Giant Anthem 2 - 2017

From steep climbs to technical descents, this updated XC ninja lets you do it all and do it faster. The quick and agile Anthem 2 is updated this year with a new trunnion-mount Maestro rear suspension system for even smoother trail performan ...(Read More)

Giant Anthem 2
$2,575.00

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From steep climbs to technical descents, this updated XC ninja lets you do it all and do it faster. The quick and agile Anthem 2 is updated this year with a new trunnion-mount Maestro rear suspension system for even smoother trail performance. The new Advanced Forged composite rocker arm adds strength, giving you 110mm of smooth, active rear travel. The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame is engineered specifically for 27.5 wheels and a 120mm suspension fork. New this year is Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear), which improves wheel stiffness for added control, while adding tire clearance and improving drivetrain performance. The frame also features Giant’s OverDrive steerer tube for razor-sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedaling stiffness and power transfer.

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.

Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.

Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.

Specs

Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
Fork Fox 34 Rhythm, Grip damper, 15mm QR, Boost, OverDrive, 120mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Float Performance, Trunnion mount
Rims/Wheels Giant XC-2
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Disc, [F] Boost 110x15mm 28h, [R] Boost 148x12mm 32h
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires [F] Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Performance, Folding [R] Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 27.5x2.25, Performance, Folding
Crankset Shimano SLX
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press fit
Chain Shimano HG 601
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Shadow+
Rear Cogs Shimano SLX 11x42, 11-speed
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Giant Contact Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Brake Levers Shimano M615
Brakes Shimano M615, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
Seatpost Giant Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm

Videos

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Deep Blue / X-Large 04712878107885 70035817 70035817
Deep Blue / Small 04712878107854 70035814 70035814
Deep Blue / Medium 04712878107861 70035815 70035815
Deep Blue / Large 04712878107878 70035816 70035816

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5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Balanced Suspension  (3)
  • Easy To Adjust  (2)

Cons

  • Nothing bad to say 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (3)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Free Riding  (2)
  • Downhill 
  • Urban Biking 

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5

top notch bike. you won't be sorry.

By 

from Medina, OH

About Me Weekend Warrior

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Balanced Suspension
  • Handles Well
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Free Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Urban Biking
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    I bought this bike to get back in the game so to speak after several years away from the sport. The Anthem 2 is a great bike to really step into the game. It's not to expensive that you have to sell a kidney and still comes with some nice parts and featured. It's also easily upgradeable. I've been running this bike now for a year and a half and each time it performs very well and comes back asking for more.

     
    5

    THE BEST BIKE YOU WILL EVER RIDE

    By 

    from pv new york

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Balanced Suspension
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Nothing bad to say

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing
    • Free Riding

    Comments:

    it is affordable and awesome what else could you ask for

     
    5

    stellar ride

    By 

    from mid-america

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Balanced Suspension
    • Handles Well
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Plush Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Two year NRS rider, loved it. Switched to the anthem this year after riding a couple here and there. Let me say I love it. Have been mtb. for 15 years so I have ridn a few bikes in my day.

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