Scott Genius 910

Scott Genius 910 summer buyers guide best mountain bikes

Scott Genius 910     Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Aggressive racers.

THE TEST: The 910 is as light and snappy as most cross-country rigs, but with 5.1 inches of travel and a fairly slack 69-degree head angle, it’s more capable than the average race bike. We threw this 29er down babyhead-choked gullies, and it surfed them like an enduro bike. Scott’s TwinLoc lever—it adjusts the fork, shock, and bottom-bracket height from full lockout to 3.5-inch climbing mode to fully open with the push of a single button—is, um, genius. And though testers found the DT Swiss shock more firm than plush, they appreciated the climbing efficiency.

THE VERDICT: A hyperefficient trail bike. 27 lbs.

CLIMBING: 5 
DESCENDING: 4.5

Brand: Scott $5,000

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