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    Giant Anthem Advanced 1

    The bike came a month earlier than I expected. Yay!

    Large, out of the box=24 pounds 15 ounces.

    I swapped out the OEM seatpost and bars for Syntace P6 and vector Highrise carbon. Went tubeless (gorilla tape, wtb valves, notube sealant) and added XTR pedals. 25 lbs, 1 ounce.

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    Giant Anthem Advanced 1

    You didn't want to use the DT Swiss kit for tubeless? I had the shop do the tubeless setup for me at delivery and I find it holds air better than my old UST wheel/tire combo.

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    I'm keen to read a ride report, and how the Syntace post is.

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    Congrats BM, If I'm not mistaken...this is your first new bike in a long while?
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    My last new bike was a velocipede. No, actually a 2005 Stumpy Pro which I never loved. My go-to bike was my '95 Bontrager Racelite made of steel tubes. I rode everywhere on her but now she beats me up and I wasn't enjoying the riding. The Anthem had nice XC geometry and had the shorter travel and light weight I wanted.

    My mechanic did the tires his way and, while I know a lot about bikes, I have no strong opinions about tubeless and let him do what he wanted. Sooo not an issue.

    The wheel thing will work itself out. I just need to ride the dang bike, ditz around with the position of the controls and such. I just might be able to ride it later today but I'm probably going to work the seat position; I use my Bonti for reference, ride up and down the street, futz, ride some more. It will tell me about whether the stem is right. I'll get out tomorrow morning.

    No one showed up for class to today so I threw the bike out into the studio and played around with it.
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    It's always fun to get a new bike. I have a 94 Bontrager Race, full Xtr, very fun bike but it is only a complimentary bike to my nicer one's. Definitely not my go to bike.
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    I've had my Anthem Advanced one for a little over a month. My last bike was a 1996 Trek built Bontrager which I got in 1996. Here they are together
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    i went to my LBS to buy an Anthem 3 27.5, test rode the Anthem Advanced 1 and I was blown away. It didnt even feel like the bikes should have the same name! I need to save a few more bucks but im definitely going with the Advanced 1! It felt like a short travel playful little brother to my Stumpjumper carbon. Its actually what im looking for.

    The medium I rode was 25.6lbs with test pedals and reflectors. I plan on setting it up tubeless and adding a dropper post. I also love to try a Pike dual position in 120 mode. Its an amazing fork and would slack it out a bit.
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    Last mtb was a 1999 atx 890; had since new. Sold it a few weeks back.
    It's a touch choice choosing between the 27 and 29er.
    I preferred the 29er on the short test rides I did, but that may be as I've been riding a road bike for the last few months.
    But the black 27.5 looks awesome.

    Tough choice.

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    I ride mostly XC so that geometry was key and I did not need a lot of travel. Comfort and responsiveness were important. I value agility and as I am not a huge upper body guy weight was important. Wheel size, the way it felt in the steering, and wheelbase when it came time to carve were main factors.

    So…100mm DS, Carbon fiber, 27.5.
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    Anthem Advance 1 First Ride
    90 minutes. 12 miles, 1600 ft.

    New bike is so not the old bike: a classic steel XC HT racer; Bontager Racelite

    With all the carbon and suspension it’s a little hard to feel the ground.
    The bigger wheel must smooth things out, too. Much more comfortable than Bonti except for the wide bar popular today.

    Double-checked seat position but feels okay. Adjusted position of controls. Going from V-brakes (XTR/ceramic rims) to hydraulic XTs is a trip but I had a little experience with hydraulics on my sons Yeti Arc Racer, a 29er Spot, and a TallBoy. So the one-finger thing was okay. Somehow front braking seems remarkably effective. Right Shifter is precise but feels ”crunchy” in the shifter itself. Just a little thing. Not slow as with a dirty/worn cable housing but not as elegantly crisp as the old broken-in XTRs and XTs I have had in the past. Front shifting seems really clean. Taller gearing at the low end makes work for me as I use a stump-puller on steep climbs. Top speed seemed okay.

    Handling was not as quick as my Bontrager with a slightly more slack head tube angle and just over 2 inches longer in the wheelbase. Also I think my stem is a bit long. It doesn’t have the floppy wheel feel of a 29er though and was still nimble in the twisties and got up to speed quickly. It compares to the Carbon Tallboy in geometry and wheelbase but that was a 29er. Tires grip if given a chance. Stays planted on climbs. Wants to slide in the rear on steep downs. Slower pawl engagement than my Chris Kings but okay.

