Are the Anthem 27.5 2018 and 2019 more or less the same bike?- Mtbr.com
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    Are the Anthem 27.5 2018 and 2019 more or less the same bike?

    Not really seeing anything new or different between the two? Am I missing anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulharin View Post
    Not really seeing anything new or different between the two? Am I missing anything?
    Giant typically does model refreshes on a three year cycle and the Anthem 27.5 was new for the 2017 model year.

    So, no, you're not missing anything. It's the same frame for 2017-2019.

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    Hm, I see the new advance 1 is cheaper than what I paid for the anthem sx 2015. Trying to discern why? Would my bike still retain much of its value? Taken great care of it with regular tune ups. Recently put new tires, brakes, chain, chain ring and rear cassette on it. I am thinking I may want to sell it for the new anthem advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulharin View Post
    Hm, I see the new advance 1 is cheaper than what I paid for the anthem sx 2015. Trying to discern why? Would my bike still retain much of its value? Taken great care of it with regular tune ups. Recently put new tires, brakes, chain, chain ring and rear cassette on it. I am thinking I may want to sell it for the new anthem advance.
    No. It won't. Check out bicycle blue book for a ball park figure of what it's worth.

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    Looks like around half value. Why do bikes lose value so quickly even with proper upkeep?

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    There are two big factors:

    1. A 2015 is 4 years old (2019s are on shop floors) and outdated. When the frame was changed in 2017, the geometry was changed, making it easier to ride faster, it was made stiffer, and travel was added. I had the 2016 Anthem and it was great, but the new one is a much better bike. The new one also comes with a dropper post that your bike likely doesn't have.

    2. Parts wear out. I know you say your bike has been well-maintained, but someone would have to take your word for it. And in either case, bearings wear. The chain might be toast. The cassette likely needs to be replaced if it hasn't been already, brake pads. Forks and shocks are supposed to be re-built each season.

    All of that gets factored into the price of a used bike. Plus, there are always tons of Giants on the market as shop guys dump bikes they rode for a season. You're probably best to sell your bike after two years if you want some money back from it.

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    Ok thanks. Might try to sell the bike this winter n buy a new anthem. Though a refresh is likely due next year so maybe Iíll hold off to see what changes, if any then try to pick up either a 2019 if I can still find one then or 2020.

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