The lightest all-mountain bike we tested, the full-carbon Genius 10 was designed with off-road marathons in mind. True to form, it arrived with bar-mounted suspension lockouts, which instantly convert this six-inch-travel bike into something we could stand and hammer on. We loved it on anything shy of super-technical terrain, though the setup on the complicated rear shock left our tech team grumbling: "Felt like I needed a degree in engineering," said one on-site mechanic. Still, once it's dialed in, the Genius accelerates beautifully for a long-travel bike and conserves serious energy for all-day epics. $7,000; 24.7 lbs (large); scottusa.com
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