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Dude you have no idea. It's one of those two bikes. Advanced 2 models. The Anthem was almost perfect. If the Trance is similar with more travel it's game over.
TA2 is :mindblown: good. Must have one. Unless I like the 5010 better. :trollface:

What had you leaning toward the Anthem over the 5010? Sounds like you loved that bike. Just the value aspect?

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Dude you have no idea. It's one of those two bikes. Advanced 2 models. The Anthem was almost perfect. If the Trance is similar with more travel it's game over.
TA2 is :mindblown: good. Must have one. Unless I like the 5010 better. :trollface:

What had you leaning toward the Anthem over the 5010? Sounds like you loved that bike. Just the value aspect?

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To me, it’s the value you get with the Giant... but the other thing is that the Santa Cruz Standard “c” level carbon bikes are... heavy. When I was bike shopping, the 5010 was a solid pound or so heavier than the competition. To get in to some of the same weight levels as the Orbea/Giant/trek/specialized bikes you had to go all the way up to the CC level bikes... and :derp: money.

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 pm

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TA2 is :mindblown: good. Must have one. Unless I like the 5010 better. :trollface:

What had you leaning toward the Anthem over the 5010? Sounds like you loved that bike. Just the value aspect?

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To me, it’s the value you get with the Giant... but the other thing is that the Santa Cruz Standard “c” level carbon bikes are... heavy. When I was bike shopping, the 5010 was a solid pound or so heavier than the competition. To get in to some of the same weight levels as the Orbea/Giant/trek/specialized bikes you had to go all the way up to the CC level bikes... and :derp: money.
Makes sense. I didn't realize the regular carbon C bikes were so heavy. Backcountry.com had some of last year's models 25% off, but they dropped the discount to 15% a couple weeks ago.

Still might be the way to go if I really like the bike after a rental day and they still have one, but :iono:.

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To me, it’s the value you get with the Giant... but the other thing is that the Santa Cruz Standard “c” level carbon bikes are... heavy. When I was bike shopping, the 5010 was a solid pound or so heavier than the competition. To get in to some of the same weight levels as the Orbea/Giant/trek/specialized bikes you had to go all the way up to the CC level bikes... and :derp: money.
Makes sense. I didn't realize the regular carbon C bikes were so heavy. Backcountry.com had some of last year's models 25% off, but they dropped the discount to 15% a couple weeks ago.

Still might be the way to go if I really like the bike after a rental day and they still have one, but :iono:.

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They’re still good bikes and a solid value, but I think there’s better options at each price level.

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:53 pm

5010 is good for sure. Anthem is basically the same IMO but cheaper for what you get and lighter by a significant bit too.

Carbon wheels on the AA2 make it that much sweeter. And Giant doesn't mess around with shitty wheels actually. They are competitive with Reynolds and such. That's a solid value.
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Stopped in at a different LBS I've never been to before on the way home from a volunteer even with work. Didn't know they were a Pivot dealer, but they had a brand new Mach 5.5 sitting out on display. Holy :jizz:, what a gorgeous bike. Matte red and all. :trollface:

Too :waxer: for me, though, even the "base" build is $4,899 and comes with a full XT drivetrain and a FOX 36 up front, but pretty cheap alloy wheels. Have to go up to a $7,099 price tag to get Reynolds carbon wheels...sheesh.

As much as I'd love to have one, the TA2 looks like an even better value in comparison. Thinking at this point I'll wait until spring, though. 2018s aren't even here yet, and by the time they are riding season will be over around here. Plus good chance I'll be able to snag one for 15% off at BGI's spring sale. This is going to be a looooong wait.

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Anyone riding this weekend?

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Clayton on Saturday, Core sunday afternoon.

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Anyone riding this weekend?

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Clayton on Saturday, Core sunday afternoon.
Where's Clayton at?

I can ride both days too.

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Core Sunday. I need some MTB therapy.
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Did Johnny_B_Wasteful get a :boxodicks: yet?
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Did Johnny_B_Wasteful get a :boxodicks: yet?
Do we really need to ask that question?

Of course he hasn't.

He's actually been really quiet around here lately. :notsure:

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What time are ya'll thinking for Core Sunday?

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What time are ya'll thinking for Core Sunday?
3-ish?
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Philly :bruh: s.

Anyone want to ride next week? Johnny_W has expressed interest. I think I could do Monday or Wednesday after work. I'm guessing everyone has normal day job hours? I could probably swing some mornings.

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Philly :bruh: s.

Anyone want to ride next week? Johnny_W has expressed interest. I think I could do Monday or Wednesday after work. I'm guessing everyone has normal day job hours? I could probably swing some mornings.
My only day is Tuesday.
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Philly :bruh: s.

Anyone want to ride next week? Johnny_W has expressed interest. I think I could do Monday or Wednesday after work. I'm guessing everyone has normal day job hours? I could probably swing some mornings.
My only day is Tuesday.
I have demos until 7 PM :disappoint:

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My only day is Tuesday.
I have demos until 7 PM :disappoint:
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I need to charge my bike light. For night time :stig: on Wednesday I think. Rained today and yesterday, the trails will be a mess but should be good Wednesday. I could brap with @dgriff then.
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I need to charge my bike light. For night time :stig: on Wednesday I think. Rained today and yesterday, the trails will be a mess but should be good Wednesday. I could brap with @dgriff then.
It’ll look great on your new Anthem.

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I need to charge my bike light. For night time :stig: on Wednesday I think. Rained today and yesterday, the trails will be a mess but should be good Wednesday. I could brap with @dgriff then.
It’ll look great on your new Anthem.
Glow in the dark bike :notbad:
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He and Max both wake up every morning emotionally ripped apart by blind desire for enthusiast vehicles on the one hand and the stark reality that anything other than a 150K miles used Prius is a waste of money on the other.

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It’ll look great on your new Anthem.
Glow in the dark bike :notbad:
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