Giant's Anthem X 29er 1 combines Giant's Maestro rear suspension and 29-inch wheels for a combination that'll have you leading the pack. A tapered steerer tube and 15mm through axle on the 100mm travel Fox fork ensures a true tracking shred down technical descents. That fine front end is balanced by Fox's RP2 rear shock which sucks up every bump no matter how hard you're charging down the trail. On the ride back up, SRAM's 2x10 X7/X9 drivetrain has an 11-36 cassette for plenty of gear range so you can spin the big Giant wheels with tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires. Other awesome components include Avid Elixir brakes, a Giant stem with Ti hardware and a sleek, supportive Fizik saddle.
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage|
|Fork||Fox F29 RL, 100mm-travel w/15mm through axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float RP2, 100mm travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-XC29 2|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 29 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Stem||Giant Contact w/Ti hardware|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 5|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Fizik Tundra 2|
|Seatpost||Giant Connect SL|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I get the feeling that I am missing a really low gear! Not sure if the 2x10 setup is ideal for me, but generally a fantastic bike. Have had mine for 4 months now, and am enjoying it more and more as i get used to the difference between it and my previous Trance X 26er.
I felt safety to do big downhills. GREAT BIKE. I would change the brakes specification to SHIMANO XT.
Just raced it at [...], and I can honestly say that I've never felt more confident/competent on an XC bike. It handled everything well. Especially good on fast twisties and downhill. The bike is VERY stable, yet still steers quickly, allowing me to rapidly pick lines and go exactly where I want it to go. Also an excellent climber, with the supple rear suspension delivering excellent traction. THIS BIKE DOES IT ALL EXCEPTIONALLY WELL !!! Very happy with my purchase.
this bike does everything I ask : climbs, descends, handles twisty singletrack, and does it all very well. Suspension is efficient and compliant, yet the frame is stiff laterally. The steering on fast singletrack is intuitive, quick, and stable. Bottom line is that it is just plain FUN to ride !! Weight is about 28# with pedals and tubeless.