• 04-03-2013
    Silentfoe
    Re: 2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    Ha. I'm flattered. If it's Shimano parts across the board, you shouldn't have any issues. Honestly I'm curious as to how you have an Anthem Advanced 1 frame on the way. The only frame I know of is the 0. You must have a hook up or someone is selling a stripped down bike. Your build sounds like it'll be a great bike! Post it in the carbon anthems thread when you're done. Good luck!
  • 04-03-2013
    GT5050
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    So today I had the bike out again, loving this thing! Played with the suspension some more and it felt pretty dialed today, I'm gonna run it where I now have it (15mm sag on fork and 9mm on shock) and start fine tuning from there but I feel like I have a good baseline. Also cut the handlebar a bit, didn't want to take too big a chunk at once so I cut 10mm off each end, now it's sitting at 710mm or just shy of 28". Actually felt just about where I wanted it.

    I haven't weighed the bike yet, but it feels surprisingly light for basically out of the box (only change is tubeless conversion) - my Trance X weighed 27.5 w/pedals and this feels lighter. Not that it shouldn't be lighter, but I was expecting it to be about the same weight.

    Next upgrade because it's cheap and easy is to go 1X10. Don't really need the granny gear for my FL "mountains". After that I'll go to a carbon handlebar (mainly for feel), and eventually a lighter wheel set along the lines of some Mavic SLR's. I feel these are the key things that will make a big impact on the ride and with these simple changes it should be a very respectable weight. Any other thoughts on that logic?

    Anyway, here it is - I must say I agree with the others who say the X1 looks much better in person:

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  • 04-04-2013
    BacDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Ha. I'm flattered. If it's Shimano parts across the board, you shouldn't have any issues. Honestly I'm curious as to how you have an Anthem Advanced 1 frame on the way. The only frame I know of is the 0. You must have a hook up or someone is selling a stripped down bike. Your build sounds like it'll be a great bike! Post it in the carbon anthems thread when you're done. Good luck!

    This is why I asked for your feedback, you seem to have detailed working knowledge of the new Advanced bikes.

    It's a stripped down 2013 Advanced 1 XL supposedly in "new" condition. Comes with the RL fork and shock, Shimano BB, headset and 110 contact stem. My concern is crankset as I have built up several bikes and have always used threaded 68/73 BB. With those I could always get the chain line dialed with spacers. My current bike, AX 1 aluux has the press fit but the 2X10 was already there.

    Another concern is the OD2 head set and fork and stem. Think the Sid will work but I had my Fox fork Pushed with travel increased to 120 and this worked great on my aluux Anthem. If I want to change fork or stem looks like a problem. The carbon stem looks great but I would like to try a shorter one to dial fit.
  • 04-04-2013
    Silentfoe
    QUOTE=BacDoc;10291102]This is why I asked for your feedback, you seem to have detailed working knowledge of the new Advanced bikes.

    It's a stripped down 2013 Advanced 1 XL supposedly in "new" condition. Comes with the RL fork and shock, Shimano BB, headset and 110 contact stem. My concern is crankset as I have built up several bikes and have always used threaded 68/73 BB. With those I could always get the chain line dialed with spacers. My current bike, AX 1 aluux has the press fit but the 2X10 was already there.

    The Anthems use a BB92 BB and the crank obviously has the axle attached. The only issue I could think you might run into is if the Q factor of your cranks is somehow too narrow. This is not likely. You can still use spacers with a press fit BB so if it is too loose, or if you don't like the spacing of the crank arms to the chainstays, add a spacer on that respective side.

    Another concern is the OD2 head set and fork and stem. Think the Sid will work but I had my Fox fork Pushed with travel increased to 120 and this worked great on my aluux Anthem. If I want to change fork or stem looks like a problem. The carbon stem looks great but I would like to try a shorter one to dial fit.

