Giant Anthem X 29er 1 - 2012

Giant Anthem X 29er 1
$2,950.00
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Details

Giant's Anthem X 29er 1 combines Giant's Maestro rear suspension and 29-inch wheels for a combination that'll have you leading the pack. A tapered steerer tube and 15mm through axle on the 100mm travel Fox fork ensures a true tracking shred down technical descents. That fine front end is balanced by Fox's RP2 rear shock which sucks up every bump no matter how hard you're charging down the trail. On the ride back up, SRAM's 2x10 X7/X9 drivetrain has an 11-36 cassette for plenty of gear range so you can spin the big Giant wheels with tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires. Other awesome components include Avid Elixir brakes, a Giant stem with Ti hardware and a sleek, supportive Fizik saddle.

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 Fox F29 RL, 100mm-travel w/15mm through axle
Rear Shock Fox Float RP2, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC29 2
Hubs Giant Tracker
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 29 x 2.25
Crankset SRAM X7
Chainrings 39/26
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Giant Contact
Stem Giant Contact w/Ti hardware
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
Brakes Avid Elixir 5 disc, 7/6-inch rotors
Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
Seatpost Giant Connect SL

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 826225441738 344173
Medium 826225441745 344174
Large 826225441752 344175
X-Large 826225441769 344176

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced suspension  (6)
  • Handles well  (6)
  • Great Components  (4)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Durable  (2)

Cons

  • Brakes 
  • Don't care for the color 
  • None 
  • Wrong Tires 4 this bike 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (7)
  • Casual riding  (2)
  • Downhill  (2)
  • Racing  (2)
  • FAST XC RIDINGRACING 

REVIEWS

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4

great value

By 

from Windhoek, Namibia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Balanced Suspension
  • Lightweight
  • Plush Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I get the feeling that I am missing a really low gear! Not sure if the 2x10 setup is ideal for me, but generally a fantastic bike. Have had mine for 4 months now, and am enjoying it more and more as i get used to the difference between it and my previous Trance X 26er.

    4

    Downhill stability

    By 

    from Bahia, Brasil

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Stability
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Brakes

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I felt safety to do big downhills. GREAT BIKE. I would change the brakes specification to SHIMANO XT.

    5

    BEST I'VE RIDDEN

    By 

    from LA MESA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • GREAT CLIMBING AND DOWNHI
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • FAST XC RIDINGRACING

      Comments:

      Just raced it at [...], and I can honestly say that I've never felt more confident/competent on an XC bike. It handled everything well. Especially good on fast twisties and downhill. The bike is VERY stable, yet still steers quickly, allowing me to rapidly pick lines and go exactly where I want it to go. Also an excellent climber, with the supple rear suspension delivering excellent traction. THIS BIKE DOES IT ALL EXCEPTIONALLY WELL !!! Very happy with my purchase.

      5

      WELL DESIGNED, WELL MADE, GREAT PRICE

      By 

      from San Diego, CA area

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        this bike does everything I ask : climbs, descends, handles twisty singletrack, and does it all very well. Suspension is efficient and compliant, yet the frame is stiff laterally. The steering on fast singletrack is intuitive, quick, and stable. Bottom line is that it is just plain FUN to ride !! Weight is about 28# with pedals and tubeless.

        5

        WOW ! Where's the next nearest trail !

        By 

        from Loveland, Colorado

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wrong Tires 4 this bike
        • Don't care for the color

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Downhill

        Comments:

        This is an incredible bike that has taken everything I throw at it and laughs. This is an upgrade from a 17yr old Schwinn Home Grown full suspension. Riding in the Colorado Mts has become even more fun. Before I was having to focus on my line up and down the mountain trails. Now I just fly over them with complete confidence ! Wish it came in a better color though !

        5

        Simply the best

        By 

        from Sydney AUS.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        This bike totally changed me, i was getting dis heartened by the fact i couldnt really keep up with my mates on carbon frame bikes and other 29er's, untill the saviour landed. Now they cant keep up with me. True storey. Unbeleivable bike. I have since kicked my wife out of bed and now my bike is there. I LOVE MY GIANT.

        5

        AWESOME

        By 

        from Aiken S.C.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          Rides like a hard tail but better traction.You can not tell you are riding a 4 inch travel full suspension bike.This thing ROCKS!

          5

          Simply fantastic

          By 

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            Easily took my mountain biking skills to the next level. The Giant X 29er 1 is light, the frame is strong and does not flex at all. It is so much fun to ride this bike. It feels plush and comfortable, yet you can partake in XC races if you have the urge and skill set. Super bike, especially for the price. Congrats, Giant.

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