Giant Anthem 27.5 2 (2016) (Matte Black/Charcoal/Yellow)

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For XC performance, the Giant Anthem 27.5 has long been unequaled. The quickness and agility of the legendary Anthem platform, plus the confident handling of Giant’s innovative 27.5 technology. That’s the core of this versatile XC machine. Featuring a lightweight, full-suspension ALUXX SL frame and award-winning Maestro Suspension—engineered specifically for 27.5 wheels and 100mm of suspension travel—it’s perfect for racing or all-day epics. The frame features Giant’s OverDrive steerer tube for razor-sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedaling stiffness and power transfer.


  • ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 4 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • Fox 32 Float Performance 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Fox Float Performance rear shock
  • Giant P XC-2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, stainless spokes
  • Shimano SLX / Deore 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano M615 hydraulic disc brakes

XS, S, M, L, XL
Colors: Matte Black/Charcoal/Yellow
Frame: ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 4" Maestro suspension
Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Shock: Fox Float Performance
Giant Connect, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX, Shadow +
Brakes: Shimano M615, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano M615, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano HG50 11x36, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 24/38
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Giant P XC-2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Performance, 27.5x2.25, Folding
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.


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.

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.

Aluxx SL:

  • Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio

Forming methods:

  • Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength
  • Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models

Welding techniques:

  • Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight

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.
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.

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This product was added to our catalog on February 17, 2016.