The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX takes on the competition with a playful character, 150/140 mm of travel and powerful Shimano EP801 motor. The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX clearly focuses on trail performance, but how did it fare against the competition in our 2024 e-mountainbike comparison test?

SCOR 4060 Z ST GX | Shimano EP801/720 Wh | 150/140 mm (f/r)
23.1 kg in size L | € 8,999 | Manufacturer’s website

The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is the electrified sibling of SCOR’s muscle-powered trail bike, the 4060 ST – hence the similar name! However, the tiny Z suffix actually makes a huge difference, revealing a powerful 85 Nm Shimano EP801 motor and removable 720 Wh Darfon 36V battery hiding inside the frame. However, the 4060 Z ST GX retains the same playful character and distinctive frame silhouette as its analogue counterpart, rolling on the same 29” wheels. The electric ST variant also has a flip chip that allows you to convert it from a 150/140 mm trail eMTB to the more capable LT version, which combines 170/160 mm of travel (f/r). At 23.1 kg in size L, it’s only slightly lighter than average in the full-power test field and, at € 8,999 it’s comfortably in the lower midfield.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2024 – 27 of the most exciting models in our comparison test

Look at me! What sets the 2024 SCOR 4060 Z ST GX apart from the competition?

The 4060 Z ST GX takes on the competition with a full carbon frame and striking salmon pink finish, which the manufacturer calls “Yum Gum”. The deeply integrated shock splits the seat tube, ensuring a unique design language and making the 4060 Z ST distinctly recognisable as a SCOR. The frame features a mounting point on the down tube and one on the top tube, which allow you to carry a water bottle and tool strap directly on the bike.

Exposed to the elements! Despite the small fender at the rear, the shock is constantly bombarded with mud and grit.
SCOR are one of the few manufacturers in this test to rely on a cable-operated drivetrain rather than electronics.
The power button of the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is positioned in the bottom bracket area, above the motor.

The frame comes standard with Slicy protective tape, which can be customised with countless designs from SCOR’s online configurator. With the previous 4060 Z ST iteration, the chain ran very close to the front of the swingarm, causing lots of paint damage. However, SCOR’s developers addressed the problem and provided this section with a protective metal plate. A well-dimensioned chainstay protector keeps the rear end quiet, and its waves are visually reminiscent of the jump line at the Chaumont bike park – cool! A generously sized TPU plate protects the down tube against impacts, bolted directly to the battery cover. The Shimano EP801 motor is elegantly integrated into the down tube and draws its power from a 720 Wh Darfon battery, which can easily be removed for charging. The motor is paired with a bar-mounted Shimano STEPS SW-EM800-L remote and Shimano EC-EM800 colour display, which is tucked away safely behind the handlebars and shows basic riding data. The power button is positioned in the bottom bracket area, while the small charging port sits right above the motor, protected by a fiddly rubber cover.

The main frame has 2 mounting points, allowing you to carry a water bottle and mini tool.
No faffing around ! SCOR rely on the proven Shimano EP801 motor system.

SRAM supply the 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain, which is one of the few cable operated in the entire test field and requires an additional cable in the cockpit. As a result, the cockpit is rather crammed with cables, but these disappear neatly into the side of the headtube. The BikeYoke DIVINE dropper post relies on a cable too and, at 160 mm in size L, is too short for a modern trail bike. The suspension consists of a 150 mm FOX 38 Factory GRIP2 fork and matching FLOAT X Factory shock, which manages 140 mm of travel at the rear. Despite the small fender between the seat stays, the shock is totally exposed to the elements. SRAM CODE RSC four-piston brakes with 200 mm rotors front and rear do stopping duties. For the wheels, SCOR rely on a DT Swiss H 1900 SPLINE alloy wheelset, and while these might be an entry-level model, they deliver a solid performance on the trail. The wheels are combined with MAXXIS tires, with an ASSEGAI in the softer MaxxGrip rubber compound and EXO+ casing at the front, and DISSECTOR in the slightly harder MaxxTerra rubber compound and tougher Doubledown casing at the rear.


€ 8,999


Motor Shimano EP801 85 Nm
Battery Darfon 36V 720 Wh
Display Shimano EC-EM800
Fork FOX 38 Factory GRIP2 150 mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT X Factory 140 mm
Seatpost BikeYoke DIVINE 160 mm
Brakes SRAM CODE RSC 200/200 mm
Drivetrain SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3 35 mm
Handlebar SCOR Carbon Bar 800 mm
Wheelset DT Swiss H 1900 Hybrid 29"
Tires MAXXIS ASSEGAI, MaxxGrip, EXO+/MAXXIS DISSECTOR, MaxxTerra, Doubledown 2.5/2.4

Technical Data

Size S M L XL
Weight 23.1 kg
Perm. total weight 130 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 107 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount no

Specific Features


Tuning tip: For more trail performance and grip in the wet, try a chunkier tire.

As jumpy as a salmon: What sets the 2024 SCOR 4060 Z ST GX 2024 apart from the competitiont?

As soon as you swing your leg over the saddle, the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX places you in an upright, comfortable pedalling position. As the gradient steepens, the Shimano EP801 motor packs a punch at high pedalling cadences but isn’t quite as powerful as the Bosch CX motor, which delivers the same torque. That said, it’s significantly more powerful than the previous Shimano EP8 motor. However, the SCOR isn’t exactly quiet, proving significantly louder under load than the other Shimano bike, the MERIDA eONE-SIXTY. In a nutshell, the carbon frame acts as an echo chamber for the motor. The rear tire generates good traction on dry, hardpack surfaces but quickly reaches its limits in wet conditions. Like the Pivot Shuttle AM, the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is a pretty decent climber, with the firm rear suspension working efficiently uphill without bobbing excessively.

