With the 4060 Z ST XT, SCOR say no to fast lap times and join the trail party crew instead! Can SCOR’s new eMTB with its Shimano EP8 motor, 720 Wh battery and customisable designs bring a breath of fresh air into the eMTB sector? Read the review to find out.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 – 13 models in review

SCOR 4060 Z ST XT | Shimano EP8/720 Wh | 150/140 mm (f/r)
22.74 kg in size L | € 8,299 | Manufacturer’s website

With the 4060 Z, SCOR have created a versatile 29” frame platform that offers two suspension configurations with either 160 or 140 mm travel. In our 2022 eMTB group test, we rode the 4060 Z ST XT model (Short Travel), which retails for € 8,299 and tips the scales at 22.74 kg (size L). The Shimano EP8 motor is neatly integrated into the carbon frame and draws its power from a 720 Wh battery, which can be removed from the down tube using a 4 mm Allen key. The frame features a bottle cage on the down tube and a practical tool mount on the top tube. Unfortunately, SCOR haven’t made much of an effort with the cable routing, which creates a mess at the front of the cockpit. The discreet paint job is the perfect blank canvas for one of Slicy’s custom-designed frame protectors. Using SCOR’s online configurator, you can choose from countless templates or even create your own design. Not only does the frame protector look great, it also prevents the chain from damaging the carbon frame. Unfortunately, in the lowest gear the chain rubs against the chainstays.

The spec of the SCOR 4060 Z ST XT in detail

The SCOR 4060 Z ST XT comes equipped with a high-end FOX Factory 38 fork and matching FOX FLOAT X shock, controlling 150/140 mm travel at the front and rear. Shifting is taken care of by a proven Shimano XT drivetrain while four-piston Shimano XT brakes with 200 mm rotors front and rear do stopping duties. At 160 mm, the BikeYoke Divine dropper post is quite short for a size L frame. Unfortunately, upgrading to a long-travel dropper isn’t an option, because the shock goes through the seat tube, limiting the dropper’s insertion depth. For the wheels, SCOR rely on a robust DT Swiss alloy wheelset and MAXXIS tires. The Swiss brand combines an ASSEGAI front tire in the hard MaxxTerra compound and puncture-prone EXO+ casing and DISSECTOR rear tire in the robust DoubleDown casing. In our opinion, a more robust front tire in the tough DoubleDown casing and softer MaxTerra compound would do more justice to the character of the SCOR.

Dirt magnet included!
SCOR have positioned the shock deep into the frame. The fender serves as a sag indicator and is secured with a zip tie. Unfortunately, it’s too small and slips off easily. As a result, it doesn’t protect the shock from dirt and doesn’t make setup much easier.
The elaborate chainstay protector mirrors the profile of SCOR’s favourite jump line in “Chaumont”. Unfortunately, the chain hits the front section of the chainstays which is only protected by the thin frame protector – you should keep an eye on this!
Your advert here!
SCOR are incredibly discreet with their branding and have teamed up with frame-protection specialists Slicy to deliver their bikes with a unique look.
Drop stop
The BikeYoke Divine dropper post only has 160 mm travel in size L. Unfortunately, the shock goes through the seat tube, preventing the use of long-travel droppers. Needless to say, this restricts freedom of movement on technical trails.


€ 8,299


Motor Shimano EP8 85 Nm
Battery Darfon 720 Wh
Display Shimano SC-EM800
Fork FOX 38 Factory GRIP2 E-Bike+ 150 mm
Rear Shock FOX X Factory 140 mm
Seatpost BikeYoke DIVINE 160 mm
Brakes Shimano XT M8120 200/200 mm
Drivetrain Shimano XT 1x12
Stem Burgtec MK3 35 mm
Handlebar SCOR Carbon 800 mm
Wheelset DT Swiss H 1900 29"

Technical Data

Size S M L XL
Weight 22.74 kg
Perm. total weight 130 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 107 kg
Trailer approval ja
Kickstand mount nein

A bit of mud… is already too much
The shallow tread of the DISSECTOR tire struggles to generate traction on loose and muddy terrain.
Party animal
The high-end FOX 38 Factory fork is a great match for the SCOR, which benefits enormously from its tremendous performance!
Cleanup required on aisle cockpit
While Shimano’s I-SPEC clamps ensure a tidy cockpit from the rider’s perspective, from the front, the cable routing looks a little messy.

Shorter, steeper, higher? The geometry of the SCOR 4060 Z ST XT in detail

The SCOR is available in four sizes, S to XL. At 436 mm, it’s the bike with the shortest chainstays in the entire test field and the 65.5° head angle also makes it the steepest. Needless to say, these numbers are reflected in its agile handling. A special angle-adjust headset allows you to slacken the head angle to a very aggressive 63.8°. While on paper, the 78⁰ seat tube angle looks rather steep, the effective angle slackens as the dropper post is extended. On level ground, the pedalling position is compact and comfortably upright, which, together with the plush suspension and big battery, makes the 4060 Z well-suited to long tours.

Tuned for ultimate riding fun, the lively SCOR 4060 Z ST XT is the ultimate party animal.

