Climb fast and descend faster with Giant's Anthem SX 27.5. The ALUXX SL aluminum frame creates a nimble feel that's fast on the climbs and smooth on the descents. 100mm of travel courtesy of Fox's Float CTD Performance shock makes the roughest trails buttery smooth, while the Fox Float CTD Performance fork with 120mm of travel up front squashes the big hits and mutes the chatter with equal ease. 27.5-inch Giant double-wall aluminum wheels are nimble enough for weaving technical lines and big enough to steamroll everything else, and they're wrapped in Schwalbe rubber for sticking the corners. A trail chameleon like this needs a drivetrain that can handle the ups, downs, and everything in between, which is why Shimano's SLX/XT adorns this rig. And with all that speed, you'll need reliable brakes that can modulate, so Shimano's SLX discs are on the case. And, a Giant Contact SL Switch-R dropper post gets you in the best position possible for shredding descents.
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.
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum, Maestro suspension, 4-inch travel|
|Fork||Fox Float CTD Performance, OverDrive steerer, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Performance|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-XC2, 27.5-inch|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker|
|Tires||Schwalbe, Front: Nobby Nic Evo, 27.5 x 2.25; Rear: Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Press Fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG81, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact, low rise|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL Switch-R|
* Subject to change without notice.