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Scott Genius eRide Range Review

Scott Genius ERide Review

Price:

£3,899.00- £6,799.00

Finance from:

£108.31/month (0% APR)

Bosch Performance CX power
500Wh & 625Wh battery options
150mm travel front and rear
29” wheels with 2.6" tyres
SRAM Eagle 12 speed
4 pot Shimano brakes

Discipline:

Electric Mountain Bike

Weight:

23.4 Kg (51.6 lbs) *


With its dialled trail geometry the Genius eRide is ideal for those who want the feel of a proper trail bike with the added boost of an electric pedal-assist motor to help with the climbs.

Updated: 12th December 2019

Overview

Scott have thoroughly redesigned the Genius eRide ebike for 2020. This 150mm travel trail eMTB is now powered by the latest Bosch Performance CX motor with a new larger capacity battery pack.

Frame geometry has been updated and the top model now gets a carbon frame. There are four unisex models and one Contessa women’s specific bike all offering 150mm of suspension travel and rolling on 29” wheels. In this Scott Genius eRide review we look at all the electric mountain bikes in the range.

*Genius ERIDE 920 - Size Medium tested, without pedals

Scott Genius eRide 920

Frame

Carbon or Alloy

Scott have tried to make the ride feel of these ebikes similar to their non-powered namesake. Geometry is very similar to the regular Genius with tweaks to fit the nature of an ebike.

The head angle is slightly slacker, and the stack height is a little taller. Like most ebikes the chainstays are a little longer. This is great for climbing steep trail sections and makes the bike a little more stable at speed but does make the bike a little less manoeuvrable in tight turns.

There are two frame options for the redesigned Genius eRide. Most of the bikes have an aluminium alloy frame but the top-of-the-range 900 Tuned has a carbon fibre main frame combined with an alloy rear end. Geometry is identical on each model.

The battery pack is neatly integrated into the downtube while still being easy to remove for off-the-bike charging. All the cables are internally routed.

The Genius eRide conveys a sense of calm and stability and feels particularly capable when riding fast. emtb news

Scott Genius eRide Geometry(Click to expand)

S / 900

S / 700

M / 900

M / 700

L / 900

L / 700

XL / 900

XL / 700

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Head tube angle mm

64.8 °

65.4 °

64.8 °

65.4 °

65.0 °

65.6 °

65.0 °

65.6 °

Head tube length mm

120.0

120.0

125.0

125.0

135.0

135.0

145.0

145.0

Top tube horizontal mm

585.0

583.4

605.0

603.4

635.0

633.3

665.0

663.3

Standover height mm

762.4

748.8

766.6

753.3

798.1

785.4

809.8

797.4

Bb offset mm

-30.0

-22.1

-30.0

-22.1

-30.0

-22.0

-30.0

-21.9

Bb height mm

347.0

337.9

347.0

337.9

347.0

338.0

347.0

338.1

Wheel base mm

1,215.2

1,213.7

1,236.1

1,234.6

1,258.4

1,256.9

1,290.2

1,288.7

Seat tube mm

410.0

410.0

440.0

440.0

490.0

490.0

540.0

540.0

Seat angle mm

75.4 °

76.0 °

75.4 °

76.0 °

74.8 °

75.4 °

74.8 °

75.4 °

Chainstay mm

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

Reach mm

421.8

428.3

440.6

447.1

460.7

467.2

488.3

494.7

Stack mm

626.6

622.2

631.2

626.6

641.4

636.7

650.4

645.6

Stem length mm

50.0

50.0

50.0

50.0

60.0

60.0

70.0

70.0

Trail mm

128.8

120.2

128.8

120.2

127.2

118.8

127.2

118.8


Scott Genius eRide 920

Suspension

Active four-bar suspension

In rough, technical terrain, the plush suspension and balanced geometry of the new Genius eRIDE instils you with confidence.
E-Mountainbike

You get 150mm of suspension travel front and rear with Genius eRide. Up front, all bikes get a burly fork which is a real plus point on an e bike. Starting with the 930 you get a RockShox 35 Gold with its stiff 35mm stanchions. The rest of the bikes have an even stiffer Fox 36 fork.

You get a four-bar suspension system on the rear that keeps things active even while pedalling and braking. This is the same type of system that Specialized pioneered and many other brands now use it as it is so simple and effective. The 930 has a custom X-Fusion shock with Fox Float shocks through the rest of the range. The quality of the Fox fork and shock improves as you move up through the range becoming slicker and offering more adjustment options.

TwinLoc is a unique suspension adjustment system that is only found on Scott bikes. This clever system uses a lever on the handlebars to adjusts the damping and spring curve on both the front and rear at the same time. With three modes to cycle through you can make the suspension nice and firm for efficient climbing and then open it up again when the gradient changes.

Scott Genius eRide 920

Drive Tech

Bosch Performance CX Gen 4 power

Pioneers of e bike motors, the fourth generation Bosch Performance CX drive unit takes things to the next level. Lighter and quieter than previous versions this motor offers the same maximum torque but delivers more support and delivers it in a much more usable way.