    You can still use your old fork, you'll just need to find a new top bearing for your OD2 headset. The outside diameter of the Giant headtube is the same as any other brands tapered HT. With OD2 they just use a smaller bearing to increase the inner diameter. Talk to your LBS to order one, they aren't expensive. [/QUOTE]
  • 04-04-2013
    BacDoc
    Thanks Foe! Might look you up in the future, got some riding buddies and we are looking to get some riding in Utah.

    Gt5050,
    I'm in Fl too and will post some pics once I get my 1X10 built. Enjoy your new ride!
  • 04-04-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Thanks Foe! Might look you up in the future, got some riding buddies and we are looking to get some riding in Utah.

    Gt5050,
    I'm in Fl too and will post some pics once I get my 1X10 built. Enjoy your new ride!

    What part of FL? On the 1x10 topic, where I ride and the experience so far on this bike will probably have me sticking to the 38, or perhaps going to a 36 as a chainring. I don't feel a need for a shorter ratio anywhere I ride than my current big ring provides, which is a 38
  • 04-04-2013
    Silentfoe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Thanks Foe! Might look you up in the future, got some riding buddies and we are looking to get some riding in Utah.

    Gt5050,
    I'm in Fl too and will post some pics once I get my 1X10 built. Enjoy your new ride!

    Hey, anytime. I run Adventure Earth and do guided rides but I suck at it because I never charge anyone. I just like to ride with people. Like my page on facebook and if you're ever in the area, I'd be glad to show you all the goods.
  • 04-04-2013
    BacDoc
    GT, I'm in Vero Beach and the trail in Ft. Pierce is about 20 mi from my house and i ride there a lot - pretty cool single track and an " outlaw trail" a block from my front door.

    Been riding my 2011 Anthem 29 2X10 on these trails as well as Boyette and Santos and don't need all these gears. I lived in Santa Cruz for 4 years ( MTB heaven) and would even go 1X10 there. With 32 up front and 11-36 rear I can climb anything rideable (for me!) and can go low 20's before I spin out.

    The maestro Anthem design has been getting it done and I'm anxious to try the monarch on this carbon frame to see how the ride is.
  • 04-04-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    I'm a bit south of there but maybe I'll make it up that way sometime. I was thinking about the 1x10 a bit, and here's where I'm at - the 38 big ring on the bike now works anywhere I ride, I never touch the left triggers. However, it keeps me in the top half of my cassette for basically most of the time, and while the 38-36 combo gets me up any climb I hit, I may go smaller on the chainring when I go 1x. My reasoning is to keep my normal range of gears closer to the middle of the cassette w/ reserve on either end, and also to have a straighter chain line in my most frequently used gears. Does that sound like a good plan of attack?
  • 04-04-2013
    BacDoc
    Exactly! Find the gears you use most and build around that chain line. We need you! I ride with 3 others and usually travel north or west for riding opportunities but need some local knowledge on trails in your area. I will pm you for info.

    Enjoy that new bike!
  • 04-04-2013
    gvs_nz
    The only problem with relying on a big ring only on the Ax29er is that the designs anti squat is based around having a small ring. You loose most of your antisquat in the big ring.I run 1 x 10 but with a 26 ring.All our downhill is technical and can't spin out even with a 26T. Can on the fire road but they are for climbing not descending.Even so, i'm still cracking a good pace spinning out a 26T.
  • 04-05-2013
    BacDoc
    gvs_nz,

    Thanks for the input! Please explain how the size front ring affects "anti squat". Rode my 2011 as 2X10 for 2 yrs and couldn't feel suspension diff big or small.

    Most of the time my ideal gearing on power strokes(for my trails) was big/big or small small and didn't like the look of the chain line in these gears. I ran 11-36 and 39/26 or what ever the SRAM 2X crank set is.
  • 04-05-2013
    gvs_nz
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    Braodly speaking the anti sqaut varies depending on chain posn relative to the pivot.
    The Ax29er has still got reasonable antisquat in 32T ring but your loosing a lot in anything much bigger.

