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    El Gorrrriiii
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    New question here. Giant Anthem X29 Stem Replacement

    I want to replace the factory Giant Contact Stem on my Anthem. What do you all recommend?
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    Another stem with compatible dimensions.

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    Well Duh! Lol... Recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyRid3r View Post
    Well Duh! Lol... Recommendations.
    You've left that pretty wide open with your op. I'd say the "duh" is on you.

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    A stem is a stem. Pick one that you like the look of and has the proper dimensions.
    I no longer like to party. But I like the idea of it.

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    I saw your other thread. If it's a 2011, I think that pre-dates the Overdrive 2 era, so you can just decide how much you want to spend and pick a
    normal 1 1/8" stem.

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    Yep it's on a 2011 Anthem 29er. This one just seems like it's in bad shape.
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    I have a 2011 Anthem X29. They (thankfully) use a 'normal' stem. If you haven't already changed the awful, wrist-wrecking stock handlebar, I would seriously suggest going after that POS before worrying about the stem.

    As for stems, there are a crap-ton of good stems out there. I like the Specialized stems that allow you to adjust the angle via an insert that will allow up to 10 different bar positions with a single stem. But, you might not want to have a Specialized stem on your Giant bike.

    Maybe you would like some color? Check out stems from (to name a few):

    Thomson
    Race Face
    Spank
    Truvative
    Answer
    Hope

    If you do still have that stock straight bar, I would rather live with the Giant Connect stem than that handlebar. A nice carbon bar with some broad shoulders would be my suggestion.

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    Hi Jeff!

    I swapped the factory handle bar for a crank brothers flat bar. Like the flat look a bit better. But has for the Stem, what are the measurements or specifications to the "factory" one ?
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