Scott 2020 mountain bikes: which model is right for you?

From the XC Spark to the Genius trail bike and Ransom enduro bike, we pick the most interesting bikes from the 2020 Scott range

Scot Spark 900 SL AXS

The 2020 Scott mountain bike range from is diverse and packed with goodies, with a whole host of top-class options for all disciplines. Whether you ride World Cup XC or just want a decent, simple bike to start hitting singletrack on, Scott has you covered. We’ve rounded up the most interesting bikes from the range.

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Scott says the 2020 range is the “most complete MTB product range to date”, and that the bikes have been “inspired and influenced by Scott’s pro athletes and team”. Scott says this experience and feedback filters through the entire range, affecting every model.

As is to be expected, the prices are definitely at the higher end of the spectrum, but lower price point models in each range offer options for those on a tighter budget. We are currently waiting on US pricing and will update this article once we have it.

2020 Scott Scale range overview

The Scale is Scott’s World Cup-winning hardtail cross-country bike. This is a lightning-fast bike made for pounding XC laps at the highest level — or just for going flat-out around your local singletrack. Scott says the frame is “lightweight, stiff [and] fast” and “one of the world’s lightest carbon frames”.

Scott Scale RC 900 AXS World Cup

Scott Scale RC900 AXS World Cup
The Scott Scale RC900 AXS World Cup is the top-end Scale.
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The Scale RC 900 is the most bling Scale build available. The bike features wireless SRAM AXS shifting, a three-position remote lock-out lever for the RockShox SID Ultimate fork and plenty of other top-of-the-range components.

  • Frame: Scott Scale RC (Race Concept) Carbon
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Fork: RockShox SID Ultimate RLC3 Air
  • Wheels: Syncros Silverton 1.0 carbon-fibre
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race, 2.25″
  • Brakes: SRAM Level TLM
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser iC SL Carbon
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.0 Carbon
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.5 Titanium rails
  • Price: £6,199 GBP / €6,799

Scott Scale RC 900 Team

Scott Scale RC900 Team
The Scale RC 900 Team features the same snappy top-end carbon fibre hardtail frame with a selection of quality products. It’s a gateway into all-out XC racing.
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  • Frame: Scott Scale RC (Race Concept) Carbon
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Fork: RockShox SID Select RL Air
  • Wheels: Syncros Silverton 2.5
  • Tyres: WTB Ranger, 2.25″
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8100
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 1.5 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.5
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.5 Titanium rails
  • Price: £2,999 GBP / €2,799

Scott Scale 925

Scott Scale 925
This could be a great option for aspiring racers.
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The Scale 925 features a more affordable but equally as race-friendly frame paired with Fox and Shimano XT and SLX components.

  • Frame: Scott Scale 3 Carbon
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT-SLX
  • Fork: FOX 32 Float Rhythm
  • Wheels: Syncros X-25 rims w/Formula hubs
  • Tyres: WTB Ranger, 2.25″
  • Brakes: Shimano MT501
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 2.0 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 2.0
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 2.0 CRMO rails
  • Price: £1,999 GBP / €2,199

2020 Scott Spark range overview

The 2020 Spark range is a collection of full-suspension carbon cross-country race bikes which have won at the very highest level under Nino Schurter and, in 2019, Kate Courtney too. Olympic and World Championship titles and countless World Cup wins certify this bike’s ability.

The bike gets 100mm of suspension travel front and rear and is available in four sizes.

Scott Spark RC 900 SL AXS

Scot Spark 900 SL AXS
The top-end Spark has an insanely light frame
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The top-end Scott Spark features a staggeringly light 1,799g Race Concept SL frame, wireless SRAM AXS shifting and Scott’s TwinLoc remote suspension setting/lockout system.

  • Frame: Spark RC Carbon IMP technology HMX SL
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Fork: FOX 32 SC Float Factory Air
  • Shock: FOX NUDE EVOL
  • Wheels: Syncros Silverton 1.0 SL CL
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race, 2.35″
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9100
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser iC SL Carbon
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan SL Carbon
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.0 Carbon rails
  • Price: £11,000 GBP / €11,999

Scott Spark RC900 Pro

Scott Spark RC 900 Pro
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The Spark RC900 Pro doesn’t feature wireless shifting, but otherwise, this is a very bling Spark build with Shimano XTR, a RockShox SID fork and Scott’s TwinLoc remote lockout.

