Scott 2017 Genius 710 Plus Full Suspension MTB - Grey £2249 @ Start fitness
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Scott 2017 Genius 710 Plus Full Suspension MTB - Grey £2249 @ Start fitness

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Found 16th Apr
Reduced from RRP £4,699.00. Available sizes S,M,L

Specs:

Frame: Genius PLUS Carbon / IMP / HMF /, BB92 / Alloy swingarm with


180PM, U-Mono Link / Tapered Headtube, IDS SL dropouts for 148x12mm


Boost, 3.0" Tire clearance / BB height adj., 130mm rear travel

Fork:


FOX 34 Float Performance Elite Air, FIT4 3-Modes with low speed adj. /


15x110mm QR axle, tapered steerer / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 140mm travel

Rear


Shock: FOX NUDE, SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj., 3 modes: Lockout -


Traction Control -Descend, DPS / EVOL / Reb. Adj., Travel 130 - 90 -


Lockout / 190X50mm

Remote System: SCOTT TwinLoc Remote Technology, 3 modes front and rear / integ. Grip clamp

Headset: Syncros FL 2.0 Press Fit Angle 0,7°, Tapered 1.5" - 1 1/8" OD 50/61mm / ID 44/55mm

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8000 SGS, DM / Shadow Plus / 22 Speed

Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M8025-E / DM

Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M8000-I / Rapidfire Plus, 2 way release / Ispec 2 clamp

Brakes: Shimano SLX M7000 Disc, 180mm F & R / SM-RT64 CL Rotor

Crankset: Shimano XT FC-M8000-B2 / Hollowtech 2, 34x24 T

BB-Set: Shimano SM-BB71-41A / shell 41x89.5mm

Handlebar: Syncros FL1.5 mini Riser / Alloy 7050D.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 XM1.5 / Titanium rails

Hub (Front): Syncros TR2.0 Plus CL / 15x110mm, made by DT Swiss

Hub (Rear): Syncros TR2.0 Plus CL / Boost 148x12mm, RWS axle / made by DT Swiss

Chain: Shimano CN-HG601

Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-M7000 / 11-42 T

Spokes: DT Swiss Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 Black

Rims: Syncros XR2.0 Plus / 28H / 35mm, 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 weight: 13.30kg, 29.32lbs
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eraldo2 h, 30 m ago

Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.


You stick with your £45 sports direct bike

Decent bike and spec for the money
eraldo6 h, 9 m ago

Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.


people have hobbies, deal with it, live choices that is all..
this bike is very reasonable a great spec and is very off-road capable, just because you don’t ride bikes doesn’t mean others don’t.
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 17th Apr
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The weight of the bike is a bit off! Ir actually weighs 12.8Kg, the same as the 2017 Spark 710 Plus. I don't understand why it weighs so much though, because those 2.8 Maxxis tyres are only 20 grams heavier than the Maxxis Ardent 2.25 that I run on my 2014 Spark 730, and that weighs 12.3Kg and that has a carbon main frame and alloy rear swing arm too. However, this is the cheapest I've seen this bike for by £1000 and it uses a Shimano groupset and not rubbish SRAM. Go and buy this bike now or I might be tempted myself even though my 2014 Spark is still going strong!
It's a good deal and a lot of bike. Personally I'm a giant trance owner and fan. I got a trance two for £1800 in the end of year sale . It's the best time to bargain hunt as all the new year models are out and price are slashed .. but heat from me ..
I know it's nit picking but for this price I kind of wanted some spiked platform pedals....even if I did have my own! Seems like a genuinely good deal though!!
Great bike for the money.
winter_zombie12 h, 33 m ago

It's a good deal and a lot of bike. Personally I'm a giant trance owner …It's a good deal and a lot of bike. Personally I'm a giant trance owner and fan. I got a trance two for £1800 in the end of year sale . It's the best time to bargain hunt as all the new year models are out and price are slashed .. but heat from me ..


How do you find the Trance 2?

Was set on getting one but can’t decide if I want a 29er now. Mainly trails riding, Gisburn, Dalby, Leeds bike park etc.

Just bought my boy a new Giant Talon 2 and impressed with it
Edited by: "HaroFreestyler" 16th Apr
Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.
eraldo2 h, 30 m ago

Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.


