Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Boyfriend bought me a Giant Anthem

    I've been riding his race bike Trex Fuel 100(Carbon frame). Its totally decked out he just put a bunch of money into it this week. The only thing is its alittle big for me.

    He has been eyeballing the Giant for some time now and went out on a limb and bought it for me. Its my size. I just don't know how I feel about it. Its a nice bike from what I can tell.

    What can you tell me about this bike??
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  2. #2
    Senior Member zx108's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the giant anthem got rave reveiws by just about everyone i am pretty sure. i havent seen anything bad about it yet.

    it is a cross country bike though. the suspension is supposed to be good. i am pretty sure it comes stock with some good componenets but i dont know exactly.

    i hear it also has really tight handling. and handles like a true cross country bike, which isnt a bad thing at all. but if you think you are going to be doing more trail riding and want a trail bike instead, i dunno thats your call.

    but yea it is supposed to be an excellent cross country full suspension.

  3. #3
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    2010 Jamis Parker, 2005 Jamis Komodo, 1998 Jamis Komodo, 198? Raleigh Pointe, 1978 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
    Posts
    10,930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I pretty-much agree with the prev. post. I think it is a little "stretched out" for a bike that you won't be racing. (or will you?)

    You may find it a bit more comfy if you put a slightly shorter stem on it with some riser bars. It'll take a little bit of pressure off your ulnar nerves, wrists, back, and hands...making it a more upright and comfortable bike for long "fun-rides".

    The suspension works well for its purpose. Just set it up with about 15-20% of sag and it should smooth out the trail for ya.

    It's a nice ride, though. I wouldn't mind getting one.

  4. #4
    SNIKT! Karldar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Home for wayward mutants
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Dawg Deluxe/'06 Cannondale F400(frame)/'98 Cannondale SuperV1000
    Posts
    1,560
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    I've been riding his race bike Trex Fuel 100(Carbon frame). Its totally decked out he just put a bunch of money into it this week. The only thing is its alittle big for me.

    He has been eyeballing the Giant for some time now and went out on a limb and bought it for me. Its my size. I just don't know how I feel about it. Its a nice bike from what I can tell.

    What can you tell me about this bike??
    I have no idea why, but I like Giants. I never ride 'em. If it's anything like my Kona, you'll love it...probably. Anyway, congrats!
    I like pie!
    "The bright flicker of our television screens is the stolen incandescence of a thousand young minds." - Theodore W. Gray
    "you taught us to fish while so many others were handing out tuna sandwiches" - Ziggurat

  5. #5
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Guys, I will be racing the bike here in Colorado. Does that make a difference? We will be switching out the handle bars, seat, tires/rims.
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  6. #6
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,588
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    The Anthem is an awesome bike. If your boyfriend is ever interested in a guy (that won't put out, hold hands, kiss, or anything else for that matter) point him my way.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  7. #7
    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    The old Mountains
    My Bikes
    Blur LT
    Posts
    8,198
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a friend who has one. She loves hers. Its a great bike have fun with it.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

  8. #8
    Noobhead jiiiim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    k2 Zed 4.0
    Posts
    688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    race on your bf's carbon fuel

    acutally.. just tell him to switch the bike with you or else...!

  9. #9
    Senior Member wheelhot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia
    My Bikes
    Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well, i agree with the all the replies, thats why i ordered my Giant Anthem 2, which STILL hasnt arrive yet. Hmm lets hope im lucky and they instead gives me a 07 model or with 07 shimano products, I wont mind that if i even have to wait longer. ^^

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've had my Anthem for 2 months and can't ride it enough. Just an amazing bike. Enjoy it!

  11. #11
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How does it feel big, too tall? To long? If its to long, you could shorten the stem and move the seat forward. Too tall is a whole other issue.

    In all cases, you sound like you have a cool bf...good on ya...didn't he used to hang here? ...I bought my gf a bike a few years ago, but it ended up being too much bike. So much so she didn't like riding it for anything but the mountain. It has really limited uses. In the end I will likely sell the frame and buy her a more trail oriented mid travel bike that suits here strengths...Yes, I want to have a partner to ride with me that badly haha

  12. #12
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey all, I rode the bike this weekend and I love it to say the least. It rode smoothly!!! So I'll be keeping the Giant. I will miss the Trek but the Giant fits me like a glove and that is very important. I'm very lucky to have a boyfriend do this for me.

