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Ghost RT Lector 7700 vs. Giant Anthem x2


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So i have decided that the Giant anthem is the better buy for me over the Giant Trance. But Enter the Ghost RT Lector 7700... which of the two would you say is the better buy. both are around R25k :( does anyone know the difference is weight as i cannot find this info anywhere!


or can you suggest other bikes that are in this category? i am after a bike hopefully no more than 12kgs!


RT Lector 7700 black


RT HM Carbon/Alloy MIMS SCL

Ritchey Comp 31.8 mm

Rock Shox Reba RL Solo PopLoc 100 mm Tapered

Ritchey Tapered

CG Carbon SL Flat 620 mm 31.8 mm

40/44/48/52/56 cm

CG Carbon SL 31.6 mm

Selle Italia SL

Shimano XT 10-Speed

Shimano XT

Shimano XT SL

Shimano XT

Shimano Pressfit BB

Shimano XT 42-32-24 incl. PressFit BB

Shimano XT Disc 180 mm

Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25

Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25

Alex SX 44 Disc

DT Swiss 1.8

Shimano XT

Shimano XT 10-Speed 11-34

FOX Float RP23 100 mm Boost Valve

100 mm

100 mm


Giant Anthem x2


Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 4" Maestro Suspension

Fork Fox F100 RL w/ 15QR Thru Axle and Tapered Steerer, 100mm Travel

Shock Fox Float RP2 Boostvalve


Handlebar Giant Connect SL, Low Rise 31.8

Stem Giant Connect SL, 28.6

Seatpost Giant Connect SL, 30.9

Saddle Fi'zi:k Tundra2 (Giant LTD Edition) w/ Manganese Rails

Pedals Not Included


Shifters Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys

Front Derailleur Shimano SLX

Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys, Shadow, Top Normal

Brakes Avid Elixir R

Brake Levers Avid Elixir R

Cassette Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys, 11x36, 10-Speed

Chain Shimano HG74

Crankset Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys, 24/32/42

Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit


Rims Giant P-XC2

Hubs [F] Giant Tracker w/15mm Axle, [R] DT 370, 32h

Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g

Tires Maxxis Crossmark, 120 tpi, 26x2.1 Folding

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ok sounding good. does the Anthem have "bob" when you pedal hard/ up hill? and is it just the Maestro suspension that giant use or the 4" travel or the entire combination?

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I have had an anthem for 2 years now and the bike is fantastic. You do get a bit of bob when pedaling hard uphill if you dont lock the shock, but in reality i find the extra traction on steep loose surfaces more than makes up for any perceived loss of power through the shock. I only ever lock the rear shock if i am uphill on tar or a very hard smooth surface. Never weighed it but reckon around the 12kg mark.I have std 2009 anthem x1.


Great bike, but i cannot compare it to the others as it was my first proper mtb and the only one i know.


Enjoy making the decision.

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