How useful is lockout on a AnthemX?
Its not actually a lockout on the RP2 just a pro pedal thing.
In reality, on the road it makes a bit of difference, off road I never use it..
If you HAVE to use the Anthem for on road commuting, then save the £200 and by some skinny slicks, or buy a 2nd hand £200 road bike for commuting.Posted 5 years agotimb34Member
From a quick look at Pauls Cycles, I think the other differences between the 2011 x3 and x4 are :
SLX ish drivetrain – 10 speed
QR15 through axle on the fork
Deore ish drivetrain – 9 speed
9mm QR on the fork
Which makes the x3 a bit more future proof, especially if you’d be tempted by trying 2×10 or 1×10 later on. Not that there’s anything wrong with 3×9, but it’d cost a lot more than £200 to go to 10speed later.
Edit: I think the blue/black x4 looks better than the red/silver x3 though..Posted 5 years agotthewSubscriber
I have the X3 and I certainly wouldn’t miss the lockout. I think the other upgrades are worth the extra though. The grey/red colour scheme isn’t QUITE so bad in the flesh as it look in the pictures.
I think if you’d asked the same question about the X3 to X2 upgrade, then it’s proably not worthwhile.Posted 5 years agoransosSubscriber
Isn’t the RP a platform shock with the platform/pro-pedal permanently turned on? I think that was the case with the older Anthem X’s (Float R)..
Certainly, my old Trance (Float R) had permanent pro-pedal, and very little bob.
My Anthem X has an RP2 shock – you do get a bit of bob with the pro-pedal turned off, so I tend to leave it on. Pumping up the shock to compensate means you don’t get full travel.Posted 5 years agotransappMember
I’ve got a 2009 x1 with RP2. On a long hill I do use pro pedal, but only if it’s a smooth, Tarmac or fire road type. If technical, I’ll leave it off and spin smooth circles as I find this is best for traction vs power. Would I pay the extra for it? Well I’d miss it, but if the shock otherwise worked the same, I think I’d be fine unless I also did quite a bit of road work too and from the trails.Posted 5 years agoflatpatMember
To be fair, there might be a lockout on some of the higher specced Anthems, but not the 2011 X3.
To my mind, the X3 has a nicer fork and generally lighter components. I bought one and I’m very happy with it but I daresay I would also have been happy with an X4. So down to you – would an extra £200 stop you buying new school shoes for the kids? Or would you get upgraditus and spend it on the bike anyway?
I can guarantee that the X3 will get you loads of grief off your riding mates. Every time my red waterproof goes on – “why that goes well with your brake cables” etc.Posted 5 years ago
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