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    Scott Genius 700 Series Show us your ride

    My Genius 740 upgraded
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    arch ex rims... . .... smart ! beautiful ride...

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    a former testbike 730
    up'd with some XTbits, Crest-rims on CK hubs and a raceface bar and the a ks dropper
    => cheap ass Mud/training-bike
    love it but it's a bit HEAVY
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    I used a 700sl on the BCBR, now have a Premium (with 2Xcranckset) for dry days/holidays (planned; Piemonte (italy) and Corsica (france))

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    Here is mine....
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    Happy new owner of a 2014 710 custom.
    First time with scott, couldn't be happier.
    I use this bike for enduro purposes, or anything tougher that my scalpel29 can't handle.
    Couldn't wait any longer back in december for cannondale to put out their first proper 650b versions of Jekyll and trigger, so I went for this scott 710 with the following upgrades:

    Mavic Crossmax wheel
    Enve riser bar
    Prologo endbar
    ESI grips
    Full XX1
    Mavic crossmax SL pedals
    XT discs
    Prologo X8 CPC nack

    I since then replaced the stealth reverb with a KS Lev, as the reverb went already (i bet you know already!) back to rockshox for repair! 3 rides, and the stealth wasn't working already... The KS Lev has been flawless so far (knock wood)

    Even if now, I know what cannondale is releasing later with their 650b range, I know I made the right choice with the 710! Wouldn't have bought the cannondale (and trust me I am a cannondale guy!)

    I guess with the Scalpel Team 29er light as hell for XC and this scott 710, I'm covering the full spectrum!

    Happy rider!

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    @Freak: NICE!!!!!!

    my 2013 alu is sold, now the 2014 Premium serves as daily ride

    much more supple and the front weights a lot less, steers nicer
    I swapped the triple for a 2x10 set up
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    This is my 2013 Genius 720. I swapped out for carbon bars and a Thompson Elite seat post. Also dropped the 3x10 and went 1x10 instead. Race Face 32T narrow-wide chain ring and an 1Up 42t cog in the back and I can climb anywhere. Dropped the weight and clutter of a front shifter and derailleur. Otherwise this puppy is stock and weighs in at 29.2 lbs. I'm saving now for new wheels to drop some more weight. But despite being the heaviest bike I've owned in many years, it is honestly a better performer by far. Rode 30 miles yesterday with my buddies. Everyone is fit and rides some pretty sweet bikes. I finished first by 4+ minutes. Not a real race, but you know how the guys can get. Hope to swap out to the Fox shock at some point, but the DT works just fine for me! Cheers!
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    On my 730 genius 2013 ,I have changed to Renthal lite bars and Duo stem.Also renthal grips and a Charge Scoope saddle.got a Lizard Skins shock cover to go over the DT Swis shock and next upgrade will be a X Fusion 02 shock maybe the remote one if it works on the Twinloc.Also got Shimmano Saint flat pedals.

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    Ps the Crossmax wheels look amazing on the genius.If I had the funds they would be defo on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wock View Post
    Ps the Crossmax wheels look amazing on the genius.If I had the funds they would be defo on my list.
    Yes definitely not the lightest wheelset, but bombproof so far for me (and I took the mp3 mavic extra warranty so I can have them rebuilt once a year for the next 3 yrs!) and definitely cool looking in yellow with the stealth black of the 710.
    Would still be interested in the Enve AM in 650b. I have the XC 29er on the scalpel, and these are awesome wheels (and quite resistant too!)

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    My ride..

    Upgrades so far:

    XT brakes and rotors
    XT shifters
    Richey Carbon riser bar
    T-Marz dropper
    Stans ZTR Flow ex rims with xt hubs and Spaim cx spokes
    142/12 dropouts.
    Fox ctd boostvalve remote shock
    Bionicon V0.2 chain guide
    BBG bashguard
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    25lbs

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    Here is my 730 I just upgraded :
    - 1x10 using wolftooth components
    - custom wheels from Asterion-wheels (Ryde trace enduro rims, Sapim CX-Ray, DT 350 hub)

    A little too much red I think, I plan to change pedals and stem for lighters and blacks ones
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    I have been anticipating adding my upgraded bike to this thread since I bought it early last year...

    Upgrades:

    - 9point8 dropper post
    - Loaded bars and stem
    - Lizard skin Northshore grips
    - Blackspire bash guard*
    - Bionicon chain guide*
    - Canfield Brothers Crampon Ultimate pedals
    - new wheelset:
    - I9 hubs
    - Frequency rims
    - sapim laser spokes
    - Goma tires (2.4 front, 2.25 rear)

    *plan is to go 1x after this season's riding, so these will be ditched

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    Here's my 710.

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    I built it with a Pike instead of the fox fork,
    which is a huge improvement.

    Drivetrain is a 2x11 XTR, which is crappy
    unfortunately.