  • Frame: Spark RC Carbon IMP technology HMF
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XTR
  • Fork: RockShox SID Select+ RL3 Air
  • Shock: FOX NUDE EVOL
  • Wheels: Syncros Silverton 1.5 CL
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race, 2.35″
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9100
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 1.0 Carbon
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.0 Carbon
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.5 Titanium rails
  • Price: £4,699 GBP / €5,199

Scott Spark RC900 Comp

Scott Spark RC 900 Comp
The cheapest Scott Spark is built around an aluminium chassis
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The lowest price-point Spark RC features an alloy frame and a 110mm travel fork (other models have 100mm), with Scott’s TwinLoc system taking care of remote suspension setting changes.

  • Frame: Spark RC Alloy SL 6011
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX
  • Fork: FOX 32 Float Rhythm
  • Shock: FOX Float EVOL Performace
  • Wheels: Syncros Silverton 2.5
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race / 2.35″
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7100
  • Handlebar: Syncros Fraser 2.0 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 2.0
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 2.0 chromoly rails
  • Price: £2,699 GBP / €2,999

2020 Scott Aspect hardtail range overview

The Aspect is a range of entry-level hardtails made for everyday off-road riding. They feature 100mm of front suspension travel and a 6061 Alloy frame with luggage mounts. Six sizes ensure a fit for most riders.

Scott Aspect 910

Scott Aspect 910
The Aspect is Scott’s entry-level hardtail range
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The Aspect 910 is the top-dog in the Aspect range, featuring a RockShox Silver TK fork with remote lockout control and a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

  • Frame: Aspect 900 series, Alloy 6061 Custom Butted Tubing
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK Solo Air
  • Wheels: Syncros X-20 rims w/Formula hubs
  • Tyres: Kenda Booster, 2.4″
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200
  • Handlebar: Syncros 3.0
  • Seatpost: Syncros 3.0
  • Saddle: Syncros 3.0
  • Price: £899 GBP / €999

2020 Scott Genius trail mountain bike range overview

Scott’s trail platform, the Genius, aims for lightweight shredding ability. As Scott puts it, “the Genius was put on this earth to get you up mountains with ease and to get you back down them in a flash.” Its 29in wheels and 150mm suspension travel front and rear should smooth out all but the biggest of hits.

Scott Genius 900 Ultimate AXS

Scott Genius 900 Ultimate AXS
The top-end Genius commands quite the price.
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Wireless SRAM AXS shifting and a full-carbon frame is perhaps to-be-expected at this heady price point. Fox’s Live Valve automatic suspension adjustment system reacts almost instantaneously to switch settings depending on the terrain you encounter.

  • Frame: Genius Carbon IMP technology HMX
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Fork: FOX 36 Float Live Valve Factory Air
  • Shock: FOX Float Live Valve EVOL
  • Wheels: Syncros Revelstoke 1.0 CL
  • Tyres: front Maxxis Dissector, 29 x 2.6″; rear Maxxis Rekon 29 x2.6
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120 4 Piston
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon iC SL Carbon
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer Dropper Remote
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino 1.0 Regular Carbon rails
  • Price: £10,999 GBP / €11,499

Scott Genius 940

Scott Genius 940
The Genius 940 features an interesting mix of components
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The Genius 940 is the most interesting alloy-framed Genius. The bike is outfitted with Scott’s proprietary TwinLoc remote suspension adjustment system and an interesting mix of Shimano XT and non-series components.

  • Frame: Genius Alloy SL 6011 custom butted
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT RD-M8100 SGS Shadow Plus, 12 Speed
  • Fork: FOX 34 Float Performance Air
  • Shock: FOX NUDE T EVOL
  • Wheels: Syncros X-30S rims w/Formula hubs
  • Tyres: front Maxxis Dissector 29×2.6″; rear Maxxis Rekon 29 x2.6
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4 Piston
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 2.0 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper 2.0 Remote
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino 2.0 Regular chromoly rails
  • Price: £3,299 GBP / €3,599

2020 Scott Ransom enduro range overview

The Ransom is Scott’s enduro bike, and it’s a popular choice for gravity-leaning riders looking for an all-round bike.

A carbon frame with 170mm suspension travel is the basis of this platform, which is both 27.5in and 29in wheel compatible.

