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    Why did you choose Scott brand?

    Of all the brands out there, why did you buy Scott ?

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    I bought Scott because, at some point I decided that I wanted a 27.5" hardtail XC bike. And Scott, IMO, has the finest 650b line-up. And Nino Schurter, of course.

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    2013 genius 740 closeout.....1500 bux couldn't beat it

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    Why are you making all these same posts in all the brand forums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Why are you making all these same posts in all the brand forums?
    Coz I'm looking for an MTB and would like to hear people the reason behind their purchases. So far, I've been learning a lot. I guess, first hand experience is better then paid or commercial review isn't it ?

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    Geometry.

    When I bought my first 29er HT I tested out 5 different ones first. Of all of them the Scale was the best feeling, it felt like MY bike before I even bought it!

    I have since bought a Speedster and Spark blindly and loved the Geo of both.

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    2012 Scott Spark 29 Team
    2013 Scott Scale 970
    2011 Scott Speedster S20
    1999 Specialized FSR Comp

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    It was a combination of discount pricing, and dealer service. 2014 Genius 740 for $2100, and excellent service from Empire bikes in Corona. I have been looking for something to replace my Gt Sensor, and this bike felt great to me and looks awesome.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    My First beginner bike was the Scott Aspect 940 29er HT with wet brakes for a very reasonable $627 tax included, Was on a year end closeout sale of %15 off.

    My second was the Scott Spark 760 also a year end closeout at 25% off and UBC pays you half your purchase price for trade in on your first time customer bike,, the Aspect above..

    I got the Spark 760 for $1280 out the door with the trade :P I was happy.

    The Spark does everything I wanted it to do and does it well.
    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” Mark Twain

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    I went from buying a Scott Aspect 29er sport comp to wanting a Scott Spark. Ended up buying a Scott Genius instead due to the longer travel as I tend to hit bike parks and can be a little more rougher with bigger drops. The extra travel gives me more peace of mind.

    Why did I choose to go with Scott? To be honest they looked cooler. When I bought the Genius I chose to stick with the brand due to the twinlock remote. For me it's one of the best tools a bike could ever have.

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    My two LBS's at the time were Specialized or Scott. The Scott was specced better than the equivalent priced Specialized, the Scott Scale felt better to ride and, as Liquidspin said, the Scott just looked cooler!

    During the late nineties when I first tried mountain biking I always admired the Scott hardtails but never owned one. When I decided to get back into Mtb'ing a couple of years ago I was probably slightly biased towards the Scott brand.

    Having said that I went with the Trek brand when I decided to get a FS bike. The local Trek dealer was just offering a better deal than the Scott dealer.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Still riding The 760

    Quote Originally Posted by Osco View Post
    My First beginner bike was the Scott Aspect 940 29er HT with wet brakes for a very reasonable $627 tax included, Was on a year end closeout sale of %15 off.
    My second was the Scott Spark 760 also a year end closeout at 25% off and UBC pays you half your purchase price for trade in on your first time customer bike,, the Aspect above..
    I got the Spark 760 for $1280 out the door with the trade :P I was happy.
    The Spark does everything I wanted it to do and does it well.

    I striped off the front gears, put a Raceface narrow/wide chain ring on,
    Took off the dropper post, grabbed a lighter saddle and seat post.
    Added Shimano Deore XT mountain pedals.
    The bike was 31 pounds. Now Its 28.2 lbs. (I still run tubes),, or I'd prolly be at 27.5 pounds..
    But I couldn't get the rims to stop leaking at the seams...

    The stock 9spd SLX rear derailleur WITHOUT a clutch with the raceface narrow/wide chain ring holds my chain, not a single chain drop since the strip down and I've tried to throw the chain !
    10 plus rides so far and no drops.
    With my Lizard skin and no front derailleur I have a silent drive train.

    I am waiting for this:
    First Ride: Shimano Deore XT M8000 - Pinkbike

    IMO the 760 Is worthy and the cost Is minimal as I only need the back end stuff plus a chain and shifter.

    If I ever wear out this little bike I think I'll get the Genius-27.5 plus
    https://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/page/genius-plus

    For three reasons..

    1) My Scott Spark has been great !

    2) I ride often In sandy conditions, More traction is a good thing.

    And most Importantly:

    3) I like the paint scheme :P
    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” Mark Twain

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    LBS let me demo a Genius 910 for a race. i crushed it. No way I was giving it back. i have never riden a bike that fits me so well.

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    Luck of the draw for me, best deal on Craigslist.

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    I chose Scott for the quality, light weight and the geometry of the carbon frame set on my Scale 910. I chose a Scott road bike because it was again quality and light weight but also 60% off for the past seasons bike.

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    Price, dealer gave me 25% off a brand new bike ,scale 710 plus bike.

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    It was a combination of price, sizing, geometry and looks.
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    2014 Scott Scale 710
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5
    2013 DeVinci Leo SL

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