Written by Jack
E-bikes are a source of debate and contention for some, and we were initially a bit hesitant to give them a try. All of that confusion faded quickly once we got a chance to ride some of the new bikes.
We recently attended Bike UP in Lecco, where we got a chance to ride the new Scott E-Genius 710 Plus. This model has an aluminum frame, equipped with Bosch Performance CX 250w engine, 500W battery, and a Purion display that allows you to view battery charge, engine mode, and speed data.
The Fox 34 Float Performance Elite Air 140mm fork and 130 mm Fox Nude, with remote control lockout, allow you to focus on the track without taking your hands off the bars.
E-Genius has the Fox dropper post remote, with 100mm of drop for the size small, and 150 mm for all other sizes.
Completing the build are the 27.5" wheels and Plus tires that guarantee a very fun ride both uphill and downhill.
We were impressed with the overall ride and added capabilities of the engine that allowed us to climb on trails that we would typically only descend. We noticed that the bike handled well, and agile despite the added weight of the engine.
We recommend giving e-bikes a try before making your official judgment, as we found this one truly enjoyable. This bike is geared toward a smaller audience than normal pedal bikes, but its usefulness and fun-factor is not to be underestimated!
The SCOTT E-Genius 710 Plus applies proven electric assist technology to a capable offroad package. ePowered by the Bosch Performance CX drive system, and in unison with our patented TwinLoc technology, allowing for three travel settings, the E-Genius 710 Plus brings another element to the mountains. Trails will never look the same. Available in the 27.5" plus wheel size.
FRAME: E-Genius 700 Plus / 6061 Alloy, custom butted tubes / tapered Headtube, BB Height adj.
TRAVEL: Front: 140mm
Rear: 130 - 90 - Lockout / Shock 190x50
FORK: FOX 34 Float Performance Elite Air, FIT4 3-Modes with low speed adj. 15x110mm QR axle / tapered steerer Reb. Adj. / Lockout
REAR SHOCK: FOX NUDE, SCOTT custom w/travel / geo adj. 3 Modes: Lockout - Traction Control -Descend, DPS / EVOL / Reb. Adj.
E.DRIVE SYSTEM: Bosch Performance CX 250w System w/500wh Battery / new Purion Display
HEADSET: Syncros Pro / Tapered 1.5" - 1 1/8 semi integ. OD 50/61mm / ID 44/55mm
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT RD-M8000-GS DM / Shadow Plus / 11 Speed
SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX SL-M7000 / Rapidfire Plus 2 way release / Ispec 2 clamp
BRAKES: Shimano BR-M8000 XT Disc 200/F and 200/Rmm SM-RT64 CL Rotor
CRANKSET: Miranda Delta 15T +8.65mm
HANDLEBAR: Syncros FL1.5 mini Riser / Alloy 7050 D.B. 12mm rise / 9° / 760mm Syncros Pro lock-on grips
H'STEM: Syncros TR1.5 2014 / 3D forged / oversize 31.8mm 1 1/8" / +6° angle
SEATPOST: FOX Transfer Dropper Remote 31.6mm / S size 100mm / M, L & XL 150mm
SEAT: Syncros XM2.0 / CROM rails
HUB (FRONT): Formula CL 811
HUB (REAR): Formula DHL 150-CL
CHAIN: Shimano CN-HG601-11
CASSETTE: Shimano CS-M8000-11 11-46 T
SPOKES: DT Swiss Champion
RIMS: Syncros X40 / 32H / 40mm Tubeless ready
TIRES:Maxxis Front: Minion DHF 2.80 x 27.5 / 3C Maxx Terra Rear: Rekon 2.80 x 27.5 3C / Maxx Speed 120TPI Kevlar Bead / EXO / TR Tubeless ready
APPROX WEIGHTS: 22 KG - 48.50 LB