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    Cool-blue Rhythm Sold my Scott Scale 29er Comp for a Giant Anthem X3 29er

    Well after one season of riding after my back surgery last spring, I decided i couldn't take riding on a hardtail anymore. So after one day on Craigslist I sold my bike which was only a year old for not less then I paid for it new. So found a 2011 Giant Anthem X3 29er that I am planning to go pick up tomorrow morning. I am pretty excited and this will be my first full suspension bike. Hopefully this will make riding more enjoyable for me.

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    I got off an xtc composite and on an anthem X advanced and can't believe how much more riding I am able to do. Moreover,most of it also notably faster. Hope you love it! The Anthem is an incredible bike.

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    I too went from a HT Scott to a Giant Anthem X29er. Both great bikes and do what the were designed to do very well. You'll love the Anthem. First things first, when you get the bike, go tubeless.

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    Here are some pics.

    out with the old
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    in with the new (to me)
    Sold my Scott Scale 29er Comp for a Giant Anthem X3 29er-2013-03-02_11-41-39_378.jpg

    I am pretty happy with this upgrade. It should be a lot better on the trail then my old bike. I think I did pretty good on the price also, being that I picked it up for 1k.

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    Thats a fantastic upgrade, the anthem's are great bikes and ride quality is so much better over a alum HT

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    how does the geometry compare between the two? I know the Scale's is based off their carbon race bike! I'm curious on how the Anthem is in comparison.

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    I really haven't ridden it much other then around a parking lot when I picked up. I also went down a size from a Large in the Scott, to a Medium with the Giant. I just felt that the Scott was too big on the trail. The Giant feels a lot better in the little bit that I rode it around today. I feel I will be able to huck it around better. I will give a better review of it once I get to actually hit the trails with it.

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    Awe yeah i test rode a L scale and it was way too big for me. The Anthem should be quite nice with it being the right size and all.

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    That is a great deal.

    Nice bike go & have fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by PA trailrider View Post
    Here are some pics.

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    in with the new (to me)
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    I am pretty happy with this upgrade. It should be a lot better on the trail then my old bike. I think I did pretty good on the price also, being that I picked it up for 1k.

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