Giant Anthem X 29er 2 - 2012

Giant Anthem X 29er 2
$2,400.00
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Details

Roll up, over and down almost anything you want on Giant's Anthem X 29er 2. Big 29-inch wheels and Giant's Maestro rear suspension keep you glued to the trail while a tapered steerer and 15mm through axle on the 100mm travel RockShox Reba ensures a straight tracking guide down technical descents. Out back, the Monarch shock tames the hits no matter how hard you're charging down the trail. On the ride back up, a SRAM 3x10 drivetrain gives you plenty of gear range so you can spin the 29-inch Giant wheels. Other fine components include Avid Elixir brakes and Giant controls.

The 100mm-travel rear suspension features strategically positioned pivots that create a floating axis for excellent pedaling efficiency. It prevents energy-sapping bobbing and increases suspension sensitivity for optimum traction, comfort and control.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage
Fork RockShox Reba 29 RL, 100mm-travel
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC29 2
Hubs Giant Tracker
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 29 x 2.25
Crankset SRAM X5
Chainrings 44/33/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X5
Handlebars Giant Contact
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc, 7/6-inch rotors
Saddle Giant Performance MTB
Seatpost Giant Connect

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 826225440731 344073
Medium 826225440748 344074
Large 826225440755 344075
X-Large 826225440762 344076

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced suspension  (5)
  • Durable  (5)
  • Handles well  (5)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Plush  (4)

Cons

  • Wide handlebars 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (6)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Casual riding 
  • Commuting/city 
  • Downhill 
  • Extreme sports 
  • Urban biking 

REVIEWS

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5

I really like my bike, allot!

By 

from Elgin OK

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Balanced Suspension
  • Good Components For The
  • Handles Well
  • Plush Feel
  • Durable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Racing

Comments:

I bought this bike a year ago from my LBS. It's my 1st 29er and best bike I've owned. I have no excuse for taking so long to post a review, just been riding my bike. :^D. It has allowed me to ride better than my skill set. I try to ride a trail at least once a week. I've only raced with it once, but I enjoyed every minute of the Turkey Mt. in Tulsa OK. I hope to race it more in the 2013 race season.I enjoy this bike so much, I went back to my LBS. I got my wife the 2013 Anthem X29erW . She is really enjoying her bike too.

5

Great Bike!

By 

from El Dorado Hills, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wide handlebars

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I bought this bike from [...] last week and love it (4 good rides on it so far) The bike handles great, climbs like a dream, and takes on anything a trail has to offer. This is my first 29er, and what a difference it makes over my previous 26inch mtn bike.The only item I may change on it is cutting down on the width of the handlebars, otherwise I have no complaints about this bike.I'm really happy about purchasing this bike!

5

Best ride ever!

By 

from San Marcos, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Balanced Suspension
  • Plush Feel
  • Durable
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Casual Riding
    • Urban Biking

    Comments:

    My son and I each bought one. They suck up the bumps great while still maintaining excellent control. We both picked up taller handle bars for better comfort.

    5

    Great Bike

    By 

    from Tampa FL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Downhill

      Comments:

      I went from 26 to 29er and Anthem X29er was my choice, test rode other 29ers but test rode this one on the trails and I was hooked, I quickly noticed how much faster I was and the climbs I could not make before on my 26, I do with ease.

      5

      Amazing bike!

      By 

      from Whitehall, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Extreme Sports
        • Mountain Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Why did I wait 14 years to upgrade my bike? The technology is pretty amazing. It climbs like nobody's bussines. It carves turns, and stops amazingly. I have nothing but praise for Giant bikes, especially the Anthem 29er. Thanks to Curt for helping me find the perfect bike!

        5

        Best cross country bike, bar none.

        By 

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Looks Great
        • Great Components
        • Lightweight
        • Balanced Suspension
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          This bike is full stop, bar none the best cross country bike I have ever ridden. The combination of the 29er wheels and the 4 inches of suspension travel add up to the best riding, smoothest, most fun cross country bike I've ever ridden. This bike excels on rough race courses as well as on all-day epics. I can't say enough good things about this bike. Just get one, and you'll be happy you did.

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