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Price reduced to £3899 in our end of summer MTB sale
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The Scott e-contessa genius will go anywhere and is the ultimate off road machine for someone looking for adventure. It offers all of the quality that you would expect from a Scott bike – excellent gears, brakes and suspension combined with the latest Shimano motor and the largest battery neatly integrated into the frame.
The assist part
The motor in this bike is the new Shimano steps 8000. This came to the market in 2017 and has been very well received and Scott have committed to Shimano in a big way this year with a most of their premium end bikes featuring this system. The motor has a very natural feel to it and responds to your needs with no sudden thrusting of power, while maintaining support at a consistent level all the way up your climb. There are 3 levels of assistance to choose from : Eco, Normal and Boost with Boost giving up to 70 Newton Metres of torque which translates to over 300% assistance – that’s 300% added to your efforts.
The battery has a capacity of 500 watt hours – this will give you a range, depending on the level of assistance and the terrain of between 30 and 70 miles. Using the bike in varying modes and on a mixed terrain you should be able to get 50 miles of assisted riding.
The battery is neatly integrated into the frame and the Scott engineering department have worked hard to ensure that the aesthetics and aero dynamics of the non electric version are maintained. They have developed their own engine covers to provide a great finish and protection for both the battery and the motor so as to cope with all conditions.
The Bike bits
Scott’s genius range of bikes are for hard use on the trails and as such will deal with everything you can throw at it. The front suspension is Rock Shox with 140 mm of travel and this can be locked out from the handle bars. The rear shock meanwhile has 3 modes of travel with up to 150 mm of travel, again all controllable remotely from the handle bars.
There are 11 gears to choose from using the Sram NX 11. This gives all the ratios you should need from a massive 42 teeth first gear for steep ascents down to 11 teeth on the smallest cog.
The brakes are a very good standard of Shimano hydraulic with large rotors of 203 mm for maximum stopping power.
Adjust your seats. Scott have provided a Syncros dropper seat post with up to 120 mm of travel – and of course all controlled from the handle bars.
The wheel size is 27.5 inch, which we thinks is the ideal size for the trails and the tyres are plus size. At 2.8 inches wide (normal mtb tyres are about 2.3 inches) they have the advantage of additional traction and control but with only a very small amount (1%) of additional rolling resistance.
This is a great looking but more importantly (to some!) a great performing mtb equipped with the latest in electrical assist and non electric components. Come and see it in our shop and give it a go!