Giant Anthem X2 - 2011

Giant Anthem X2
$1,999.99 - $2,050.00
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Details

Giant's Anthem X2 is your go-to machine for epic days and fast rides. The Anthem’s ALUXX SL frame gives you everything you want for XC: super-light quickness, amazing torsional stiffness and awesome climbing ability. Four inches of Maestro rear suspension is incredibly active, yet doesn't soak up precious pedal power. Up front, a plush Fox F100 fork and race-tuned geometry shred singletrack so well you'll surprise yourself. Plus, the Anthem hooks you up with speedy Giant rims wrapped in Maxxis tires, a slick Shimano Deore/SLX drivetrain and powerful disc brakes.

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 ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage
Fork Fox F100 RL, 100mm-travel w/tapered steerer
Rear Shock Fox Float R, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC2
Hubs Front: Giant Tracker; Rear: Shimano M475
Spokes 14/15g stainless-steel
Tires Maxxis Crossmark, 26 x 2.1
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9 speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano M445 disc, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
Seatpost Giant Connect

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 826225420634 342063
Large 826225420658 342065
X-Large 826225420665 342066
Medium 826225420641 342064

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5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Balanced Suspension  (3)
  • Great Components  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Durable  (2)

Cons

  • Where is the fox 15mm QR 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (3)
  • Racing  (2)
  • All day sicknes 

REVIEWS

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5

You can't go wrong

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from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Holy cow! you absolutely can not beat this bike for the money. I thought I'd never outdo my Specialized Epic but the Anthem X2 is lighter, has a stiffer rear triangle, climbs better, and descends like riding a couch. The ProPedal feature on the rear shock works well to prevent pedal bob on flat terrain or while climbing, and the Maestro suspension is really plush on the descents. The component spec on this bike is unreal for the money...a true full XT spec! The WTB hubs are light and sweet too. I've also got to mention the dynamite color scheme...way to go Giant. There are a few very minor weak spots...no remote lockout available for the Fox fork, the Race Face Evolve components are kind of lower end but easily upgraded if you choose, and I'd rather see DT spokes with alloy nipples instead of generic spokes and brass nipples on the wheels. These are all really minor quibbles however because if you buy a Specialized or Trek with the spec that this bike has you will be paying thousands more. great job Giant!

    5

    FAST bike!

    By 

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Great Components
    • Balanced Suspension

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      This bike feels fast compared to all other full suspensions I have ever ridden. Good components for the price - smooth brakes & shifting. Great handling. The only problem so far was the cheaper stock wheels losing true easily. Wouldn't change anything else. The X1 or XO has better wheels (and bigger price). My upgrade to Crossmax tubeless wheels easily put this bike under 25 lbs.

      5

      it just looks fast

      By 

      from colorado's sickest trails

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Where is the fox 15mm QR

      Best Uses

      • All day sicknes
      • Racing
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      to bad they didn't put the fox 15mm QR on the bike. i'll be mad if they do next year. super fun and fast. it's under 26 lbs stock, so thats is sweet.

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