Anthem X – make it slacker and what's your set up?

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  • slackalice
    Member

    Why mess about with all the time that was spent designing the bike to make it handle appropriately ( and by all accounts, very well indeed) for its intended discipline?

    Sounds like too many compromises being introduced with your approach, but its your bike, so away you go. 🙂

    I would imagine that the people at Giant developed the Trance for what your trying to achieve.

    HarYuken
    Member

    So I should sell my Anthem and but a Trance rather than adapt a bike I already have to be more suitable to some of the riding I do? Good idea!

    slackalice
    Member

    Thanks 🙂

    All part of the service 😉

    HarYuken
    Member

    I have an Anthem X with a 120mm fork, as I think that makes it handle more like a trail bike than an xc bike (which is good IMO!). It slackens the head angle to about 70 degrees, which is more manageable than 71 degrees.

    I’m also running a 75mm stem and 720mm bars but thinking of going to 60mm and 760mm bars (I love the 50mm stem and 760mm bars on my Heckler and I would like to try and mirror that set up).

    I think I would like to slacken it up by another degree to make it more of an all rounder (69 degrees). Has anyone used offset bushes and/or a Works Components headset on an Anthem X? Is 1 degree the most they can achieve and do they do the right cup size for the Anthem?

    I would be interested to see and hear other people’s set ups on their Anthem X’s, especially if set up more for trail riding than racing.

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