    I named it "De schwarz Halungg" which means
    something like "The dark rapscallion/scoundrell/goniff"
    It's an old school word, which is very hard to translate.

    I made some (very nice, pardon me) stickers for it
    which I really, really like.

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    Happy trails
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    here my 2014 730 how it was.
    now it is apart and waiting for some new parts.
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    This is my 2015 720.

    Upgrades include 780 Renthal carbon bar and 60mm Stem, XT gears and brakes, XTR rear and front mech, Reverb dropper and a just added the Fox Evol can upgrade to the rear and the Fox36 FIT4 160mm Fork.

    Thing is a beast
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    my (p)ride and joy

    here it is
    Genius 730 2014
    husselfelt 40mm stem iridium 750 bar
    X1 rear derailleur x1 shifter
    XT m8000 11-42 cassette
    X9 crank with wolftooth 32 oval chainring
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    '14 Scott Genius 730 650b
    '16 Heller Bloodhound rigid

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchetG720 View Post
    This is my 2015 720.

    Upgrades include 780 Renthal carbon bar and 60mm Stem, XT gears and brakes, XTR rear and front mech, Reverb dropper and a just added the Fox Evol can upgrade to the rear and the Fox36 FIT4 160mm Fork.

    Thing is a beast
    I would love to hear more about your "Fox Evol can upgrade". Was this a complete shock replacement or some kind of modification? How much did it cost? Now that you've had it a while, what do you think?

    I see you went a similar way on the fork as I did on my 2015 Genius 720. I went 160 mm RS Pike and love it as well. The 150 mm Fox 32 EVO stock fork on this bike was a big mistake on Scott's part IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xorrox View Post
    I would love to hear more about your "Fox Evol can upgrade". Was this a complete shock replacement or some kind of modification? How much did it cost? Now that you've had it a while, what do you think?

    I see you went a similar way on the fork as I did on my 2015 Genius 720. I went 160 mm RS Pike and love it as well. The 150 mm Fox 32 EVO stock fork on this bike was a big mistake on Scott's part IMHO.
    The rear shock upgrade cost £225, the shaft body and can were both upgrade from the standard kit to Kashima. I think the only thing left from the orignal install is the internals.

    The ride now at the rear of the bike is very good indeed, small bump compliance is fantastic, i dont need to break as hard or as soon because i know the wheel will stay on the ground and i will be getting the traction i need to bleed the speed. I was getting a very wallowy feel from the standard shock and i didnt feel supported at all with the suspesion on full. I would bottom out alot and it just felt saggy. Now though its very supportive and you feel like the bike is staying upright when you need it to. The big hits are good as well, soaks up every thing i throw at it. Bear in mind i am 115KG so i am not light at all and i am not hitting massive air, but drops and fast hits just get soaked up and i feel very secure. Over all this has been the single biggest improvement i have made to the bike.

    The fox36's are great as well, nice to know i have those big stantions our front soaking up my weight and they have made the front feel stiffer and i can point and squirt the bike in the direction i want knowing they will deliver.

    You are right though, the specs on these bikes for 2014/2015 was to be honest not very good at all. This was my first full sus bike and i kind of fell in love with the twin lock aspect of the bike. Which to be honest as a noob to the sport kind of helped the last year because i had those three modes to take all the thinking out of it. The specs on the 2016 models are great though, XT 1x11, Fox34 forks and the Evol can as standard. Think thats on the 730 onwards though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchetG720 View Post
    The rear shock upgrade cost £225, the shaft body and can were both upgrade from the standard kit to Kashima. I think the only thing left from the orignal install is the internals.

    The ride now at the rear of the bike is very good indeed, small bump compliance is fantastic, i dont need to break as hard or as soon because i know the wheel will stay on the ground and i will be getting the traction i need to bleed the speed. I was getting a very wallowy feel from the standard shock and i didnt feel supported at all with the suspesion on full. I would bottom out alot and it just felt saggy. Now though its very supportive and you feel like the bike is staying upright when you need it to. The big hits are good as well, soaks up every thing i throw at it. Bear in mind i am 115KG so i am not light at all and i am not hitting massive air, but drops and fast hits just get soaked up and i feel very secure. Over all this has been the single biggest improvement i have made to the bike.

    The fox36's are great as well, nice to know i have those big stantions our front soaking up my weight and they have made the front feel stiffer and i can point and squirt the bike in the direction i want knowing they will deliver.