You can adjust the level of support that the motor offers from 60% of your natural peddling power in ECO mode all the way up to 340% in TURBO mode. Offering variable assistance eMTB mode delivers maximum support when you pedal hard but reduces the amount of assistance when you ease off. This is the most usable mode as it only gives you maximum power you need when you need it, making the bike easier to ride as well as extending the range of the battery.

The PowerTube battery pack slots very neatly into the downtube of the bike but is still easily removable if you want to charge the battery off the bike instead of while it is still in place. Most of the bikes in the Genius eRide range feature the larger 625Wh battery pack which offers a range of up to 80Km in ECO mode. It is also possible to add a range extender battery pack that clips onto the frame and doubles the distance you can ride on one charge.

the latest rendition of the Bosch Performance Line CX does pretty much everything better than its predecessor. Despite generating the same torque, the new Bosch provides 40% more support and steams past its older brother at full power.
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Scott Genius eRide 920

Groupset

SRAM Eagle 12 speed

SRAMs Eagle 12 speed drivetrain helped to change the way that we think about gear shifting on a mountain bike.

It’s great to see that each bike in the Genius eRide range features a SRAM Eagle 12 speed drivetrain. This means that you get the same big range of gear ratios on every bike. Starting with SX Eagle on the 930 the gear shifting gets slicker as you move up through the range to XO1 on the 900 Tuned.

Shimano four-piston brakes and big disc rotors front and rear offer plenty of stopping power. The 930 has BR MT-420s moving up to MT-520s then XT brakes on the top model.

Each bike also has a dropper post. The Syncros Duncan on the first couple of models is a great performer and the top models take it a step further with the smooth operating Fox Transfer post. The Syncros finishing kit is all great quality on the Genius.

Scott Genius eRide Component Specifications(Click to expand)

 


Genius eRIDE 930

Genius eRIDE 920

Genius eRIDE 910

Genius eRIDE 900 TUNED

CONTESSA Genius eRIDE 910

Motor

Bosch Performance CX Gen 4

Battery

500Wh PowerTube

625Wh PowerTube

Fork

RockShox 35 Gold RL DebonAir 150 mm

FOX 36 Rhythm 150 mm

FOX Float Factory 36 FIT4 150 mm

FOX 36 Rhythm 150mm

Shock

X-Fusion NUDE 150 mm

FOX Float EVOL 150 mm

FOX Nude T EVOL 150 mm

FOX Nude TR EVOL 150mm

FOX Float EVOL 150mm

Brakes

Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston 203 mm rotors

Shimano BR-MT520 4 Piston 203 mm rotors

Shimano XT M8120 4 Piston 203 mm rotors

Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston 203 mm rotors

Drivetrain

SRAM SX Eagle

SRAM NX/GX Eagle

SRAM X01/GX Eagle

SRAM SX Eagle

Wheelset

Syncros X-30S 29”

Syncros Revelstoke-E 1.5 C 29”

Syncros X-30S 29”

Tyres

Schwalbe Magic Mary Snake Skin/Addix Soft 29×2.6″ (f) Hans Dampf Snake Skin/Addix Speedgrip29x2.6″ (r)

Seatpost

Syncros Duncan Dropper

FOX Transfer Dropper

Syncros Duncan Dropper

Price

£3,899.00

£4,499.00

£5,399.00

£6,799.00

£4,499.00


Scott Genius eRide 920

Wheels

29” wheels with 2.6” tyres

The Genius eRide rolls on 29” wheels. Scott chose this wheel size for rapid riding on all terrain. The Syncros wheels are all tubeless-ready and feature wide 30mm rims which offer good support for wide tyres. The 900 Tuned gets a Syncros Revelstoke carbon wheels which are lighter and faster than the alloy wheels on the other bikes.

It is good to see that every bike is shod with quality rubber. With a Magic Mary up front and a Hans Dampf on the rear, the 2.6” Schwalbe tyres are ideal for UK riding conditions all year round. As with many other Scott mountain bikes, it is possible to fit 27.5” wheels as there is a flip chip to adjust the geometry to suit.

It’s on muddy and loose ground that the Mary really shines. The spiky, slightly ramped centre tread generates superb braking grip, while tall, well-supported shoulder blocks dig up unsurpassed cornering bite. Bike Radar

Scott Genius eRide 920

Best for

Trail riding with easy climbing

With its dialled trail geometry the 2020 Scott Genius eRide is ideal for those who want the feel of a proper trail bike with the added boost of an electric pedal-assist motor to help with the climbs. These bikes are comparable to eMTBs like the Specialized Turbo Levo and Giant Trance E+ but have the advantage of big-name power from Bosch.

These bikes are the most capable of Scott's e bikes and are perfect for riding challenging trail centre loops. If you are looking for a more comfortable and relaxed ride, then have a look at the Strike eRide. This has the same great drive unit as the Genius but offers a slightly more upright riding position.

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Scott Genius eRide range models

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