Giant Anthem X 29er (2016) (Matte Black/Charcoal/Yellow)

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For 29" XC reliability, the Giant Anthem X 29er has long been unequaled. The ideal choice for cross-country riders or racers who crave stability and confident handling in rougher terrain. The lightweight ALUXX SL frameset is engineered with geometry that’s optimized for smooth and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels. Its 100mm Maestro rear suspension setup, OverDrive steerer tube, and PowerCore bottom bracket give it a precise, quick-handling feel that makes every ride faster—and a lot more fun.


  • 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/XT 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes

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 Contact SL, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
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
Giant P XC-2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Performance, 29x2.25, Folding
Extras: Tubeless rim strips and valves
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.


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.