    After a while I felt quite sure once on top of the bar and driving the front wheel. I’ll wait and see on bar width/stem as it worked after a while.

    There is a lot to learn but this bike will be just fine.
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    Do you have a Shimano clutch rear derailleur? If so, try switching it off to see if that helps the feeling at the shifter. The biggest reason I don't like clutch rear d's is they significantly change the tension at the shifter.
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    I hadn't thought of that. I'm not sure I mind it; just something I noticed.
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    totally up to you and your riding preference, but consider doing one or both of the following (in order)

    1. slam stem, get spacers above the stem.
    2. reverse the stem to change the angle, thereby lowering it.

    that will give you a lot more down force and sharpen up steering. climbing will be much better for it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Anthem Advance 1 First Ride
    90 minutes. 12 miles, 1600 ft.

    ....Handling was not as quick as my Bontrager with a slightly more slack head tube angle and just over 2 inches longer in the wheelbase. Also I think my stem is a bit long. It doesn’t have the floppy wheel feel of a 29er though and was still nimble in the twisties and got up to speed quickly. It compares to the Carbon Tallboy in geometry and wheelbase but that was a 29er. Tires grip if given a chance. Stays planted on climbs. Wants to slide in the rear on steep downs. Slower pawl engagement than my Chris Kings but okay.

    After a while I felt quite sure once on top of the bar and driving the front wheel. I’ll wait and see on bar width/stem as it worked after a while.

    There is a lot to learn but this bike will be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifuge View Post
    totally up to you and your riding preference, but consider doing one or both of the following (in order)

    1. slam stem, get spacers above the stem.
    2. reverse the stem to change the angle, thereby lowering it.

    that will give you a lot more down force and sharpen up steering. climbing will be much better for it.
    Thanks for the insight. My grips are already 2.5 inches below my seat. The relative lack of apparent quickness is the larger wheel and the longer wheelbase compared to a very quick bike I have been riding for years. No way a larger bike with heavier wheels with more lateral force (weight being further from the axle) will steer as quick as a 26 inch classic XC racer.

    I had a chance to ride a few nice 29ers. I noticed that same slow effect; the steering wheel felt floppy. It revealed to my why people like the wide bars; they're used to compensate for the extra force from the wheel. Never needed that on a quick steering 26-inch steel racer.

    Most of what I am experiencing comes form changing from one type of bike to a very different type of bike. Went out today with my wife of a JRA on some very familiar ground. There were places I attacked hard. I notice that the wheels take more time to spin up than a 26 but less than the 29er. Roll and retained momentum is greater. This is hardly news but it is new to me.

    What I am realizing is that it will take me a while to find the "center" of this bike. I feel the lack as I try to bunny hop or launch a bit. Positioning fore/aft will take some time to understand. Not being a particularly powerful upper body guy my cockpit has to place my hands a little closer. That done, and finding the center, I'll be able to get the best out of the bike.

    Going from a 22/32/42:11-34 to a 26/38:11-36 will take some relearning, too. So reviewing this bike, whatever a "bike" is; the sum of its parts, is seen through a filter of changing wheel and bike size, technology, and old habits that have become second nature. For now I will just ride the damned thing and get to the bottom of a pretty sweet ride. I am confident that will happen.
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    Giant Anthem Advanced 1

    You'll get used to 2 x 10 pretty quick. 3x 10 is obsolete for most places. I go back to it now and all the bad chain lines and continually changing front rings gets frustrating

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    As with all sorts of older tech my habits have been built around them and avoid their pitfalls.

    Riding today I found that the distance between ratios in one shift were unpleasantly large. On the other had on particular piece of ground I found charging into the ravine, dropping 2 gears and accelerating out was clean and effective. So I figure that I will adapt.

    The clutch that keeps the der more stiff sure was nice keeping any chainslap at a bay during very fast, bumpy/rocky sections.
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    My experience with a clutch rear der was that after about a hundred miles the shifting got a little better. But I had to adjust the tension on the shifter several times on that hundred miles, not sure if it had anything to do with it or not.

