The answer is 2900 against 3380 according to my calculator but.......
I was looking for a trail bike full susser, and after borrowing rides of various bikes I had kinda settled on the Giant Maestro system as my preferred option. The bike I rode that hooked me was a 26er Anthem, albeit it was in a large and I need a medium. I do quite a bit of riding in the Lakes so I was looking at a Trance 26er in a medium. I sat on one in a shop and it just didn't feel right for me. I sat on an Anthem 29er and that felt right straight away, but I'm not sure it's the right bike for my intended use!!!
(The Trance 29er just seems to have the seat too far back over the stays which I know from experience will hurt my knees, and my knees have been in crisis recently so I don't want to risk it)
The question is..... will the Anthem 29er do the Walna Scar, will it do Parkamoor to Nibthwaite?
Obviously the answer is to get a demo bike and try it out, but in the meantime I'd welcome any input from folk who've ridden an Anthem 29er over Lakeland trails.