Giant Anthem 27.5 – anyone got one/tried one??
I had one again with 120mm forks, nice xc bike but didn’t inspire me, I would like to try a 29er version, but opted for a 29er turner czar and it’s absolutely blown me away how good it is, so if you tight budget then the anthem will be good but don’t expect too muchPosted 1 year agophilxx1975Member
I have 2 of them both bought from Je james
I’m selling a medium in the classifieds on here for 400 quid Its new in its box, was built up and slightly too big for me so stripped down and replaced with a small
I like it i will upgrade to the carbon one when i can afford it.Posted 1 year ago
Ridden the 2015/16 Anthems, 16 Anthem SX and 15/16 Trances very recently. The Anthem is great and with 120mm fork very trail capable. Very light frameset too.
The 100mm rear travel is sufficient for most uses. In 100mm front fork guise it is very xc orientated.
I bought the 2015 Trance 1 though in the end.
These were ridden against the Whyte, Scott, Specialized, Trek and Cannondale options up to £3.5k both xc and trail bikes.Posted 1 year ago
Never tried a 100mm one but I have found the 120mm front end SX to be enough bike for the techiest stuff I do – not a lot of trail centres, but big days out in the hills where climbing is as important as descending. I used to have a 5 but the Anthem SX is a better fit for my needs. It is also no heavier than my Soul.
On the likes of Drumlanrig black/red it is significantly quicker round than either the 5 was, or the Soul is.
Posted 1 year agoKryton57Subscriber
I had one again with 120mm forks, nice xc bike but didn’t inspire me, I would like to try a 29er version, but opted for a 29er turner czar and it’s absolutely blown me away how good it is, so if you tight budget then the anthem will be good but don’t expect too much
Just to say I have the 29er Anthem and thats exactly right. It does everything it says on the Tin very well and reliably indeed especially if you get those on sale at £1500, but they won’t “excite” you.
Slightly envious of Jonny RM, a Turner is my dream bike…Posted 1 year ago
Thanks Sync, rp16v
Assumes its one of these;
Is it an easy job once you open up the forks? happy enough changing seals, o-rings on older Reba’s.Posted 1 year agonreMember
If you’re familiar with a minor service, it’s an easy job. Drop the lowers, remove circlip on spring side to allow shaft to come out, swap some parts from original shaft to new shaft, put it back together.
I flogged my original air shaft for about a tenner so very cheap upgrade!
PS yes that looks like the right partPosted 1 year ago
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