    Have you considered 1x11? Takes some more weight off the bike and I know several guys lately that have gone from 3x9 to 1x10 and 1x11 and have no regrets.
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    Well, madsedan, come over to my house and well go ride in the canyon and do some of those 20%+ climbs. We'll see how well 1x11 does.
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    I did a summer full of steep 3-5k climbs with xx1. No issues at all and running a 32t front ring is nearly as low as my old 2x10 setup with a 24t granny. Zero dropped chains with no guide and a silent drivetrain even on the roughest descents makes it worth every penny. Im never going back to a 2x or 3x setup.

    I know the Anthem will be a great climber, but im curious about the descents. I noticed on my test ride "climb" mode on the shock felt like a hardtrail and even full open was pretty firm. Im use to 5-6" FSR bikes which are generally very plush feeling, so the Anthem would just be a different style of riding. I mainly want one to replace my 29er HT for rolling XC type trails, but id love to be able to bomb a few more aggressive trails if the bike and wheels can handle it.

    I was also talking the SRAM rep about running a 2014 Pike dual position in the 120 mode on the Anthem and he said the will run just as smooth at 120 as it doe at 150 or 160.

    I basically would love a 100-120mm 27.5 or 29er with a 68 degree HT angle that pedaled efficently and was fun and playful. The Anthem Advanced is the closest thing to that Ive found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    I basically would love a 100-120mm 27.5 or 29er with a 68 degree HT angle that pedaled efficently and was fun and playful. The Anthem Advanced is the closest thing to that Ive found.
    Sounds like you are describing a Santa Cruz 5010, 27.5 wheels, 125mm rear travel, 68 degree head angle and very efficient peddler.

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    I actually rode the 5010 back to back with the Anthem Advanced, and I like the fit and feel of the Anthem MUCH better. The 5010 I rode had a 130 fork and rode a little too similar to my Stumpjumper. It was not as light and as quick feeling as the Anthem. I feel like the Anthem could be a setup to be a fast and fun XC racer too if I decided to do an event or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post

    I did a summer full of steep 3-5k climbs with xx1. No issues at all and running a 32t front ring is nearly as low as my old 2x10 setup with a 24t granny. Zero dropped chains with no guide and a silent drivetrain even on the roughest descents makes it worth every penny. Im never going back to a 2x or 3x setup.

    I am one of those twisted devotees of climbing. I don't mind long climbs but I am not talking about long but steep. I doubt that you are doing 3-5K climbs at 10-15-20%. If you are then you are posting in the wrong forum.
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    Here is a common climb we do in the summer:
    Strava Segment | Ranger Creek Grind

    It's a 10% average grade, but it gets much steeper in several sections. It's 4.5 miles of suffer. Two of my ridding buddies are also on xx1, coming from 2x10 setups and I've never heard anyone say they needed a lower gear.

    There is also a local climb that has a 20% average grade that is only half a mile long, and xx1 (32t front) is still plenty. I had 24t/36t front rings on my old 2x10 setup and I really dont notice a big difference in the lowest gear. I'm not the greatest climb by any means, but I'm pretty sure the Anthem would be a much better climber than my 6" bike and would be amazing with xx1.
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    Ok, fair enough, but plenty for YOU.
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    Very cool pics, Mike. I especially like the studio shot. Awesome!

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    20 miles of flow, baby head, small drops and such. Sweet ride but never took it out of the Trail setting. It was like riding my ht 10-15 years ago; speeding over the tops of rough stuff.

    Moved seat back; maybe a bit too much but a good move. Moved grips in .5 inch on each side. I think the wide bars make more sense on a 29er with floppy wheels.mwill move them in again tomorrow. Starting to find a groove.

    Ordered carbon hoops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxson View Post
    Very cool pics, Mike. I especially like the studio shot. Awesome!
    Thank you. such things are done with great affection.

    BTW, after 20 miles of hard riding yesterday my arthritic hands feel good and my body is not beat up. that was one of my main goals.
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    Started hammering this thing. I'm not even close to getting the best out of her. I am riding more and enjoying it more.
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    How big of drops have you hit? Bottom it out yet? How's it pedal compared to the old bike?
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    I ma more of an XC person with a racing background. I don't do drops of more that 2 feet but coming from years on a HT and into sophisticated modern DS that may change but not much. I weigh 175-180 in kit and have nowhere near bottomed out.

    The bike is not as quick in terms of acceleration or turning as the Bontrager but few bikes are. I am missing some of the intuitive shifting born of years on a triple so I can end up in gears that aren't quite what I want. At the same time fewer chainrings mean fewer shifts, cleaner chain line. Between the XT clutch in the rear and the carbon frame this thing is really stealthy. I like that.