Scott Ransom 900 Tuned

Scott Random 900 Tuned
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The highest price point Ransom features SRAM X01 Eagle shifting and Scott’s TwinLoc suspension remote with a Fox fork and shock, and curiously, Shimano XT brakes.

  • Frame: Ransom Carbon / IMP technology / HMX
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: FOX 36 Float Factory Air
  • Shock: FOX NUDE TR EVOL
  • Wheels: Syncros Revelstoke 1.5
  • Tyres: Front : Maxxis Minion DHF / 2.6″; Rear Maxxis Minion DHF / 2.6″
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4 Piston Disc
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon iC Rise Carbon
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer Dropper Remote
  • Saddle: Syncros Comox 1.5 Titanium Rails
  • Price: £6,999 GBP / €7,599

Scott Ransom 930

Scott Ransom 930
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The alloy-framed Ransom 930 comes at a much lower price point but still features a host of decent components, including a RockShox Yari fork and SRAM SX Eagle shifting.

  • Frame: Ransom Alloy SL 6011 custom butted
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX / Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RL Solo Air
  • Shock: X-Fusion NUDE w/TwinLoc
  • Wheels: Syncros X-30S rims w/Shimano hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.6″
  • Brakes: Shimano MT420
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 1.5 Rise Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper 2.5
  • Saddle: Syncros Comox 2.0 chromoly Rails
  • Price: £2,699 GBP / €2,999

2020 Scott electric mountain bike range overview

Scott has always been a prominent player in the e-MTB category, and for 2020 its assisted ranges grow stronger, with models across most price points and disciplines.

Scott Strike eRide 940

Scott Strike eRide 940
The Strike is Scott’s entry-level e-MTB range
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The Strike range is part of Scott’s Sport segment of e-MTBs. These bikes are for comfortable off-road cycling for hobbyist riders and feature the latest Bosch e-bike drive system. The Strike eRide 940 is the entry-level model in the range, with an alloy frame, 29-inch wheels, and TwinLoc suspension system with 140mm travel front and rear.

  • Frame: Scott eRide Alloy
  • E-bike drive system: Bosch Performance CX; 500Wh PowerTube Battery
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL Solo Air
  • Shock: X-Fusion NUDE
  • Wheels: Syncros MD30 w/Shimano hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon, 29×2.6″
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 2.0 Rise Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper 2.5
  • Saddle: Syncros ER2.5
  • Price: £3,599 GBP / €3,999

Scott Contessa Genius eRide 910

Scott Contessa Genius eRide
Contessa is Scott’s women’s-specific range of bikes
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Contessa is Scott’s women’s brand, and the Genius eRide is its electric mountain bike trail model, with an alloy frame and 29in wheels. Contessa bikes feature women-specific contact points (seat, grips, etc.) and there are three sizes, S-L, available in this Genius eRide 910 model. Other price-point Contessa Genius builds are available.

  • Frame: Contessa Genius eRide alloy
  • E-bike drive system: Bosch Performance CX; 625Wh PowerTube Battery
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: FOX 36 Rhythm Air
  • Shock: FOX Float EVOL Performace TwinLoc
  • Wheels: Syncros X-30S w/Shimano hubs
  • Tyres: front Schwalbe MagicMary 29×2.6″; rear Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29×2.6″ Snake Skin / TL-Easy / Apex / Addix Speedgrip
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 2.0 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper 2.5
  • Saddle: Syncros Savona 2.5 V-Concept
  • Price: £4,499 GBP / €5,199

Scott Genius eRIDE 930

Scott Genius eRIDE 930
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Scott describes its Genius eRide range as having “avant-garde design, cutting edge technologies and integration, and advanced battery management”. The Genius eRide 930 is a high-end trail riding e-MTB with the latest Bosch e-bike technology, 29in wheels and 150mm suspension travel front and rear.

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  • Frame: Genius eRIDE Alloy
  • E-bike drive system: Bosch Performance CX; 500Wh PowerTube Battery
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL DebonAir
  • Shock: X-Fusion NUDE
  • Wheels: Syncros X-30S w/Shimano hubs
  • Tyres: front Schwalbe MagicMary 29×2.6″; rear Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29×2.6″
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 2.0 Alloy
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan Dropper 2.5
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino 2.5 Regular
  • Price: £3,899 GBP / €4,299