Giant 2017 Anthem X Advanced 29er (Composite/Blue)
This XC race machine rolls through technical terrain with added confidence and control. Ideal for endurance races or marathon XC efforts, the frame features 100mm of Maestro Suspension and a handcrafted Advanced-grade composite mainframe. It’s all designed around smooth-rolling 29-inch wheels, the choice for XC riders who favor stability and speed. The OverDrive steerer tube keeps the front wheel tracking true on rough trails, and the PowerCore bottom bracket transfers every watt of power straight to the rear wheel.
- Advanced-grade composite frame with 100mm of smooth Maestro suspension
- RockShox SID RCT3 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
- RockShox Monarch RT3 rear shock
- Giant XCR 1 WheelSystem
- SRAM X1 1x11-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 100mm Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox SID RCT3 w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive, 100mm travel
Shock: RockShox Monarch RT3
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL Trail, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SL
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SL Forward, SST tubular rails
Shifters: SRAM X1
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1
Brakes: SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide RS
Cassette: SRAM XG-1175 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11 EL
Crankset: SRAM X1, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, Press fit
Rims: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; 27mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; [F] 15mm axle [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; DT Swiss Aerolite bladed stainless
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29x2.25, EVO, Snakeskin, TL Easy
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.
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.
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This product was added to our catalog on July 27, 2016.