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    2014 Advanced Anthem 29er - no 1X?

    hey, i don't pop in here much but i did do a search and really didn't see anything on this...

    I had a cursory look at the specs on the 2014 carbon 29er Anthems. It was hard copy catalog. Am i right that none of them will come with a 1X drive train? (XX1 or X01)

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    Looks like only the Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 Team has 1x (XX1).

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    yeah, that's what i thought...this has probably been discussed in here, but to me it looks like Giant is putting ALL it's weight into 27.5, and really downplaying the 29er line. Huge bummer. I'm ready to go carbon Anthem, but not if Giant is abandoning 29ers. Not sure why they'd do that.

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    i found the whole deal on Giant's stance on the 29er market in a thread the 29er forum.

    really disappointing. i think 29ers are here to stay - if they want to phase it out and put all eggs in the 650B market, that's their choice as a business, but i think they are missing the market here. I can see phasing 26ers. But phasing out 29ers? Just because they were late to the game and maybe didn't get the market share they wanted?

    So, the question is, will i get a carbon 29er Anthem from a company clearly not into them, or do i move to a company "all in" on 29ers that offer a similar style bike. By style i mean XC, light, can race, is fast, but also can edge into trail bike category. Hmmm...

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    Did ride a 2013 AX Advanced 29er this year, sold it to a friend in the end of the season and now waiting for a 2014 Advanced 29er.

    I have done 100-200 miles on a AX 27.5" and I'm not happy with that bike, so going to stay riding 29er next year. Guess Giant going to go back for 29" for 2015 models.

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    Its true. Only FS Giant are doing in top shelf is the 27.5. I did a review today on my youtube channel. Feels nice but I will stick with 29er Anthem thanks.


    My prediction is they will go back to 29er in 2016.

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