- Show me your Giant Anthem
I didn't pick them really they were transplanted from a Boardman. They are U-Turn 351s now set at 120mm but can go from 85 t0 130, never tried them at either end just 100mm and now 120mm.
I was going to get an SID Race or Team from Merlin but the bike rides so well with a 5" fork on that I don't want to lose the ability to run it at 5" by getting an SID.
So I am trying to decide if I want to splurge for a variable fork like the Durin M / Reba U-Turn, or I'd be happy enough to run it all the time at one setting in which case a cheaper Reba Race/SID Race would suffice.Posted 8 years ago
What size tyres are you all running on your anthems?Posted 8 years ago
Ive just bought a 2010 anthem 4 and need to change the tyres asap but not too sure what to go for??
Id been using the Continental Vertical/Gravity 2.3's on my last bike (Trek Fuel EX 9.0) and really rated them highly, but im unsure they will fit the Anthem?
I think I've made a mistake on mine but we will see shortly. I currently run 2.1 Pana XC very sketchy on wet roots and rocks but got a 2.35 Igni for front and a 2.1 Crossmark for the back to put on my new wheelset. Something tells that this combo will be even worse…Posted 8 years agodean.harveyMember
Posted 8 years ago
Here's some photos of the Anthem I built up, first ones of the day I got it setup with the help of some guys at my local bike shop, still had the Rock Shox SID on the front, the next pick's with the Fox forks and some other tweeks.
To the guy who started this thread: When you getting your's built? I had such an awesome time shopping around for parts with mine.
To the rest of the guys on here, nice bikes! The older Anthem's in the white and blue are still the best, that silver ones pretty flash as well, make me get a strange feeling in my trouser area.
Dig the Anthem
Ok it's now finished! Woo! Done three rides on it so far although the first one was basically a 'set-up and tweak' ride. Loving the bike and I really enjoyed sourcing the parts and building it on my 'day-off'.
2010 Giant Anthem X Frameset
Rock Shox SID World Cup Forks (last minute decision and all the better for it!)
Hope Hoops (Stans 355s on blue Pro 2s)
Full Shimano XT Groupset
Bonty XXX Lite Carbon Bars
Bonty RXL Saddle
Bonty Mud-X (1.8 rear / 2.0 front)
Blue bits 'n bobs to balance blue forks and hubs
Going to take it for a spin at Enduro 6 to see if it's better than my Trance last year – should be, for that anyway.Posted 8 years agoneninjaMember
Here's mine –
2010 Anthem X4 that's been upgraded
XT chainset and gearset
Stans Olympic rims/Dirty Flea hubs/DT Rev wheelset
Thomson stem and seatpost
Hope QR s/p clamp
Raceface Next SL carbon bars
Changing the M647 DX pedals for some Crank Bro Candy 2Ti's this weekPosted 8 years ago
What degree thomson stem are you using and how do you find using flat bars?
0° stem. Well the frame is a little on the short side for me (short legs / long reach) so the stem and flat bars help make the reach a bit longer. Plus it feels a lot more 'direct' on the front end which is how I like it. I've always preferred flats to risers though.
I've tried a 7° pointing down (-7°) and that felt good too but I'll stick with the 0° as it gets a bit twitchy on Peak rides with it too low!
Loving the white X4 frame and Fox forks – looks very nice! Yes some new peddles would finish that off just nicely. The above quoted weight on mine was with Shimano XT SPDs on but sometimes I ride flats – especially on some technical Peak rides.Posted 8 years agoneninjaMember
I do like the DX spd's as they provide a decent platform when you're not clipped in but weigh a tonne. The Candy 2ti's will lose 1/2 lb (and they're white)
I'm tempted to flip my stem – it's 100mm 5deg rise and with the riser bar I think it needs dropping a bit. Only had it a couple of weeks so still tinkering and making it fit.Posted 8 years ago
Ive just bought the same bike, really liking it!Posted 8 years ago
Looking to upgrade most parts in the near future.
Already changed the wheelset for Mavic crossrides and got rid of the horrid standard saddle for a selle slr carbon saddle, next on my list is a new seatpost/stem/bars combo but not too sure what to go for?? Any ideas?gruffalo soldierMember
Any excuse 😀
Anthem X2. Been out in the Clwyds this morning experimenting with shock settings and now I've got them sorted it is a SUPERB ride. Climbs like I'm a stone lighter and comes back down better than some 5" travel bikes I've ridden.
Obviously this could be the new bike buzz kicking in and clouding my judgement but i have to say…..love it, love it, love it!!!
Forgot to say…….apologies for the garden pic.Posted 8 years agohughjenginMember
Do Anthem x owners find they have loads of seatpost sticking out ? Was seriously considering one, and at 5'6" the small 16" seems to fit the bill. A 575mm HTT is about right for me as is a 120mm Head tube length. But measuring up on the basis of my current bike, I reckon if I got the bike in race setup positioning, I'd end with loads of seatpost sticking out. Do Anthem owners find that its the same for them ? i.e Long top tubes relative to seat tube length ?Posted 7 years ago
I reckon there'd be about 250mm of seatpost sticking out for me
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