SCOTT E-Genius 700 Tuned Electric Mountain Bike
The SCOTT E-Genius 700 Tuned for 2018 builds on the enormous success of 2017 to produce a truly majestic, top of the range eMTB.
Built to the highest standards, the E-Genius 700 Tuned is like no other and in a class of its own.
The exhilarating ride of the 700 is a combination of many unique elements inherent to the bike. The result is an e-bike powerhouse with incredible power, maneuverability, steering and traction. The fully integrated 500Wh Shimano battery provides smooth, clean angles. It is easily removed and chargeable both on and off the bike. Combined with the new Shimano E8000 eMTB specific motor, produces an all-action, dynamic ride that’s very hard to beat. The E-Genius 700 Tuned is designed for indulgence, and absolute performance.
The E-Genius 700 Tuned utilises a new alloy frame, tapered head-tube and 148x12mm Boost technology. The top end FOX 36 Float Factory Air, Kashima forks offer a lengthy 150mm travel. Perfectly balanced, the FOX’s perform in a league of their own. They feature 3-position compression damping with remote lockout, and can be tailored to any environment. Similarly on the rear, SCOTT have gone for a top of the range FOX. A Nude Trunnion, 3-position with remote lockout. Sited on the handlebar is the TwinLoc remote. SCOTT’s TwinLoc Remote Technology allows 3 modes of operation, front and rear, in syncronisation. Activation is via a simple lever, which can be positioned like a left shifter. The three modes are: (1) Descend (full travel, open damping), (2) Traction-Control (at the front: full travel but more damping, at the rear 150mm reduced to 100mm travel, more damping and steeper geometry), and (3) Lockout. A superb FOX Transfer Dropper with Kashima dropper seat-post, routing entirely through the frame is silky smooth and responds quickly and effectively.
Electronic Di2 shifting from Shimano is pure decadence and features on the all encompassing E-Genius 700 Tuned. A top notch Shimano XT RD-M8050-Di2 SGS DM Shadow Plus 11-speed with a large Shimano XT 11-46T cassette ansures hill climbs and descents have never been such fun! Traction levels are excellent, thanks to a great set of Kevlar beaded Maxxis Minion Plus sized tyres front and rear, the E-Genius 700 Tuned combines excellent adhesion with great agility. Wheels are super strong and resilient. The 30mm DT Swiss H1825 rims are more than ample and come tubeless ready.
To quote E-MOUNTAINBIKE, the leading eMTB magazine….
“SCOTT have pulled off the feat of replicating the geometry of the conventional non-motorised Genius as they kitted the E-Genius with the compact Shimano STEPS E8000 system. Compared to the previous iteration of the E-Genius, the chainstays are now almost 3 cm shorter, while the frame is longer and the head angle is slacker. What this means for you is both smoothness and stability at high speeds as well as stellar, agile cornering to boot.”
Read the full review HERE.