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    Contessa genius 700 or men's?

    Please help. I am a 5'3 110 lbs. The new genius 700 LT is 23.32 pounds and the contessa is 27.7 (they do not offer an XTR version). The only difference in geometry that I see is the seat tube angle ...74 degrees vs 67.9 (women's). I am an avid rider on an 8 year old yeti ASR with XTR. Will I be better suited on the heavier contessa or lighter genius? How much would I notice the difference in seat tube angle?? I do not have the opportunity to demo.

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    I would look at the reach numbers on those bikes compared to what you're currently riding. The LT is longer travel than the standard Genius (really more gravity or enduro in design). Isn't the standard Genius 700 a more fair comparison to the Contessa version of the Genius?

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    Qfactor, they all have 150 mm of travel. Their website just posted the 2014 bikes. They look sweet! It looks to me like I'm comparing apples to apples but I could be wrong! It think the frames are the same except the seat angle. I'll measure my reach

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    I believe the Genius LT 700 series has 170mm of travel (LINK). The standard Genius 700 series (LINK) is the 150mm travel version that would be comparable to the Contessa Genius. The LT is a lot of bike for general trail use. Either way, if you're comfy on your current bike, I'd definitely compare the reach #s.

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    Shoot, I got confused and gave you the wrong bike! I meant the Genius Tuned
    I'm comparing
    SCOTT Contessa Genius 700 Bike - SCOTT Sports
    SCOTT Genius 700 Tuned Bike - SCOTT Sports
    So sorry for the confusion! Thank you so much for your replies

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