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    Weight of the new Anthem 27.5?

    If anyone gets the Anthem 27.5 please weigh it and let me know the weight. I am particularly interested in the Anthem Advanced 1 27.5 but I'd take the weight of any version. Please include frame size.

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    9.7 kg on the Anthem Advanced 0 27.5

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    Assuming that's without pedals? Not much savings over the equivalent 29er and the 27.5 has the disadvantage/advantage of less gears. Net loss IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Assuming that's without pedals? Not much savings over the equivalent 29er and the 27.5 has the disadvantage/advantage of less gears. Net loss IMO.
    To be fair, there is no equivalent 29er for model year 2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Assuming that's without pedals? Not much savings over the equivalent 29er and the 27.5 has the disadvantage/advantage of less gears. Net loss IMO.
    Unless you like the ride of 27.5" over 29" which I for one do.

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    Any thoughts on the Anthem 27.5 as an all around trail bike? I dont race and I don't downhill, and I have never owned a giant. I was looking at both the Anthem and Trance 27.5 1 models for 2014 for my new bike.

    I was wondering about any thoughts regarding the Anthem as an all around trail bike. Looking for something with good climbing, technical capability, and just a singletrack machine. Trance seems awesome, but definitely like the climbing/speed idea of Anthem.

    Plan to ride prior to purchasing but wanted to get opinions. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallejo View Post
    Any thoughts on the Anthem 27.5 as an all around trail bike? I dont race and I don't downhill, and I have never owned a giant. I was looking at both the Anthem and Trance 27.5 1 models for 2014 for my new bike.

    I was wondering about any thoughts regarding the Anthem as an all around trail bike. Looking for something with good climbing, technical capability, and just a singletrack machine. Trance seems awesome, but definitely like the climbing/speed idea of Anthem.

    Plan to ride prior to purchasing but wanted to get opinions. Thanks!
    Possibly apples to oranges, but the 27.5's big brother was voted a contender for Bike Radar's 2013 Trail Bike of the Year (Giant Anthem X29 - Trail Bike Of The Year 2013 Contender - YouTube).

    Given the intended uses you stated, this bike may fit the bill. I'm looking at picking one up for pretty much the same uses, though I'll probably use it for longer endurance races also.
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    Might have some weights for you in a couple of weeks.

    I know the pros get paid yadda yadda yadda, but Decker smoking the field at Downieville certainly shows the bike is more than capable. Although he's been doing that for the past couple of years on his 29er anthem as well.

    My Anthem 26er has been the most fun bike I have ever owned. That doesn't mean it was the best trail bike or the best race bike, just fun.

    I have a couple reasons I am going 275 this year.

    1. I just want to try something new.
    2. No matter how long I have ridden 29ers, getting on a FS 29er still feels boatish to me. With that said, wow the 275 anthem I road felt small below me. Like a BMX bike. It's really odd because 29er FS feels big to me and the 275 stuff feels small. Bring on 28.147632.

    Until I actually place the order the 29er anthem is my second option. It is light and like Silentfoe said, not much of a weight hit, especially if you speced the bikes the same (29er 2x10 vs. 275 1x11). It does seem like Giants marketing about weight is exaggerated. Up to 2lbs ? not sure about that.

    I think you should look at the trance 275. I road that too. It felt really good. It even has this XC oriented non racer actually considering a bike with more than 4" for the first time in my life. Really cool bike.

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    My '09 B/26er Anthem X with a 120mm fork has been my favorite bike so far. It's so much fun to ride, I haven't found something to make me switch yet.

    The ride of the 27.5 vs the 29 Anthem should be considerably different just based on chainstay length and HA alone. 17" compared to 18.3" CS. My 26 Ax has 16.7" CS. I personally, don't care for the long back end on the 29er Ax. It's very stable, and climbs great, but it lacks that fun factor for me.

    I just wonder how much difference the 27.5 in back will add to my experience, compared to my current bike with just a 27.5 in front???

    I was told by the LBS that a Medium AX Adv 1 27.5 weighs in at under 25 lbs.

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    My guess is 23-24 lbs for the Advanced 1.

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    My 2013 Large Advanced 1 29er was just over 26 pounds out of the box. I doubt it would be under 25 for the medium 27.5, but it might be close.

