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  1. #1
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    Giant Anthem x3 cheap diet advice needed!


    As a gift for my birthday i got a new Giant Anthem X3 ('09), with theese spec:
    MODEL Anthem X 3
    SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL
    FRAME Giant AluxX aluminium
    Maestro suspension system
    4''/100mm travel
    FORK Rock Shox Tora AIR 100mm travel, turnkey
    SHOCK Fox Float R
    HANDLEBAR RaceFace Ride XC
    STEM RaceFace Ride XC
    SEAT POST Giant A3 aluminium
    SADDLE WTB Silverado Race
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore 27 speed RapidFire Plus
    FRONT MECH Shimano Deore
    REAR MECH Shimano SLX shadow
    BRAKES Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
    BRAKE LEVER Avid Juicy 3
    CASSETTE Shimano HG50 11-34
    CHAIN Shimano HG73
    CRANKS Shimano M442 44/32/22
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Octalink
    RIMS Alex DP-17
    HUBS Formula Disc
    SPOKES Stainless steel
    TYRES Kenda Small Block Eight 26x2.1'' DTC

    I changed the rear gear shift to SRAM X9 and AVID Juicy 3 to Avid Juicy 7.

    My question is what is the cheapest way to put my bycicle on a diet?
    And which parts do you think i should change for the greater benefit for the lowest price?

  2. #2
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    tires........then bars, seat post, crank/bb and a nice wheel set would not hurt....then the fork....
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    Ditch the "brick" cassette. I'd suggest twisties over trigger shifters for weight savings. Wheels and fork would be nice, but not neccesarily cheap. If you do too much , you might as well get the 2.
    bikeporn is protected speech

  4. #4
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    Thanks for advice But this is a gift for my birthday, so a can't sell this bike, but a can change parts on them.

    Did some one have expirience with Alex DP17 rims ???

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    325 has sick wheels starting at $440. They're lightweight, tubeless ready, and way stronger than what you have.

    Alex rims are cheap and heavy.

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