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Giant Anthem X4 2010

bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
edited June 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Here's my Giant Anthem with a fair number of 'new bits' which make it a bit less XC, but also a bit lighter. It's just about 'perfect' now (well, it would be nice to have better brakes, and an XT or maybe XTR drivetrain!).
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Spec:
Frame: Giant Anthem ALUXX
Fork: Fox F100 RL 100mm
Rear Shock: Fox Float R
Bars: * CC Exotic 730mm carbon riser
Stem: * CC Exotic 70mm
Headset: FSA
Grips * Superstar Supergrippa lock-on
Brakes: Shimano M486 160mm discs
Shifters: *Shimano SLX (f) / XT (r) (christmas present)
Front: * Shimano XT M770
Rear: Shimano SLX shadow
Saddle: * Charge Spoon
Seatpost: * Reverb
Cranks: * Shimano XT M770 22/32/44
Chain: * KMC X9-93
Cassette: * Shimano XT M770 9-speed, 11-34T
Pedals: * MG1s
BB: * Shimano XT
Wheels: * Stans Crest rims on Superstar Switch Evo hubs
Tyres: * Nobby Nics 2.25" DD tubeless

Weight: 12.25 kg (27 lbs)

Other: QECP Trail Collective stickers
Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building

Posts

  • Ben_morrisBen_morris Posts: 61
    Hi,

    Nice bike! All giants looks awesome.

    How do you get on with that little mud guard, does it work and stop much mud?

    Ben.
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    The fender censored is pretty good for such a small and light bit of kit - a bit better than the neoguard I have.
    Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
  • Brown sauceBrown sauce Posts: 111
    Nice, upgrades look good. How you finding the dropper post. Is my next upgrade.
    2015 Stanton Switchback
    1993 Kona Lavadome
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Love it... even on my local rides I find I'm using it a fair bit, with the seat dropped very slightly for singletrack, right down for steeper and more technical stuff (like the Vale) and then one push and you're all set for the climbs. Should get even more use at QECP - Snakes and Ladders should be even more fun :D
    Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
  • Ben_morrisBen_morris Posts: 61
    Regards your dropper post, im guessing your tall with the looks of how high your seat is. I am 6ft 5 so my seat is high also and i feel when its good single track my seat feels in the way.

    I think i will need to invest in a dropper.
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    I'm a more modest 6', and that's a 20" (L) frame. As your seat moves forward as it drops, a relatively slight drop gives you quite a bit more room to move on the bike, but still allows you to sit and pedal comfortably. One of the great things about the Reverb is that you can control the return speed, so I've been slowing mine down a bit... on the singletrack you can shove it down and then let it come back up slowly to whatever height feels 'right'.
    Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
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