You stick with your £45 sports direct bike

Decent bike and spec for the money
eraldo6 h, 9 m ago

Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.


people have hobbies, deal with it, live choices that is all..
this bike is very reasonable a great spec and is very off-road capable, just because you don’t ride bikes doesn’t mean others don’t.
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 17th Apr
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richt20 h, 58 m ago

The weight of the bike is a bit off! Ir actually weighs 12.8Kg, the same …The weight of the bike is a bit off! Ir actually weighs 12.8Kg, the same as the 2017 Spark 710 Plus. I don't understand why it weighs so much though, because those 2.8 Maxxis tyres are only 20 grams heavier than the Maxxis Ardent 2.25 that I run on my 2014 Spark 730, and that weighs 12.3Kg and that has a carbon main frame and alloy rear swing arm too. However, this is the cheapest I've seen this bike for by £1000 and it uses a Shimano groupset and not rubbish SRAM. Go and buy this bike now or I might be tempted myself even though my 2014 Spark is still going strong!


Rubbish SRAM...ok mate, nice one, would have have the SRAM over Shimano anyday of the week
Edited by: "windta1ker" 17th Apr
windta1ker6 m ago

Rubbish SRAM...ok mate, nice one, would have have the SRAM over Shimano …Rubbish SRAM...ok mate, nice one, would have have the SRAM over Shimano anyday of the week


I think someone got offended
eraldo8 h, 17 m ago

Anyone that buys a bicycle for a price like this has more money than sense.


Or maybe they work hard, or ride competitively?

I threw my old Kona hardtail down a steep downhill section on Saturday and wouldn’t want my life to have been in the balance on a £50 Argos special. Proper biking needs quality and quality costs money.

I’ll be spending a lot on my new bike by saving up for it, not because I have too much money.
Well reviewed here
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StuartGrierson31 m ago

I think someone got offended


Bit presumptuous, I’ve run both, prefer SRAM, how does that mean I’m offended
sram is ok just reassuringly expensive, if shimano hadnt issued that 11-46 XT as an after thought i'd be keener,
i run the XT on two bikes one bike is flawless the other just doesnt like the cassette,
my new bike i have gone back to sram GX with a sunrace cassette, much prefer the feel of an XTR lever over the plasticy feel of Sram. all personal preference.
SRAM have definately led with the 11 and 12 speed, cant wait for shimanos next offering
HaroFreestyler9 h, 38 m ago

How do you find the Trance 2?Was set on getting one but can’t decide if I w …How do you find the Trance 2?Was set on getting one but can’t decide if I want a 29er now. Mainly trails riding, Gisburn, Dalby, Leeds bike park etc. Just bought my boy a new Giant Talon 2 and impressed with it


I love the trance 2. I had my local bike shop (Sherwood pines) get a demo bike in. The giant rep sent a trance 1 I had a blast around for a hour and I had a massive smile. My local bike shop could not get near the price I saw of £1800 for a trance 2. Brought my bike from Rutland cycles. The trance 2 is by far the best spec bike on the market at that price point.
winter_zombie24 m ago

I love the trance 2. I had my local bike shop (Sherwood pines) get a …I love the trance 2. I had my local bike shop (Sherwood pines) get a demo bike in. The giant rep sent a trance 1 I had a blast around for a hour and I had a massive smile. My local bike shop could not get near the price I saw of £1800 for a trance 2. Brought my bike from Rutland cycles. The trance 2 is by far the best spec bike on the market at that price point.


I've tried the Trance 2 and Trance 3 but the 3 felt a bit cheap compared to the 2. As you say, the spec is amazing for the money.

My only slight concern was the head tube angle as it made the front wheel feel like it was sticking out a long way, but then my current steed is a 10 year old Kona Hoss on 26" wheels so it might be that.

I almost bought the 2 a few weeks back when All Terrain Cycles had 20% discount taking it down to £1980 ish. I was out at the time (Saturday) and decided I would sort it on the Sunday and order it - by the time I'd got round to it the sale period had finished and it was full price again, gutted!!

But now I'm back on the 27.5 vs 29" wheel debate after buying my sons new Giant with 27.5" wheels - he's so quicker than me at climbing now so not sure if I need 29" for faster speeds. Don't want to lose the steering/handling of the 27.5 though.

I'm off to Whistler soon for a wedding so hoping to try a few bikes out on the bike park there so I might be able to get a 27.5/29 back to back test whilst there.
29 for speed 27.5 for agility

i just got a 27.5 and thinking i should have gone 29, i also have a 29er lefty around 10-10.5kg hardtail its lightning quick.
but i find i use it for rides that arent as adrenaline heavy but far longer.

if you are quick on a 29 you'll be quick on a 27.5,

one thing for sure riding my 26er steel cotic i really notice the increased effort i have to put in compared to mates on 29 wheels, hence its getting moved on next week.
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 17th Apr
matthew_crawford7 h, 39 m ago

You stick with your £45 sports direct bikeDecent bike and spec for the …You stick with your £45 sports direct bikeDecent bike and spec for the money


Anyone with a comment like that is even jealous or can't ride well. Good find though I was gutted at the 130 rear. Genuinely want a 150mm 29er genius but don't want to fork out full Scott prices. Got a Capra 29er on order. 2 months to wait though
Just ordered half a dozen.
Biggushlong21 h, 42 m ago

I know it's nit picking but for this price I kind of wanted some spiked …I know it's nit picking but for this price I kind of wanted some spiked platform pedals....even if I did have my own! Seems like a genuinely good deal though!!


