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Introducing the new 2022 Scott Patron eRide

The new Scott Patron eRide is a 29er bike with 160 mm of suspension travel and 454 mm chainstays. That sounds a lot like the Scott Genius eRide. Does it make any sense having two such bikes in the lineup?

2022 Scott Patron eRide 900 Ultimate
2022 Scott Patron eRide 900 Ultimate

Well, yeah, it does. The Patron eRide seems to be a quite different bike. It gets the new Bosch Smart System kit, with the big 750 Wh battery. The Patron eRide takes integration to the next level, most noticeably by integrating the shock inside the frame. Check out our video for all the details and specs.

7 different models with specs

  1. Oh deep sigh, I can’t see any point in these shock lockouts on an ebike. What a gimmick, they puts realise that this is pants.

    Maybe you’d get used to it. I rode the Scott Spark for a day and hated that twinlock. So much extra crap on the bike for very little (if any) benefit. I actually never lock out my suspension. Does anyone on an ebike? Actually interested to see if folks do…

  2. My current bikes have lockouts on the shock but I never ever use them, just no point. I hired a genius for a day, and it was a complex set of thumb leavers, that didn’t really impress me. The LBS said most people have them removed.
  3. Maybe you’d get used to it. I rode the Scott Spark for a day and hated that twinlock. So much extra crap on the bike for very little (if any) benefit. I actually never lock out my suspension. Does anyone on an ebike? Actually interested to see if folks do…

    I thought the idea was that their system wasn’t for lockout ? But for changing the suspension dynamics on the fly ??? (or is that just a posh way of saying – lockout ??)

  4. I can’t decide what’s worse, the Scott lockout/dropper sh*tshow, or the new Bosch controller.

    How, in todays day & age, do people misread the room/market so spectacularly?

  5. I sometimes do my rear suspension when I go up for a long climb… but I have to admit that I don’t notice it much. It must be psychological that makes me do it…
  6. What a mess!

    Think bosch (and scott) need to employ some ergonomics people.

    I do use the lockout on my shock, but only when pedalling uphill with the motor switched off – which is not that often. It does seem to make a noticable difference to pedalling with the motor off. But if I’m using the motor, it makes no difference at all.

  7. I sometimes use the lockout on my DVO, but I almost as often forget to open it up again before heading down…
  8. Maybe you’d get used to it. I rode the Scott Spark for a day and hated that twinlock. So much extra crap on the bike for very little (if any) benefit. I actually never lock out my suspension. Does anyone on an ebike? Actually interested to see if folks do…

    I also ride a Spark. Climbing is notably more ‘comfortable’ and efficient when you don’t have a motor to push you along. As a result, I tend to lock out my ebike, manually, should the climb be long enough to warrant it’s use. Others in the groups i ride with do so also, however the majority, don’t. Perhaps it’s a throwback to my hardtail days. Placebo maybe, however pedal bob, means that I’m wasting a little of my energy, which could be used elsewhere..

  9. I have never got Scott – whilst they had and have some of the streasiest riders in their team, the brand does nothing for me and their bikes are just so fecking ugly.

    I thought they might have turned a corner with the new spark, I saw Brendogs one from the launch video in MB Cyclery which had bee shorn off all the lepper levers and looked awesome, but this eels another design from a design team playing blind mans bluff

  10. I will wait until they set siri to control all those settings and trade all those switches by a microfone at the stem, so that I can whisper at my ebikes’ ears what I want it to do… unlock this, lock that, etc
  11. Haibike called and want their ugly crown back

    I hate to say it …. I quite like it ! :) It looks a bit like the love child of a Decoy, a Colander, a Sur Ron lightbee and one of those weird thing you buy to press logs out of old newspapers ….

    I don’t know … it just appeals visually when everything else is starting to look very "samey" (is that a word ?)

    On the flip side, this could just mean that I should really really consider holding off any dating at the moment …. Vote below …. :) :unsure: 🤯

  12. Maybe you’d get used to it. I rode the Scott Spark for a day and hated that twinlock. So much extra crap on the bike for very little (if any) benefit. I actually never lock out my suspension. Does anyone on an ebike? Actually interested to see if folks do…

    On the genius non ebike it’s fantastic – geometry changes at the flick of a button. Think of it like a remote for adding tokens to the shock rather than a traditional dampening switch. Fully open for a raked out down hill ride, mid setting and you have a steep sharp steering short travel bike.

    I’d love to try fitting that shock technology into my levo sl.

  13. I like it. As I do their Ransom. However I’m waiting a couple of years to see what integrated motor/gearbox fs models are about, before committing. Personally, I really like the idea of a fully enclosed rear shock👌
  14. Really used the lockout on my Genius a lot – on my eGenius ……. never really.

    If they wanted to make a change – have a handlebar layout something similar to the Levo (about the only thing I like on them) – on the left a simple, easy to use power selector and a dropper post lever and on the right the trigger shifter.

    If they want to make a statement to match the hidden shock …..
    Rohloff hub with internal cable routing (or wireless) and the same with the dropper post.

  15. Surely the bike isn’t t aimed at people wanting to get rowdy on the trails – I look at this think as some of the older locals I know who like to ride out from Reigate where I live along the north downs way over towards Leith hill etc.

    Probably a 40mile ride there and back of gentle Singletrack, and the bike would be perfect for that. I see it as more of tool for that kind of riding.

    the majority of ebikers I see local to me are older ladies and gentlemen whereby the EMTB has given their riding ability a new lease of life, and it’s definitely a lucrative market.

  16. Seems the norm for a regular EMTB has gone from 23kg to 25kg in the last two years.

    Well of course, 2 years ago a 500watt battery was the norm. Now a days allot of people feel like a 600watt is small and most bikes come with 600+watt batteries. Hence the more common heavier bikes.

  17. The calls for more integration had driven the weight up as well. External batteries look bobbins but the bikes were lighter.
  18. Well of course, 2 years ago a 500watt battery was the norm. Now a days allot of people feel like a 600watt is small and most bikes come with 600+watt batteries. Hence the more common heavier bikes.

    Thats my point, it seems the market as a whole is prepared to accept heavier bikes in the quest for longer range.

  19. That’s my point, it seems the market as a whole is prepared to accept heavier bikes in the quest for longer range.

    It’s one of the main reasons I’m in no hurry to buy a new bike; as I want the Holy Grail of light weight and long range I need Elon to pull his finger out and develop some much more energy dense cells.

  20. Only lightish bigger capacity bikes I can think of are Santa Cruz Bullit (630Wh ) and 2022 Levo (700wh battery) that are in the 22KG region, maybe there’s a couple more out there from smaller brands (Rotwild?)
  21. The Bullit is a lovely bike to ride downhill, especially when it get a tight and twisty, but the EP8 is very disappointing; both in power delivery and range. I haven’t ridden a ’22 Levo yet, so can’t comment on how it rides but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t very good.
  22. Yeah Rotwild has some great bikes, I really like their equivalent of the Kenevo SL, which is very similar geo wise, but uses the same motor/battery concept as the Orbea Rise. Bonus is the battery is easily removable, and they have enabled the motor to give full power if required.

  23. Only lightish bigger capacity bikes I can think of are Santa Cruz Bullit (630Wh ) and 2022 Levo (700wh battery) that are in the 22KG region, maybe there’s a couple more out there from smaller brands (Rotwild?)

    Wasn’t the 2019/20 carbon Levo with 700wh battery about 22kg as well?

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