Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 - 2014

Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2
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Turn Giant's ridiculously fast Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 towards the hills and ride like never before. This carbon and aluminum speedster boasts Giant's Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch shock to tame rough terrain while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels float you over tough obstacles. A tapered OverDrive 2 steerer and 15mm through-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end for maximum proficiency on the dirt. And SRAM's 2x10 drivetrain matches that uber-capable ethos. Other awesome components include Avid Elixir 7 discs, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, Giant's Connect SL components, and a sleek, supportive Fizik Tundra saddle.

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

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 Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm
Fork RockShox Reba RL, 100mm-travel w/OverDrive 2 tapered steerer, PushLoc lockout, and 15mm through-axle
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC2
Hubs Front: Giant Performance Tracker, Rear: Formula
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready
Crankset SRAM S1000
Chainrings 38/26
Bottom Bracket SRAM press fit
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Giant Connect SL, low-rise
Stem Giant Connect SL, OverDrive 2
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 7
Brakes Avid Elixir 7 discs, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
Seatpost Giant Connect SL

Videos

Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611681468 40031714
Medium 08717611681475 40031715
Large 08717611681482 40031716
X-Large 08717611681499 40031717
X-Small 08717611681451 40031713

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