The 2019 Scott Genius gets several upgrades, with top models adding the latest 4-piston XT and XTR Shimano brakes. And there will be a bike with the new XTR group shipping later this year. The frame stays the same and continues to use their adjustable travel system, switching from 150mm to 110mm to locked out by controlling the air volume. Basically, by reducing the volume, the shock ramps harder in the middle setting and effectively creates a shorter travel bike. It’s a system they’ve used for years and works well. Adding to that, though, is a very interesting new adjustment feature…

Scott Genius with Fox EVOL shock with Ramp Control knob

They have a new high volume rear shock with a proprietary TR lever that opens or closes access to a secondary air chamber. That lets you tune the progressiveness of the shock, which is basically a ramp adjust. Open it up and you have a bigger air chamber with a more linear response. Close it and it’ll ramp harder. They also have more overall volume than the prior EVOL shocks used, so they can handle heat buildup better.

Scott Genius with Fox EVOL shock with Ramp Control knob

Scott Genius with Fox EVOL shock with Ramp Control knob

The shock is marked with “Progressive” on one side…

Scott Genius with Fox EVOL shock with Ramp Control knob

…and Linear on the other, with graphics to help explain it in case you’re not as familiar with the terms.

Scott Genius with new TwinLoc suspension lockout remote is slimmer

Controlling the lockout and travel is an all-new TwinLoc remote lever. Shown on the left (above and below), the new one is much sleeker and lower profile than the old one (on right).

Scott Genius with new TwinLoc suspension lockout remote is slimmer

Need more adjustment? The Genius 29er uses a flip chip at the upper shock mount so you can change geometry to suit either 29er or 27.5+ wheels and tires.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hopefully Scott will choose to do the right thing and provide a decent rear hub for the higher-build levels–3 pawls (versus star ratchet) on a $7.5k bike is shameful.

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