For that price I would want hands free, Gps, passenger infotainment, metallic paint, tyre sensors, reverse parking camera, free servicing for at least three years and free insurance as well!
Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer - reduced to merely very expensive, prohibitively so - unless of course you're one of those middle-age Team-Sky wannabes you see squeezed into spandex on the roads.
Edited by: "SimyJo" 17th Apr
HaroFreestyler2 h, 50 m ago

Or maybe they work hard, or ride competitively?I threw my old Kona …Or maybe they work hard, or ride competitively?I threw my old Kona hardtail down a steep downhill section on Saturday and wouldn’t want my life to have been in the balance on a £50 Argos special. Proper biking needs quality and quality costs money. I’ll be spending a lot on my new bike by saving up for it, not because I have too much money.


Just think how fun it would have been though on a £59 Argos bike weighing half a ton and having zilch breaking capacity over 3 MPH
SimyJo14 m ago

Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer …Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer - reduced to merely very expensive, prohibitively so - unless of course you're one of those middle-age Team-Sky wannabes you see squeezed into spandex on the roads.


Value is subjective/relative.

To me, spending £2500 and over on a bike is a sound investment, it will be used none stop for 10 years or more and will give me a good level of fitness and enjoyment and it means I will spend many weekends out with my son and my friends having a great time.

Then you get people that blow £2500 on a 1 week holiday to Spain, or blow it down the local William Hill. They find that good value whereas I prefer to spend my money on bikes. It's up to the individual what they find the best investment of their income.

And don't forget, not everybody is on £5/hour, to some people £2500 might be 1 weeks wage (not me by the way!!).

And yes I am middle aged, but no spandex in view.
whatyadoinsucka2 h, 5 m ago

29 for speed 27.5 for agility i just got a 27.5 and thinking i …29 for speed 27.5 for agility i just got a 27.5 and thinking i should have gone 29, i also have a 29er lefty around 10-10.5kg hardtail its lightning quick.but i find i use it for rides that arent as adrenaline heavy but far longer.if you are quick on a 29 you'll be quick on a 27.5, one thing for sure riding my 26er steel cotic i really notice the increased effort i have to put in compared to mates on 29 wheels, hence its getting moved on next week.



I’ve only got two bikes but swapped my old Specialized Hardrock (26”) across to 1x10. Hadn’t appreciated how much less effort the commute was on my CX (also 1x10 but 29” wheels) before that point lol.

Good deal.
SimyJo1 h, 24 m ago

Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer …Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer - reduced to merely very expensive, prohibitively so - unless of course you're one of those middle-age Team-Sky wannabes you see squeezed into spandex on the roads.


You know Team-sky don’t ride MTB don’t you? So why would any ‘wannabes’ buy this?
Fantastic bike at a fantastic price
SimyJo1 h, 31 m ago

Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer …Ridiculously & astronomically expensive RRP as deemed by the manufacturer - reduced to merely very expensive, prohibitively so - unless of course you're one of those middle-age Team-Sky wannabes you see squeezed into spandex on the roads.


you say that but a quick google would have told you that seatpost is £270 and fork is £780.
the majority of people who would buy this bike would not be wearing spandex and probably not be massive team sky fans, who go out for a ride and stop for coffee and a cake..
you got the wrong sport, sport..

ps. that said i would not get into a conversation about £250 seatpost that go up and down to a non mountain biker as they simply would not get it. a hint, it drops out the way on downhills and will aid your ability to have children
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 17th Apr
davidmatthewbrown76 m ago

You know Team-sky don’t ride MTB don’t you? So why would any ‘wannabes’ buy …You know Team-sky don’t ride MTB don’t you? So why would any ‘wannabes’ buy this?Fantastic bike at a fantastic price


It was more of a general term for the middle aged enthusiastic wannabees squeezed into spandex that tear around our village roads.
SimyJo39 s ago

It was more of a general term for the middle aged enthusiastic wannabees …It was more of a general term for the middle aged enthusiastic wannabees squeezed into spandex that tear around our village roads.


do you live in peaslake :0)
whatyadoinsucka4 m ago

you say that but a quick google would have told you that seatpost is £270 …you say that but a quick google would have told you that seatpost is £270 and fork is £780.the majority of people who would buy this bike would not be wearing spandex and probably not be massive team sky fans, who go out for a ride and stop for coffee and a cake..you got the wrong sport, sport..ps. that said i would not get into a conversation about £250 seatpost that go up and down to a non mountain biker as they simply would not get it. a hint, it drops out the way on downhills and will aid your ability to have children


