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    Anthem X 29er. Does it come with a user manual?

    I just bought an Anthem X 29er at my LBS. (50% off MSRP, then you can't say no ). But it did not come with any manuals explaining maintenance, shock setup, etc. So I was wondering if the bikes doesn't come with manuals, or if my LBS just didn't have them/bother giving me them and if I should go back and ask for them? Or are they just useless paper telling me not to do stupid things?

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    Useless. Chat with your LBS...they should be able to help along with these forums.

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    Mine just had the basic, "so you just bought a bike". type of manual. My Anthem 1 has Fox shocks and I found some good info on their site.

    SHOCK- 2014 FLOAT CTD | Bike Help Center | FOX

    FORK- 2014 32 FLOAT 29 | Bike Help Center | FOX

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    Manuals are junk. Use the interwebs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Manuals are junk. Use the interwebs.
    Can I recommend to the OP that you go back to the shop and demand the correct manuals?

    My LBS didn't give me my 2013 Fox Fork manual - I missed the service internal for oil replacement - now they are condemning me for the the heavy Stanchion wear that has appeared on the right fork leg. My Fox CTD fork shipped with low oil volume, hence crappy lubrication out of the box. I didn't know this at the time - would've been nice to have a heads up with the manual - yes, I understand I'm partly to blame, here. LBS laughed when I mentioned 'warranty.'

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    Does the manual for the bike itself (not the shocks) say anything about maintenance? Or is it just: "Congratulations! You have a bike! Plz don't die and don't sue Giant"

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    All my users manuals from giant basically say thanks and tell you how to setup the bike for you. Seat height etc. I usually get a small manual and some decals aswell for the forks and rear shocks, but those are useless aswell. I just grab every service manual off the Internet I can find pertaining to the components on my bike. Biggest thing it front fork maintenance, other than that it should just be basic tune ups on the bike and the odd lube/grease here and there.

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    Nothing comes with manuals anymore. Everything is on the internet, which is cool with me. Why waste all that paper?


    Owners Manuals - Giant Bicycles | United States

    What you need to know is rear shock pressure set up, and bearing maintenance. Any other info about your bike is general, not specific to the Anthem.

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    Mine came with no manuals also and 56% off. Do they come with shock pumps?

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    Depends on which bike you get. Only the very high end ones do, ie, over $4000 usually.

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