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Giant Anthem

  • Model2018 Anthem 1
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $5299
  • Model2018 Anthem 2
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $3699
  • Model2018 Anthem 3
  • Star Rating (3)
  • RRP $2999

Charging past its 10th birthday in 2017, the Giant Anthem comes from a long lineage of cross-country race technology that has seen it perform at the highest levels of mountain bike racing all around the globe. The latest Anthem highlights the Taiwanese company’s constant evolution of their flagship full suspension race bike, turning it into a lighter, faster and more capable XC trailblazer than ever before. Looking for an efficient dual suspension race bike to cover a lot of ground quickly? The Anthem is an ideal option, which gives you more comfort and stability than a hardtail.

Compared to the previous Anthem, the new version is entirely new from the ground-up. Rear suspension travel has been increased to 110mm, and it features a redesigned one-piece forged composite linkage that helps to increase rear-end stiffness, while simultaneously minimising side loading on the rear shock. Matching the increase in rear wheel travel, fork travel now sits at 120mm to help kick back the geometry for better stability when descending. The Anthem 27.5 is of course built around 27.5” diameter wheels, which offer responsive acceleration and plenty of pop and playfulness on the trail. Combined with the Boost hub spacing, thru-axles and redesigned frame, the new Anthem offers more confidence and capability when the trail gets rough.

You can get the Anthem with an alloy or carbon frameset, starting from the base-level Anthem 27.5 3, though each Anthem features the same geometry and suspension design. Dropping weight with its carbon frame, the top-level Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 features a 1x12 drivetrain, carbon wheels and a Giant Contact SL dropper post.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSLX

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios1x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminium, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Pike RC Solo Air, 130mm Travel, Boost 15x110, Maxle Stealth, Tapered

  • Wheels Giant TRX 1 27.5 Carbon WheelSystem [F] Boost 15x110 [R] Boost 12x148, XD Driver Body
  • Tyres [F] Maxxis Forekaster 27.5x2.35, 60 TPI, EXO, TR, Tubeless, [R] Maxxis Forekaster 27.5x2.20, 60 TPI, EXO, TR, Tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 1x12
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank TruVativ Descendent 6k Eagle, 32t
  • Cassette SRAM GX Eagle, 10-50t
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP PressFit

  • Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, Dropper post with Remote, 30.9mm
  • Stem Giant Contact SL
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide R, Hydraulic Disc, 180mm rotors
  • Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminium, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork Fox 34 Rhythm, GRIP Damper, Boost, OverDrive, 130mm travel

  • Wheels Giant XC-1 Disc, Tubeless
  • Tyres Maxxis Forekaster; Tubeless, EXO, 60 TPI, [F] 27.5x2.35, [R] 27.5x2.20

  • Shifters Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Shadow
  • Crank Shimano SLX, 32T
  • Cassette Shimano SLX 11x46, 11-Speed
  • Chain KMC X11-1
  • Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
  • Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Stem Giant Contact
  • Brakeset Shimano M6000, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminium, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Recon Gold RL Solo Air, Boost, OverDrive, 130mm travel

  • Wheels Giant XC-1 Disc, Tubeless
  • Tyres Maxxis Forekaster; Tubeless, EXO, 60 TPI, [F] 27.5x2.35, [R] 27.5x2.20

  • Shifters Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow +
  • Crank Praxis Works 1x, Boost, 30T
  • Cassette Shimano Deore 11x42, 10-Speed
  • Chain KMC X10
  • Bottom Bracket Praxis BB90, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
  • Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Stem Giant Contact
  • Brakeset Shimano M365, hydraulic disc, 180mm

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