    When I Endurance race I find that I am never out of the 24T ring on the trails we ride, so 26T or 27T was a good trail riding choice for me. But I don't do any road riding besides up long fire road climbs. Any flat trails are always still reasonably technical. As often as I can I'll trail ride for 4 to 6 hrs so conservative ring size to me is better than who can pull the biggest ring contest. My strength is cardio, not power.

    Here's data on antisquat values at 25% squat with different chainring combos.
  • 04-05-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    What Mountain Bike Trail Bike of the Year runner up is the Anthem X!
    http://youtu.be/FXhR9j1Hjo8
  • 04-05-2013
    BacDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Braodly speaking the anti sqaut varies depending on chain posn relative to the pivot.
    The Ax29er has still got reasonable antisquat in 32T ring but your loosing a lot in anything much bigger.

    When I Endurance race I find that I am never out of the 24T ring on the trails we ride, so 26T or 27T was a good trail riding choice for me. But I don't do any road riding besides up long fire road climbs. Any flat trails are always still reasonably technical. As often as I can I'll trail ride for 4 to 6 hrs so conservative ring size to me is better than who can pull the biggest ring contest. My strength is cardio, not power.

    Here's data on antisquat values at 25% squat with different chainring combos.

    Cool! But how do I interpret this? For example, my 1x10 with 32 up front and 11-36 cassette, I'm using the 15, 17 and 26, 30 cogs on the cassette 90% of of the time. At the extremes the % is 113%@11 and 90%@34- how does that equate to feel or performance?

    I'm thinking not much? I don't race but I like being dialed in with my gear and performance.
  • 04-05-2013
    BacDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    What Mountain Bike Trail Bike of the Year runner up is the Anthem X!
    Giant Anthem X29 - Trail Bike Of The Year 2013 Contender - YouTube

    Nice! And looks just like your bike!
  • 04-06-2013
    gvs_nz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Cool! But how do I interpret this? For example, my 1x10 with 32 up front and 11-36 cassette, I'm using the 15, 17 and 26, 30 cogs on the cassette 90% of of the time. At the extremes the % is 113%@11 and 90%@34- how does that equate to feel or performance?

    I'm thinking not much? I don't race but I like being dialed in with my gear and performance.

    Like I said not much using a 32t ring but others are talking about 38, 39T single ring set ups.

    Note 90% is still more than the TX 29er and most other longer travel 29ers have using 24T.

    But many other mfg also have moved to optimise there suspension for 28t rings. Something Giant hasn't done yet.
  • 04-06-2013
    gvs_nz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Nice! And looks just like your bike!

    And there's plenty of naysayers on these forums who keep on saying the Ax is only a xc bike.

    Obviously don't have their bike setup correct IMHO. Mine also has the F100 fork but RT3 shock.Only shortfall I can find as a trail bike is seated cush over bike G outs. Descending it can keep up with my 6" travel 26" bikes on most trails.
  • 04-06-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    On the 1x10, the discussion here as well as some quick math made me come to the conclusion that I will not be simply going to a 38 but something quite smaller. Thanks guys!
  • 04-09-2013
    GT5050
    For those looking through the forums and wondering what an Anthem X1 weighs, I weighed my Medium 2013 X1 and it came to 26.6 without pedals, 27.38 with XT pedals on. That's with my Computer on, but I don't think that makes a huge difference. Going 1x10 on it soon just waiting for the parts to land - I don't have any lofty expectations of huge weight savings but it should help a bit.

