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    Try #2

    So i found this bike and i was wondering what you all think of it! Its a scott genius. 27 pounds.
    Components are : full shimano xt/xtr
    fox talas rc fork with new rebuild
    Scott factory rear shock, rebuilt
    kenda 2.3 tires
    ks dropper post i950r with remote
    odi grips
    shimano dx platform pedals
    raceface bashguard
    shimano xt hubs


    So tell me what you think! Im curious to know. Oh and the price is just about 1000.
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    Do some reading on the Genius shocks.

    The price sounds, at least, ballpark. I'm too lazy to look up the old sticker price; you can probably find this on bikepedia.com.

    Have you ridden it? How did it feel?
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    It's a good price just check the condition. The pull shock is pretty plush. I'm not a fan of the genius not because of the components but the geometry is a bit too xc for me. I had the ransom which was the earlier version of the genius. The genius was about 4-5lbs lighter.

    The remote is a bit too tacky for me as well. By all mean it's a good bike in the right condition.


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    Even though you dont like it to much would you recomend it? I want to be able to go easy up the hills and still be able to bomb the downhills.
    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    It's a good price just check the condition. The pull shock is pretty plush. I'm not a fan of the genius not because of the components but the geometry is a bit too xc for me. I had the ransom which was the earlier version of the genius. The genius was about 4-5lbs lighter.

    The remote is a bit too tacky for me as well. By all mean it's a good bike in the right condition.


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    Do diligent make sure all pivots are nice and tight no slop. No cracks and dents.

    It's an acceptable practice for a seller to puff up the product and not disclosing any flaw on the product. It's your job to make sure that you check everything.

    The genius I rode was the top of the line came in at under 25 lbs with pedals and beefy tires. I like it but not enough to drop 8 grand on it. A grand yes why not.


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