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  1. #1
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    M or L Anthem 29

    Hey guy's

    Looking to get an Anthem 29 advanced and being 180cm tall seem to fall between M & L.

    The giant demos are only doing 27.5 - so test riding is not really an option.

    For XC and trial riding would you advised a M with a 100mm stem or a L with a 80mm stem.

    thanks for the help

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    Little help for you, I am also between size M and L. With a length of 183cm and a 86cm inseem.
    For XC/XCM I have a XTC advanced SL in size M with a 110mm stem (toptube is 59.5cm, total 70.5cm)
    All Mountain/Trail/Enduro I have a Trance 27.5 in size L with 70 cm stem (toptube is 62cm, total 69cm)

    What I noticed online and at the LBS was the fact that people tend to need a size larger for the 27.5 models opposed to the 29ers. The M 29er feels right were the M trance 27.5 feels (to) short.

    Best way to make the wright choice is after testing both. However with my own experience I think a size M would fit you perfectly! And with a 100mm stem you would have a nice fit for XC to Trail riding, for which the Anthem is also up to the job.

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    Re: M or L Anthem 29

    See table, maybe helps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails M or L Anthem 29-uploadfromtaptalk1389430219282.jpg  

    12 Anthem X29
    13 XTC 29

    07 Epic Marathon carbon
    04 Stumpjumper FSR Anniversary
    03 Stumpjumper FSR Pro
    00 Rockhopper Pro

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    I'm the exact same height as you an I went with a M, and swapped the stock 90 to a 100 mm stem. I also had to change the seatpost to a Thomson 410mm post with a setback and I pretty much have it at max height (long legs, I guess). But, the bike feels great; cockpit isn't cramped. A Large probably would have fit better out of the box, but I liked the look of the medium (the top tube angles down a bit) and there is a very slight weight savings. You really can't go wrong with either size; I would have no problem rolling off on a L if that was my only option

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    How long are your legs? Are you a long or short torso? What have you been riding and what is its size?
    I don't rattle.

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    I'm just shy of 5 11 and ride a med Anthem X29er with a 60mm stem and a 750mm bar. This set up works perfectly for my riding style which is flowy and aggressive. It's pretty unbelievable what this bike can do! I've railed it down AM trails, rode it in Expert Men at the SC enduro, and even jumped it on 12 foot ladder drops and 25 foot step ups.

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    I'm 180cm with an 82cm inseam and ride a stock 2014 anthem X 29er in a medium. Suits me just fine. The large 29er felt too big.
    When I was test riding before this purchase I rode the 27.5 in a large and it felt good but the 29er felt better in a medium.

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