Giant's Anthem SX 2 is a multi-faceted machine has hidden talents. It’s a fast XC ripper that comes alive on aggressive, technical trails. A proven XC performer with a trick up its sleeve, the all-new Anthem SX blends XC speed with added confidence in rugged terrain. Built on a lightweight ALUXX SL alloy frame with an updated trunnion mount Maestro suspension system and the new Advanced Forged composite rocker arm, it gives you 110mm of active rear travel. Combined with a 130mm suspension fork, and geometry that’s designed specifically for the superior trail handling of 27.5 wheels, it’s a great choice for technical XC racecourses or remote singletrack adventures. The latest Anthem SX also features wider Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear) for stiffer wheels, added control and additional tire clearance. The PowerCore bottom bracket delivers maximum pedaling stiffness and power transfer—so it climbs and accelerates as fast as it descends.
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC Solo Air, Maxle Stealth, OverDrive, 130mm travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe RT, Trunnion mount|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 28h, [F] 15mm thru-axle 2, [R] Boost 148x12mm|
|Spokes||Sapim Race, 14/15g|
|Tires||[F] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.35, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Trailstar [R] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Pacestar|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP, Press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1130 11x42, 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact Trail, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide R|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 180mm|
|Saddle||Giant Contact Neutral|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm|