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Giant Anthem X3

frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
edited January 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Well, I finally bit the bullet and bought myself an Anthem X3 (2009).

The intention was to buy the bike for the frame and then upgrade it bit by bit..

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Rather too narrow (and flat!) bars.. they'll be amongst the first to go..
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Lovely Maestro goodness:
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    3rd pic down, what the fook is that on your handlebars? A PDA mount by any chance? Its freakin huge
  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    Briggo wrote:
    3rd pic down, what the fook is that on your handlebars? A PDA mount by any chance? Its freakin huge

    It's a BoxIt waterproof mobile phone case.. I use it for my N95 with ViewRanger mapping software - it ain't pretty but it does the job very well!
  • lappymattlappymatt Posts: 331
    nice bike

    giant should be sued for fitting and selling the bike with those bars and grips though
  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    Monday night.. on go the Rebas, Exotic carbon bars and WTB saddle..

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  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    Tonight, swap the wheels and tyres.. quick weight check pm the bathroom scales and it comes in at about 12.6kg - should have weighed it before I started!

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    Next up.. SRAM X0 shifters and derailleurs.. and maybe the Avid Elixir R's, although I've struggled to get the to work properly on the Boardman so I'm a bit torn..
  • -IanW--IanW- Posts: 1
    edited January 2010
    Hi

    I've been doing something similar myself.
    I recommend you take a look at the wheels and cassette, the Giant OE ones are pretty heavy. You will take 2 IIbs of the bike by replacing them with something like stans 355 and a top end cassette.

    Nice to see another a Anthem.

    Cheers



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  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    -IanW- wrote:
    I've been doing something similar myself.
    I recommend you take a look at the wheels and cassette, the Giant OE ones are pretty heavy. You will take 2 IIbs of the bike by replacing them with something like stans 355 and a top end cassette.

    Thanks for your comments.. that may be something I'll look into in the future - for the time being I've swapped over the wheels (Ritchey WCS) and cassette (SRAM PG950) from my Boardman which come in a bit lighter.. will probably swap the bottom bracket and crank for the GXP/Stylo GXP pairing off of the CB too.
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    Looking good...standard weight is a tad over 29lb (medium) without pedals if my memory serves me correctly...its in the Giant bikes archive on their webby.
  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    stu8975 wrote:
    Looking good...standard weight is a tad over 29lb (medium) without pedals if my memory serves me correctly...its in the Giant bikes archive on their webby.

    Yeah, I did see that.. never quite sure how accurate the published measurements are though..
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    My frame came out pretty much spot on when it was weighed in the shop (15g over), so i'd say pretty accurate, if you can, take it to a shop to get an accurate weight..my bathroom scales put mine at just over 25lb :o
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