    I will state that my bike is set up tubeless, though the shop did it and they used the yellow Stan's tape, which I recall reading probably doesn't get me any net weight savings over running the tubes. I think Silentfoe was talking about that somewhere else, I'll let him weigh in if he sees this post. Either way, I'm pretty happy with the "out of the box" weight on my bike. There are certainly a few good and easy opportunities for some weight savings without going into weenie mode, my only planned changes after the 1x10 are a carbon bar and lighter wheelset down the line as I'm pretty happy with the overall spec. Yes even the brakes.
  • 04-11-2013
    manuelr417
    Large Anthem X1 2013 came 27 lbs out of the box with no pedals. 27.8 lbs tubeless and Shimano PD-M520L Pedals (these are heavy pedals). Add one more pound for under-the-seat bag with CO2, tools, and supplies. But, the bike climbs hard and I don't feel it to be heavy. For comparison, the lightest bike I considered was a Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail. It came at 25 lbs for large.
  • 04-16-2013
    BacDoc
    2013 Anthem Advanced ZX1:



    1X10 Zee shifter and RD, SLX crank with 32 ring and BBG bashwich in these pics. Just installed a Wolf 34 but haven't ridden the bike with this yet.



    Head tube on the carbon frame is massive. Stem is 110 and would like to try 90 or 100.



    Zee RD and 11-36 XT cassette



    XT brakes work great



    Still need to trim cables and fine tune but so far very impressed with this bike.
  • 04-16-2013
    manuelr417
    BacDoc:
    This is one beautiful bike!!! Enjoy!
  • 05-02-2013
    morkys
    2013 Anthem X1 fork steerer tube and shock eye to eye length and stroke
    Ok, for my 2013 Anthem X1 29'er. What is the deal with the overdrive 2? Are my forks 1.5 tapered with some sort of Giant Overdrive 2 headset or a unique Giant Overdrive 2 steerer tube size and headset?

    Will my fork fit on another bike with 1.5 tapered?
    Do I need to order special Giant steerer tube shocks for my bike?

    What is the eye to eye length and stroke of the rear shock?

    thanks

    :)
  • 05-02-2013
    morkys
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  • 05-11-2013
    morkys
    Quick suggestions for rear shock and fork air pressure for a 195 # + rider? 2013 Anthem X1 29. Original Fox CTD fork and shock.
  • 05-11-2013
    Silentfoe
    Re: 2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    80psi in the fork, 180 in the back.
  • 05-11-2013
    morkys
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    Thanks. I need to recheck it before my next ride. I think I may not have had enough in the fork and shock this time. Still, it rode very well. I will check psi in shocks before next ride and give some more feedback. I am hoping possible low psi did not give me a false impression, but this bike is quick handling. As quick or quicker than my 26" Brodie Mettle FS bike. The AX1 29 is stock except for XTR pedals and XT brakes.

    Attachment 798287

    This is the rewarding view after a fairly long climb from the creek valley trail below.
  • 05-12-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    I am about the same weight and came up with very similar numbers to what silentfoe suggested, and it puts me right at the suggested sag. I also downloaded Fox's iPhone App (Fox Intelligent Ride Dynamics), and it also came up with similar numbers.

    For reference suggested sag is:
    Front: 15-19mm
    Rear: 8-10mm
  • 05-12-2013
    GT5050
    2013 Anthem X 29er anybody?
    On a related note - I don't know about everyone else but I found it a bit troubling that my shop couldn't give me this setup info but rather I had to seek it out myself. To me this is a big gap in costumer service. Not all shops are this way, but man if you're selling bikes of this level or higher regularly (and they are) it baffles me that they wouldn't know how to set them up.
  • 05-12-2013
    ha-evolution
    Agreed it's surprising they couldn't have given you at least a starting point or some guidelines on how to setup your suspension. My shop asked me my weight and dialed in my suspension before I left with my bike. Got it pretty much dead on also.
  • 05-12-2013
    gvs_nz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    I am about the same weight and came up with very similar numbers to what silentfoe suggested, and it puts me right at the suggested sag. I also downloaded Fox's iPhone App (Fox Intelligent Ride Dynamics), and it also came up with similar numbers.