    Friday after work we took it into the shop to make sure it was a good fit. They put me on the trainer. After putting me on the trainer, they decided to shorten the handlebars, and adjust the stem. We put some tires on the bike that I like and it was good to go. Bf and I met some others for a ride and they had me lead (which I hate by the way ) but I had to stop for a moment and they were like DAMN girl your moving. The ride was great up until I decided that I wanted to end it with a fall. Thank God for my helmet AGAIN. I'm okay just some bruises, but I wanted to let you all know that I love the bike and yes the bike is okay.

    Snowy.
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  13. #13
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,972
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats on the new bike! Good luck with the racing as well. Sounds like your BF is taking good care of you, being so concerned that the bike fit well.
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  14. #14
    Senior Member wheelhot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia
    My Bikes
    Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    congrats, aww, you have such a sweet and good bf, I wish I have a gf whos a Mountain Bike Enthousiasts as you And my Giant Anthem 2 hasnt arrive yet! Grr, ok if this continues on, I hope I will get a 2007 Shimano Components with my Giant Anthem 2 and If they say I must wait longer, I wont mind ^^

  15. #15
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    congrats, aww, you have such a sweet and good bf, I wish I have a gf whos a Mountain Bike Enthousiasts as you And my Giant Anthem 2 hasnt arrive yet! Grr, ok if this continues on, I hope I will get a 2007 Shimano Components with my Giant Anthem 2 and If they say I must wait longer, I wont mind ^^
    Hey I hope your bike comes soon too. Yeah I wished my Anthem had the higher end components but its not a big deal I'll ride whats on it tell its time to be replaced.

    Yeah, my bf probably didn't figure he would end up with a girl that loves to ride as much as him.

    I bet you'll find the girl out there. We are out there we just tend to hide alittle.
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  16. #16
    SNIKT! Karldar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Home for wayward mutants
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Dawg Deluxe/'06 Cannondale F400(frame)/'98 Cannondale SuperV1000
    Posts
    1,560
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Hey all, I rode the bike this weekend and I love it to say the least. It rode smoothly!!! So I'll be keeping the Giant. I will miss the Trek but the Giant fits me like a glove and that is very important. I'm very lucky to have a boyfriend do this for me.

    Friday after work we took it into the shop to make sure it was a good fit. They put me on the trainer. After putting me on the trainer, they decided to shorten the handlebars, and adjust the stem. We put some tires on the bike that I like and it was good to go. Bf and I met some others for a ride and they had me lead (which I hate by the way ) but I had to stop for a moment and they were like DAMN girl your moving. The ride was great up until I decided that I wanted to end it with a fall. Thank God for my helmet AGAIN. I'm okay just some bruises, but I wanted to let you all know that I love the bike and yes the bike is okay.

    Snowy.
    Sweet! Sounds like you're breakin' it in well. I need to stop doing so much typing and show my poor Kona some love. If the rain holds off, I'll be on it soon.
    I like pie!
    "The bright flicker of our television screens is the stolen incandescence of a thousand young minds." - Theodore W. Gray
    "you taught us to fish while so many others were handing out tuna sandwiches" - Ziggurat

  17. #17
    No longer in Wimbledon... womble's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    867
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been researching the new Giants recently. The Maestro bikes have been getting universally great reviews. The Anthem is regarded as a very, very good XC race specific bike. Great boyfriend you have!

  18. #18
    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    04 Scrap
    Posts
    1,890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    . Its my size. I just don't know how I feel about it. Its a nice bike from what I can tell.

    Feel happy, of course!
    1)it's a gift
    2)your boyfriend bought it for you, makes it that much special-er
    3)it's a bike!



    Ride on!

    PS: As far as I can tell, that's one great bike! It will treat you very very nicely.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Anthem vs Fuel ...

    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    Guys, I will be racing the bike here in Colorado. Does that make a difference? We will be switching out the handle bars, seat, tires/rims.
    The Anthem is in the same category as the Fuel. They're both short travel XC bikes. If the Fuel had enough travel Colorado for your style of riding, than the Anthem work in Colorado as well. Besides, I'm sure that any boyfriend willing to drop that kind of change on a bike probably knows what he's talking about.

    If there isn't enough travel ... than you need to learn to ride better. People over-rely on full-suspension anyway. Hence the fully rigid single-speed movement.

  20. #20
    Senior Member wheelhot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia
    My Bikes
    Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well thx for the tip, anyway long live snowy and her bf relationship!!!, HOORAH!!!

  21. #21
    US Army armyrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Johnson City, TN
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Piranha, GT Palomar
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Karldar
    I have no idea why, but I like Giants. I never ride 'em. If it's anything like my Kona, you'll love it...probably. Anyway, congrats!


    are kona's good bikes?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •