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Scott elite 29 vs giant anthem x1 29


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If you had a choice between these 29er dual sus , which 1 would you buy and WHY? anthem is about 5k more

 

Which has better suspension setup at the rear end?

 

Ignore diff. in components, that can be upgraded later...

 

Scott elite for 2012:

Frame Spark Alloy, 6061 Hydroformed 100m,135mm Rear

Fork Rock Shox Reba RL,Lcokout,Tapered,100mm

Remote System Twinloc Remote Lever, F&R Lockout

Rear Shock DT Swiss M210, Rebaound Adjustable, Lockout

Headset Integrated

Frt Der SLX Bottom Pull

Rear Der XTLong Cage

Shifter SLX 3x10

Brakes Elixir 5S; 180/160mm rotors

Crank XT Hollowtech 2, 24/32/42

BB Included w/ Cranks

Cassette Shimano SLX, 11-36

Wheels DT Swiss XR39

Tires Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO, 29x2.25

Bar Scott Hot Rod, 680mm x 31.8

Stem Scott Pro, +/- 6 degree,31.8

Saddle Selle Italia Team Edition

SeatPost Scott RC, 31.6

Weight 12.38kg

 

Giant for 2011

FRAME

Sizes S:15.5, M:17.5, L:19.5, XL:20.5

Colors Polished/Blue

Frame ALUXX SL FluidFormed™ alloy Maestro 4.0” travel

Fork Fox 32 F29 FIT RLC w/15QR axle & tapered steerer, 4.0”/100mm

Shock Fox Float RP23 w/boost valve

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Giant Contact oversize alloy 690mm 29’er flat bar

Stem Giant Contact oversize alloy, 4 bolt, 8 degree

Seatpost Giant Contact oversize alloy micro-adjust 30.9

Saddle Fi’zi:k Tundra w/Manganese rail

Pedals NA

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters Shimano Deore XT rapid fire 30 sp.

Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT 10 sp. 34.9

Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow 10 sp.

Brakes SRAM Elixir CR hydraulic w/6” rotors*

Brake Levers SRAM Elixir CR hydraulic

Cassette Shimano Deore XT 10 sp. 11-36T

Chain Shimano HG74 10 sp.

Crankset Shimano Deore XT 24x32x42T

Bottom Bracket Shimano BB71, press fit

WHEELS

Rims Giant P-XC2 Performance 29er, eyeleted, double wall, alloy, 32H

Hubs Fr: Giant Tracker 15QR | Rr: DT Swiss 350 10sp disc**

Spokes DT Swiss Competition 14/15G butted stainless w/alloy nipples

Tires Maxxis Crossmark 29 x 2.1

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OK Im biased - why not throw in Trek HiFi ?

Sorry for hi-jack @OP but why do you rate the HI-FI(Pro I assume) robo?

 

I am currently looking at getting one, what is your experience(I take it you have one)?

 

Oh and @OP...the scott every day of the week and twice on sunday

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hate to admit it but the Scott looks nicer....and faster...

 

Agree the scott looks faster, but i still like the look of a hardtail 29er more the dualies looks awkward

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Yes I have a Trek HiFi Plus pimped (its not standard anymore, new seatpost, saddle, tyres, wheels, handle bar, seatposts, rear shock, stem)

 

and I have no experience with other 29er DS...So I am really not in a position to offer comparative views.

what I can say is this - it ways 12.2 kg which is not bad for an all aluminium 29er DS.

 

Plus - and this was the sale for me - go look at the geometry of the front shock - its not straight!...the G2 geometry means that the front wheel is closer to the frame....so the handling is apparently very close to a 26er. This is what the other HiFi cyclist say.

 

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/cross_country/hifi

 

The scott traction concept looks very attractive but Im unsure about the handling - it looks like a straight 26 to 29 upscale which is a bad idea.

 

Only hear good things about the Giant...

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The scott traction concept looks very attractive but Im unsure about the handling - it looks like a straight 26 to 29 upscale which is a bad idea.

 

Only hear good things about the Giant...

 

Robo.............

 

On that note the Giant is very much a direct copy from the 26" Anthem and its working fine so the Scott should be no different.

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Ta thanks @Roboluke, yea the G2 geo makes sense as well as ABP in the newer models. I agree Mr Fisher has been doing this for a while now so I will take his word. cheers

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Ta thanks @Roboluke, yea the G2 geo makes sense as well as ABP in the newer models. I agree Mr Fisher has been doing this for a while now so I will take his word. cheers

 

The G2 geometry is what puts me off Trek/Fisher bikes. You can not just change the fork, you will need a G2 fork.

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