Giant Anthem X lightweight build

I started with a Giant Anthem X3 2010 on runout that was cheaper to buy than a frame-only Anthem X. Other than the frame, there is nothing left.

Current weight is sub 9.9kg (about 21.6lb) ready to ride:

ComponentDetailsWeight (g)Measurement Method
FrameGiant 2010 Anthem X - Large, 2011 RP23 BV shock2500estimated
ForkRockshox SID XX 1201538actual
WheelsPodium MMX/Tune1244actual
TyresX-King 2.4/Race King1040actual
BrakesHygia SLP (tuned)636actual
CranksetSpeci s-works584actual
ClusterXTR M-970 9 speed 12-34249actual
ShiftersXT (tuned)244actual
ChainKMX x10SL239actual
PedalsXpedo Ti XM08210actual
Rear DerailleurXTR shadow (tuned)178actual
Front DerailleurXT (tuned)152actual
SeatpostKCNC Ti148actual
HandlebarSyntace Duraflite Carbon Flat Bar143actual
SaddleSan Marco ASPide Carbon FX134actual
StemSyntace F109/90mm112actual
Cables - shifterShimano SP4195actual
SkewersA2Z Ti88actual
Bottom BracketE-Thirteen BB 3081actual
SealantStans 30ml/tyre60actual
Bar endsKCNC BE-152actual
Valves and tape40actual
Bottle cage + boltsExustar40actual
GripsTitec Pork Rinds17actual
Chainring BoltsKCNC12actual
Seatpost ClampKCNC incl.scandium nut10actual
Headset SpacersCarbon8actual

For some races, I have swapped the tyres out for Conti Twister Supersonics which drops an amazing 346g of rotational weight compared to my everyday tyre setup. This brings the bike down to juSt on 9.5kg.

In its natural environment:

I also use this bike for cycle touring. Here it is all packed up on the way to the mountains:

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