    For reference suggested sag is:
    Front: 15-19mm
    Rear: 8-10mm

    I like to use all my travel and run at least 12mm sag in the rear. The front is set so I just use all the travel onj the big hits. I'm 160lbs and use about 55 psi in the front[2011 F100RLC] and about 145psi in the rear. If i need to i'll run with mid platform or some propedal or in trail etc. That way you have a firmer initial feel but it will blow through on the bigger stuff to use all the travel. Much more capable trail bike that way.If you've only got 100mm of travel, best to use it all most of the time.
  • 05-13-2013
    morkys
    Climb mode on my CTD has failed. No resistance and then bangs into dampening 2/3-1/2 way down. 80 PSI in fork and rebound set to half-way. Anybody else have this problem? [CORRECTION] Trail mode seems "OK" as does descend mode, although they both have a change of feel part way down, past 1/2 travel. F100 RLC 26" fork does not have this. I wish I had an F100 RLC 29'er fork on this bike. Instead, I am entertaining the idea of an RS RLT or RCT3.

    Still, with the FOX CTD in Trail mode, I felt the bike climbed, turned and decended well. I am un-sure of what people mean by less than sharp handling. I tried to turn sharply into turns and through a switch back and didn't have any issue with the long chainstays. The bike tracked sharp and true. If anything, the stability reduced necessary body english. I like the feel of the long bars, but, they are an issue in tight turns with close trees, branches, and going through narrow sections. I am considering narrowing my bars a bit, but not much. I am not a big manual'er but with some pedal force and effort on the bars I could lift the front end up when needed, albeit, not catwalk high. BB height seemed ok. I tested fate rolling over some drop ruts on downhills, but remembered that the smaller chainring of the 2 x protected me there, plus I am used to timing my pedal strokes anyways. I don't know if its because the new bike seat is, well, new, but it felt really good, better than I thought since it doesn't have a split design. I rode my 26" yesterday and couldn't deal with sitting, the seat is that bad. I need a new seat for that bike.

    Overall experience on first ride (except for noticing the disappointing failure of Climb mode) was very positive.

    Anyone else have a Fox CTD with failed Climb mode? Can I keep riding it in Trail mode without fear of Trail mode self-destructing? I don't want to send this fork in and be without a bike for the long weekend.
  • 05-13-2013
    GT5050
    Are there any local shops that do fox rebuilds? On my current bike everything's fine (2013 Anthem X1), but on my last bike the Fox Fork had issues on my second ride with it. I sent it to Fox for repair - though it was a quick turnaround and I was happy with everything, I found out later that there are some local shops who could have handled the work.
  • 05-14-2013
    gvs_nz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morkys View Post
    Climb mode on my CTD has failed. No resistance and then bangs into dampening 2/3-1/2 way down. 80 PSI in fork and rebound set to half-way. Anybody else have this problem? Trail mode seems the same as does descend mode, although they both have a change of feel part way down, past 1/2 travel. F100 RLC 26" fork does not have this. I wish I had an F100 RLC 29'er fork on this bike. Instead, I am entertaining the idea of an RS RLT or RCT3.

    Still, with the FOX CTD in Trail mode, I felt the bike climbed, turned and decended well. I am un-sure of what people mean by less than sharp handling. I tried to turn sharply into turns and through a switch back and didn't have any issue with the long chainstays. The bike tracked sharp and true. If anything, the stability reduced necessary body english. I like the feel of the long bars, but, they are any issue in tight turns with close trees, branches, and going through narrow sections. I am considering narrowing my bars a bit, but not much. I am not a big manual'er but with some pedal force and effort on the bars I could lift the front end up when needed, albeit, not catwalk high. BB height seemed ok. I tested fate rolling over some drop ruts on downhills, but remembered that the smaller chainring of the 2 x protected me there, plus I am used to timing my pedal strokes anyways. I don't know if its because the new bike seat is, well, new, but it felt really good, better than I thought since it doesn't have a split design. I rode my 26" yesterday and couldn't deal with sitting, the seat is that bad. I need a new seat for that bike.

