- Anthems in the Lakes/Wales
Hmm, mine is in addition to a number of other bikes. I wouldn’t want one as an only bike. It doesn’t jump well (a bit long) and isn’t a dh bike (obviously!).
Its stiffer than i expected, bearings have lasted well, does not eat shock bushes, pedals well, is fairly light and was cheap. Discovered last month that swingarms are not too dear either after i crashed and dented it.Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
What do you call the big bumpy stuff? No it won’t be good on a DH course, because its not a DH bike, but its as good as any other 120 mm bike downhill.
Stuart what kind if jumps do you mean? I’ve found for bunny hopping etc its one of the most nimble, flickable bikes I’ve ridden. Wouldn’t do biggap jumps etc on it though.
I’ve ridden mine down Snowdon, Garburn etc, but then again done them on rigid too. IMO its bugger all to do with the actual suspension travel but how a bike rides and feels..Posted 6 years agoojomMember
Anthems rule hard.
Long and kinda quick on the ups an flats.
If you have big enough man eggs you can make them do your bidding on the way down.
I had an Advanced a few years ago but it fell out with me, kept throwing me off when i was being bad so it left me and sold itself on ebay.
I still miss it and they never sent me a forwarding address.Posted 6 years ago
*bitter sweet tears*
Hmmm. Interesting commnents. I do like to have fun on the way down.
I tested a T120 today, never felt like I was using the travel (could only tell you what I used by looking at the shock), was firmish but comfy and quick too. However with the slacker (68) HA I cant help thinking the T120 would more fun/capable on the downs.
So for pure lack of anxiety, would the T120 be better fun? I’m testing a Trance btw, so that’d be the better direct comparison. Not sure if I should consider an Anthem TBH….Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
I had an Anthem X for a year. It was very fast uphill, great on typical XC trails and decent enough downhill but I found it a bit unforgiving if I was riding like a numpty.
I sold it after I got a Nicolai Helius CC – a tad slower uphill but loads more fun and faster on more technical downhill stuff. I still fall off but I tend to be travelling faster now so it hurts more …….. doh!
I do wish I’d kept the Anthem X though to complement the Helius.Posted 6 years ago
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