Dialed Ride - 2010 Giant Anthem X
Brandon's Anthem X is a pretty awesome bike. It's light and fast, but not at the expense of having some fun on it. First he's swapped out the stock 100mm fork for a 120mm. Adding 20mm of travel slacks out the headtube making it a more stable ride and keeping the rider weight back on the steeps.
Nice wide Race Face SIXC Carbon bars for added control and power steering.
Shimano XT brakes and SRAM XO shifting.
1x10 setup (36t in the front)--Brandon's a strong rider.
SRAM XX cassette machined out of one block of steel.
Rock Shox Reverb seatpost.
Brandon gets real weight-weenie here and tempts fate using only three rotor-bolts front and rear. Crossmax ST wheels with Schwalbe rubber.