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    Cannondale Lexi 2 or Scott Contessa Spark 900?

    I've finally come to terms that I'll be spending some money to get what I want in a bike, and done a bit of research and came to these 2 bikes. I know there's a huge difference in the fact that one is a 26, and one is a 29er. I'm only 5'5", and do mostly XC or All-mountain riding. I can't seem to find any reviews on either one, anyone have any personal and/or secondhand experience with either of these?

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    Is there a reason you're focusing on female specific bikes? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckledtrout View Post
    Is there a reason you're focusing on female specific bikes? Just curious.
    No real reason other than the fact that I am a female. I was also considering the men's spark 950 or 940, but I liked the components of the women's better. Also looked at the RZ one twenty (men's version of the Lexi) and liked the Lexi better for similar reasons. I've got a decent hook-up for either cannondale and Scott, which made me stray towards those 2 brands. Any suggestions men's or women's I'll take into consideration, I'm not really fully focusing on women's, just those are the 2 I liked best this far during my research.

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    Clarification: I like the components of the women's spark better than the men's 950, and the price of the women's better than the 940

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    Did you get the Spark or the Lexi??? My wife is considering the Lexi and I would love feedback on it. Thanks
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    Ended up getting the Lexi 2, mainly due to the 26" wheel size. Got it in a week or so ago, so only taken it out on 2 rides, but absolutely love it so far. I tried it out on a couple of hiking trails with lots of roots, rocks, etc., and rode it on some easy/flat gravel trails. Handled well, and the feel was great, climbed well, and charged downhill. I'd say it's a great all-around bike, looking forward to trying it out on some single-track in the near future. The size ran a little smaller than I expected, I ended up getting a medium even though I'm only 5'5".

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    I was thinking the Lexi might work for my wife, but she's short and the "petite" model has a pretty big standover at 28.7" compared to say a Giant Trance XW at 27.2". She could could barely tippy-toe over the top tube. Seems like a major fail by the Cannondale designers for a XS woman's bike. Then the top tube length is actually less than the Giant. Anyways, surprised you ended up on the medium at 5'4" (my wife is 5'0").

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    I was very surprised I ended up going with the medium as well. I only have about a 28 in. inseam (and the medium is a 29.9 standover). So, if you/she likes the bike other than that dimension, I would recommend finding a shop with it and trying it out. I don't think the dimensions do the bike justice.

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