    You are right though, the specs on these bikes for 2014/2015 was to be honest not very good at all. This was my first full sus bike and i kind of fell in love with the twin lock aspect of the bike. Which to be honest as a noob to the sport kind of helped the last year because i had those three modes to take all the thinking out of it. The specs on the 2016 models are great though, XT 1x11, Fox34 forks and the Evol can as standard. Think thats on the 730 onwards though.
    Are you sure you are not confusing the Evolution (Evo) damper with the Fit damper? I thought the 720 came with lower cost Evo and the Fit damper is what came on the higher end shocks. I may be wrong. Did the shop that did the mod on your shock give you any kind of invoice or written description of the work that was done, especially including part numbers? If so do you think you could post any / all of that or PM me? Then I could take than to my local Fox Sus shop and see if they could do the same for me. I'm almost in the same boat as you size wise; fully geared up I'm probably 105 kg (not including bike weight). If you like your new fork as much as I like mine, I suspect I would probably like the shock mod you did as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xorrox View Post
    Are you sure you are not confusing the Evolution (Evo) damper with the Fit damper? I thought the 720 came with lower cost Evo and the Fit damper is what came on the higher end shocks. I may be wrong. Did the shop that did the mod on your shock give you any kind of invoice or written description of the work that was done, especially including part numbers? If so do you think you could post any / all of that or PM me? Then I could take than to my local Fox Sus shop and see if they could do the same for me. I'm almost in the same boat as you size wise; fully geared up I'm probably 105 kg (not including bike weight). If you like your new fork as much as I like mine, I suspect I would probably like the shock mod you did as well.
    As far as i know this was the Evo damper that was originaly fitted to this model, so that would mean the internals from the Evo are now wraped in the Evol air can and only other change was the shaft body which was upgraded to a Kashima version. If what you say is correct though there sounds like there maybe an interal upgrade i can do as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchetG720 View Post
    As far as i know this was the Evo damper that was originaly fitted to this model, so that would mean the internals from the Evo are now wraped in the Evol air can and only other change was the shaft body which was upgraded to a Kashima version. If what you say is correct though there sounds like there maybe an interal upgrade i can do as well?
    I think the fit damper may just have been on the higher end fox forks but I'm pretty sure there was also a equivalent higher end damper available for the shock. The evolution model was the bottom of the line for both the fork and shock as far as I know. I guess I'll have to do a little more googling of this.

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    170mm travel Genius 720

    Here's my custom Scott Genius 720 with 26in wheels:
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    Frame: Scott Genius 720 L (2013) Low chip setting.
    Shock: Manitou McLeod 216x63 (dual 2mm offset bushings to make it 212x63)
    Fork: Manitou Mattoc 170mm
    Wheels: 26in
    Front: DT EXC1250 on Dati M6
    Rear: LB AM wide on American Classic
    Spokes: Pillar 1420 all round.
    Tyres: Vee Fluid 2.5 DC soft folding front, Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 2.4.
    Cranks: S2000 175mm
    Pedals: AEST YPMD-10T
    Gears: Full X0
    Front Chainring: Garbaruk Oval 32t
    Seatpost: Reverb Stealth 150mm
    Bars: Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem: Funn Funnduro 45mm
    Brakes: Formula The One 203 F&R (alligator aries rotors)

    HA: 64deg
    SA: 74deg
    BB: 345mm
    Reach: 445mm
    Stack: 615mm

    170mm Front n Rear travel, n tipping the scales shy of 26lb.

    Tried with 200x57 shock in high setting, but was too low for 26in wheels, after fitting the bigger shock it's raised it up nicely.
    Rides spot on now!

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    My Scott Genius 750. Picked it up today. Upgrading from a 2003 Kona Stinky.






    Can't wait to hit the trails on it.

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    Does everyone like their genius? Any problems. I was given a very old santa cruz and it's problem free I'm getting a 2013-2016 scott or santa cruz and the 730 is one of choices

    Hi guys I'm looking at getting a Genius 730 from 2013-16 to save some money, someone on reddit said there was possibly a problem with the rear suspension? True or false I'm made up my mind between the scott or santa cruz superlight.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MTB/comment...st_trail_bike/

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    a different suspension system
    scott genius will be more lively, santa will be more efficient

    try them, it took me 12 bikes to find the one that might not be the best
    but suits me the most
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReturnOfTheMTB View Post
    Does everyone like their genius? Any problems. I was given a very old santa cruz and it's problem free I'm getting a 2013-2016 scott or santa cruz and the 730 is one of choices

    Hi guys I'm looking at getting a Genius 730 from 2013-16 to save some money, someone on reddit said there was possibly a problem with the rear suspension? True or false I'm made up my mind between the scott or santa cruz superlight.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MTB/comment...st_trail_bike/
    Prior to 2013 Scott used a DTSwiss Nude series shock. People complained about how harsh the shock felt and how it was a bit harder to dial in depending on your weight.

    From 2014 on up all Scott bikes are using Fox or Rock Shox for the rear shock. So you should be fine.

    I personally never had any issues with my DTSwiss Equalizer 2 pull rear shock on my old Genius. However, I do like the Fox EVOL DPS rear shock so much better.

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