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Giant Anthem X 29er 1

Giant Anthem X 29er 1

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$2,875.00
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2014 Giant Anthem X 29er 1

Giant's Anthem X 29er 1 combines Giant's ALUXX SL-grade aluminum and 29-inch wheels for a combination that'll have you leading the pack. An OverDrive 2 steerer and 15mm through-axle on the 100mm Fox Float fork ensures you'll stay there, too. The precise front end is balanced by 100mm of Maestro-equipped rear travel that sucks up every bump no matter how hard you're charging down the trail. Both your shock and fork have Fox's CTD tech, so your suspension does what you want it to do, when you want it to. On the ride back up, Shimano's 2x10 SLX/XT drivetrain has an 11-36 cassette for plenty of gear range so you can spin the big wheels with tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires. Other awesome components include Shimano SLX brakes, Giant Connect SL controls and a sleek, supportive Fizik Tundra saddle.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage
    Fork Fox 32 Float RL CTD, 100mm-travel w/15mm through-axle, OverDrive 2
    Rear Shock Fox Float CTD Evolution, 100mm travel
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC 2
    Hubs Giant Performance Tracker
    Spokes Stainless, 14g
    Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25
    Crankset Shimano SLX
    Chainrings 38/24
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano SLX
    Handlebars Giant Connect SL TR, low-rise
    Stem Giant Connect SL, OverDrive 2
    Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    Brakes Shimano SLX, Front: 7-inch rotor, Rear: 6-inch rotor
    Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost Giant Connect SL

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Small 08717611681581 40031914
    Medium 08717611681598 40031915
    Large 08717611681604 40031916
    X-Large 08717611681611 40031917
    X-Small 08717611681574 40031913
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Balanced Suspension  (6)
    • Handles Well  (6)
    • Plush Feel  (5)
    • Great Components  (4)
    • Durable  (3)

    Cons

    • Don't care for the color 
    • None 
    • A tad heavy 
    • Brakes 
    • Fork Needs More Travel 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking  (8)
    • Racing  (2)
    • Casual Riding  (2)
    • Downhill  (2)
    • Endurance Riding 

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic XC and trail bike. Amazing!

    By Stevo R

    from Woodacre

    About Me

    Pros

    • Good Trail Bike
    • Versatile
    • Descends Amazing
    • Suspension Is Very Good
    • Corners Great
    • Handles well
    • Climbs well
    • Durable

    Cons

    • A tad heavy
    • Fork Needs More Travel

    Best Uses

    • XC
    • All Day Rides
    • Decending
    • Long Climbs
    • Mountain Biking
    • Trail riding
    • Endurance Riding

    Comments:

    Best bike I've owned. 29" wheels roll over everything and maintains momentum. Very stable bike cornering, in air, on tight trails, high speed fire roads, everything you throw at it. Benefits from slightly longer fork travel, 115mm. Tubeless tires are great on this bike. Good brakes, shifting, suspension. Easy to keep fork and shock pressures perfect. Get one.

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    4.0

    great value

    By Peter

    from Windhoek, Namibia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Lightweight
    • Plush Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking

      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
      • Balanced Suspension
      • Handles Well

      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
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      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

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

            Cons

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

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Downhill

            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

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Mountain Biking

            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

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

            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
              • Plush Feel
              • Balanced Suspension
              • Great Components

              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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