Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 2 29er Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3200.00

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Product Description

Developed to give the Rabobank-Giant World Cup XC team every advantage on technical courses, Giant’s first composite full-suspension 29er has arrived. With an Advanced-grade Composite front triangle and ALUXX SL rear swingarm, plus the legendary performance of Maestro suspension, this is the bike that makes fast riders faster. The handcrafted composite frame is engineered for 29-inch wheels. Its OverDrive 2 headtube offers pinpoint steering. The MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket boost power and control.

  • RockShox Reba 29 RL with QR15 thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer suspension forkand RockShox Monarch RT rear shock
  • SRAM X.5/X.7 componentry
  • Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Giant PXC29 2 rim/Giant Tracker (QR15) F/R hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, wheelset
  • Color: Composite/Red/White

Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er Pro Review

The Giant Anthem X Advanced 29 is the latest iteration of the best selling full suspension bike by Giant. It is a 4 inch travel full suspension bike meant for XC riding and this year, the front triangle has been converted to carbon fiber. The tapered head tube steerer has been increased to 1.25? on top instead of 1.125? and this along with the change to carbon has resulted in a 7% increase in stiffness. The BB area has increased in stiffness by 3% with the switch to carbon fiber. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2013

Strengths:    Durable SRAM groupo, Fizik saddle. Fairly light, highly maneuverable. Tires are tubeless ready.

Weaknesses:    No bar mounted lock-out. Elixir brakes very, very noisy.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic bike right off the rack. Price point is almost unbeatable for a carbon frame. The shop converted to tubeless for me free of charge. Have ridden this bike very hard with no issues that I didn't cause. Bent the d-hanger twice, shop straitened for me both times. Love everything about this bike except the noisy brakes. Bike is smooth as silk after 500 miles, including some brutal high speed canyon riding. Would recommend this bike to anyone looking to stay under 5K.

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Favorite Trail:   McCallister Park, San Antonio

Duration Product Used:   9 Months

Price Paid:    $3299.00

Purchased At:   Ride Away Bikes

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Epic or Anthem X Advanced 29er 1?

Have a 26" Trance from 2007, and want a new FS race 29er. First I thought that a Specialized Epic 29er was what I wanted, but now I think that Anthem X 29er is the bike for me. I really like the spec. on Anthem X Adv. 29er 1, with XT and Sid, but it seems like it is sold out in Sweden in my size. ... 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 1 vs Anthem Advanced X 29'er 2 value in Canada?

Is it worth it going for the Anthem X 29'er Advanced 2 instead of the Anthem X 29'er 1? Frame only options seem out of wack price wise. I am 5 foot 9.5" tall and will weigh 165-180 riding season. I am recovering from a back injury. I ride cross country singletrack mostly with the odd obstacle or ... Read More »

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