The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is one of the best bikes in the entire test field on flowing trails, and still cuts a fine figure on fast, demanding, technical sections.

It’s party time! – The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX encourages you to rip and dance across the trail.
The comfortable pedalling position and big 720 Wh battery make the SCOR suitable for long days in the saddle.

When gravity takes over, the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX integrates you deeply and centrally into the frame, with the relatively high front end inspiring extra confidence. The lively character perfectly matches the salmon paint finish, allowing you to pop from one side of the trail to the other like a spawning Oncorhynchus. Handling is intuitive and direct, contributing significantly to the bike’s playful nature. With its nimble handling, the SCOR is particularly great fun in tight corners, encouraging you to play with the trail rather than ploughing your way back down into the valley in a straight line. The suspension is very well tuned and strikes an excellent balance between traction and support. Overall, the 4060 Z ST GX delivers a tremendous performance and would definitely secure victory if we were to pick our test winner based solely on riding fun. On flowing trails, the SCOR is one of the top dogs in this test field and also cuts a great figure on gnarly, techy high-speed sections. It can’t quite keep up with the very best eMTBs in the test, such as the Canyon Strive:ON and Orbea WILD, due to the shorter travel, but like the Pivot Shuttle AM, it delivers maximum riding fun. When you break the sound barrier, the SCOR offers less in reserve and feels a little more nervous than our Best in Test and Best Buy Tip!

The “salmon” paint finish perfectly matches the lively character of the bike. The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX pop from one side of the trail to the other like a spawning Oncorhynchus.

Size S M L XL
Top tube 561 mm 590 mm 621 mm 655 mm
Seat tube 400 425 mm 440 mm 570 mm
Head tube 87 mm 99 mm 115 mm 127 mm
Head angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat angle 78° 78° 78° 78°
Chainstay 433 mm 433 mm 433 mm 433 mm
BB Drop 29 mm 29 mm 29 mm 29 mm
Wheelbase 1,185 mm 1,210 mm 1,235 mm 1,265 mm
Reach 436 mm 461 mm 485 mm 516 mm
Stack 599 mm 611 mm 625 mm 636 mm
Helmet LAZER Jackal | Hip Pack Race Face Stash Quick Rip | Shoes Five Ten Freerider Pro | Socks Fox Ranger Sock | Gloves Troy Lee Designs Flowline

Who should take a closer look at the 2024 SCOR 4060 Z ST GX and who should look elsewhere?

The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is aimed at riders who want an active, playful bike that offers good support uphill agility downhill. The SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is an excellent partner if you like to play with the trail rather than bombing your way back down into the valley in a straight line. If you spend your time looking for tree stumps to pop into the air and love slicing through corners, the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX might be just the bike you’re looking for – and it doesn’t cost as much as a small city car! The big battery and comfortable pedalling position also make it a great choice for long trail tours.

Riding Characteristics


  1. unbalanced
  2. coherent


  1. cumbersome
  2. clever


  1. flop
  2. top


  1. low
  2. high


  1. demanding
  2. intuitive


  1. boring
  2. lively

Intended Use

Gravel roads

Technical climbs

Flowtrail descents

Technical descents

Our conclusions about the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX

Perfectly in line with its “salmon” paint finish, the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX is a nimble, agile trail machine that successfully retains the playful character of its analogue counterpart. On the trail, the e-mountainbike also delivers intuitive handling and puts a big grin on the rider’s face. The high trail performance is rounded off by solid equipment choices, making it a fine option for longer trail tours.


  • Great fun on the trail
  • Removable battery
  • Agile handling


  • Short travel dropper post
  • Noisy Shimano EP801 motor under load

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2024 – 27 of the most exciting models in our comparison test

All bikes in test: BULLS VUCA EVO AM 2 (Click for review) | BULLS SONIC EVO AM SX-I (Click for review) | Canyon Strive:ON CFR LTD (Click for review) | Canyon Torque:ON CF Roczen (Click for review) | CENTURION No Pogo SL R8000i (Click for review) | CUBE AMS Hybrid ONE44 (Click for review) | FLYER Uproc X 8.70 (Click for review) | FOCUS SAM² 6.9 (Click for review) | GASGAS ECC 6 (Click for review) | GIANT Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 0 (Click for review) | KTM Macina Scarp SX Prime (Click for review) | Lapierre Overvolt GLP3 (Click for review) | Merida eOne-Sixty 10K (Click for review) | Mondraker Neat RR SL (Click for review) | Moustache Samedi 29 Game 11 FOX (Click for review) | Orbea WILD M-LTD (Click for review) | Pivot Shuttle AM Team (Click for review) | Propain Ekano 2 CF (Click for review) | RADON RENDER 10.0 HD (Click for review) | ROTWILD R.X 1000 Ultra (Click for review) | Santa Cruz Heckler SL XX AXS RSV (Click for review) | SCOR 4060 ST | SCOTT Voltage eRide 900 Tuned (Click for review) | SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax Pinion (Click for review) | Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert (Click for review) | Specialized Turbo Levo Pro (Click for review) | Spherik E-SMT XX AXS (Click for review)

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Words: Benedikt Schmidt Photos: Mike Hunger