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    Giant Anthem Advance for my young son advice.

    Hi there everyone, im really happy than my 11 years son is getting better on this amazing sport. He loves climb and going downhills, right now he rides a Scott aspect hardtail 27.5 with 100mm fork and XS frame with full XT 1x11. There is a good option to get a Giant Anthem Advance 2017 frame Small new for $850 usd and i have already a 130/120mm fork. So my idea is to transfer everything to the Giant frame but no idea if this frame will fit whats he is doing right now. There is a local park with a lot of pump tracks, small ramps and he loves to go there plus a few reat trails with single racks, uphills and downhills. I think a enduro bike is too much for him talking about front travel.

    Any advice is welcome.

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    I don't think bike will limit your son in any way. I have the 2017 Anthem Advanced SX and ride it on anything from XC, DH and flowy jump trails with no problem. As I'm sure you're aware, just make sure all the parts on the hardtail will fit on the Giant.

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    Thanks!, from what i see the only thing i will need is the boost xt crank, and im considering a 130mm fork insted 120mm.

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    if you sell the Aspect for 700, the fork for 150 and keep the 850 you were willing to spend on the Anthem frame you're coming close buying a Trance 3

    you didn't specify which Aspect or fork model so these are rough numbers but people often forget that selling everything and starting fresh is sometimes the better option

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    Here is the info of what i have.

    XT brakes with ice tech rotors
    XT 1x11 32T and 11-46T
    2017 Fox Factory 34 130mm and 140mm
    CrossRide 27.5
    MAxxis DHF front, Akon Rear
    SHimano Saint flat pedals

    This is what the current Aspect 740 has. The only thing i need to chance will be the boost crank.

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    I looked at the Scott specs and I donít see info regarding rear wheel hub spacing. The Ď17 anthem rear is boost, thatís 12x148 spacing. Front donít need to be boost if your 34 fork isnít.

    I donít use boost crank on my Anthem advanced build, just the standard XTR crank.
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    yes i will hace to get boost wheels cause the one that i have on the scott are not. My the fox 34 is boost. Great to know that i can re use the no boost crank, i was worry about the chainline.

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