View Poll Results: BMC Fourstroke or Gian Anthem X

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  • BMC Fourstroke!

    8 61.54%
  • Giant Anthem X!

    5 38.46%
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    BMC Fourstroke (#3) or Giant Anthem X Frameset?

    Alright,

    I can either get a Giant Anthem X (Fox RP23) frameset or a BMC Fourstroke (#3) frameset.

    Both bikes are 4" rear travel, and use Fox's RP23.

    Unfortunately there is no concievalbe way for me to test ride the BMC.

    1. I can get the BMC for $900 dollars on discount (2008 model)

    or

    2. Get an Giant Anthem X 2009 for $1400.


    So, Has anyone had any experience with either of these bikes? Both have similar geometry with the BMC having a slightly shorter TT.

    With so much praise being given over the Giant's Maestro suspension, I do not want to shoot myself in the foot with the BMC and find out that there is a lot of pedal bob.

    My main use will be XC/trail riding, with some XC races and marathon 6-24 hours races thrown in.


    BMC Proís:
    *Not as common (bling factor)
    *Cheaper ($500 bucks!)
    *Looks better in my opinion

    BMC Conís:
    *Not able to test ride

    Giant Proís:
    *Able to test ride (loved it)
    *Close LBS with support for any warranty claims
    *Proven Maestro Technology (just ask Adam Craig!)

    Giant Consís:
    *more expensive
    *very common



    Any comments on both would be very welcome, thanks!




    Last edited by Domestique; 04-11-2009 at 04:45 PM.

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