The Scott Genius arguably the most well rounded mountain bike in their lineup. Unsure whether you are going to do a cross country epic or hot laps on the local enduro trails? The Genius will do both well. With 150mm travel front and rear it has enough travel for aggressive downs but won't hold you back on the uphill either.
One of the features that sets Scott apart from some of our other options is their remote lockout system. Twinloc allows you to simultaneously adjust the front and rear suspension between 3 different modes - fully locked out, traction mode, and descend. Fully locked out is great for riding on pavement or a light dirt road en route to the trailhead. Traction mode brings the suspension down to 100mm and stiffens the rear end up a bit. We like Traction Mode on long climbs that don't have many technical features. Descend mode is, you guessed it, for going downhill. We also love descend mode when trying to navigate very technical sections of trail, either going uphill or downhill. Having maximum traction and comfort allows us to focus on whats important - the trail ahead.