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    The Anthem 3 27.5 (not adavanced) in a large weighs 29lbs 4oz. Without pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edbraunbeck View Post
    My guess is 23-24 lbs for the Advanced 1.
    This was my basis for the estimate.
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    In Canada we are lucky to have the Giant Anthem 27.5 X1 Aluminum. I should have weighed it at the demo. I will try to stop by a store and weigh an X1 27.5 myself asap. May be a while. In the meantime, if anybody knows the weight of that one, let us know.
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    The Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 in size Large weighs 25.3 lbs.
    no pedals, unboxed stock.
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    The 27.5 Giant Anthem Advanced 1 in size M weighs 25.13 lbs (or 11.4 and bit kilos).
    no pedals, with tubes out of the box. Just weighed it in the bike shop then. Its only been in the shop two days. I was hoping it would be lighter...

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    Rode an 27.5 Anthem 3 today. The size was right but the fit was off; too much set-back in the seat post and too long a stem. Everything worked well enough. Sure wish I could do a dirt demo but I liked it better than the SC 5010 (Solo)

    Standard spec with pedals, Large, 30 lbs (13.6 killergrams.)

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    Just weighed an Anthem Advanced 1 27.5 at Eden Cycles in Castro Valley.

    It was a Small without pedals with standard spec.

    24 pounds and 11 ounces or 11.22 killergrams

    What a beauty.
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    A post in the 650 forum shows an Anthem Advanced 1 27.5, Medium without pedals, tubeless, with standard spec. 24.2 lbs.
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    25 lb +-

    Advanced 2 without pedals 25 lb yesterday at the local shop. It felt light. I ride a 26" Trance X0.
    Think I"ll be buying the Advanced #1 soon!
    Planning some big trips in 2014.

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    Weight of the new Anthem 27.5?

    Good choice. I bought a Anthem Adv 1 to replace my 2008 Trance X0. The new bike is a rocket.

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    Got Anthem Advanced 0 27.5, replaced stock post and saddle with Thomson MP and carbon railed Selle Italia SLR, running tubeless and using Eggbeater 11's.

    21.4 lbs

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    Very nice! That's crazy light, and it's isnt even full carbon! I've rode the Advanced 1 and Loved it (25.6 lbs) so I can imagine the Advanced 0 feels amazing!
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    Perfect! Yep a 2008 trance X0. Still perfect after many happy miles in New England, Virginia, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico, but mostly just Connecticut and RI. Rider isnt "Perfect" and the up-grade might help!

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    Yea ordered it yesterday.

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    Now my backup bike is the 2008 Trance X0!
    Yes I have two rides on my new Anthem Advance #1. It's perfect! Only two rides, one in a cold rain and now it's snowing hard! Summer comming soon? or I may have to head South? Makes things interesting.
    Love the Advanced 1 275.

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    Ordered Anthem 27.5 1 ( Ali) 3 weeks ago. It weighed 26 ibs in the shop without pedals. It won't arrive until first week in March, just in time for Spring in the UK.....EXCITED!

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    I can't find the pics, but I can say I weighed a AA1 and AA2 at the shop. No Pedals.

    I can agree withe BerkelyMike with the 24 11oz on the AA1 the AA 2 was just under 26, but I don't remember the exact weight. Maybe next time over at the shop I will throw it on the scale.

    Both were size Mediums.

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    Got my AA1 today.... Medium

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    24.06 lbs.

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    Weight of the new Anthem 27.5?

    Did you replace the upper bearings and fork to switch from OD2?

    How is the chainline with the 2x XT after 1x10 conversion? I put some 3.5mm spacers to help.

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    I also have a Scott Scale 710 (where I got the Fox Factory fork), and I used the cup, bearing, cap from it. Also, I had to put the Giant stem with the OD2 fork of course...

    AFA the 1x10, I felt no need to add spacers. The 30T Race Face chainring is spaced already... Rode it today for the first time, and it was flawless!



    Quote Originally Posted by mikericci View Post
    Did you replace the upper bearings and fork to switch from OD2?

    How is the chainline with the 2x XT after 1x10 conversion? I put some 3.5mm spacers to help.

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    Here ya go......
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33 View Post
    Here ya go......
    Nice job on your build!

    This is what I love about Giant, you can get a sick full suspension bike at a reasonable price. Under 25lbs with pedals usually costs more money than most can afford.

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    Bang for buck!
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    Did you put on a Race face narrow wide?

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    Weight of the new Anthem 27.5?

