SCOR 4060 LT GX review

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SCOR’s 4060 LT is Swiss brand BMC’s spin-off gravity-fuelled enduro mountain bike. This long-travel, 29in wheel enduro bike uses the same frame as the shorter-travel 4060 ST. The 4060 LT GX I’ve tested here is designed to be all about fun, aimed at good times, not lap times. However, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not capable.

SCOR 4060 LT GX frame and suspension

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SCOR has used carbon fibre throughout the 4060 LT GX’s build. The 4060 LT dishes out 160mm of rear-wheel travel from its co-rotating twin-link, virtual pivot suspension platform chosen to help give the bike a playful ride character. The lower link drives the shock, and this layout keeps the weight low within the full carbon fibre frame. While the bike has an air shock, the seat tube tunnel will accept coil shocks.

SCOR has used carbon fibre throughout the 4060’s construction to enable it to create the complex shapes needed, plus add additional frame features. These include guided internal cable routing that contributes to the bike’s neat appearance and a down tube stash box with just enough space for a multi-t ool or small inner tube. Its highlight is the spare reach derailleur hanger that lives inside.

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Cables are routed internally for a neat aesthetic. Inside the frame’s front triangle, there’s space for a water bottle on the down tube and tool mount bosses under the top tube. The 4060 frameset features a flip chip that, along with a few component changes, can morph the 4060 LT into a 4060 ST with 140mm travel. To make the transformation fully, the shock stroke needs shortening from 62.5mm to 57.5mm, and a 150mm fork with the bottom headset cup rotated 180 degrees to steepen the head tube needs to be installed. Crucially, the flip chip needs to be run in the relevant LT or ST position because if it is run in the wrong setting, the rear tyre could rub the seat tube.

SCOR 4060 LT GX geometry

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The head tube angle is slack at 63.8 degrees, with the effective seat tube angle a steep 77.9 degrees. There are four sizes in the SCOR range, from small to extra-large, with geometry intended to make the bike capable over a wide variety of trails. The medium-size bike tested here comes with a slack 63.8-degree head tube angle and a steep 77.9-degree effective seat tube angle. Reach values aren’t overly stretched out, but provide plenty of space to move around the bike. The medium size has a reach of 459mm. One interesting figure is the very low stack height at 612mm. This is 2cm lower than the new small Canyon Strive CFR, which shares a similar reach number.

This should help keep weight on the front wheel while climbing, but the low handlebar height could make descending less comfortable. Chainstay lengths are also very short for a 29in-wheel bike at 432mm. This is the same across all sizes, and each frame size shares the same 21mm bottom bracket drop. The medium frame on test here has a 425mm seat tube length. All sizes should enable riders to size up or down if they fit between sizes, depending on whether they want a more playful or stable bike.

Seat angle (degrees)77.977.977.977.9
Head angle (degrees)63.863.863.863.8
Chainstay (mm)432432432432
Seat tube (mm)400425440470
Top tube (mm)562590621655
Head tube (mm)8799115127
Fork offset (mm)44444444
Bottom bracket drop (mm)21212121
Bottom bracket height (mm)348348348348
Wheelbase (mm)1,2061,2301,2551,285
Standover (mm)722731739749
Stack (mm)601612626637
Reach (mm)435459485515

SCOR 4060 LT GX specifications

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SCOR’s carbon handlebar is married to a 35mm Burgtec Enduro Mk3 stem. There are two full-built versions of the 4060 LT and two framesets: a lower-spec 4060 NX and the 4060 GX model tested here. The GX is the pricier bike and sports Fox Factory-level suspension, with a 38 fork delivering 170mm of travel and a Float X2 shock. It comes with an entire SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, with the aluminium cranks in a 170mm length and 32t chainring, and 10-52t cassette. Top-of-the-line SRAM Code RSC brakes and 200mm rotors front and back take care of stopping duties.

The 4060 LT GX rolls on versatile DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline wheels and well-thought-out Maxxis Assegai 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ 29×2.5in WT (front), and Maxxis Dissector 3C MaxxTerra Double Down 29×2.4in WT (rear) tyres. SCOR provides its 20mm-rise carbon handlebar bolted into a stubby 35mm Burgtec Enduro Mk3 stem. The dropper post comes from BikeYoke’s Divine range, and the medium has a 160mm drop. The SCOR 4060 weighs in at 14.9kg, in a size medium without pedals.