    That said, I am committing myself to the bike more and getting lot of handling out of her. Annadel and Skyline demanded managing a lot of tricky presentations of rocky stuff, odd arrays of boulders and baby heads both in open and switchback settings which have beaten me in the past. With my familiarity with XC geometry added to good suspension and light weight I found myself driving through that stuff and where I was stymied I was able to finesse things and be "trials-y". I consider that advanced performance and that happening on a new bike is rewarding. I am finding the neutral spot on the rig and it is paying off.

    A bit of history. My last 3-4 years of riding have not been good. I was riding less and not enjoying it so much. Looking back I was confounded by a very nice bike that did not serve me well anymore. At 60 I was uncomfortable with the pounding from a steel HT but could not see how it was effecting me. It was like staying in a relationship too long….

    An unfortunate consequence of this was a reduction in my fitness. Less fitness results in less satisfactory riding and less riding and less fitness…..

    This bike is bringing me back. The XC geo, the carbon frame, 650b wheels, the 2x10, CTD suspension, hydraulic brakes make this a dream to ride. The Giant Anthem 1 is the only bike out there with these features. Everything else is bigger, AM and such and those bikes would never work for me. Look for this formulae to show up with other bike makers.
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    Sweet review! That is exactly the info I'm looking for.

    I typically ride a 26 lb 6" travel bike and I want a more efficient short travel bike that I can use on the mellower trails around here, but something that can handle the rough sections of some of our 30 mile epic rides and also allow me to race a little bit too. I'm 5'10" 160 lbs and ive owned a few 29er xc bikes but ive never feel in love with the feel. I'm hoping a27.5 bike suits me better.
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    I got to this bike after some pretty extensive riding on a Spot 29er and a Carbon Tallboy 29er. they both had nice XC geo but i wasn't keen on the long spin-up of the wheels out of corners and the floppy feel of the front wheel.

    The 27.5 simply felt quicker. Between a carbon frame and modern DS tech I am getting more out of my wheel on the ground and less pounding a the same time.
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    Hey Mike, what did you buy for the new carbon wheels? You get a new wheelset or just the hoops to go on your stock hubs?
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    His pix just show the shock wheels.
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    My wheel builder, Cyclemonkey, is going forward with the Chinese Bicycle Light wheels. He wasn't happy with how he and a client were handled on a warranty issue by Derby. Didn't sound right but Neil at CM is an ace and I stand with him. Anyhow, we talked about it a lot and it seems that mountain bikers have done the Bike Lite product testing for them for the last couple of years. We believe that the product is ready for prime time.

    The stock wheels are pretty decent but engagement is wanting. Not like it is killing me but after the Chris Kings they feel sloppy at the pedal. Other than that they handle the whamming and bamming fine. The bike is quiet and so are the wheels.

    So it looks like buzzing CKs on Chinese hoops.
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    For some reason Giant has the 18t star rachet in the stock wheels. Upgrading to the 36t star makes a HUGE difference and takes 30 seconds to do.

    A buddy of mine has been beating on some of those 27.5 Chinese carbon hoops for a while out in the Denver area and they have held up great to the rock trails and abuse he has put them thru. They arent the lightest rim out there, but he likes them.
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    Yeah, I'm aware of the upgrade on the DT Swiss hubs but why tear apart wheels to rebuild on hubs that aren't as nice as my CKs. The OEMs will have some market value, too.
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    Please keep us updated about the King/carbon wheels you're having built. That's about the only thing I want to upgrade on my Anthem over the coming year, though I'm not in a hurry. I'm looking at a similar setup as yours. Is this the rim you're using?

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    Would love to know if you or any of the other Anthem Advanced 27.5 owners out there have done any other upgrades to their bikes. Personally, I went to the Giant Contact SLR carbon bar and seatpost to shave a few more grams and I'm down to an even 25 pounds for my medium. Have already gone tubeless on the stock wheels, too.

    I'm still a bit skeptical about going 1x10 or 1x11. I really down like the idea of losing my top and bottom end gears ratios. So other than that...what is everyone else doing to upgrade their Anthems?
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    I have had mine for since April 23. Love it. Like you more of an xc guy. Here's my current build.

