Near the finish of summer 2008 I purchased an utilized bike. The bicycle I pick was a 2006 Giant Anthem 2 and I rode it as frequently as I could before it began to snow. Since spring is coming I figured it would be a decent time to audit the Giant Anthem 2 for anybody out there that may be in the market for a great utilized off-road bicycle.
Presently for a little foundation on why I was in the market for another bicycle. In the wake of riding my shabby, overwhelming hard tail off-road bicycle with my companions I understood I needed to show signs of improvement bicycle just to stay aware of them. I additionally had plans on going mountain biking however would not like to utilize the old bicycle since I was worried about breaking a portion of the shabby segments on the bicycle.
I had been watching out for Craigslist (look at my post on Buying an utilized bicycle on Craigslist) for a superior Mountain bicycle and one day I saw somebody was selling their 2006 Giant Anthem 2. Before I even called the dealer I did some examination. Both on the web and at the neighborhood bicycle shops. In 2006 the Anthem 2 Mountain Bike was the second from the highest point of the line Mountain Bike for Giant and in 2009 the Anthem Frame is as yet utilized as Giant’s first class Mountain Bike. The bicycle was in impeccable condition and appeared as though it had scarcely been utilized. In 2006 the MSRP was around $2,300 on account of the bicycles top of the line segments. What’s more, that is additionally why it is such a great amount of lighter than my other bicycle and it loads around 26 pounds (which is really light for a Mountain bicycle). This bicycle is lighter than a significant number of my companion’s hard tails. I get it’s actual – you get what you pay for.
The main thing I have changed on the bicycle is the seat. The bicycle accompanied a shoddy pair of pedals (higher end bikes regularly don’t accompany pedals) so I included a couple of clipless pedals. I likewise put on a Specialized Elite Cycling PC on. What’s more, when the sun goes down I join lights so I can see where I’m going and other individuals can see me.
I need to disclose to you I totally love this bicycle and I have been satisfied with this bicycle with the bicycles execution. I would likewise exceedingly prescribe this bicycle to any individual who is not kidding about mountain biking. The bicycle is light and performs very well on cleared trails and rough terrain off-road bicycle trails. What’s more, the suspension splashes up the knocks great and the suspension is movable both front and back and they even have lockouts.
The casing on this bicycle is aluminum, not carbon fiber. It doesn’t appear to influence the execution of this bicycle however I have never ridden a carbon fiber off-road bicycle. I should likewise tell you I am not an expert Mountain Biker so I don’t have whatever else to contrast this bicycle with other than my shoddy hard tail. Be that as it may, I have been biking truly since 2007 so I’m not a learner. I don’t feel that the aluminum outline is a downside for this bicycle yet I figured it ought to be brought up just on the off chance that you have your heart set on a carbon fiber bicycle.
I plan on utilizing this bicycle for somewhere around one off-road bicycle race this late spring. Besides there are numerous off-road bicycle trails in my general vicinity so return for more reports on this bicycle and the off-road bicycle trails in the Twin Cities territory.