Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5 (2016) (Green/Blue)

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The Giant Anthem Advanced SX raises the bar on the Anthem Advanced's XC capabilities by adding extra travel to the front suspension. Built around an agile, superlight Advanced-grade composite frame with a stiff and sturdy aluminum rear triangle, this off-road dream machine does double duty. Itís a fast XC racer with added confidence and control for those rough and rowdy moments on the trail. A combination of its active 100mm Maestro rear suspension and a plush 120mm of front suspension gives it supreme descending capabilities that add to its climbing prowess. The 27.5-specific frame features Giantís OverDrive steerer tube for razor-sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedaling stiffness and power transfer.


  • Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 4 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • 120mm-travel RockShox Revelation RL fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • RockShox Monarch RT DebonAir rear shock
  • Giant TRX 1 Composite WheelSystem
  • SRAM XO1 11-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes

Sizes: S, M, L
Colors: Green/Blue
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4" Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Revelation RL w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 120mm travel
Shock: RockShox Monarch RT DebonAir
Giant Contact SL, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SL
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
SRAM X01 Trigger, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM Guide RS, Hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide RS, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM XG-1180 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL DLC
Crankset: SRAM X01, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM, Press Fit
Giant TRX 1 Composite WheelSystem; 27mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant TRX 1 WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Giant TRX 1 WheelSystem; Sapim Race 14/15g
Tires: [F] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Tubeless ready, Snakeskin, Folding [R] Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 27x2.25, Tubeless ready, Snakeskin, Folding
The most accurate way to determine any bikeís 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.



Giantís original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the systemís 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 riderís 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, speedóyou 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 youíre sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesnít 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.