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    Is a 2007 Anthem X Advanced a good buy?

    I've got an offer for a 2007 Anthem X Advanced for $1000 which i believe is a pretty good price here in Europe. The bike looks nice, and seems to be well-maintained, it got new XTR equipment in 2011 etc. However, the dampers haven't been serviced since 2010.

    For the same price i can pick up a 2010 Scott Spark 30. What would you guyse choose?

    Another thing is that I'm a little worried about the solidity of the carbon frame and the Crossmax SLR wheels since I'm almost 270 lbs (quickly losing weight, but it'll be a while until I'm under 200...)

    Any opinions?

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    Giant makes Scotts carbon bikes so there is that. I would take Maestro over a single pivot suspension any day. However, at your weight you should not be riding uber light components, especially wheels. The carbon can take it but probably not for long. Those Mavic wheels will fold in the first 5 miles. I'd keep looking.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Thank Silentfoe! I took your advice and didn't buy the Anthem. Ended up with a demo-used 2013 Trek Fuel EX 8 from my LBS instead. Maybe not the same bling, but at least it should be able to hold up my weight.

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