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Giant Anthem Advanced 29er

  • Model2018 Anthem Advanced 29er 0
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $8999
  • Model2018 Anthem Advanced 29er 1
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $5999

When it comes to riding cross-country at speed, it’s pretty hard to go past a short-travel 29er mountain bike. With their larger diameter wheels and full suspension design, bikes such as the Giant Anthem X 29 are highly efficient and unparalleled in their ability to maintain momentum when the surface gets rough. Need any evidence? Have a look at any World Cup XC round to see just how many athletes choose 29er wheels to race on. Whereas the new Anthem 27.5 has bumped up its travel front & rear, the Anthem X 29 retains its 100mm of travel front and rear with geometry and a riding position that better suits marathon racing and long distance XC riding. If you have aspirations to compete in local mountain bike club dirt criterium series, or in bigger events like a 100km marathon or a 6-hour mountain bike race, then you’ll appreciate the faster-rolling nature of the Anthem X 29 over its smaller-wheeled sibling.

Like Giant’s longer travel bikes such as the Trance and Reign, the Anthem X 29 uses the proven Maestro suspension design to maximise pedal efficiency. You can still lock out the suspension via a small lever on the shock unit itself, which is useful for smoother dirt road sections and riding on the road. The Anthem X 29 is available in an alloy model with Fox suspension and Shimano SLX shifting, or you can get it in a carbon Advanced version with RockShox suspension and a 1x11 drivetrain from SRAM. Both models feature hydraulic disc brakes, Giant-branded components and Giant wheels too.




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At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSRAM XX1

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Advanced-grade composite mainframe and rear triangle, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 90mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork Fox 32 Float SC Factory Remote, FIT4 damper, Remote Lockout, Boost, Kabolt, OverDrive, 100mm travel

  • Wheels Giant XCR 0 29 composite DBL WheelSystem; 27mm wide, tubeless
  • Tyres Maxxis IKON 29x2.2, Folding, 120 TPI, 3C, EXO, Tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle, Type 2
  • Crank SRAM XX1 Eagle Carbon, 34T
  • Cassette SRAM XX1 Eagle, 10x50, 12-Speed
  • Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SLR, Forward
  • Seatpost Giant Contact SLR, composite, 27.2mm
  • Stem Giant Contact SLR, composite
  • Brakeset SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm
  • Frame Advanced-grade composite mainframe and rear triangle, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 90mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork Fox 32 Float SC Performance Elite Remote, FIT4 Damper, Remote Lockout, Boost, Kabolt, OverDrive, 100mm travel

  • Wheels Giant XCR 1 29 composite WheelSystem; 27mm wide, tubeless
  • Tyres Maxxis IKON 29x2.2, Folding, 120 TPI, 3C, EXO, Tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank Truvativ Stylo 6k Eagle, 32T
  • Cassette SRAM GX Eagle, 10x50, 12-Speed
  • Chain SRAM GX 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press Fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SL, Forward
  • Seatpost Giant Contact, composite, 27.2mm
  • Stem Giant Contact SL
  • Brakeset SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm

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