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2011 Giant Anthem X 29er 3 or 2013 Trek Superfly 100 AL Elite

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I 'm only in my second season of mountain biking so I am still fully in the discovery phase, but I love it ! to the detriment of my road bike .... My bike is the 2011 Giant Anthem X 29er 3 and I 've never tried other mountain bikes ... I love my bike for downhill parts of the trails but I sometimes found it not nimble enough in small corners and I do not like it a lot when going uphiil on steep slopes ...
At the end of last season, I had the chance to try (a small 2 minutes on a flat area ) the 2013 Trek Superfly 100 AL Elite and I was surprised at how it seemed more manageable , I even thought it was not a 29 inches wheels! !
I currently have the option to purchase the Superfly for a "good" price ( it's still a lot of $ and I have rolled my Anthem than 2 seasons !) so I would like to hear from people who tried the two models because I hesitate a bit to buy it ... I told myself at the end of the season that I would wait at the end of next season to take a decision but the Superfly burns me ...Someone also talked to me about the Specialized Epic with his Brain suspension so I could let go and wait to try Epic ? ? Also, I have put a drop post on my Anthem that I think I could not transfer ...

So ... It's worth it ? I should wait ? ? None of the above ? ?


Thanks!

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Its been a couple years since I rode a Anthem 29 & I've never rode the SuperFly 29. This past summer I did take out the 2013 Trek EX 29" & Remedy 29" on the same day I took a 2013 Specialized Enduro 29". For me the Enduro was much more agile & it wasn't even close. It was the first 29" I thought I could use for my everyday bike. (I currently ride at Giant Trance X 26" for my everyday bike due to the number of steep tight turns & hairpins I encounter on a normal ride.) 

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Oh no! You're not suggesting me one more bike to try!!! There should be demo day for bikes like there is for skis... :D

Talking of Specialized, have you had the chance to try their Brain suspension?

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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post
 

There should be demo day for bikes like there is for skis... :D

 

There are in Bozeman. They had Rocky Mountain, Trek & Specialized here on the same day.

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Well, to bad Bozeman is a 33 hours drive from here...;)

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