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Understanding Scott’s Mountain Bike Lineup
At first glance it can be difficult to understand Scott’s lineup in mountain bikes as they have so many different models, but it’s not too bad once you know their system.
Most of our customers are looking for bikes for trail or cross-country (XC) riding, so we are only focusing on those four categories on this page.
Scott also makes great mountain bikes in the Freeride, Downhill, and All Mountain categories, so please contact us if you’re interested in any of those bikes and we’ll gladly special order one for you.
2. Wheel Size
The first number in the series provides the wheel size.
6 = 26″ wheel
7 = 27.5″ wheel
9 = 29″ wheel
3. Quality Level
The last two numbers represent the quality level of the frame and components within that category, and lower numbers indicate a higher quality bike. There are three more designations that might appear
RC = Pro-level Race Class components
SL = Super Light, where everything is chosen for extreme weight savings
Premium = Scott puts the finest components possible on these bikes
Genius (Full Suspension Trail/XC + All-Mountain)
The Genius name comes from Scott’s unique suspension switching system (Twin Loc) where one lever on your handlebars controls both your front and rear suspension travel – genius! This switch quickly and easily lets you change from low/medium/high travel and adapt quickly to the situations you encounter on the trails. Of course, there are a lot of very interesting technologies at work on this bike and we’d love to show you more of them!
The Genius 700 series is where Scott has been getting a lot of press with the new 27.5″ wheel size (a.k.a. 650b). This wheel is right in between 26″ and 29″ and for many riders it strikes a perfect balance. We have read some reviews that say the DT Swiss rear shock is somehow inferior to the Fox or Rock Shox found on other bikes, but in our experience you need to set this shock with more psi to really get it to move the way the Genius wants it to.
The Genius LT (Long Travel) is Scott’s All-Mountain offering. It jumps up to 1 full 185mm (7″) of adjustable travel, and has a slightly heavier reinforced frame to take the extra punishment that AM riders tend to push their bikes through. Note that the Genius LT is only available in the 26″ wheel size.
There is a LOT of technological information to be found on Scott’s Genius Site. If you’re interested in seeing more details behind what makes this one of the best bikes on the trail, it’s a super read.
|Genius 940||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-49 29″||$2,939|
|Genius 930||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-49 29″||$3,779|
|Genius 920||XT / SLX||Syncros TR 2.5 29″||$4,409|
|Genius 910||XT||Syncros TR 2.0 29″||$5,249|
|Genius 900 SL||XX / X0||Syncros TR 1.0 Carbon 29″||$8,819|
|Genius 740||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-55 27.5″||$3,149|
|Genius 730||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-55 27.5″||$4,099|
|Genius 720||XT / SLX||Syncros TR 2.5 27.5″||$4,729|
|Genius 710||XT||Syncros TR 2.0 27.5″||$5,779|
|Genius 700 SL||XX / X0||Syncros TR 1.0 Carbon 27.5″||$9,139|
|Genius LT 30||X9 / X7||Syncros AM-44||$3,989|
|Genius LT 20||X9 / X7||Syncros AM 2.0||$5,519|
|Genius LT 10||XT||Syncros AM 1.0||$7,559|
Spark (Full Suspension Race/XC)
If you like going fast, then the Spark is for you. With lightning quick handling and a rear suspension that gives more of a mild damping than a full-on shock absorber, you’ll have no excuses for not blasting through the trails faster than you could ever have imagined. The Spark is available in 29″ and 26″ wheel sizes.
|Spark 960||SLX||Syncros XC-49 29″||$1,889|
|Spark 950||SLX||Syncros XC-49 29″||$2,629|
|Spark 940||SLX||Syncros XC-49 29″||$3,309|
|Spark 930||X9 Mix||Syncros XR 2.5 29||$3,779|
|Spark 920||XT||Syncros XR 2.5 29″||$4,199|
|Spark 910||XT||Syncros XR 2.0 29″||$4,829|
|Spark 900 RC||XX||DT Swiss XR-RS 29″||$7,829|
|Spark 900 SL||XX1||Syncros XR 1.0 Carbon 29″||$9,189|
|Spark 900 Premium||XTR||Syncros XR 1.5 29″||$7,979|
|Spark 660||SLX||Syncros XC-44 26″||$1,889|
|Spark 650||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-44 26″||$2,629|
|Spark 640||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-44 26″||$3,309|
|Spark 620||XT / SLX||Syncros XR2.5 26″||$4,199|
|Spark 610||XT||Syncros XR 2.0 CL 26″||$4,829|
Scale (Hardtail Race/XC)
The hardtail Scale is one of the lightest mountain bikes on the market. We recommend the Scale for two types of riders – those looking for a pure speed machine, and those who are on a limited budget and want the biggest bang for the buck.
For the first group, there’s nothing like the efficiency of a stiff and light carbon frame. Zip up hills that were previously huge challenges, take on berms with a lot more speed and confidence, and attack the race course knowing that your bike is a secret weapon.
For the second group, Scott has equipped these bikes with a lot of very nice components in the lower end of the range. This is especially important in the sub-$2000 range where (quite frankly) full suspension models leave a lot to be desired. The larger, more compliant 29er wheels can more than make up for not having rear suspension, and having shifting performance that rivals bikes costing nearly double is nice to have on longer rides.
|Scale 970||Deore||Syncros XC-49 29”||$1,109|
|Scale 960||XT / Deore||Syncros XC-49 29”||$1,419|
|Scale 950||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-49 29”||$1,839|
|Scale 940||XT / SLX||Syncros XC-49 29”||$2,209|
|Scale 930||X9 / X7||Syncros XR 2.5 29”||$2,789|
|Scale 920||SLX||Syncros XR 2.5 29”||$3,259|
|Scale 910||XT||Syncros XR 2.0 29”||$3,839|
|Scale 900 RC||XX||DT Swiss XR-RS29||$6,829|
|Scale 900 SL||XX1||Syncros XC 1.0 Carbon 29”||$7,879|
|Scale 900 Premium||XTR||Syncros XR 1.0 29”||$6,989|
|Scale 620||XT / SLX||Syncros XR 2.0 26″||$3,149|
|Scale 610||XT||Syncros XR 2.0 26″||$3,729|
|Scale 600 RC||XX||DT Swiss XR-RS||$6,929|
Aspect (Hardtail Novice/Intermediate)
When you’re just starting out riding off-road, it’s important to invest in a bike that meets your budget but also one that you’re going to have a good time learning on. A lot of the cheaper bikes out there will start falling apart before then end of their first season on the trails – they’re really designed for lighter riding on gravel paths and fire roads. With the Aspect series from Scott you can rest assured that you’re buying a great starter bike that will last through years of riding on our more technical Pacific Northwest trails.
|Aspect 950||Acera||Alex ACE 24 29″||$579|
|Aspect 940||Acera||Alex XC-49 29″||$689|
|Aspect 920||Deore||Syncros XC-49 29″||$1,049|
|Aspect 910||XT / Deore||Syncros XC-49 29″||$1,319|
|Aspect 660||Shimano||Alex ACE 24 26″||$529|
|Aspect 650||Shimano||Alex XC-49 29″||$579|
|Aspect 640||Acera||Alex XC-44 26″||$739|
|Aspect 630||Acera||Alex XC-44 26″||$839|