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    08 Anthem

    I understand that there are no changes save for the finish on the 08' Anthem. While "riding for looks" isn't the main reason to get a bike, I am very interested in what they will look like as I would like to potentially pick one up...Anyone have any idea where to find some pics or have any? Thanks.

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    Your Giant dealer has their full book of specs right now. We have ours, but I have been too busy with my final papers for school to remember to bring the CD home and post specs. Well....not too busy to check back here more often than I should. Hahaha! I can tell about the only model you need to know about, though.

    Anthem 1 $2500
    Full XT!
    WTB laser disc lite wheelset
    Fox F80RL
    Fox RP2 in the specs, RP3 in the pic (They build them according to spec, pic was preproduction)
    Michelin dry something or other tires
    Race Face finishing
    WTB Silverado Team SL saddle
    Team Blue on top, Brushed on 'da bottom

    Pretty sick!

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    I am not so sure they do...I am in Canada, and they seem to a little slow with getting that info usually. I have asked my dealer this afternoon, so I will find out. Sound like the colours are the same as last year...Could you be so kind as to post details on the Anthem Zero and Advanced. I am eyeing one of those two depending on price. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRogge
    Your Giant dealer has their full book of specs right now. We have ours, but I have been too busy with my final papers for school to remember to bring the CD home and post specs. Well....not too busy to check back here more often than I should. Hahaha! I can tell about the only model you need to know about, though.

    Anthem 1 $2500
    Full XT!
    WTB laser disc lite wheelset
    Fox F80RL
    Fox RP2 in the specs, RP3 in the pic (They build them according to spec, pic was preproduction)
    Michelin dry something or other tires
    Race Face finishing
    WTB Silverado Team SL saddle
    Team Blue on top, Brushed on 'da bottom

    Pretty sick!

    -Chris
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

    http://www.apexracephotography.com

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    i was hoping for a slightly larger fork in the fork. Ive noticed alot of ppl switching out to 100 mm to balance out rear. Im very curious to see what they look like and the finish spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawz
    i was hoping for a slightly larger fork in the fork. Ive noticed alot of ppl switching out to 100 mm to balance out rear. Im very curious to see what they look like and the finish spec.
    Move to Australia - over here Giant specs Anthems with 100mm forks

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    ugh...luckeeee!
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    The ride is sweeter with the 80 mm in front so no need to move to Australia.

    I just saw a few pictures of the -08 anthem advanced. It looks the same but with White black painting and XTR wheels instead of slr. There will also be a cheaper advanced do not remember the specification though...

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    Can you post?

    Any chance of posting those pics you saw?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkreitler
    The ride is sweeter with the 80 mm in front so no need to move to Australia.

    I just saw a few pictures of the -08 anthem advanced. It looks the same but with White black painting and XTR wheels instead of slr. There will also be a cheaper advanced do not remember the specification though...
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    No I'm sorry the pictures I saw were not mine. But the collection did look very nice. The hardtails were sweet. It seems like they have gone back to Race Face components on the top of the line models.

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    As of today, the '08 stuff is up on the Giant USA website including a photo and full specs of the Anthem. As mentioned in other posts, the major changes are the switch to the XTR wheelset and the Race Face bar, stem, post.

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    Aus pricing out now, specs Wed

    For all the Australians interested in an 08, my LBS had pricings on Friday. They did not have any specs, however - they said they'd get them by Wednesday (22nd August.)

    The pricing compared to the USA is very good, in fact in some cases it is so good it makes me think that they may have reduced the spec for this market. Aus dollar is worth around 80c US (was 85c US a week or 2 ago.) Let's compare a few LBS prices to the Giant US webpages:

    Model - US$ RRP - AUD RRP
    Anthem Advanced - 6300 - 7250 (Same as last year)
    Anthem 0 - 4400 - 4200 (WAY cheaper in Aus - lower spec?)
    Anthem 1 - 2600 - 2995 (also Anthem Women's)
    Anthem 2 - 1875 - 1995
    Trance 1 - 2400 - 2900
    Trance 2 - NA - 2195
    Trance X0 - 3700 - 4295
    Trance X1 - 2700 - 2895
    Trance X2 - 1900 - 2295 (also Cypher - which is basically the Trance X Women's)

    They had more prices, but these were the ones I asked for. Given that the Aus$ was quite strong a couple of weeks ago, and has since taken quite a dive, maybe anyone holidaying in Australia soon should buy a bike from here!

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