Christ!, when did bikes get so expensive?
£780 for a fork?, £270 for a seat post?.
Lmao!... Too funny!
SimyJo17th Apr

Christ!, when did bikes get so expensive?£780 for a fork?, £270 for a seat …Christ!, when did bikes get so expensive?£780 for a fork?, £270 for a seat post?. Lmao!... Too funny!


you got to shop around, i got a £590 fox kashima fork earlier this year (using quidco and a 15% code), next best price was £755. its now £800+

that said my latest bike i paid 190 euros on a german site for a fox rhythm fork that would retail for £450-500 if they were stocked by uk businesses. with companies wanting £100-160 a service (interval of 50-60 hours) I've bought a spare ..
whatyadoinsucka1 m ago

you got to shop around, i got a £590 fox kashima fork earlier this year …you got to shop around, i got a £590 fox kashima fork earlier this year (using quidco and a 15% code), next best price was £755. its now £800+that said my latest bike i paid 190 euros on a german site for a fox rhythm fork that would retail for £450-500 if they were stocked by uk businesses. with companies wanting £100-160 a service (interval of 50-60 hours) I've bought a spare ..


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whatyadoinsucka45 m ago

you got to shop around, i got a £590 fox kashima fork earlier this year …you got to shop around, i got a £590 fox kashima fork earlier this year (using quidco and a 15% code), next best price was £755. its now £800+that said my latest bike i paid 190 euros on a german site for a fox rhythm fork that would retail for £450-500 if they were stocked by uk businesses. with companies wanting £100-160 a service (interval of 50-60 hours) I've bought a spare ..


To be fair, the bike shop round here wants £80 for a basic bleed. They throw in a wipe down of the frame at no extra charge, though...
DIY or die.
SimyJo1 h, 0 m ago

It was more of a general term for the middle aged enthusiastic wannabees …It was more of a general term for the middle aged enthusiastic wannabees squeezed into spandex that tear around our village roads.


Think you need to get out and about more, trail centres and places like the peaks are full of people from all ages and genders riding bike of all prices. If you are going to generalise, spandex/Lyra is not worn by many MTB’ers . Think it would be better to stick to the ‘all the gear, no idea’ stereotype for expensive mountain bikes
Edited by: "davidmatthewbrown7" 17th Apr
HaroFreestyler2 h, 21 m ago

.Then you get people that blow £2500 on a 1 week holiday to Spain


you clearly don't have kids

I'd snap their hand off for £2.5k
priced up Tenerife for a week in October on jet 2 holidays and then Tui & Thomas Cook anmd cheapest was £3.5k for 3star self catering

need a new plan lol
dodgymix17th Apr

you clearly don't have kids I'd snap their hand off for £2.5kpriced up …you clearly don't have kids I'd snap their hand off for £2.5kpriced up Tenerife for a week in October on jet 2 holidays and then Tui & Thomas Cook anmd cheapest was £3.5k for 3star self catering need a new plan lol


I do have two kids, our summer holidays cost a ridiculous amount.

In fact any holiday/break costs a ridiculous amount and to add to that my wife is a teacher so even if we could get away without the kids we never can. Our 10 day holiday to Cornwall last year cost over £4k in total, and it pissed it down for 5 days! As a parent you just get done over regardless of where you go these days.

I was trying to point out that a single bloke might spend the same on a holiday that some spend on a bike and that is OK, the point being we all have different needs/values etc.
davidmatthewbrown730 m ago

Think you need to get out and about more, trail centres and places like …Think you need to get out and about more, trail centres and places like the peaks are full of people from all ages and genders riding bike of all prices. If you are going to generalise, spandex/Lyra is not worn by many MTB’ers .


Good advice.

We went to the Leeds Urban Bike Park on Saturday with our bike club and spent most of the day there. It was sunny, and it was being used by such a broad spectrum of people that it was quite inspiring to see how all inclusive it was, gender, age, size, race, style, nothing mattered.

There were middle aged dudes like me on MTB/BMX and dirt jumpers. Kids on small bikes, BMX and MTB and everything in between.

Bikes worth £8k and bikes worth £100 and everybody just enjoyed the day, the company and the weather. There were experts there training for races that helped out the kids just starting out and nobody was there to judge or be judged.

It was a lovely day where you realise what a great sport cycling is.
This is a great deal. If you care about cycling and you find yourself doing quite a bit you will reap the rewards and pleasure of riding a machine this well engineered. My 2014 Intense Spider 29C is still running like a dream, otherwise I’d be interested.
Great spec for the money. Trails are starting to dry out too woohoo.
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