- Bike weight disappointment
There have been quotes on other forums of sub 20lbs Anthems, I suspect they are using scales that are even more optimistic than mine was. I’m now happy with 24.5lbs, I enjoyed spending a bit of money on nice components – a lot of it came off the rotating mass esp the wheels, and its a really sprightly and responsive bike now.Posted 5 years agonjee20Subscriber
Mrblobby, are you daring to suggest the marketeers may have rounded down…?
Compound error, and missing out the odd bit does seem to mean that’s a really inaccurate way of doing it. I don’t quite understand why though 😕
I`d imagine a sub 24lb Anthem is pretty hard to achieve without spending some serious money.
They do seem strangely heavy – a couple of years ago several friends had the Anthem Advanced 1 (IIRC), XT, Crossmax SLRs, carbon bits, nice bikes. They were nearly 25lbs stock. Even a friend who’d fitted 1×10, Stan’s wheels, alu bolts etc, only got it to 23.5lbs. Still ride well though clearly, very popular!Posted 5 years agoJolly Green GiantMember
The frame though is competive,IIRC lighter than an Epic.
The carbon version though is scarcely lighter than the Alumminium version.
I think it`s probably more to do with the heavy finishing kit and component spec that most of the standard ones have. And the huge stack of spacers and conical spacers they stick on them! 😀
Even so I can`t imagine many are near the 22lb weights I have seen claimed.Posted 5 years ago
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