I love my anthem I know they have a good following to also giants customer service ( from my own experience) has been fairly good , I had a look at a meridia ninety six when I was after my bike it too had a fusion x shock I believe rock shox have something to do with it not sure if they’ve helped design it or commission it or what hopefully someone will help clear it up with you but if you prefer the ride of the ghost/it suits you more I wouldn’t of thought there would be a issue with the shock
@ Hopefiendboy – sorry mate, looking to buy new for once!
The ghost is 69.5 degrees HA, and the anthem 71, which is the same as my love/hate, which i really rate. Dunno how much of a difference .5 of a degree would make! I know that the anthem is well regareded in the reviews too, which is a plus!
Got till next week to decided, by that time I’ll probably change my mind a few times! 🙂
Got to say I bloody love my anthem x. Can take more than should be possible and yet rides superbly xc. I have got some longer forks now so have a slightly slacker head angle however there’s nought wrong with it as is, I wanted more travel at the front to match the bottomless feel at the rear and the head angle was a by product of that.