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  1. #1
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    May 2007

    buying a nice anthem. swap/trade 80mm sid for 100mm

    here are the spec, only thing i am a little concerned about is the 80mm sid fork, should i swap it for a 100mm? You think this bike for $2200 is a deal?

    Frame: 07 giant anthem frame large
    Headset: cane creek
    Rear shock: 07 fox rp23 3.5 inches travel
    Fork: 07 rock shox sid world 80mm
    Wheels: 08 mavic crossmax slr tubeless disc centerlock rotor
    Tires: maxis crossmarx tubeless
    Seatpost: race face next aluminum
    Handlebars: Easton monkey light sl low riser carbon fiber
    Grips: ESI racer edge silicon
    Stem: Easton ea70
    Brakes: magura marta sl hydraulic disc brakes- carbon fiber blades
    Shifters: sram xo triggers
    Front der: shimano xtr
    Rear der: sram xo black box carbon w/titanium springs
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Cranks: Shimano XTR 44 32
    Chain: sram hollow pin pc99
    H20 cage: King Steel Cage

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    Jan 2004
    It's a racer's build. Fine for it's intended purpose. Go for 100-120mm fork if you want it for other use... I run a Rev spaced down to 120mm and it's just right as an all-round XC bike.

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    Apr 2007
    Australian spec Anthems came with 100mm forks, US spec came with 80mm. A 100mm fork will slacken up you head tube angle by something like .5 degrees. I have an Aus Spec with Fox 100mm fork. I've been told with such a steep head tube angle the bike can feel twitchy. After riding and racing the bike for the last 6 months it does not feel twitchy. What it boils down to is the bike goes where you point it weather that is where you wanted to go or not, most casual riders do not like this level of responsiveness. I think that is the main reason that Giant slackened the head tube angle on the AnthemX.
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