Anthem X 2010 / 2011 linkage plates compared

The linkages plates from 2010 and 2011 Anthem X frames are inter-changeable.  What is interesting, is that the 2011 plates are lighter (by 4g) than the 2011 plates.

2010 linkage plates

Anthem X 2010 linkage plates on scale at 115g

2011 linkage plates

Anthem X 2011 linkage plates on scale at 119g

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Giant Anthem 0 (2007)

This is the first iteration of the Giant Anthem with the maestro linkage and gets 3.5" of suspension travel out of a 152mm x 32mm (6.0 x 1.25") shock. 

Fox Float R Rear Shock - 2010 Model

The above shock came off a Giant Anthem X3 2010 model. The compression and rebound tune indicators on the air can show the middle level tuning for both compression and rebound.

Anthem X Limited

Frame is large and without shock but with all shock mounting hardware, headset cups and derailleur hanger it weighs 2221g.

Redline rigid 20" BMX forks

These have a brake mounting hole for a road type caliper.