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Giant Anthem X 29er 1

Giant Anthem X 29er 1

2012

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5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
$2,950.00
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2012 Giant Anthem X 29er 1

Giant's Anthem X 29er 1 combines Giant's Maestro rear suspension and 29-inch wheels for a combination that'll have you leading the pack. A tapered steerer tube and 15mm through axle on the 100mm travel Fox fork ensures a true tracking shred down technical descents. That fine front end is balanced by Fox's RP2 rear shock which sucks up every bump no matter how hard you're charging down the trail. On the ride back up, SRAM's 2x10 X7/X9 drivetrain has an 11-36 cassette for plenty of gear range so you can spin the big Giant wheels with tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires. Other awesome components include Avid Elixir brakes, a Giant stem with Ti hardware and a sleek, supportive Fizik saddle.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage
    Fork Fox F29 RL, 100mm-travel w/15mm through axle
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP2, 100mm travel
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC29 2
    Hubs Giant Tracker
    Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 29 x 2.25
    Crankset SRAM X7
    Chainrings 39/26
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Handlebars Giant Contact
    Stem Giant Contact w/Ti hardware
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
    Brakes Avid Elixir 5 disc, 7/6-inch rotors
    Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost Giant Connect SL

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Small 00826225441738 344173
    Medium 00826225441745 344174
    Large 00826225441752 344175
    X-Large 00826225441769 344176
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Balanced suspension  (6)
    • Handles well  (6)
    • Great Components  (4)
    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Durable  (2)

    Cons

    • Brakes 
    • Don't care for the color 
    • None 
    • Wrong Tires 4 this bike 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (7)
    • Casual riding  (2)
    • Downhill  (2)
    • Racing  (2)
    • FAST XC RIDINGRACING 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    great value

    By Peter

    from Windhoek, Namibia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Handles Well
    • Plush Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I get the feeling that I am missing a really low gear! Not sure if the 2x10 setup is ideal for me, but generally a fantastic bike. Have had mine for 4 months now, and am enjoying it more and more as i get used to the difference between it and my previous Trance X 26er.

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      4.0

      Downhill stability

      By CAIO

      from Bahia, Brasil

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stability
      • Handles Well
      • Balanced Suspension

      Cons

      • Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I felt safety to do big downhills. GREAT BIKE. I would change the brakes specification to SHIMANO XT.

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      5.0

      BEST I'VE RIDDEN

      By JIMBO

      from LA MESA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • GREAT CLIMBING AND DOWNHI
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • FAST XC RIDINGRACING

        Comments:

        Just raced it at [...], and I can honestly say that I've never felt more confident/competent on an XC bike. It handled everything well. Especially good on fast twisties and downhill. The bike is VERY stable, yet still steers quickly, allowing me to rapidly pick lines and go exactly where I want it to go. Also an excellent climber, with the supple rear suspension delivering excellent traction. THIS BIKE DOES IT ALL EXCEPTIONALLY WELL !!! Very happy with my purchase.

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        5.0

        WELL DESIGNED, WELL MADE, GREAT PRICE

        By Nick

        from San Diego, CA area

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            this bike does everything I ask : climbs, descends, handles twisty singletrack, and does it all very well. Suspension is efficient and compliant, yet the frame is stiff laterally. The steering on fast singletrack is intuitive, quick, and stable. Bottom line is that it is just plain FUN to ride !! Weight is about 28# with pedals and tubeless.

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            5.0

            WOW ! Where's the next nearest trail !

            By The Beast

            from Loveland, Colorado

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Plush Feel
            • Balanced Suspension
            • Handles Well
            • Great Components

            Cons

            • Don't care for the color
            • Wrong Tires 4 this bike

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            This is an incredible bike that has taken everything I throw at it and laughs. This is an upgrade from a 17yr old Schwinn Home Grown full suspension. Riding in the Colorado Mts has become even more fun. Before I was having to focus on my line up and down the mountain trails. Now I just fly over them with complete confidence ! Wish it came in a better color though !

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            5.0

            Simply the best

            By JJ

            from Sydney AUS.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Balanced Suspension
            • Plush Feel
            • Great Components
            • Durable
            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments:

            This bike totally changed me, i was getting dis heartened by the fact i couldnt really keep up with my mates on carbon frame bikes and other 29er's, untill the saviour landed. Now they cant keep up with me. True storey. Unbeleivable bike. I have since kicked my wife out of bed and now my bike is there. I LOVE MY GIANT.

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            5.0

            AWESOME

            By Russell Hale

            from Aiken S.C.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Plush Feel
            • Great Components
            • Handles Well
            • Balanced Suspension
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              Rides like a hard tail but better traction.You can not tell you are riding a 4 inch travel full suspension bike.This thing ROCKS!

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              5.0

              Simply fantastic

              By Fahrvergnuegen

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Handles Well
              • Great Components
              • Plush Feel
              • Balanced Suspension

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing
                • Casual Riding

                Comments:

                Easily took my mountain biking skills to the next level. The Giant X 29er 1 is light, the frame is strong and does not flex at all. It is so much fun to ride this bike. It feels plush and comfortable, yet you can partake in XC races if you have the urge and skill set. Super bike, especially for the price. Congrats, Giant.

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