- Solaris or Anthem X 29er?
Was wondering what all the fuss was about with 29ers, so have been thinking about building one up from a frameset.
Started off thinking I would build a Cotic Solaris but have just been offered a Giant Anthem x 29er frameset at a good price.
Mainly ride North York Moors and Dalby Red Route (due to family constraints!) I try to ride reasonably fast, but no massive jumps or drop offs.Posted 4 years ago
Having not ridden I can’t comment on the Anthem but you aren’t really comparing like with like.
Also it may depend what you’re coming from to compare it against – having come from a 26″ hardtail the effect of bigger wheels almost feels like having a short travel full susser, IMHO.
Having had a Solaris now for a few months I don’t think you’d be disappointed with buying a frame, they’re a blast! 🙂
Less maintenance and probably weight than an Anthem as well 😉Posted 4 years agoemac65Member
It’s a whether you want a FS or H/tail question really…
Wouldn’t worry about maintenance issues with an Anthem as the maestro suspension seems to cope pretty well with our winters…My 6 year old Trance has had one set of bearings up to yet(not sure it needed them tbh)despite being used through every winter,well up until I bought the Anthem last year…Posted 4 years ago
Scottaleg. That would have been spot on it it was a medium as I was eying up the green one.
Usually ride a Pace 405 around Dalby Red, but have been around the same route on my cross bike taking 20 minutes longer. Did get rather battered on the cross bike, mainly due to the rigid forks, so that was why I was initially looking at a Solaris to give me a bit of comfort at the front end.
Then got offered the Anthem which has now given me this dilemma!Posted 4 years ago
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