    Overall experience on first ride (except for noticing the disappointing failure of Climb mode) was very positive.

    Anyone else have a Fox CTD with failed Climb mode? Can I keep riding it in Trail mode without fear of Trail mode self-destructing? I don't want to send this fork in and be without a bike for the long weekend.

    I'd just ride it in descend mode all the time until you can get it sorted.
    I ride my RLC wide open anyway. Just fine tune it with air pressure.On a 100mm fork, brake dive etc is just not an issue. Don't need all that other rubbish.Usually it just causes spiking anyway.
  • 05-16-2013
    morkys
    Any other AX1 29 riders with Fox CTD issues, particularly in Climb mode?

    I could try descend mode. I didn't find the fork very plush to begin with in Trail mode, not that it was bad. It could be faulty though. I read something on the singletrack forums where there was a recall, but it sounded more to do with the remote setup. I emailed Fox and have heard nothing back yet. I may check oil level at the very least. Is it easy enough for a person to check oil level?
  • 05-16-2013
    gvs_nz
    Even though they have changed the air curves again, the descend mode should be the same as the pre CTD normal mode that uses factory set shimmed compression damping. Any trail , climb, ls compression etc is just introducing a type of platform system. Usually with a basic variable orifice. IMHO they all introduce some level of spiking.I haven't ridden any CTD forks though.

    WebHelp

    lower bath oil may, but I doubt cartridge oil level would be wrong.
    Check fork service info, possibly for a gen 3 O/B unless you have a FIt cartridge fork. The last part of the service will detail how to fill forks with oil. it's acomplete drain and refil process though, not a linear measurement.

    Best to put up a thread in the Suspension Forum to see if someone has had similar symptoms or if it's normal.
  • 05-16-2013
    morkys
    Thanks. I will check that link. I did put up thread, no reponses yet.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspen...de-854445.html

    My fork is oem and therefore OB not FIT.

    EDIT

    I phoned the shop and they say the fork would have to be sent in but I should be able to use it in Trail and/or Descend mode for now. If it doesn't have enough oil, hopefully my using it for a few days won't harm it, but, then again, it's not my fault it was sent this way and the shop did tell me it's ok to ride it for a few days, so...what can I do?

    One way I know something is wrong with the fork is that if I put it in Climb mode and then back to Trail, the Trail mode has a strange feeling mid-stroke, almost like a vague ghost of the feeling I had in Climb mode. If I then put it in Descend mode and pump the fork up and down, and back to Trail, the Trail mode feels better. Putting it in Climb mode always results in odd behavior.
  • 05-26-2013
    morkys
    Brough my bicycle into the shop. My forks will be sent away. One guy said 4 to 6 weeks and the other guy said 2 to 4 weeks. Not exactly the service I was hoping for with a brand new bike ridden 3 times. Some people have said the turn around could possibly be sooner, like less than 2 weeks, so here is hoping.
  • 05-26-2013
    stygz1
    My experience with Fox is this is the peak season and they are very busy. I had my shock sent off on my last bike in the off season (January). Fox hooked my up with a red tag expedited service because the shock was only a couple weeks old. The service only took about 3 days but with shipping I was out about 2.5 weeks. Fox second day shipped back to me from CA to GA. Good luck. I hope your shop got you some sort of expedited service.
  • 05-26-2013
    Ranger Pride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morkys View Post
    Brough my bicycle into the shop. My forks will be sent away. One guy said 4 to 6 weeks and the other guy said 2 to 4 weeks. Not exactly the service I was hoping for with a brand new bike ridden 3 times. Some people have said the turn around could possibly be sooner, like less than 2 weeks, so here is hoping.

