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    2018 Anthem 29 vs 2019 Anthem Advanced 29

    I am looking for some help on which bike to choose under $4k. These bikes are similar in price range but one is aluminum frame and one is carbon. The carbon wheels on both are also different width. Not to mention the aluminum frame one is 12spd vs the carbon 11 speed.

    Is getting carbon frame better w/ 11 spd vs aluminum w/ 12 spd?

    What else should I consider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpolachak View Post
    I am looking for some help on which bike to choose under $4k. These bikes are similar in price range but one is aluminum frame and one is carbon. The carbon wheels on both are also different width. Not to mention the aluminum frame one is 12spd vs the carbon 11 speed.

    Is getting carbon frame better w/ 11 spd vs aluminum w/ 12 spd?

    What else should I consider?
    I've been plenty happy with SLX 11 speed, I would go for the carbon option considering the similar price, unless you really want GX Eagle.

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    Drive train can always be changed/upgraded. As Anthem 29 is a race bike I would go with carbon frame.

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    At the same price, I'd go with the carbon.

    I think its easier to upgrade parts and components sooner or later than changing bike frame, especially if you already get used to it.

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