Very Light Giant Anthem with XX1

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joshwah
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Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:29 am
Location: Australia

by joshwah

Hey Guys,

First time I've posted one of my bikes up here, so please be nice :)

Frame - Giant Anthem 2012 Large 26" Alloy
Shock - Fox RP23 BoostValve
Fork - Rockshox Sid XX 9mm
Rim - ZTR Alpine
Hub - Dt Swiss 240s 6 Bolt W/ Generic QR Levers
Spokes - Dt Swiss Revolution
Nipples - Dt Swiss Brass
Tyres - Continental RaceKing 2.2" Supersonic (Setup Tubeless)
Bars - Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat Bar
Stem - Ritchey WCS 4-Axis 120mm
Seatpost - Ritchey WCS 2-Bolt
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR Tekno
Pedals - Shimano XTR Race
Brakeset - Avid XX
Rotors - 160mm Avid HS-1
Shifter - Sram XX1 Gripshift
Crankset - Sram XX1 36t Chainring
Chain - Sram PC-XX1
Cassette - Sram XX1 10-42t
Rear Derailleur - Sram XX1
Bottle Cage - Elite Resin

Total Weight 9.4kg Without Pedals

XX1 Just became available in Australia, and I had to have it! Definitely the best upgrade I've ever done :)

Comments & Constructive Criticism Welcomed.

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limba
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by limba

Nice. I'm seriously looking at getting XX1. Let us know how it goes.

joshwah
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Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:29 am
Location: Australia

by joshwah

I can't even begin to describe how amazing it is. I was running XX previously and that was great, but it doesn't even compare to XX1. XX1 makes XX feel like rubbish. Haven't had too many issues with gear ratio, I tend to run a 36t up front as I am a powerful rider and the courses I ride are not very hilly (500m Ascent over 40km). I do sometimes find I don't have a high enough gear for fireroads, but this doesn't bother me too much - so long as I pick my front chainring size its ok (I have a 32t & 34t spare).

In regards to the shifting - so crisp, and the new XX1 gripshifter is incredibly responsive with a 'light' feel!

I will never consider another groupset.

In the process of funding a Giant XTC Advanced SL 29'er Build Sub 8kg with XX1.

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