View Full Version : My SCOTT Genius Fifty

17-04-09, 01:40 PM
Hey Guys

Obviously its in the other thread but atleast in this one i can keep it updated if i change stuff etc.... posting specs as i go an progress. ;)


12.90 kg / 28.41 lbs

- Scott Genius Alloy 6061 Custom Butted hydrofrom monocoque tubes with replaceable hanger
- sealed aircraft bearings
- 150mm rear travel

Fork - Rock Shox Revelation 409 Dual Air / Air spring & reb. Adj./ lockout / Alloy steerer 140mm travel

Shock (Rear) - Scott Equalizer 2 3 Modus Lockout-Traction-Full travel Ball joints / dual reb. Adj. / trac loc 2 remote control

Headset - FSA Nr.9 / 1 1/8“ alloy cups semi integrated 44/50mm

Derailleur (Rear) - Shimano XT RD-M772 GS Shadow Type 27 Speed

Derailleur (Front) - Shimano SLX FD-M660 E-Type direct mount

Shifters - Shimano SL-M530 Rapidfire Plus 2 way release w/gear indicator

Brake Levers - Avid Juicy 3.5 Brakes - Avid Juicy 3.5 185/F and 185/R mm Rotor

Crankset - Shimano FC-M542 2-piece design 44Ax32x22 T

BB-Set - Shimano Cartridge shell 73mm &E DM

Handlebar - Scott Pilot 22 Comp 6061 Alloy 22mm rise OS / 660mm

H'stem - Scott MC pro 4 bolt Clamp OS 31.8mm 1-1/8“ / 6 angle

Pedals - Shimano PD-M520 Clipless pedal / CHANGED - DMR V12's platform

Seatpost - Scott RC 03-60 34.9mm

Seat - Scott Genius

Hub (Front) - Scott Disc Comp

Hub (Rear) - Shimano FH-M525 Disc

Chain - Shimano CN-HG53

Cassette - Shimano CS-HG61 11-32 T

Spokes - DT Swiss Champion black / 1.8mm

Rims - Alex XC-44 Disc 32H / black

Tires - Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26 x 2.25 50 EPI Kevlar Bead Performance Series


17-04-09, 01:45 PM
I love the white coloured frame!

Nice looking ride, i bet ur thinking for you first upgrades already!

17-04-09, 01:54 PM
pictures arent working for me!
guess ill see it tomorrow morning in the flesh! :D

17-04-09, 01:59 PM
damm nice!

17-04-09, 02:25 PM
I love the white coloured frame!

Nice looking ride, i bet ur thinking for you first upgrades already!

first thing I'm going to do is introduce it to rollercoaster at ourimbah tomorrow haha

yep Tai i guess tomorrow you'll just have to introduce the scott to the yeti haha

17-04-09, 03:00 PM
nice work Yukon(scott)rider

17-04-09, 03:28 PM
great bike. congrats. another scott = another happy customer
i need to get me self one of those couple of suspension bikes
one day

19-04-09, 01:29 PM
Ride review?

19-04-09, 02:43 PM
Yeah what did you think of it around Ourimbah?

19-04-09, 02:44 PM
i need to get me self one of those couple of suspension bikes
one day

Yes you do!

19-04-09, 06:32 PM
Look's schweett!

New name needed perhaps!?

19-04-09, 06:34 PM
I can't see the image??

19-04-09, 06:36 PM
right click on the red cross and go to properties. Copy and paste the address to your browser. Mine asked me to log onto BMU again and now i can see the pic

20-04-09, 08:28 AM
more pics to come tonight, I took some out at ourimbah. Guys must have wondered what took me so long to catch up at one point haha

Ride review....
Well first thoughts were HOLY DF#$#*! i can drop down the rocks and not feel like i'm going to die due to the front shock digging in.
Tyres were better then expected
The whole bike was really smooth going over any bumps whats so ever in the DH setting on rear shock.
The HT setting made it much easier uphill on the fire trail sections.
the XC setting i wasn't sure where to use, probably single trail that's bumpy but not technical so didn't really use that. next time :)

Thanks to Tai, Grant and Mark for coming out. Good guys to ride with, sorry i was so slow I'll try to improve!

20-04-09, 08:35 AM
the traction contol mode (xc as you called it) should be your most commonly used setting, you should even use that for climbing as it is designed to keep the rear wheel on the ground at all times... give it a go you will still climb like a mountain goat... i would use the lockout mode for really steep fire trail and for road use. Certainly for any technical climbing the XC mode is the master.

glad that you liked it, your riding will really improve with this upgrade... congratulations... look forward to seeing the action shots...

20-04-09, 08:53 AM
Thanks to Tai, Grant and Mark for coming out. Good guys to ride with, sorry i was so slow I'll try to improve!

It was a good ride, especially to test out the new bike. And the best way to improve is to ride with fitter/faster/better riders and push yourself a bit to try and match them. It hurts a little at first but it's worth it. :)

30-04-09, 07:19 AM
Pics i took out there. gotta take some more of it

30-04-09, 07:27 AM
Needs less reflectors ASAP :) haha

30-04-09, 08:15 AM
The front one was taken care of at yellowmundee on tuesday haha courtesy of a rock! mofo flew up hit the front reflector and snapped it off.

