While some experts firmly believe there is a need for a women’s specific geometry in mountain biking, others believe their justification merely serves as a clever marketing ploy to sell bikes to the women’s market. This hugely debated topic continues to ripple throughout the cycling industry but one thing we can all agree on is that the fact this popular subject is being so widely discussed is the result of rapidly growing numbers of women who are riding.
Scott Sports are one such brand who share the belief that in mountain biking, gender doesn’t play a big role in frame geometry, but it does when it concerns contact points and performance. Last month we headed out to Lenzerheide in Switzerland to learn all there is to know about Scott’s new approach to the Genius range of mountain bikes.
Scott Contessa Genius 710
The Genius trail bike from Scott is their do-everything-no-nonsense mountain bike which boasts a marriage of unfounded versatility with lightweight performance. Redesigned for 2018, the new Genius has been revamped with some of the latest technology, components and suspension.
As I mentioned earlier, there is no difference between the ‘regular’ Genius frame and the Contessa Genius frame and in some ways even the spec of both the top-end models are identical. If you’d like a more in-depth analysis of the bike, it’s build and development, head over to our brother-site Dirt where James gives us the low-down.