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Yeah, as always it depends on you as a rider. The heavier you are, each pound you shave off a bike makes a smaller percentage difference in the overall weight you're pedaling around (you+riding kit+bike), and you're putting different stresses through the bike.
A shorter travel bike will (well, should) pedal more efficiently which does make a difference, even with all the same parts as your bigger rig, but its up to you if that's something worth chasing or not.
FWIW, I'm running basically the same cockpit & drivetrain on my personal Altitude as the one spec'd on the Spur. The biggest weight differences are wheels/tires, suspension, and a couple hundred grams of frame.
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