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    '14 Anthem 27.5 1 Component Review

    Buying my first bike in a decade.

    What are the components like on the '14 Anthem 27.5 1 for Toronto - SE ON riding? Any weak points? Better value in the other models?

    Looking for something fairly stiff: good climber and fast DH.

    Coming off 03 SJ FSR Pro. 6'3", 225 lbs, 43 yrs old.
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    We only get the Anthem 3 in the states, which is crap honestly, but the 1 with the Fox suspension, XT brakes and driveterain, is a great bike for $3k. Honestly though if I had it to do all over again I would have either spent the $3,500 for the carbon model or bought the alum frameset and built it myself.

    All that said, if we had the option of the 1 in the states like you get in Canada I'd have only changed out a few cockpit items.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Not selling the Anthem 1 in the US? Seems odd.

    What is the quality of the Giant wheel set? Seat?

    Is it possible to add handlebar levers to switch/lockout front and rear suspension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    Not selling the Anthem 1 in the US? Seems odd.

    What is the quality of the Giant wheel set? Seat?

    Is it possible to add handlebar levers to switch/lockout front and rear suspension?
    Bump!
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    Giant wheelset is ok, a bit heavy but solid wheelset, have your selling LBS double check the spoke tension before taking delivery.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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