Giant Anthem X 29er Frame 29er Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1599.00

Product Description

The legendary quickness and agility of Anthem X gets the big-wheel boost. Developed with the help of Giant XC pros and raced to victory at its very first event, the Sea Otter Classic Super D, Anthem X 29er is all systems go. Featuring a lightweight FluidForm ALUXX SL frameset, confident geometry and Maestro Suspension, with the added benefits of 29-inch wheels, the all-new Anthem X 29er is Giant’s most versatile XC bike.
  • Lightweight FluidForm ALUXX SL frameset
  • Shock: FOX RP23 with Boost Valve Technology

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rapsac a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2012

Strengths:    Very light frameset, my alu large weighs 2486 grams incl rear shock and linkages, excl everything else.
Maestro is very very efficient, no unexpected suspension movements due to pedalling input. For my 71 kg's the frame is very stiff.

Weaknesses:    None perceived

Bottom Line:   
The best bike I have owned. Very efficient climber, super grip. Very very good descender, invest in proper brakes ;-)
I bought a European X2 and stripped it completely and replaced parts with some nicer ones... I only kept the rear shock, everyting else was replaced.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Garda area

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Amsterdam, Giant sho

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic 26", demoed Epic 29".

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Sid WC29 RCT3,complete XTR 2011 group with triple 22-32-42 crankset, 11-36 cassette, XTR race brakes 180/160mm, CK ISO hubs with ZTR Crest rims, DT comp/revo spokes, RocketRon/RacingRalph 2,25" with NT latex, CK inset2 headset, Syntace carbon handlebar and carbon seatpost, SI SLR Carbonio Flow saddle, XTR 970 pedals, weighs 10990 grams complete as mentioned. Also have a Specialized Blacklite dropper post for trips to the Alps.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by provolino57 a All Mountain Rider from italy

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2012

Strengths:    Light, not so expensive, fox adaptive logic .
Fantastic bike, very light, only 11,4 kg with pedals, good climber e very good descender, also the most hjard trail become easy with it.

Weaknesses:    i didn't find

Bottom Line:   
The better bike i'd ever own, i like it climbing and descending with it, not expensive, solid chassis and fantastic suspensions.
Every trail rider have to try it before buying a new bike, it's outstanding-

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Favorite Trail:   lago fallère

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   cicli lucchini

Similar Products Used:   specialized stumjumper 29 comp, specialized epic 29 elite

Bike Setup:   fox 32 rlc fit fork 100 mm, all XT, elixir r brakes, wtb seat, RF and ritchey components, sun ringle hubs, stans 355 rims, schvalbe Racing Ralph post and Nobby Nic ant tyres

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BB86 on Anthem X 29er frame

I want to use a Shimano XT external BB crankset. Do I need a Shimano BB86 bottom bracket? Isn't BB86 typically for road, so wouldn't the BB86 be too narrow for MTB cranks? Do I the use spacers that come with the XT crank to resolve this, although I don't use the XT bottom bracket? Thanks!Read More »

Anthem X Advanced 1 (complete) or build up an Anthem X 2 alloy frame 29er

I can get the Advanced version (2013 year model with XT) for $3500. I also found an Anthem 2 allow frame for $800 that I could build up for less than than and probably lighter/similar weight complete, but without the carbon front frame. Any opinions on which way to go? Separate question: I like Shim ... Read More »

Anthem X 29er Frame?

My buddy asked me to build him an Anthem X 29er, the problem Im having is I cannot find just the frame set anywhere online. The only "not so LBS" giant dealer I have is an hour half away and wants 2k for just the frame set! I can get a full spec'd build for $2,100 dang it... Does anyone know wher ... Read More »

2011 Anthem X 29er 3 frame

I've been riding my Large frame since middle of June. I've had some fitment issues and some minor discomfort while riding. I decided to get a professional fitting on the bike. It turns out that the L is too small for me (6'#'). I spoke with the shop I bought it from to see if Giant (or the shop) ... Read More »

Giant anthem x 29er frame weight

so im looking for a bare frame hanging on a scale with a true to life real weight of a Large anthem 29er frame.... have heard from 5.3 to 6 lbs. just looking for truth.Read More »

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