My brother is potentially going to sell me his '06 Anthem (he wants to get a bike with longer travel).
The bike is in relatively good condition. They cost £1,800 new in the UK, he has serviced the shock (Manitou I think) at least once and the upgrades he has done in the last few years are below:
Thomson Stem (this year)
Easton Monkey Bar (this year)
Rock Shox Reba 100mm forks w/lockout (very little use, but used in the French Alps this year :cry
New wheel set (DT Swiss) with Hope hubs
The basic original spec is below:
Frame: Giant Anthem ALUXX butted aluminum red anodized
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
Brakeset: Shimano Deore XT
Chain: SRAM PC990
Crankset: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
Handlebar: Easton EA50 XC
Handlebar Stem: Easton EA50
Hub Front: DT Cerit disc
Hub Rear: DT Cerit disc
Cassette: SRAM 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Rear Shock: Manitou S-Type SRL, 3.5" travel
Rim Front: Mavic XC717
Rim Rear: Mavic XC717
What is a fair price?
Also, it is a 22inch XL frame and I am 6 ft 2. Would it be massive for me - would a shorter stem/wide bars help sort this or make the handling crazy? I currently ride a 115mm 21inch hard tail, which I aim to keep as a winter bike (currently 100m stem, same 685 mm bar width).
Also, can the fork travel be made 120mm at first service by removing the spacer? I did this with my '07 100mm Reba to make them 115mm.
I ride mostly trails that I have for the main part managed ok on my hardtail.
Would I be better to go for a used deal or buy a lower spec, longer travel bike, or a cheaper but older, higher spec bike? I have heard Anthems are very capable.
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