    Anthem Advanced 1
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    set up tubeless
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    esi chunky grips
    giant contact carbon xc riser bar
    XT spd pedals
    black burn carbon water bottle cage
    weight 23.14 lbs

    as for the wheels they are factory. I don't see any reason to upgrade. For being stock with dt swiss internals my op your not gonna gain much going good after market. For my stem it's the stock stem but flipped. So it's 8° down and with the low rise bar is almost at 0°.
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    Thanks for the information, MI. A bit curious why you changed out the cassette and XT rd for the SRAM stuff? I do like your choice of grips and pedals, though.

    I also agree with your call on the stock wheels. I wanted to do CrossMax SLRs again like my 29er, but I just can't see spending $800 to save only 80 or 90 grams. And I worry that my 175 pound riding weight will be too much for any wheel build in the sub-1500 gram range. But if I can find a great deal on the Giant carbon wheelset, I may spring for that.

    You make a great case for going 1x10. Is there any reason why you went with Wolf instead of RF or OneUp?
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    For my area a 1 x is all you need. I've always been a sram guy since day one. So why switch out the rd and cassette? Going to a 1 x you don't need a long cage RD. The short cage will give you faster and smoother shifting on a 1 x system. Also with going with a wolf tooth for the main ring, the short cage type 2 gives the chain more tension so no chain guard would be need to keep the chain from jumping on the big ring. The only reason I went with Wolf tooth, thats what my LBS sells and everyone that has used them have had 0 issues with chain jumping. As for the cassette its a weight savings thing I guess. For know there isn't much I need to upgrade to make a huge weight difference. I could change out the stem to carbon along with the seat post but why spend $500 on those two items only to save a half of pound. This was a 40th bday to myself so go big or go home I guess!!

    Keep me posted on the upgrades!!

    Pic is with a flat bar. Changed over to the Giant Contact Carbon with very little weight difference.
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    MI, changing the stock bar to the Contact SLR riser saved me 150 grams and another 120 grams going from the stock seatpost to the Contact SLR in the 375mm length. That half a pound was huge to me and worth the $165 I spent ($65 for the bar from Blue Sky and $99 for the seatpost on eBay). I agree the stem isn't worth it. Almost $200 to save 20 grams? I don't think so.

    I spoke to a few of my local buddies here that ride the hilly trails regularly and they are all sure I can pull the 34t chainring up all of our climbs with the 36t out back, so I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on a RaceFace ring tonight. :-)
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    I pulled a set of stan's crests for 475 shipped (My wife ended up with them on her Lust Advanced 2). Riding the crests and the stock AA1 wheel set, the only difference I notice is how much louder the stan's hub is, however my wife is running 2.35 Ikons EXO so our wheel/tires weigh almost the same. You can drop more weight/$ like the bar and post, but I'm happy with the weight savings for the price. Especially if you are coming from an AA2 or a Lust. My wife's stock wheels were over 2000g

    Daponik, Mavic better up their game. They have been getting left behind in the price/weight game for a few years now. As a fan of their products I can't justify them anymore. Soon there will be carbons for the same price as SLR's.

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    At 175-180 pounds geared up, I'm too big to be rolling Crests. Even Stan's recommended me to do a build with the Arch rims. By that time, I'm back up to the same weight as the stock wheels. I still think the CrossMax SLRs are drop dead sexy and my 29er version was bomb proof. So although they are only marginally lighter, they make up the difference with being strong as heck. I think I'm going to hold out for the Giant carbons. Hopefully, my local dealer will get some in soon or I can find a good deal on a set online.
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    I know plenty of people running crests who weigh more than Stans posted limit. Zero issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I know plenty of people running crests who weigh more than Stans posted limit. Zero issues.


    This.

    However, Max weight for crests is 190.

    It's the ZTR Race that are 170.

    With that said, I have been running 355's and crests both 29er and 275 now for over 8 years. Never an issue. Right now I am running at about 175 geared up. Feels no different than when I was 163 geared up.

    My terrain has varied from the very rocky rooty east coast to now on the other side of the country on pretty smooth fast terrain.

    I know its not as sexy as the SLR but Crests for the price hardest thing to beat in the industry if you ask me. just over 1500g for under $500.

    Only other way i would go is carbon and only for the stiffness. If I was 140 and racing, ZTR Race still a great deal. I know guys who have 1000's of miles on them without a hitch.

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    So I decided to pull the trigger on the SRAM X01 and go 1x11 with the RaceFace Next SL cranks and a 34t front ring. So I have been trying to find the XD driver for the stock wheels and my LBS is having trouble ordering one. Does anyone know where to find one?
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