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    Did you put on a Race face narrow wide?
    Yes

    30T narrow-wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33 View Post
    I also have a Scott Scale 710
    How would you compare the 2? I am on the fence between the Anthem Advanced 1, and a Scale 710. I love the bigger triangle on the Giant for putting a bigger frame pack for bikepacking, but the geometry of the Scott looks really nice as well. Can probably get a lighter bike for the money with the Giant though. I would likely throw some China carbon wheels on it, carbon bar/seatpost, and set it up 1x10 or 1x11 so price would get pretty close quick but I'd love to hear your take on how these 2 bikes compare for long days in the saddle riding hard XC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couloirman View Post
    How would you compare the 2? I am on the fence between the Anthem Advanced 1, and a Scale 710. I love the bigger triangle on the Giant for putting a bigger frame pack for bikepacking, but the geometry of the Scott looks really nice as well. Can probably get a lighter bike for the money with the Giant though. I would likely throw some China carbon wheels on it, carbon bar/seatpost, and set it up 1x10 or 1x11 so price would get pretty close quick but I'd love to hear your take on how these 2 bikes compare for long days in the saddle riding hard XC

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33 View Post
    Sent you a PM....
    I'm dying to know too.....!!!
    Please share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goog64 View Post
    I'm dying to know too.....!!!
    Please share.
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    Foe,

    I don't think its your opinion. I think its a fact. I was seriously considering one because of the deal I could get on it. However, after one short ride I just got off the bike. I was like are you kidding me?

    I also hated that the front and rear were controlled at the same time. Just because I want my rear end more firm, does not mean I don't want my front fork wide open.

    The whole system is horrible if you ask me. The bob in open and even Trail is crazy. Also this is more of a fox thing, but I hate that Trail mode reduces travel. Can we firm the shock up without reducing travel please? isn't that what it used to be with PP?

    The anthem rear end in D/T/C will get the job done no matter what a trail throws at you. Have ridden some crazy down hills in the C mode. After the down hill I was like wow that felt a little firm and looked down. I had forgotten to open it up after a long climb. I had added air to the shock right before the ride to test it a bit firmer and thought it was that.

    I have also climbed many of hills in D mode. Just fine. Definitely not as good at T or C for climbing and out of saddle efforts were not enjoyable in D mode, but keep your ass planted and pedal away is more than good enough.

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    The carbon frame alone masks a lot of the bumps so sometimes I am riding locked-out without realizing it. I have 300 yards to the trailhead and another 300 to climb a paved hill within the park so I lock-out. Sometimes I forget to unlock and as the next 5 miles is fire road....

    My early experience on Tall Boy carbon frame left me with little feel for the ground. I learned to ignore that, aim and go! Over time I have understood the feel of the carbon frame and felt the small bumps but still tend to put the frame where it needs to go regardless of feel.

    I have added Light Bicycles wheels to my Chris King hubs and put them on the AA1. The carbon hoops hold their shape better than the PXC-1s (which I thought were nice wheels and will keep for back-up.) The custom build by Cyclemonkey with the consequent tensioning makes for pretty sound response in the wheels and I feel even more of the fine bumps. I also feel the handling is more crisp and the bike more capable. It was a good move.

    It took 5 months to get the Giant carbon 90º stem which brought the bars back to where I wanted them. My bars are at 29 inches width and I think I will move the grips in another 1-1.5 inches. I just don't need the bar width and flat-out don't like it when trails get narrow.

    Still not sold on the saddle.


    Anyhoo, I have been asked why I did not just buy the AA0 since I have put Syntace Carbon Seatpost, Bars, Giant Carbon stem and carbon hoops on the AA1. Money. I got bro' deals on the carbon bits. Also, not ready for 1x11 as the 2x10 low gearing on the AA1 is still higher than my old Bontrager. That doesn't mean that I won't keep an eye out for a 1x11 take-off at my local shop!
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    My AA1 specs out at 23.14 lbs

    AA1 size large.
    Stock wheels set up tub less
    giant carbon bar
    wolf tooth 34t 1 X 10 set up
    xx rear cassette
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    x0 Rd
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    So far loving this thing.
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    Wow, low 23 pound weight with the stock wheels? Cool! I'm really don't want to go 1x10 and lose the gear inches, but getting my AA1 from 25 down to 23 would be awesome. Looks like I've got some thinking to do.

    We have two main trail systems here and one of them I never get out of the 38 chainring. However, the other has a ton of climbs and I frequently need to drop down the 26 chainring. I don't know about swapping rings out twice a week...what a great dilemma to have, huh?
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    I was on the same boat. All my other bikes where a 2x. Some areas I ride have some nasty climbs so in fear of not having granny to bail me out was scary. Bought the Anthem and made the jump. Went with a 34 up front and I think it's 36 out back. No need for granny. I make it up everything. Plus with coming from a 29er the tire diameter helps with the gear ratio on a 27.5
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