Scott’s Genius LT has always been a bike with a serious mission–to excel on everything from day-to-day trail riding to high-speed gravity pursuits. There’s a wide gulf between those two camps, yet the Genius LT has always aimed to bridge it, with just the flick of a switch. With a click of Scott’s TwinLoc lever the bike morphs from a 4.3-inch travel trail bike to a gravity machine boasting 6.7-inches of travel. And for 2014, the thing weighs just a hair more than 27 pounds.
Scott completely redesigned the Genius LT for 2014: new frame, new Fox rear shock and more. We’ve tested this high-end version that you’ll see in the video above. Look for a review of the latest Scott Genius LT 700 in our upcoming Bible of Bike Tests issue, which will hit newsstands during the first week of January.
In the meantime, check out this clip of Scott riders, Nino Schurter and Brendan Fairclough, two very different riders who amply illustrate just how versatile the new bike is. There’s some absolutely brilliant footage of them roosting the trails around Italy’s Finale Ligura.