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2009 scott spark 30 or 2010 giant anthem x2

joebecwilljoebecwill Posts: 18
edited May 2010 in MTB buying advice
I am looking for an xc bike either the scott spark 30 2009 or the giant anthem x2 2010 model both are £1750 but which one is the best please help. I have tested the anthem x2 and thought it was very quick but have not tried a scott spark. Type of riding is thetford cross country with a little bit of racing.

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  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    the x2 is £2000 i thought not £1750 a1t that price your looking at the anthem x3
    the spark is lighter but the rear suspension is not as supple as the RP2 on the anthem
    The spark=25lbs
    the anthem x3=26.9lbs
    my personal favourite is the anthem(i did a demo day on both of them)
    mongoose amasa elite 08
    giant anthem x4 10
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    Try the spark you'll love it!!! :wink: but i am biased.

    seriously though, spending that amount of money you need to test both bikes.

    two great bikes though :D
    2019 Ribble CGR SL

    2015 Specialized Roubaix Sport sl4

    2014 Specialized Allez Sport
  • joebecwilljoebecwill Posts: 18
    I had an offer from a friend a new anthem x2 for £1750 still not decided which to go for as the scott spark 30 seems more of a race machine and upgradable which is what I am after as I have a giant reign 0 for which I take to wales but is not quick enough for thetford Looking for the best short travel full suss with a budget up to 2.5k max any ideas
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    Try a Spark and see which you prefer. Thats the only thing you can sensibly do.
  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    i agree with andy ride both bikes and see which one you prefer
    mongoose amasa elite 08
    giant anthem x4 10
  • joebecwilljoebecwill Posts: 18
    cant seem to find a scott spark 30 to demo only had the spark 10 which I know will good but out of my reach.
  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    try the 10 so you get an idea of the geometry shape and feel of the bike
    mongoose amasa elite 08
    giant anthem x4 10
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    i'd just buy a spark :wink:
    2019 Ribble CGR SL

    2015 Specialized Roubaix Sport sl4

    2014 Specialized Allez Sport
  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    i'm in no way biased in saying this :D but just buy an anthem
    mongoose amasa elite 08
    giant anthem x4 10
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