im not sure abt wht happen to australia but look at giant US, europe and taiwan, giant anthem (not X) all come wif 80mm fork b coz the headtube angle of frame support 80mm forks, and thats wht it design 4teamfbr said:from an australian perspective, all the anthems ever since they were imported into oZ were sporting a 100mm fork..
erm the frame he got is frame 4 80mm fork (of coz he can put 100mm on it) but i think thats the reason of giant makin a 100mm fork wif 4 inch shox Anthem Xteamfbr said:no-one i know or heard of at endurance/24hr races ever claimed that it wanted or needed to be shorter(80mm)n
i think it really do change the climbin characteristics coz when travel up u re sitting more backwards and also bb is higher than where it suppose 2 b which make it harder to climb and also harder to balacne the bike at technical terrainteamfbr said:the benefits apart from subtle geometry changes basically came down to the fact that people claimed that the 100mm forks just took the edge off the steering and made it more forgiving without compromising climbing or general handling characteristics.
totally argee wif u if the bike is design 4 100mm fork and i don see a problem wif my bike when going through technical terrin, drops n all the stuff i did on itteamfbr said:IMHO, if you ride any technical terrain, compete in races, especially endurance stuff then leave the fork at 100mm.
Anthem is design 2 have a low bb hightD1PHAM said:I heard the Anthem is a little twitchy at 80MM. I heard running the fork at 100 smooths it out. Is this true?