Size S M L XL
Top tube 561 mm 590 mm 621 mm 655 mm
Seat tuube 400 mm 425 mm 440 mm 470 mm
Head tube 87 mm 99 mm 115 mm 127 mm
Head angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat angle 76.5° 76.5° 76.5° 76.5°
Chainstays 436 mm 436 mm 436 mm 436 mm
BB Drop 27 mm 27 mm 27 mm 27 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 POC Kortal | Glasses POC Devour | Jersey Carhartt Madison Cord Shirt
Pants Fox Flexair shorts | Shoes Leatt DBX 5.0

It just wants to play – The SCOR 4060 Z ST XT uphill

The SCOR kicks off the party on winding trails up moderate gradients, where it flexes its muscles with its Shimano EP8 motor, eagerly winching itself up the side of the mountain – preferably on the rear wheel! Despite using the same motor as the Norco Sight VLT, the Swiss party animal feels significantly stronger than its Canadian competition! The 4060 Z is easy to ride and at the same time great fun! However, on more challenging climbs it’s a whole different story. Here the short chainstays cause the front wheel to lift off the ground while the shallow tread of the DISSECTOR rear tire struggles to generate enough traction, spinning out of control on loose ground. On technical climbs, the handling becomes rather demanding, robbing the SCOR of its fun character.

A picture of your hamster on the top tube and some bananas on the down tube? Sure thing! The customisable frame protector ensures an individual look.

Keep calm and carry on
In open corners and high-speed sections, the SCOR requires an experienced rider with a steady hand to make up for its lack of composure.

The SCOR 4060 Z ST XT downhill

Downhill, the 4060 Z embodies SCOR’s “fun first” mantra. The active rear suspension makes it easy to pop off ledges and change direction at will. The playful SCOR feels at home on groomed trails and at medium speeds. If you want to improve on your personal bests on your local trails, you’ll have to actively shift your weight over the front wheel to generate enough traction. On technical trails, the short travel of the dropper limits freedom of movement and the lack of traction requires commitment for you to hold your line. On fast, rough, man-made trails with nasty rock gardens and open corners, the SCOR ends up far out of its comfort zone. Here its character quickly turns from agile to nervous, requiring an experienced rider who knows how to gap or ride around big obstacles and big compressions. The SCOR just can’t plough through them like the Norco Sight or Rocky Mountain Altitude.

Tuning tip: front tire with grippy MaxxGrip compound and robust Doubledown casing

Looking for the next party location!
The SCOR 4060 Z would rather join a trail party than a race. Even our CEO, Robin, immediately starts scouting for the next flow trail in sunny Tuscany.

Riding Characteristics



  1. sluggish
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. stable


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Riding fun

  1. boring
  2. lively

Motor feeling

  1. digital
  2. natural

Motor power

  1. weak
  2. strong

Value for money

  1. poor
  2. top


Forest road


Flow trail uphill


Flow trail downhill


Technical single trail uphill


Technical single trail downhill


Downhill tracks



The SCOR 4060 Z ST XT is a great choice for active riders who are looking for a fun bike with a unique look. With its agile character, the SCOR feels at home on manicured trails with berms and jumps. The high level of comfort and practical mounting points for a bottle cage and multi-tool make it a great companion for long days in the saddle. Unfortunately, the lack of traction and composure at high speeds prevent the SCOR from securing the Best in Test in our 2022 eMTB group test.


  • great fun on flowing trails
  • customisable frame protector
  • great for long tours


  • restricted freedom of movement
  • not for beginners
  • chain grinds against the chainstay

You can find out more about at scor-mtb.com

The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 – 13 models in review

All bikes in test: FOCUS JAM² 7.0 (Click for review) | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 10k (Click for review) | Norco Sight VLT C1 (Click for review) | Orbea Rise M-Team (Click for review) | Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C70 (Click for review) | ROTWILD R.E375 PRO (Click for review) | SCOR 4060 Z ST XT | SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL (Click for review) | Trek Rail 9.9 XX1 AXS (Click for review) | Yeti 160E T1 (Click for review) | YT DECOY MX CORE 4 (Click for review)

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Words: Rudolf Fischer Photos: Robin Schmitt, Julian Lemme

About the author

Rudolf Fischer

In his previous life Rudolf was a dab hand at promoting innovation, putting his brain behind big-ticket patent assessments that easily ran into six-or-seven-plus figures. These days, the self-confessed data nerd’s role as editor at DOWNTOWN and E-MOUNTAINBIKE is no less exciting. Given his specialism in connectivity, Rudolf’s often placed on the front line of future mobility conversations, but he’s also big into testing new bikes–both on the daily as a committed commuter and intensively for our group tests. The business economist graduate is as versatile as a Swiss penknife, and that’s no hyperbole. Away from two wheels, his background in parkour means he’s a master of front, side and backflips, plus he speaks German, English, French, Russian and a touch of Esperanto. Japanese remains woefully unmastered, despite his best home-learning attempts. Good to know: Rudolf’s sharp tongue has made him a figure of fear in the office, where he’s got a reputation for flexing a dry wittiness à la Ricky Gervais... interestingly, he's usually the one laughing hardest.