Genius LT 10 Construction

Set Scott's 185-millimeter-travel Genius LT 10 as plush as your downhill sled and, with the help of a few buttons and levers, it will efficiently scratch its way up a long section of switchbacks that would challenge many trailbikes.
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Genius LT 10 Construction

One may ask why Scott, the one brand that has banked its reputation on uber-tech carbon fiber frames, would make its premier long-travel AM chassis half in carbon and half in aluminum? In he-man terms; Scott used carbon fiber to build the front section of the LT 10 because it is the strongest and lightest way to make a frame. A welded-aluminum structure is the most efficient way to weave a rear triangle around tires, chainrings and spinning crank-arms – and the perfect material to house bearings and to support brake calipers. The Genius LT 10 optimizes both
materials to produce a chassis with a published weight of 2.6 kilos (5.72 pounds), including its 535-gram Equalizer shock – a figure that pencils out against the complete bike’s verified weight of 30.35 pounds without pedals (13.795 kilos). In theory, the Genius’ carbon front section is protected by its wide-stance fork and rear suspension, so the chassis should survive the relentless beating and scraping that an aggressively ridden AM/trailbike must endure.

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Scott Genius LT 10 Details
• Purpose: All/Mountain
• HMX Carbon fiber front section, aluminum rear suspension.
• Remote control rear-wheel travel: 185mm/110mm
• Adjustable geometry
• Tapered head tube
• ISCG-05 chain guide tabs
• Thru-axle - 142/12mm, 135/12mm or 135/10mm options
• Remote lockout Fox 36 TALAS fork (140mm/180mm)
• Twinloc Handlebar Remote: simultaneous fork and shock lockout, 110mm or full travel
• DT Swiss-Made Equalizer 3 pull shock
• Weight: 30.35 pounds (13,795g)
• MSRP: $6499 USD