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 Fox Float Performance shock to tame rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels float over challenging obstacles. The tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle on the 100mm-travel Fox 32 Float Performance fork ensure a true-tracking front end for maximum proficiency on the dirt. And Shimano's 2x10 Deore/SLX drivetrain matches that ultra-capable ethos. Other awesome components include Shimano discs, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, Giant's Contact components, and a sleek, supportive Giant saddle.
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 Advanced-Grade Composite w/ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float Performance w/15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float Performance|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker Disc|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX, Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact, low-rise|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M506|
|Brakes||Shimano M447, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Giant Contact, Forward|