Giant 2017 Anthem Advanced 2 (Composite/Orange)
This XC legend returns with big updates for 2017. Featuring an updated platform with 110mm of rear suspension travel and 120mm up front, plus the superior all-around performance of 27.5-inch wheels, the new Anthem Advanced delivers lighter weight, better efficiency and improved control. The rear suspension features an all-new trunnion mount shock and Advanced Forged composite rocker arm for added strength and stiffness. And all-new, wider Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance. For riders seeking the lightest, fastest and most efficient Maestro-equipped Giant, this is the ultimate XC speed machine.
- Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 110mm of smooth Maestro suspension
- Fox RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 120mm-travel fork with Boost 15x110mm thru-axle
- RockShox Deluxe RT rear shock
- Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem
- SRAM X1 1x11 drivetrain and SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air, Maxle Stealth, Boost, OverDrive, 120mm travel
Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT, Trunnion mount
Handlebar: Giant Contact Trail, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact Neutral
Shifters: SRAM X1
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
Cassette: SRAM XG-1175 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11 EL
Crankset: SRAM X1, 30T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, Press fit
Rims: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; 27mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; 28h, [F] Boost 110x15mm, [R] Boost 148x12mm
Spokes: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; Sapim Laser
Tires: [F] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Trailstar [R] Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 27.5x2.25, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Pacestar
Extras: Tubeless rim tape and valve stems
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
27.5 Specific Geometry:
Updated “long and low” XC frame geometry is tailored for 27.5-inch wheels to optimize control, acceleration and stability.
Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tire clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance.
Advanced Forged Composite Upper Rocker Arm:
A state-of-the-art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce complex shaped carbon-fiber components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar aluminum components.
Uses four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages that work together to create a single floating pivot point for the most active, efficient suspension system.
New shock mount produces a lower leverage ratio for increased pedaling and braking efficiency, plus a lower center of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
Features: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.
Three core benefits set Maestro Suspension Technology apart from the rest:
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
COMPLETE SUSPENSION ACTIVITY:
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
TOTAL BRAKE INDEPENDENCE:
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.
This product was added to our catalog on July 29, 2016.