The new season of 2022 Scott Tuned bikes & gear grows bigger than ever, expanding to include two new disciplines this coming year. The annual Tuned collection had focused more on mid-longer travel mountain bikes in years past, but with new Spark XC & Addict Gravel bikes debuted this year the off-road collection expands to include 6 bikes and all the gear you’ll need for riding anything from gravel to downhill…
2022 Scott Tuned off-road collection
Scott Tuned highlights the top-tier of the Swiss brand’s off-road bikes, built up with uncompromising component spec, and then accessorized with matching riding gear from head-to-toe.
For 2022, Tuned simplifies your color coordination by simply eliminating almost any color (like last year’s blues). The entire 2022 line-up is matte black & semi-gloss white, with just a few hints of iridescent logos.
2022 Tuned bikes… gravel to DH
Six bikes make up 2022 Scott Tuned – the gravel Addict Gravel, XC Spark, all-mountain any-trail Genius, enduro Ransom Tuned, DH Gambler Tuned, and Patron eRide e-bike.
The 9000€ Addict Gravel Tuned is the latest bike addition, with the new gravel bike debuting back in midsummer. Spec’d with a SRAM Red AXS 2×12 drivetrain and 45mm Schwalbe G-One Race tires on aero carbon DT Swiss GRC 1100 wheels, it’s also the biggest deviation from the previously MTB-only tuned family.
The other all-new bike this past summer is the 9500€ Spark 900 Tuned, which earned an honorable mention in our Editor’s Choice this year with its Bold-inspired hidden rear shock. Built up with slightly longer 130mm Fox 34 forks (vs. the 120mm travel SID on its World Cup XC-racing brethren) the Spark 900 Tuned is surprisingly both trail-capable AND cross-country race-ready, with a nice mix of SRAM X01 AXS Eagle 12sp drivetrain, Shimano XTR brakes, and carbon Syncros Silverton wheels & Fraser iC SL DC 1-piece cockpit. There’s no cleaner-looking stealth mountain bike than this one.
Step up to 150mm of travel and the 8500€ Genius 900 Tuned is ready for any trail. The Genius Tuned has probably been around the longest of this collection, but it stays fresh with Fox Factory suspension & dropper, SRAM X01 AXS Eagle, XTR 4-piston brakes, carbon Syncros Revelstoke wheels & a 1-piece carbon Hixon iC SL cockpit.
At 9500€, the Ransom 900 Tuned has enduro covered with 170mm of 29er travel. It gets built with almost the same spec as the Genius, just scaled up to a stiffer, longer Fox 38 fork & beefier tires for more technical riding. Itis more expensive, but at less than 1kg heavier than the big trail bike, it’s probably quite versatile for such a big bike.
Last up in the pedal-ly mountain bikes is the 9600€ full-on downhill race-ready Gambler 900 Tuned. Debuted a couple of years back now, the World Cup DH bike is one of the lightest at 15kg, most adjustable race bikes out there – making suspension progression, geometry & wheelsizes all easy to adapt on race day. Spec’d with Fox Factory suspension, SRAM X01 DH 7sp, XT 4-piston brakes, a Hixon iC DH bolt-on cockpit, and alloy RaceFace Atlas wheels wrapped in 2.5″ Assegai tires… this bike is DH race-ready out of the box.
You can’t quite leave the 9000€ Patron eRide 900 Tuned eMTB out of the mix, as it’s oddly “not that expensive” compared to the extremes of some e-bikes. (The Patron eRide 900 Ultimate spec sells for 12,000€!) The long-travel trail Patron eRide is actually the newest platform here, debuting back in September with 160mm front & rear but sliding in between the e-Genius & e-Ransom with extended battery range. With 750Wh of juice hidden inside, the Bosch CX powered eMTB combines Fox Factory suspension with a hidden shock, plus GX Eagle mechanical drivetrain & XT 4-piston to carry you further.
Matching Tuned kit
If you spend 8500-9600€ on a fancy new Tuned bike, you might as well get the matching Tuned kit & gear too, right? For next season there are four black & white Scott Tuned helmets from gravel to all-mountain half shells to DH, 80€ goggles or 90€ sunglasses, gravel or trail gloves, light 100€ or medium-protection 130€ knee pads, 180€ clipless gravel or 100€ flat all-mountain shoes, and a 200€ protector hydration backpack or 50€ hip pack.
Kit-wise there are three options. Short black 100€ outer shorts and fitted dark gray 70€ short-sleeve jersey for gravel. Or more loose-fitting all-black 150€ shorts, 130€ pants, and both 80€ short & 90€ long-sleeve jerseys for any type of mountain biking. Or pick up a 40€ mesh-back Tuned Cap for styling off-the-bike.
Matchy-matchy from your local Scott dealer.