    This is why I have switched everything to Rock Shox. Super simple for shops to wok on so no need to send out plus they are in Chicago so if I have an issue turnaround would be way faster than shipping all the way to California.
  • 05-26-2013
    10ex
    I bought a 2013 AX1 in September last year and only road it a few times until this year when I started noticing a clunk like the fork was topping out. Took it to the shop and the Fox rep happened to be there. He took one look at the fork and said the damper units in that model were faulty. He grabbed a new one, the shop mechanic installed it and everything is fine.
    Just letting you know there are some bad Fox parts out there.
  • 05-26-2013
    stygz1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    This is why I have switched everything to Rock Shox. Super simple for shops to wok on so no need to send out plus they are in Chicago so if I have an issue turnaround would be way faster than shipping all the way to California.

    This is not a complexity issue at all. I am sure someone can work on the Fox as well as RS. The issue here is warranty. If it were RS it would have to be sent out just like the Fox stuff. Giant or Giant dealer does not perform the warranty repair on Fox or RS.
  • 05-26-2013
    morkys
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    This is not a complexity issue at all. I am sure someone can work on the Fox as well as RS. The issue here is warranty. If it were RS it would have to be sent out just like the Fox stuff. Giant or Giant dealer does not perform the warranty repair on Fox or RS.

    Gotcha. Warranty issue is definitely what it is right now. It would be nice to get a replacement plain and simple right off the bat.
  • 06-01-2013
    manuelr417
    Too bad your suspension failed. I have been riding (sometimes abusing) mine for the past couple of months with no issue (I'll keep fingers crossed).
  • 06-01-2013
    Ranger Pride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    This is not a complexity issue at all. I am sure someone can work on the Fox as well as RS. The issue here is warranty. If it were RS it would have to be sent out just like the Fox stuff. Giant or Giant dealer does not perform the warranty repair on Fox or RS.

    I guess for me it is just faster to get warranty work taken care of with Rock Shox because they are only one state over from me. For a Fox warranty I would be shipping across the country.
  • 06-08-2013
    morkys
    Fixed and back on my bike at the shop in 9 days. Replaced a bunch of parts. All seems good. Works waaaay better so far just by feel. Climb mode is a nice full lockout. Trail seems smoother and descend seems plusher. Kudo's to the store and the rep for taking Fox fork and zipping it out, getting it fixed and back to the shop pretty quickly considering. I will ride tomorrow (well, later today after I wake up) and report back.
  • 06-10-2013
    morkys
    Rode the bike and all is good with the Fox CTD fork. All modes work as they should. I like the Climb mode for riding on the road to the trail as the platform threshold is high and the bike doesn't squish at all. Trail mode seems to feel better. I tried Descend mode on some downhills and it felt like there was more of a difference this time vs Trail mode.

    Thanks to the bike store D'ornellas, the distributor and/or Fox rep and Fox for getting this fixed and back literally in about a week.
  • 10-18-2013
    morkys
    A few questions for Anthem X 29 riders. I have the X1.

    1) My Fox Shox performance has changed. It was fine for a while after getting it back from being repaired, but now it seems on bumpy downhills the fork is overwhelmed and overly bouncy. I am about the same weight and have been using the same PSI in fork and shock. I have been playing with rebound to see if it helps but it doesn't seem to. Has anybody had a change or decrease in Fox fork and/or shock performance?

    2) Has anybody upgraded to XT brakes? If so, were you able to combine your SLX shifters with the XT brake levers? There is an i-spec system and it's confusing.

    3) On climbs when I am out of the saddle I seem to be losing traction more often than I'm used to. Is this because of the longer chainstays? I may try a slightly shorter stem or different tires. The Racing Ralph don't have a whole lot of bite. In search of improvement here, I am not saying this bike is terrible at climbing.
  • 10-18-2013
    Silentfoe
    What psi are you running? How much do you weigh? Yes, you can combine slx and xt. Climbing is all about technique. Adjust to your bike and learn where it likes you to be to get the best bite. The Anthems are much better seated climbers BTW.