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SunsPSD RichardCunningham's article
May 20, 2019 at 12:16
May 20, 2019
First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing
Like everyone else here, I'm a bike nerd. After exhaustive research and self examination, I ended up with first a Foxy 29 for myself, and then more recently a Foxy 27.5 RR-SL for the wife. In a world where there are so many great bikes this Spanish brand truly stands above the herd for it's attributes and my priorities. If I rode XC, this one would be at the top of the list for sure.
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May 19, 2019 at 10:04
May 19, 2019
Selling
May 19, 2019 at 10:03
May 19, 2019

Giant Anthem Advanced SX Carbon Fiber

$2600 USD
This is a lightly used (9.5 out of 10, I’d say), ridden by my wife, Giant Anthem SX trail bike. The standard Anthem is billed as a very efficient lightweight dual suspension XC. However the Advanced SX version gets a longer and beefier front fork, a higher quality reservoir rear shock, and upgraded 4 piston SRAM Guide Brakes and is meant for solid trail riding. They only built this high end model for 1 year btw, they de-contented it the following year to reduce the price. The suspension at both ends is RockShox (far superior to anything Fox builds btw). It’s a Pike 35mm up front with 130mm travel. In the rear it’s a RT3 Trunnion mount 110mm rear travel. The bike has all the modern standards including boost wheelset. The bike includes a SRAM 1 x 11 transmission & a 100mm dropper post. The bike weighs right at 26#s as pictured and does not include pedals. This Anthem SX is stock but with a couple of significant upgrades: 1) the heavy and too long (for a size small) stock cranks have been replaced with a set of 170mm carbon fiber X01 SRAM cranks. 2) the narrow stock wheels have been replaced by more modern DT Swiss XM150 wheels and DT Swiss hubs. They have a 30mm Internal width which is a huge upgrade and pretty much standard on all 2019 bikes. 3) The stem has been replaced with a 50mm Raceface Atlas stem. IMO, the correct sized person for this bike would be from 4’11” to 5’6” with just small adjustments in stem length and seat position. The bike is currently set up for my 5’3.5” 118# wife. On the Giant website they recommend up to 5’7” riders on the size Small. The suspension has been dialed in for my wife using ShockWiz. Here is an online review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBa2mQfOclo Cliff Notes: It’s a bad ass, very efficient and lightweight trail bike but they didn’t like the stock narrow wheels (which I’ve changed out). MSRP was $4700 before the upgrades. Asking $2600 OBO. Can ship and PP, at Buyer's expense.

SunsPSD jamessmurthwaite's article
May 16, 2019 at 17:46
May 16, 2019
SunsPSD jamessmurthwaite's article
May 13, 2019 at 16:05
May 13, 2019
Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames
The bikes are beautiful but I really don't want a 'RAD BRO' responsible for every aspect of selling me a high end bicycle. The entire appeal of the attitude is weird to me. I want a Company headed by a guy/ gal with a mean sweater vest game. He doesn't have to be a rad punk guitarist or anything; but a professional businessman that understands that you have the RAD BRO test the bikes, then you have engineers, technicians, and other professionals do everything else that is related to a bike. Which provides a consistent product that is the basis for repeat business so that they can make money.
SunsPSD danielsapp's article
May 13, 2019 at 15:20
May 13, 2019
First Look: Intend's Hover Shock - Garda Trentino 2019
It's lovely and I look forward to reading the reviews.
SunsPSD mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 21:18
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
Some good info in this one. I've ran my own bike with eSTA of 75, 75.6 & 76 degrees (measured at actual seat height changed by using anglesets, seat position, and stems) and I feel a bit stronger at 75.6 degrees and I do lots of steep climbing. I just purchased a new bike for my wife and she climbs less steep things than I do and as a result I purposely choose to stay in that 75 degree range. However I wouldn't put myself or her on a 72-73 eSTA ever again and in fact that and other desired geo changes are what led me to get her a new bike. The silly short reach and ETT dimensions on bikes from just a couple of years ago is actually a MUCH bigger issue than the STA. And a forward offset dropper post would only work if your old bike, was 2 sizes too large for you. And then the seat tube length is problematic.
SunsPSD amosdesign's article
May 8, 2019 at 10:51
May 8, 2019
Built Not Bought: The Story Behind the First Amos Design Bike
Super cool project. I would have just moved to somewhere where the weather wasn't crap 95% of the time but I'm lazy and not that bright either.
SunsPSD pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 19, 2019 at 8:50
Apr 19, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #65
99% involve gaps and going over the bars. Seems there is a valuable lesson here.
SunsPSD pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 8:07
Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
The Evo is a bit too slack and just generally Spesh bikes aren't great climbers unless you can lock them out. But fit is solid. The standard SJ is freaky short front to back, so awkward. Upsize for sure if you buy one, probably 2 sizes.
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