Earlier this year we visited Scott in Switzerland to preview the new 2020 Genius eRide electric bikes. Powered by the mighty Bosch Gen 4 system.
We've been working alongside Scott now for some years, offering their eBike range in the UK. In July they invited us out to Switzerland to their brand new HQ to preview the latest line up of 2020 Scott electric bikes. Whilst we viewed the whole range, there was one particular range of eBikes which caught our eye - The newly designed Scott Genius eRide range for 2020.
The 150mm travel Genius electric mountain bikes have been popular for many years given their versatility as a one-bike-does-it-all trail machine. For 2020, the range is completely revamped to include the new Bosch Gen 4 Performance CX motor & 625Wh battery setup.
There are 3 main models in the range, with the top 700 TUNED model featuring a brand new carbon frame - a first for Scott in their eMTB line-up.
Whilst we'll be offering the Genius eRide range with 29" wheels. The frame on the 2020 Scott Genius is completely interchangeable for both 27.5+ and 29" wheels. This is because of Scott's clever flip chip technology, simply change the wheels and flip the chip to retain the same BB height for any riders preference on wheels.
The Scott Genius eRide bikes have a 625Wh battery as standard within the frame. The user can opt for the 'Range Booster' which adds a secondary 500Wh Bosch battery to a specific mount within the frame which fits onto the bottle cage slots.
This results in a total range power of 1125Wh for maximum miles on your eBike without worry.
Scott developed a fork stop headset for the Genius eRIDE. It restricts the range of motion to 60 degrees, preventing the fork crown from impacting the frame, protecting you and your new Scott Genius electric bike.
The new Bosch Performance CX Gen 4 eBike motor is 48% smaller which allows the Scott engineers to integrate it further into the frame.
The motor area is exposed to potential trail impacts, therefore Scott has developed a new specific skid plate. Codenamed the - Impact Damper. It's reinforced to handle impacts, is covered with a rubber layer to reduce noise and is ventilated to improve drive unit airflow.
2020 Scott Genius eRide eBike Range
With 150mm of travel and 29" wheels, the new Scott Genius 2020 electric bikes are highly capable. Offering plenty of travel for most bike parks and technical tracks, whilst still feeling playful on singletrack or XC routes.
Scott Genius eRIDE 900 TUNED 2020
The Scott Genius 900 TUNED is the top-spec model in the Genius range. It's the only model to feature a carbon frame, wheels, bars and stem. Offered with top-spec Sram X01 Eagle 12-Speed drivetrain, Shimano XT twin pot disc brakes & full factory series Kashima coated Fox shocks.
Priced at £6,799 / More Info - Scott Genius eRIDE 900 TUNED
Scott Genius eRIDE 910 2020
The Genius 910 is the mid-spec model offered with Fox suspension front and rear on an alloy frame. Finished with Sram GX Eagle 12-Speed drivetrain, MT520 Shimano disc brakes and an alloy Syncros wheelset.
Priced at £5,399 / More Info - Scott Genius eRIDE 910
Scott Genius eRIDE 920 2020
The Genius 920 is the base model for 2020 featuring a similar spec to the above. This time with the entry-level Sram SX group set, Shimano brakes and a Schwalbe Magic Mary Front / Hans Dampf rear tyre combo.
Priced at £4,499 / More Info - Scott Genius eRIDE 920
The Genius range has always been a great line up and popular with trail riders. It's a great crossover from regular MTB bike to eMTB, with many already owning a non-pedal assist Scott.
The range looks good and we expect the limited edition 900 TUNED model to be popular with its top-end components - It looks incredible! We have models in stock right now with others arriving over the coming months including the Genius 900, which is expected in the new year.
Welcome to the next generation of eBike with the new Genius eRIDE 2020. Avant-garde design, cutting edge technologies, integration and advanced battery management.
The Scott Genius places a priority on the riding experience. This is the ultimate choice for riders who want confidence when the terrain gets rougher! Where will your Genius eBike take you?