but not awesome either. After my wallet recovers from this purchase I want to get Nobby Nics because I feel like I would benefit from bigger knobs on the tires. They grip well, but on technical steep climbs the Rons lose traction every now and then. For stock tires, though I'm very satisfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Cool bike! what size is it and how tall are you? Scotts seem a bit goofy when it comes to sizing, my brother is in the middle of a small (5'7''1/2 30 inseam) and medium and im in the middle of medium and large. I have always rode large in the past so im leaning more that way. (5'10'' 32 inseam.)


    Thanks

    The bike is a large. I'm in the same boat as you, man. I'm shy of 5'11" with a 34" inseam. I'm in between sizes and no single size fits perfect. I do prefer the large, however as it's a better climber and my knees aren't prone to smash the handlebar when I'm out of the saddle. I do feel a little more stretched out on this bike than I do on my Reign 27.5 which is weird because the Reign is a longer bike on paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zepplin758 View Post
    I haven't measured the tires yet, but they're both Schwalbe Rocket Rons 27.5x3.0. They're not bad, but not awesome either. After my wallet recovers from this purchase I want to get Nobby Nics because I feel like I would benefit from bigger knobs on the tires. They grip well, but on technical steep climbs the Rons lose traction every now and then. For stock tires, though I'm very satisfied.
    Weird they supplied Rocket Rons front and back. Spec says Nobby Nic for the front. I imagine the bike would benefit from the slightly more aggressive NN in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plusforever View Post
    Weird they supplied Rocket Rons front and back. Spec says Nobby Nic for the front. I imagine the bike would benefit from the slightly more aggressive NN in the front.
    Wow, it's unfortunate that the bike is so heavy!

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    What did you expect for a two boing fat bike?? If 30lbs is unreasonable, where should it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSteep View Post
    What is the tire model and width? Listed on the tire, and measured? A review of the tires once you get some time on the bike would be terrific.

    Thanks!
    After some time on this bike here is my short review:

    This is a hella-fun bike. The amount of traction this thing gets is amazing. I've conquered some pretty steep climbs already and can't wait to push the limit even more in the spring. It's a little on the heavy side, but that's to be expected with what you're getting. The suspension is very controllable with the TwinLoc system and haven't had any issues with it yet as far as being ready for a certain terrain. The upgrades I made so far were putting a 203mm rotor up front to replace the stock 180mm rotor. The braking was okay, but with the bigger tires and rims there's a lot of weight on the outer diameter so a little extra braking force is recommended. I also put on a 50mm stem to replace the stock 60mm. I'm about 5'11" and the large is a good fit, but for some reason it feels longer than my large Giant Reign 27.5. By shortening the stem and in the future, adding a riser bar I'll raise the stack and shorten the reach a little more and then it will be perfect. I also bought a 29er boost wheelset and can't wait to try that out when I have it all built up!

    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!

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    Hmmm im interested in the scale 710 plus so it going to be a little different, but I went to the LBS today and sat on a Medium and a Large and the Large felt huge to me, I was really stretched out, I am also 5'11'', but I also know FS bikes fit a little different than HT. I did not get a chance to ride them due to it raining out, so I guess that will be the deciding factor.
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    Here's my Genius Plus with 29er wheels and Maxxis Shortys mounted: My Genius 720 Plus is here!-d8iewrh.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by zepplin758 View Post
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    Awesome ride Zepplin! Im a bit of a Scott nut here too but the LBS is primarily a Giant dealer so he didnt have any Genius plus and wasnt bringing any. Fattie aint got no twin lok but , brother, these plus bikes are riding on a rail!! Enjoy my man! Tear the brakes off and ride it like you stole it!

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    Wow pretty sweet, these plus bikes are a no brainer, its like two bikes in one.
    I just picked up a scale 710 plus.

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    What is the pricing on these plus bikes?

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    Here are the models and pricing for the USA from Bicycle Retailer.

    2016 Scott Sports 27.5-plus bike MSRPs:

    Scale 720 Plus: Scale Plus alloy frame, Suntour Raidon RL-R/Air 120mm fork, Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear 10-speed derailleur, Shimano Deore SL-M610 Rapidfire Plus shifters, Shimano FC-M627-B Boost 36/22T crankset, Shimano M425 disc brakes (180mm front/160mm rear): $1,699

    Scale 710 Plus: Scale Plus alloy frame, Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 120mm fork, SRAM GX1 1x11 drivetrain, Shimano M506 disc brakes (180mm front/160mm rear): $2,599

    Genius 720 Plus: 34 FIT4 140mm fork, Fox Float rear shock with DPS damping 140mm travel, Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (180mm front/rear), X-Fusion Hilo Strate dropper seatpost: $3,999

    Genius 710 Plus: 34 FIT4 140mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 140mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (180mm front/rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth droppert seatpost: $4,999

    Genius 710 Tuned Plus: Fork 34 FIT4 Factory 140mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 140mm travel, SRAM XO1 11-speed, Shimano XTR M9020 disc brakes (180mm front/rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $7,999

    Genius LT 720 Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 160mm fork, Fox Float rear shock with DPS damping 160mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear), X-Fusion Hilo Strate dropper seatpost: $4,199

    Genius LT 710 Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 160mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 160mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear, RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $5,299

    Genius LT 700 Tuned Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 Factory 160mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 160mm travel, SRAM XO1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano XTR disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $7,999

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    My only gripe with my scale 710 is the brakes, you would think if you would pay 2600 for a bike it should at least come with Deore m615 brakes. Lucky for me I did not pay close to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectbike View Post
    Here are the models and pricing for the USA from Bicycle Retailer.

    2016 Scott Sports 27.5-plus bike MSRPs:

    Scale 720 Plus: Scale Plus alloy frame, Suntour Raidon RL-R/Air 120mm fork, Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear 10-speed derailleur, Shimano Deore SL-M610 Rapidfire Plus shifters, Shimano FC-M627-B Boost 36/22T crankset, Shimano M425 disc brakes (180mm front/160mm rear): $1,699

    Scale 710 Plus: Scale Plus alloy frame, Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 120mm fork, SRAM GX1 1x11 drivetrain, Shimano M506 disc brakes (180mm front/160mm rear): $2,599

    Genius 720 Plus: 34 FIT4 140mm fork, Fox Float rear shock with DPS damping 140mm travel, Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (180mm front/rear), X-Fusion Hilo Strate dropper seatpost: $3,999

    Genius 710 Plus: 34 FIT4 140mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 140mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (180mm front/rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth droppert seatpost: $4,999

    Genius 710 Tuned Plus: Fork 34 FIT4 Factory 140mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 140mm travel, SRAM XO1 11-speed, Shimano XTR M9020 disc brakes (180mm front/rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $7,999

    Genius LT 720 Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 160mm fork, Fox Float rear shock with DPS damping 160mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear), X-Fusion Hilo Strate dropper seatpost: $4,199

    Genius LT 710 Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 160mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 160mm travel, SRAM GX1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear, RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $5,299

    Genius LT 700 Tuned Plus: Fox 36 FIT4 Factory 160mm fork, Fox Nude rear shock with DPS damping & EVOL 160mm travel, SRAM XO1 11-speed drivetrain, Shimano XTR disc brakes (203mm front/180mm rear), RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost: $7,999
    Thanks. I wish Scott would list bike prices on their website.

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