Tag: Giant Anthem

Bikes, Mountain Bikes

Giant Anthem X3 2012 – Long-term review

Let’s put one debate to bed to start with… I really rate 26” wheels, I think they offer a more versatile ride than a 29” wheel for my sort of riding, and I’m very happy with my decision three years ago to stick with small wheels. Saying that, if I was buying now, I’d almost …

Maintenance

Giant Anthem – Bearings out

These ten little rings are the suspension bearings from my Giant Anthem X3 (2012 model year)… Over the last few rides the back-end of the bike has been getting increasingly ‘creaky’ and I was convinced that it was the bottom bracket that needed some attention. But on the last ride, last week, the handling got …