Giant Anthem 27.5 Frame - 2014

Giant Anthem 27.5 Frame
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When you turn Giant's ridiculously fast Anthem 27.5 frame towards the hills, you might think someone shrank them. This rocket-like aluminum trail rig boasts Giant's Maestro suspension and a Fox Float CTD Performance shock with 100mm of travel to tame rough terrain. With the integrated OverDrive 2 headset system keeping things stiff and steady up front, you'll corner with confidence even at high speeds while the convertible 135mm/142mm rear through axle spacing gives you even more options for lateral stiffness when you're pushing hard.

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.

Giant’s OverDrive 2 delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug


Frame Giant ALUXX SL-grade aluminum
Headset OverDrive 2 sealed
Rear Shock Fox Float CTD Performance, 100mm-travel
Bottom Bracket accepts BB92 press fit



Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611700404 40090514
Medium 08717611700411 40090515
Large 08717611700428 40090516
X-Large 08717611700435 40090517
X-Small 08717611700398 40090513


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