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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.)

    Boy, fit is everything....
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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.
    I don't rattle.

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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.
    I don't rattle.

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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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