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Anyone ride the Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5?

288GTO288GTO Posts: 79
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
I'm a long time roadie with a Santa Cruz Highball hardtail as my only MB. I want a FS bike with modest travel as I really prefer lower weight bikes that climb and handle well. On paper this Giant Anthem Advanced SX looks really good. Unfortunately no dealer anywhere near me has one in stock. One of the local dealers has quoted me a price of $4000 (on sale from $5200 plus tax) out the door. So far I have test rode the Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er, Specialized Epic, and Cannondale Scapel, also a 29er.
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  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Can't comment on the 27.5 SX but the 26" Anthem I had handled well and was excellent for climbing.
    How did you get on with the 29ers?
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,028
    Currently have 2015 SX not the part plastic advanced version and having ridden both decided to have the cheaper aluminium version as not a lot of weight difference between the two frames. Rear triangle of the advanced not plastic.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,028
    Currently have 2015 SX not the part plastic advanced version and having ridden both decided to have the cheaper aluminium version as not a lot of weight difference between the two frames. Rear triangle of the advanced not plastic. Well worth getting as is a good all rounder unless doing really rough stuff.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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