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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Does anyone have a reasonably accurate weight for one? I am doing some upgrades this spring :D and I am trying to forecast where it will end up (not that it really matters though). I had the LBS weigh it with some plastic platform pedals and I swear it was 28.2 lbs (medium frame, US spec).

When I look at the UK spec bike from last year (their X2), it is almost exactly the same except tires (20g lighter each), no pedals (.8lb) and different seat, seat post and brake set. There bike is listed at 26lbs w/o pedals. When I add the pedal weight, tire weight and estimate the seat/post/brakes weights, I am still missing about a pound :eek: .

I know, I know....stop typing and buy a good scale, I will soon, but then I will have this "my bike could be lighter and I don't know" question bouncing around in my head until then.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the reply!

....But now I am even more confused.....I was thinking other people's bikes would come in lighter than mine. I read the magazine article on the 2009 Giant UK website where they state the X2 (very similar to the US X3) weighs 25.8lbs (very close to the 26.01 lbs quoted by Giant). I am inclined to believe that a UK spec bike does weigh around 26lbs.

Did the US bike get the secret lead downtube option??? :skep:

I am missing something obvious here....what is it?

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okay, just read your original post and now you have my attention. I've looked at both specs and I can honestly say I'm baffled. Unless that's an error on the UK website for the the X2 model weight I'm lost. I've listed and highlighted the difference from both models. I will add this, the rotors on the US X3 model are shimano SM-RT51 which tend to be on the heavier side but I seriously doubt that is where the missing pound is at.

MODEL Anthem X 2
SIZES XS (14.5"), S (16"), M (18"), L (20"), XL (22")
FRAME AluxX SL aluminium, Fluid Formed,Maestro suspension system, 4''/100mm travel
FORK Fox 32 F100 RL 100mm travel, lockout
SHOCK Fox Float RP2
STEM RaceFace Ride XC
SEAT POST Giant A5 aluminium
SADDLE WTB Silverado Race
SHIFTERS Shimano SLX 27 speed RapidFire Plus
FRONT MECH Shimano Deore
REAR MECH Shimano XT Shadow
BRAKES Hayes Stroker Ryde disc, 160mm rotors
BRAKE LEVER Hayes Stroker Ryde
CASSETTE Shimano HG50 11-34
CHAIN Shimano HG73
CRANKS RaceFace Ride XC X-Type 44/32/22
RIMS Mavic XM117 26"
HUBS Shimano Deore
SPOKES Stainless steel
TYRES Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo 26x 2.1"
*WEIGHT KG / LB 11.82 / 26.01

size XS,S,M,L,XL
color Black/Silver
frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 4" Maestro Suspension
fork Fox F100 RL, 100mm travel
shock Fox Float RP2
handlebar Race Face Ride XC low rise, 31.8
stem Race Face Ride XC
seatpost Race Face Ride XC 350x30.9mm
saddle WTB Silverado Comp

pedals Not Included
shifters Shimano Deore Rapidfire
front derailleur Shimano Deore Rapidfire
rear derailleur Shimano Deore, top normal
brakes Shimano M486 160F/160R
levers Shimano M486

cassette Shimano HG50 11/34, 9-speed
chain Shimano HG-73
cranks Race Face Ride XC, 22/32/44
BB Race Face, External
rims Mavic XM 117 Disc
hubs Formula, 32H Disc
spokes Stainless Steel, 14/15g
tires Michelin XC Dry2, 26x2.0 Folding

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My Ax2 is a bit better specced than the the UK version, with full XT package including brakes, and better wheels, and my L weighs 26 lbs with Time pedals, and nevegal tires.

UK claim may be wrong. IDK

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Weighed my custom build Anthem earlier, here is the spec and the results:
Medium Anthem X frame,
Fox RP23 shock,
RS 2010 SID teams with Pushlock,
XT crank,
XT front mech,
M520 pedals,
Formula R1 brakes,
XT disks,
XT cassette,
XT chain,
FSA zero stack headset,
Raceface evolve stem,
Easton EC90 SL monkey bars,
Sram X9 shifters,
Sram X0 Rear mech,
Easton EC70 layback seat post,
Fizik Gobi Klum saddle,
Hope Pro 2 front and rear hubs with mavic 717 rims,
Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 tyres front and rear,
Peaty lockon grips.


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My anthem x3 is 26.x lbs

I've upgraded the wheels to dt swiss limited, sram roam rear
Carbon bars, race face 70mm stem
xtr cranks, lighter rotors, race face 30t 1x10
removed the front derailleur and shifter, removed 2 chainrings
carbon seat post, 125g selle seat, upgraded sram x0 rear d, xx or x0 cassette
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