For the uninitiated, getting started in the world of off-road riding can be an intimidating endeavor. Even seasoned roadies and triathletes are often perplexed by the myriad of terms and offerings available. Today’s modern mountain bikes have become so incredibly intricate, so technologically advanced, that they seem to have left other cycling categories behind.
We’ll be the first to admit that it can be overwhelming at first glance. And each bike companies marketing department is in a mad rush to coin new terms, while demonizing old ones. It’s as if they’re intentionally trying to confuse you.
That’s not happening with the Anthem line. It’s been around long enough to know itself. It’s comfortable in it’s own skin. Anthem bikes aren’t redefining what makes a great cross country bike, because they defined that in the first place.