20-05-09, 09:43 AM
Sorry guys haven't had time lately. More pics coming soon :)

Although one thing of note, does anyone else have the same tires as my bike? they seem rather crap when riding on the road

20-05-09, 09:52 AM
check the bike your riding Mark, last time i looked it was a MOUNTAIN bike :D :D :D

What tyres do they run? you may just need to put the pressures up as it will be quite slow with 30-35psi in them. I normally run about 60psi for road riding

20-05-09, 09:55 AM
yeah i think I had a lower PSI but going to get a valve to put on the stupid presta ones you get lol

I KNOW what type of bike it is mate. I just don't like the bush at night. not real well lit you know :)

20-05-09, 10:10 AM
A guy i know had a test bike in the hills this weekend that was teh same as this- selling for $3200 NZ!! what a steal. He liked it.

20-05-09, 10:15 AM
i wonder what freight would be worth to Sydney?

20-05-09, 10:38 AM
Now brad I'm all for more bikes etc.....but don't you have enough! :P

20-05-09, 10:52 AM
you can never have enough bikes :D

20-05-09, 03:05 PM
The bike I wish i could have afforded! :)

and my actual version lol

28-05-09, 12:02 AM
Update : :D

currently sitting in at the lbs waiting for a brake line. Got some Avid Elixir R's from Tommo on the damn cheap side (thanks mate) and they are an awesome brake! unfortunately the rear line isn't long enough to fit into the cable run so had to get another one and ppl don't keep them on the shelf! :(

parts being added over the next week:

SRAM X.9 rear derailleur

SRAM X.9 left and right Shifters

ODI Lockon Grips (black/black)

Avid Elixir R brakes

RACEFACE Atlas AM Cranks (black) and Bottom bracket

RACEFACE Stainless steel bolts for outer ring

10-06-09, 10:08 AM
Next Update:

Still waiting on an Avid Elixir R brake cable.....you won't want ot brake one as your bike will be out of action for weeks! :(

So while waiting for those......I ended up getting more parts....I know i know.....rebuilding the thing. but hey, modifying is an expression of who you are right! :)

RaceFace Atlas AM 26.8 350mm Black Seatpost

RaceFace Atlas AM Stem - OFFER 90mm 8 Deg Ano Black 31.8mm,

RaceFace Atlas AM Lower Riser - OFFER Black 685mm - 0.75" Rise - 31.8mm

WTB Shadow V SLT Saddle 2009 White - Titianium Rails (I tore mine stacking on the weekend)

And for personal protection!!!!! cause i'm starting to look tattered round the joints...

661 Race Knee & Shin Guards 2009 L Black - White

661 Race Forearm & Elbow Guards 2009 M Black - White

10-06-09, 10:20 AM
dammm man!

10-06-09, 11:38 AM
Yeah i get the same reaction from most ppl, though since its this forum I expect ppl will understand :) cars, mountain bikes....same same lol you get a bug for modifying in life and it just carries through

Luckily i didn't pay the retail on the bike, and the parts are damn cheap coming from CRC so it all works out I guess

10-06-09, 12:35 PM
dude i think scott runs 31.6mm seatpost dia. and not 26.8mm? You better check on that....

some heavier hitting scotts also use 34.9mm

10-06-09, 12:50 PM
After a quick google the seat post for the genius 50 is a RC 03-60 which is a 34.9mm

I hope for Kirky's sake I'm incorrect

10-06-09, 02:04 PM
my scale runs a 34.9mm. it is the only thing i dislike about my scale.
you can get a shim if necessary to fix the sizing issue.

take the current post out and check for markings.
any issues help is probably only a shim (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=820) away

10-06-09, 02:20 PM
I'll sort it out. I don't believe its been sent yet, good spot guys thanks. Unluckily the Atlas posts are only the one size no 34.9 on the site thats why i didn't think when ordering.

10-06-09, 03:34 PM
kirky there are not many 34.9mm post out there at all.
best to google 34.9mm seat posts. its silly but thats the only scott problem you should ever have

10-06-09, 03:59 PM
my scale runs a 34.9mm. it is the only thing i dislike about my scale.

My Spark is the same, and parts that are just a wee bit different from the norm can be a pain in the proverbial!

10-06-09, 04:05 PM
pics of said spark? :D

10-06-09, 04:39 PM
I found an Eaton one in CF......should do :)

01-02-10, 10:03 PM
ok so I haven't posted an update in a while.....and my energy just died lol

will post updates and pics tomorrow!

05-02-10, 06:21 AM




05-02-10, 01:44 PM
well the Chain rings are new!

apparently i'd worn out my middle ring, which was causing the chain to loop up to the top and kept jamming up the cranks while i was riding (almost caused an acco twice)

so i replaced that with the RACEFACE TEAM set....pretty :)

I am also sporting a new SRAM CHAIN & CASSETTE.....almost nothing original left of the drive line or Shimano

05-02-10, 01:49 PM
That's the first white Genius I've seen.....looks much better than black imo....NICE!

05-02-10, 11:47 PM
Very nice Kirky.

Doesn't look like you miss the Yukon. :)

06-02-10, 12:54 AM
really? i thought they 50's were all white lol though mines no longer a stocker

Thanks dude, I stil lwant your Yeti though! I still get to see the Yukon, my mate has it :P haha

06-02-10, 07:31 AM
What is actually left from the original spec, Kirky?

The frame, rear shock and cup holder?

06-02-10, 08:03 AM
no cup holder dude, weight saving!

06-02-10, 09:33 AM
so when are we going to see you on a BMU ride?

06-02-10, 01:18 PM
haha when i have time dude.

I'm actually looking to conver the roadie into a fixie now.....so may see me on an alleycat or something :)

30-01-12, 03:43 PM
Havne't ridden much of late (the fixie gets more) but took it to Majura Pines last week when I had to work in ACT and had a spin. Hoping to do some more comps and riding this year (going tubeless this week)

28-01-14, 03:27 PM
Pic from out at Hornsby yesterday