2018 Anthem 29er 2
MASTER TECHNICAL XC TERRAIN WITH SPEED AND STABILITY. THIS NEW 29ER IS PERFECT FOR XC RACING, MARATHONS, OR TRAIL EPICS.Find a Test Ride
A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
New shock mount produces a lower leverage ratio for increased pedaling and braking efficiency, plus a lower center of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.
Aluxx SL Frame Composition
Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio Forming methods: Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models Welding techniques Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight.
Maestro Suspension System
Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant’s Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed — you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient XC bikes to long-travel downhill machines, Maestro is an adaptable full-suspension platform that offers smooth, active rear suspension for any type of trail and all kinds of terrain
Giant's original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system's oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings. OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider's hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tyre clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance