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Giant Anthem XC race bike

kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
edited April 2016 in Your mountain bikes
This is my XC race bike, a 2016 Giant Anthem 2
I changed the wheelset because the stock rims were not really good


Do you guys race with a FS bike ?


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,188
    Lad at my local bike shop races with the advanced version and does pretty well with it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
    Upgrade last week to 1x10 with Sunrace 11-42 cassette and narrow wide chainring, also a flat bar, now waiting a new garmin mount to slam the stem.

  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I had an Anthem for a year. Great bike, didn't really see it as much of a race bike though. A bit heavy for a race bike and more trail friendly than races geometry.
  • kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
    I feel the same, I wanted a trail bike but I joined a XC club and races, and I enjoyed it !
  • kiniookinioo Posts: 776
    I love mine! Great bike!
  • emseensemseens Posts: 146
    Sunrace cassette? Give us first impressions about shifting, is it working or not?
    Last year I had TREK superfly fs, FS is faster everywhere except standup sprints and standup climbs.
  • kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
    Shifting is ok, back pedaling on 42 make the chain going down, but my chain-line is not optimal. There is no reason to upgrade to 1x11 when you can have this cassette for £54. Got mine from
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