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  1. #1
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    Buying more Squish...new bike!

    So.... my scratch and dent Kona has been beating me up quite a bit lately so I decided that it was time for a little upgrade! Went to my favorite bike shop ever (Sweet Pete's on Bloor St), and picked me out a pretty red one! Here's the spec:

    GIANT
    ANTHEM 2

    size 18"
    color Red
    frame ALUXX Butted aluminum, 3.5" Travel.***
    fork Manitou R7*Elite w/TPC Lockout, 80mm travel
    shock Manitou S-Type SRL
    handlebar Easton EA50 Flat
    stem Easton EA50
    seatpost Thomson Elite
    saddle WTB Shadow V Team
    pedals shimano 520
    shifters Shimano XTR (952) shifter/lever combo
    front derailleur Shimano LX
    rear derailleur Shimano XTR (952)
    brakes Avid BB7
    levers Shimano XTR
    cassette SRAM PG970 11-34
    chain Shimano HG 53
    cranks Shimano XT (760)
    BB Shimano XT
    rims Mavic XC 717
    hubs DT Cerit Disc
    spokes DT Competition
    tires Schwalbe Racing Ralphs
    Other AVID Flak Jackets (shifters cables)

    Upgrades remaining:

    Thomson Stem
    New bar (open to suggestions - should be flat)
    New saddle (open to suggestions)
    Pedals (time atac - in negotiations)

    Happy trails are coming my way! Hello squish bike....now just have to think up a name for her!

    T.

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    I already rode that
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    POS works good for every bike even new ones cause isnt that what they are when your climbing some hill and it cant make it to the top even though you were pedaling like a madman?
    Riding F/S since oct 94'

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    If ya want to drop weight...

    Stem:Titec Fast Al stem (lighter than thomson, and 99% of other brands)
    Bar: Easton EC 90 (99g), Easton EC70(125g), Titec Enduro 141 (143g)

    In terms of pedals...thats personal preference... Times are good though, I was gonna buy a pair , but opted with the speedplay frogs.
    Some great sets for the trainer:
    https://www.mixcloud.com/djfeelgood/

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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    So.... my scratch and dent Kona has been beating me up quite a bit lately so I decided that it was time for a little upgrade! Went to my favorite bike shop ever (Sweet Pete's on Bloor St), and picked me out a pretty red one! Here's the spec:

    GIANT
    ANTHEM 2

    size 18"
    color Red
    frame ALUXX Butted aluminum, 3.5" Travel.***
    fork Manitou R7*Elite w/TPC Lockout, 80mm travel
    shock Manitou S-Type SRL
    handlebar Easton EA50 Flat
    stem Easton EA50
    seatpost Thomson Elite
    saddle WTB Shadow V Team
    pedals shimano 520
    shifters Shimano XTR (952) shifter/lever combo
    front derailleur Shimano LX
    rear derailleur Shimano XTR (952)
    brakes Avid BB7
    levers Shimano XTR
    cassette SRAM PG970 11-34
    chain Shimano HG 53
    cranks Shimano XT (760)
    BB Shimano XT
    rims Mavic XC 717
    hubs DT Cerit Disc
    spokes DT Competition
    tires Schwalbe Racing Ralphs
    Other AVID Flak Jackets (shifters cables)

    Upgrades remaining:

    Thomson Stem
    New bar (open to suggestions - should be flat)
    New saddle (open to suggestions)
    Pedals (time atac - in negotiations)

    Happy trails are coming my way! Hello squish bike....now just have to think up a name for her!

    T.
    Very nice specs. Everyone knows red bikeds are fast Enjoy your new ride, and feel free to post pics...nudge nudge.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    whaaaat????

    you didnt get the Truth?

    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    So.... my scratch and dent Kona has been beating me up quite a bit lately so I decided that it was time for a little upgrade! Went to my favorite bike shop ever (Sweet Pete's on Bloor St), and picked me out a pretty red one! Here's the spec:

    GIANT
    ANTHEM 2

    size 18"
    color Red
    frame ALUXX Butted aluminum, 3.5" Travel.***
    fork Manitou R7*Elite w/TPC Lockout, 80mm travel
    shock Manitou S-Type SRL
    handlebar Easton EA50 Flat
    stem Easton EA50
    seatpost Thomson Elite
    saddle WTB Shadow V Team
    pedals shimano 520
    shifters Shimano XTR (952) shifter/lever combo
    front derailleur Shimano LX
    rear derailleur Shimano XTR (952)
    brakes Avid BB7
    levers Shimano XTR
    cassette SRAM PG970 11-34
    chain Shimano HG 53
    cranks Shimano XT (760)
    BB Shimano XT
    rims Mavic XC 717
    hubs DT Cerit Disc
    spokes DT Competition
    tires Schwalbe Racing Ralphs
    Other AVID Flak Jackets (shifters cables)

    Upgrades remaining:

    Thomson Stem
    New bar (open to suggestions - should be flat)
    New saddle (open to suggestions)
    Pedals (time atac - in negotiations)

    Happy trails are coming my way! Hello squish bike....now just have to think up a name for her!

    T.

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    I already rode that
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    For upgrades I would go with RaceFace's Deus XC stem.
    The brakes would be another choice to go lighter but then you have to do shifters/levers as well but if you got the dough...Margua marta sl's (give you choice to go with seperate shifters then) or XTRs
    Easton carbon handlebar.
    XT cassette.
    Everything else seems to be good to go. With maybe the wheels (hubs and spokes) being as something else to change out along the way.
    I like that seat as its the same one I got on my bike and alot lighter then the one it replaced
    Riding F/S since oct 94'

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