The 2020 SCOTT Contessa Genius 920 was put on this earth to get up the mountains with ease and bring em down with a flash. Thanks to the bike’s TwinLoc suspension system, unique ramp control rear shock, and smart suspension kinematics, the Contessa Genius is ready to tackle whatever lies ahead on the trail.
The Genius 920 starts with a clean slate on design. They’ve taken advances made from the championship-winning SCOTT Spark chassis to cut weight and increase overall stiffness, with the most obvious being a trunnion-mount shock orientation. While this orientation frees up the top tube to be lower and lighter-weight, it also forces the bottom bracket to be beefed up to support loads from trail use. SCOTT have also used the new shock orientation to simplify the swingarm design to incorporate less moving parts. This stiffens up the Genius pedaling platform considerably, increases small-bump sensitivity, and cuts weight across the range. With it’s women’s-specific shock tune, you’re guaranteed a sweet-handling bike that can handle anything in front of it.
When it comes to performance enhancements, SCOTT didn’t stop at a new shock mount; they’ve looked to make the bike more versatile. They’ve refined their TwinLoc suspension such that each suspension setting (150mm travel, 100mm travel, lockout) has unique compression dampening and spring curves for the front suspension and rear shock, easily controllable from a small handlebar remote. SCOTT have also included a new flip chip in the rear swingarm that changes the frame’s geometry depending on use with 27.5” or 29” wheels without swapping out the fork.
A new downtube bash guard not only protects the frame from rock strikes, but it neatly tucks away a Shimano Di2 battery and allows for easy access to cable routing. Finally, SCOTT included an integrated chain guard to prevent chainsuck, and an integrated Syncros Trail Fender to protect the frame and fork seals from mud splatter. These new features enable the Genius to perfectly suit a rider’s needs for what may lie ahead.
The 2020 SCOTT Contessa Genius 920 comes spec’d with an alloy frame and swingarm, spec’d with a Syncros X-30 29″ wheelset with Maxxis 2.6″ tires (but is easily switchable to 27.5″ with different wheels). It features a SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain with Shimano MT5201 hydraulic brakes, a Syncros 2.0 dropper seatpost, and a Syncros X-30 wheelset. A Marzocchi Z2 Fork is found up front while a X-Fusion NUDE rear shock rounds out the build.
The SCOTT Genius is one of our favorite bikes at the shop, and we welcome any and all questions. Give us a call directly to the shop, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.