Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 - 2015

Turn Giant's ridiculously fast Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 towards the hills and ride like never before. This composite and aluminum whip boasts Giant's Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch shock to tame rough terrain, while fast-rolli ...(Read More)

Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2
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Turn Giant's ridiculously fast Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 towards the hills and ride like never before. This composite and aluminum whip boasts Giant's Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch shock to tame rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels float over challenging obstacles. The tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm through-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end for maximum proficiency on the dirt. And SRAM's 2 x 10-speed drivetrain matches that ultra-capable ethos. Other awesome components include Avid Guide R discs, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, Giant's Contact components, and a sleek, supportive Giant saddle.

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.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

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.

Specs

Frame Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm
Fork RockShox Reba RL, 100mm-travel w/OverDrive tapered steerer, PushLoc lockout, and 15mm through-axle
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC2
Hubs Front: Giant Performance Tracker, Rear: Formula
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready
Crankset SRAM S1000
Chainrings 38/24
Bottom Bracket SRAM press fit
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Giant Connect SL Trail, low-rise
Stem Giant Contact
Brake Levers Avid Guide R
Brakes Avid Guide R hydraulic disc, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Contact

Videos

Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.

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