- anthem x1 or the trance x
Have you ridden both? Your trail conditions are very different to mine, but FWIW I went Trance X.
I demoed the Anthem X as I was looking for a 29er option to replicate my raceable XC 26er, however I hated the handling and while the rear suspension was very capable it felt a touch too firm.
I then demoed the Trance X just because I was curious to try a trail bike. The handling felt almost like my 26er and the Maestro system controls that amount of travel pretty much unnoticed on the climbs, and the longer legs are a blast. It changed my thinking to having a trail bike and my existing XC bike, rather than 2 XC bikes. This extends my riding opportunities especially as I’m getting older and quite a bit slower now.Posted 5 years ago
ef52.Be sure to put 140 forks on the trance if you get one.It completely changes the bike.Slackens it off a bit and it handles 100% better.Iv,e even tried 150 rtl ti revs on it but prefer the modded pikes. Mine has a 3mm offset top bush as well.Rides like a dream.That is all… 😉Posted 5 years agocampfreddieMember
i’ve just sold my mate’s anthem… i was going to rebuild it for him with a 120mm fork (as mentioned above) as it would then do a good job of replicating the turner flux i used to run (with 120mm front and 105mm rear), but in the end he bought my turner 5 spot and says it is like night and day… the anthem is pretty much unbeatable as a full sus xc rocket ship, but if you want to have a bit more ‘fun’, the trance will be properly in the ‘zone’… i love them so much, i very almost bought one myself!Posted 5 years ago
Thanks all I’ll take on board your advice ,keep sending the pictures !! I want one so badly now , but I’m off the bike for a while now due to a injury ! I was at bedgebury , on a right hand corner lost the front wheel on my xtc landed heavily , may of fractured my left wrist , so the hospital thinks ! Even with the X-rays showing nothing . I recon just badly brused .Posted 5 years ago
“If you don’t fall of every now and then , your not trying hard enough ! “
More pictures please !!
thanks for the advice , but im going for the 26″ .ive asked a few people about 29s, and there response was nt as thou it was the best since slice bread ! the trance x has slx breaks ,is it me, or does slx breaks feel spongy . thinking off changing them for hope breaks.keep sending the pictures 😀Posted 5 years ago
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