Spoke Magazine

Scott Genius 720 Video Review

Posted by Caleb Smith on Wednesday May 22 2013

To go along with the print review of the Scott Genius 720 in issue 51 of Spoke we have just released the video review,
but we’ve tried something different here. That is, instead of the voice over, or the text that you have to read, we have gone for a bit more casual approach… Would be good to know what you think and if we should carry on this way in the future.

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  • Simon Duffield

    review = good

  • Caleb Wilson

    Great video review for the Scott Genuis 720, keep them coming guys. Great way to follow up the article in the latest magazine.

  • Zane

    review style good etc. Background noise (or was it music?) I found irritating. Keep the format, lose the background sounds.

  • Zane

    Oh, just to clarify, the background sound while Rod was talking is what I am referring to. The music behind the riding was fine.

  • Mark

    Best yet.

  • Hoz

    Yeah great format guys. Found the balance between the background music and Rod’s talking a bit off for me. I’m a bit deaf for sure but decreasing the music volume relative to the commentary would make a big difference. Good to have the music there but it needs to be a bit more ‘background’. Then crank it up during the riding part. Zane’s right, those car noises etc in the background were a bit distracting too. Not sure how you’d deal with that though, other than a different location for the commentary.

    Nice shorts Rod! Sweet ride styles too bro’….and the bulldozer/cloud description cracked me up. Keep up the good work!

  • Aidan

    To reiterate, this format rules.

  • Shmoo

    Lapel mic would be the key here I think lads

  • Matahina

    Great review, great riding! What track is this?

  • rod

    thanks everyone for not giving me too much shit about my 1, baldness 2, beergut 3, karate hand chops 4, mumbling and 5, skidding (well,so far). as to the track, its a bit of a grey area as to legality of riding here. we got permission, but i had to go back along the trail after with a broom and tidy up my skids. so sorry i cant tell you but we are working on a solution for all parties as we speak.

    • fatbaldmumblingningapoacher

      dem in de glass houses should notta be throwin’ dem stones so ta speak mun….on all da counts

  • Stu

    Wicked riding Rod! that track would be fun in the wet with all those roots…

  • Steve Wallace

    Very cool! Even Rodders comes across cool, great job.

  • misterfraser

    Great trail. Can see it might be fragile with a lot of riders on it. Hope the access issue can be resolved

  • Aidan

    the karate chops are excellent. can’t watch it now without going into f*ckin hysterics

  • junglist

    Im not sure why the test rider would want to make up the dream bike and then test it!!!!
    For most of us the cost of the bike is ahuge outlay , so surely it would make sense to review the bike as it comes out of the box?

    • rod

      for me there is no point testing this bike if i am used to a shorter stem and a wider bar as it will feel weird. i changed the mech and rings as i wanted to pretend the bike was mine, and i see no need for 3 rings these days or a long cage. from another view, if i had tested it out of the box, my first impressions would have been…the steering is twitchy and it rides too far over the front axle, and the shifting requires too much thought up front blah blah blah. it was more about how this frame fork wheels and brakes work together to make the ride happen, the rest is personal preference.