Giant Anthem 27.5 3 - 2014

Giant Anthem 27.5 3
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Technical climbs? Tricky descents? Let Giant's Anthem 27.5 3 push your riding to a whole new level. This aluminum rig boasts Giant's Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch R shock to tame rough terrain while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels propel you over tough obstacles. A tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm through-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end for maximum shreddage. Furthering the light, reliable specs, Shimano's 2x10 Deore drivetrain shifts with absolute precision and trademark ease. Other awesome components include Shimano hydraulic brakes, grippy Schwalbe tires, Giant's Connect components, and a sleek, supportive Giant saddle.

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.


Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension
Fork RockShox Recon Gold RL, 100mm travel w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, lockout
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC2
Hubs Front: Giant Sport Tracker, Rear: Formula
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 27.5 x 2.25
Crankset Shimano Deore
Chainrings 38/26
Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect, low-rise
Stem Giant Connect, OverDrive
Brake Levers Shimano hydraulic
Brakes Shimano hydraulic, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect


Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.


Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611681109 40031314
Medium 08717611681116 40031315
Large 08717611681123 40031316
X-Large 08717611681130 40031317
X-Small 08717611681093 40031313


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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Easy to look at 
  • Easy to ride trail on 
  • Fast climber 
  • Faster decender 
  • Well built quality 


  • 1x11 would be sweet 
  • Saddle 
  • Saddle sore 
  • Some parts are heavy 
  • Tires are lacking grip 

Best Uses

  • Single track 
  • XC racing 


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Great little big bike.


from Kansas City,Kansas

About Me Avid Cyclist


  • Faster Decender
  • Fast Climber
  • Well built quality
  • Easy To Look At
  • Easy To Ride Trail On


  • Saddle
  • Some Parts Are Heavy
  • 1x11 Would Be Sweet
  • Saddle Sore
  • Tires Are Lacking Grip

Best Uses

  • Single track
  • XC racing


Going fast is what I like and this bike like's to go fast also.If your on the fence about 27.5" and your on a 26" you owe it to yourself to try one.It gets better with each ride and after some easy upgrades like tires and a saddle this bike will rip just about any single track.Giant makes some of the best bikes out there,including GIANT.

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