About Giant Anthem 1 2017
The quick and agile Anthem XC bike is updated this year with a new trunnion-mount Maestro rear suspension system for even smoother trail performance. The new Advanced Forged composite rocker arm adds strength, giving you 110mm of smooth, active rear travel. The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium frame is engineered specifically for 27.5 wheels and a 120mm suspension fork. New this year is Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear), which improves wheel stiffness for added control, while adding tyre clearance and improving drivetrain performance. The frame also features Giant's OverDrive steerer tube for razor-sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedalling stiffness and power transfer.
ALUXX SL grade aluminium frame provides lightweight, stiff and efficient performance
New Advanced Forged composite technology upper-rocker arm for increased durability and lighter weight
MegaDrive downtube connects the massive headtube and bottom bracket area for unmatched frame stiffness
OverDrive steerer tube for precise front-end steering stiffness
PowerCore bottom bracket for unparalleled pedalling efficiency
27.5-inch wheel specific geometry optimises control, acceleration and stability
Internal cable routing for sleek, uncluttered performance and looks
Integrated downtube and chainstay protection prevents damage from trail debris
Boost 15x110 [F], 12X148 [R] hub spacing improves stiffness, trail handling and tyre clearance
Key Performance Factors
ALUXX SL alloy is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminium bicycle technology
27.5-inch wheel geometry is not a retrofit but an integrated design to take advantage of the riding characteristics of 27.5-inch wheels
Features updated trunnion-mount Maestro Suspension Technology for outstanding rear wheel activity, efficiency and independence on the trail
Founded in 1972 by craftsmen and engineers with one goal: to create a better cycling experience for people around the world by following their three guiding principles: craftsmanship, innovation and inspiration. Giant are a market leader in the bicycle industry, using their innovative manufacturing capabilities to produce quality, lightweight products at an affordable price. They are recognised as the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer.