Giant Anthem SX 27.5 2 (2016) (Black/Green/Blue)
For pure XC performance, the Giant Anthem 27.5 has long been unequaled. So, what do you get when you combine the XC speed of the Anthem platform with the added handling and stability of 27.5-inch wheels and longer travel front suspension? You get the Anthem 27.5 SX. Featuring a lightweight ALUXX SL full-suspension alloy frame with 120mm of travel up front and 100mm of Maestro Suspension in the rear, itís a great choice for technical XC racecourses or remote singletrack adventures. The frame also features Giantís proven 27.5 geometry 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
- 120mm-travel Fox 32 Float Performance Elite fork with 15mm thru-axle
- Fox Float Performance Elite rear shock
- Giant P XC-2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, stainless spokes
- Shimano SLX / XT 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Frame: ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 4" Maestro suspension
Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance Elite w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 120mm travel
Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite
Handlebar: Giant Contact, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano HG81 11x36, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 24/38
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Rims: Giant P XC-2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires: [F] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Tubeless ready, Snakeskin, Folding [R] Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 27x2.25, Tubeless ready, Snakeskin, Folding
Weight: 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.
Features: 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.
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 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.
- Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio
- 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
- 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, 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.
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 February 17, 2016.