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    23.35# 2014 Anthem 27.5, aluminum frame, bling build

    Even thought I'm still using the stock Recon Gold SL I was pleasantly surprised to see it under 24# on the scale at my LBS. If I were to do it again I'd have just bought the frameset but either way I'm happy with the results. All pretty pricey and light items.

    -Size large aluminum Anthem 27.5, stock Monarch and Recon Gold SL
    -New Mavic CrossRocs with Crossmark EXC and Orange sealant
    -Selle Italia SLR superflow, Woodman SL post, and Deathgrip Ti clamp
    -Easton EC70 low rise bar, OS99 100mm stem, KCNC EVA grips
    -Sram 1x10 drivetrain with XG-1080 cassette, PC1091r chain, X9 type 2 med rear der, X9 shifter, X01 crankset, Absolute Black direct mount no-drop 32t ring, and Xpedo Spry pedals
    -X0 trail brakes with 160mm HS1 rotors front/back









    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Are the Crossrocs that light???
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    1742 grams from Mavic, not super light but way lighter than the stock wheel set.
    When the American Classic wide lightnings come available in the spring I might consider trying those out as they are wide and light, I think 1500gr or less if I remember right.

    The stock Mavic Crossroc tires that come bundled and installed on the wheels new were heavy, almost 750 grams I believe.

    The X01 crankset with the direct mount ring was really light as well, I have scale pics showing 526 grams for the crankset, AB chain ring, and 3 retaining screws. And the stock GXP press fit bottom brackets are pretty light, I think around 85 grams from what I found online.

    This is certainly the lightest bike I've built to date, but like I said, the stock fork and these MAvics could be swapped out and get the weight down in the 22's.

    The saddle was 190 grams, the seatpost was light 178 grams, the clamp was around 12 grams, the pedals were lighter than the eggbeaters in the garage, I think around 265 grams. Its a pretty light build, I even went through my box of bike bolts/nuts/screws and puled out all the Ti hardware, got the lightest crossmarks in the shop, etc.

    Since I'm running 160 rotors I didn't even need adaptors, and the new Avid stuff dropped all the CPS crap so the X0 trails were light, right at the weight of XTR trails.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Other notables, for anyone curious about the component weights....
    -Easton EC70 low rise carbon bar = 155gr
    -XG-1080 cassette = 241gr
    -PC-1091r chain, full length = 251gr
    -X01 crank arms with 3 spider retaining screws = 473gr
    -Absolute Black 32t no drop direct mount ring = 53gr
    -KCNC EVA grips = 14gr
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    I don't think "bling" means what you think it means. Nice upgrades!

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    Awesome! I'm going to follow your lead soon, but just buy the frame.

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    what's the frame weight with rear shock please?

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    Come on man, you don't think the carbon crank arms qualifies as a little blingy
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    5 1/2# frame weight, that's as light as allot of competition's carbon framed full suspension frames that utilize an aluminum rear triangle. The SC Nickel I had before was over 7#.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Great info, I also have an anthem 27.5
    I am looking for lighter wheels, any chance you weighed the stock wheels?
    Did you notice any tire rub on the upper seat stay?
    I noticed a bit and as wondering if the new rims prevent that from happening.

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    My mistake, looks like the marks are from a stick or rock. The wheel does flex a lot.

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