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    New question here. Help on sizing Scott Genius 10

    Hello,

    I've recently got a good deal on my dream bike (frame actually), which is Scott Genius 10 (regular, not LT) from 2012. I've checked some measurements, and opted for L size. Since I currently don't have other components, I'm just looking at the frame, hoping that I've chosen the correct one. Bad thing I've done - started reading other people opinions on frames, and again confused did I select correct size, or maybe I had to get an M. Trying one or other size here is currently not an option, since shops does not have any bikes built on those frames. I currently ride Bulls HT in L (52cm, with roughly 60cm ETT) with 100mm stem, and I think I could benefit from a bit shorter stem, since I can see the front wheel hub before handlebar. Did anyone of you have similar problems, or maybe had chance in past to try both?
    I'm 179cm (5.873ft) with 81.5-82cm inseam (~32in) and ~0 ape. I'm still getting into proper mtb riding, so no hard downhills, mostly trails with ups and downs and probably riding to those trails on bike.

    Frame geometry and sizing
    Spend also a lot of time in this thread, but couldn't decide.

    Any comment appreciated

    thanks,
    Le Piaf

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    What is a Genius 10? Is it a 910 or a 710? 29er or 27.5?

    Scott does have geometry size/fitting charts to look at.

    I'm 5'9 (175cm ish) with 32" inseam and ride M in their 29ers with shorter stems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    What is a Genius 10? Is it a 910 or a 710? 29er or 27.5?

    Scott does have geometry size/fitting charts to look at.

    I'm 5'9 (175cm ish) with 32" inseam and ride M in their 29ers with shorter stems.
    Hi zephxiii,

    It's actually 26" model, from 2012, I've included Scott's sizing chart in previous post, which puts me in between M and L, maybe slightly more in L. Half of people would say go smaller, other half go with bigger, so wondering if anyone had experience with both of them.

    Le Piaf

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    Oh okay.

    Dude I would go larger with short stem wide bar combo.

    Even if u don't like wide bars, short stem handling is way cooler and nicer than long stem \o/

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    What I meant with "larger" I meant stick with the Large.

    Looking at this article:
    Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah - Pinkbike

    They are setting up their new bikes with shorter stems. This is the trend. Large frame with shorter stem is what I recommend for you.

    ...and not by following what the trend is, but also because I have done it myself, and I really like the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    What I meant with "larger" I meant stick with the Large.

    Looking at this article:
    Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah - Pinkbike

    They are setting up their new bikes with shorter stems. This is the trend. Large frame with shorter stem is what I recommend for you.

    ...and not by following what the trend is, but also because I have done it myself, and I really like the results.
    Thanks, I've also noticed this trend.
    Generally a bit of tweaking with stem size/handlebars and seat will 'fix' this one inch of difference between L and M, what worries me, maybe for no reason, is a standover height - on/under minimum with L frame. I say maybe because in my albeit short true mtb experience, I think I've never dismounted from bike in that direction, even during failed steep trail climbs.

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