SCOR 4060 LT GX ride impressions

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The 4060 LT GX provides fun on tap. I tested the SCOR 4060 LT GX around the Forest of Dean and spots in South Wales. This allowed me to ride everything from machine-made flow trails to hand-cut steep off-piste tech. Trail conditions were mostly dry, which suited the Maxxis Dissector rear tyre. SCOR recommends setting the bike with 28 to 30 per cent sag. I settled on 30 per cent because there’s enough progression to prevent it from blowing through its 160mm of travel.

I ran the compression on the Fox forks and shocks fully open and set the rebound to my preferred speeds. I had to run a decent stack of spacers under the stem to raise the handlebar to my preferred height. A higher handlebar can boost confidence on steep descents.

SCOR 4060 LT GX climbing performance

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Maxxis provides the rubber, with an Assegai up-front and a Dissector at the rear. Climbing on the SCOR 4060 is as you’d expect from a bike with such tyres, suspension travel and weight. It’s not a rocket ship, but it’ll winch up climbs comfortably. The sensitivity off the top of the suspension is good, thanks to its high starting leverage ratio. Over choppy climbs littered with roots, the bike irons out the imperfections well and keeps its grip. However, the same bump absorption steals a little forward drive when standing up and pedalling hard. With anti-squat around 100 per cent at sag, this highlights it’s an adequate climber but isn’t the bike’s primary focus.

This suppleness meant there was a reasonable amount of pedal bob during my testing, and I locked out the shock’s climb lever when climbing, but that’s what it’s for. Seated pedalling on steep climbs and more mellow singletracks put me in a comfortable position. In addition, the bike’s seat tube angle placed me well over the bottom bracket for efficient pedalling. The short rear end also means plenty of traction at the rear wheel. The moderate effective top tube length enables you to shift weight forwards quickly in order to keep the front wheel tracking on steep pitches. The low front end helps here too.

SCOR 4060 LT GX descending performance

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It’s an engaging, easy-to-handle ride. Suppose the enduro bike spectrum ranges from aggressive trail bike to nigh-on downhill bike territory. In that case, the SCOR 4060 LT lies closer to the former end of the scale. Its low weight, fast-rolling rear tyre and snappy geometry give a feeling of eagerness even when the speeds are moderate. The short chainstays enable you to lift the front wheel easily and pump into short downslopes or the backsides of bumps to help generate and maintain speed. It also enables you to carve through turns with a nimble and direct response from rider inputs. On more flowing terrain, the 4060 is engaging. However, even though it takes minimal rider body language to throw around on the trail, the moderate 348mm bottom bracket height doesn’t give the bike the most planted feel through the turns.

The low front end, with its 612mm stack height and 20mm-rise bars, prevented me from getting aggressive when the trail got steep. I felt my weight was forced too far forward, and I shoved myself rewards to compensate, affecting my weight balance. This reinforced the 4060’s trail-bike traits. With those points raised, though, the SCOR 4060 is tons of fun to ride and gives an exciting feel on any trail, whatever the speed.

Its supple suspension helps find traction and iron out the trail chatter more capably than your average trail bike, so it still has its enduro bike genes. The suspension is very supple off the top, but it doesn’t wallow through the mid-stroke when pushing into turns or compressions, and progression is good. Plus, it gives you an extra margin for error when pushing your limits. The well-balanced front and rear centre proportions of the medium frame I tested helped make the bike easy to handle. Larger sizes may need a more aggressive forward position to weight the front wheel.

How does the SCOR 4060 LT GX compare to the Santa Cruz Megatower X01 AXS RSV?

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Fox supplies its Float X2 shock, These enduro bikes both sport a carbon frame, similar twin-link suspension platforms and Fox Factory suspension. The Santa Cruz has 5mm more rear-wheel travel, but both use a 170mm fork. The Santa Cruz also has a higher spec. The Santa Cruz has a more planted feel through the turns, thanks in parts to its lower bottom bracket and longer wheelbase. This helps the Megatower produce plenty of grip and gives it an edge over the SCOR through corners.

The rear suspension of both bikes is impressive at absorbing bumps. Still, the 4060 has an advantage to its urgency across flatter terrain and has a lighter, more poppy ride character. It’s possible to charge harder on steeper trails on the Santa Cruz due to its 15mm taller stack height that inspires more confidence in the front end.

SCOR 4060 LT GX bottom line

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SCOR’s new long-travel enduro bike is a versatile performer that should suit most riders’ needs. SCOR has hit the nail on the head with the 4060 LT GX if it was looking for a bike that delivers bucket loads of fun. It provides an engaging and agile ride on most trails and at most speeds. It’s not perfect and won’t suit those hunting the steepest, roughest trails, but for most other rides, this is a fun piece of kit and a great entrance into the long-travel mountain bike market.


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