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2018 Giant Anthem 2

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

The Anthem 2 makes a strong argument for a do-enverything mountain bike!


Color: Satin Black/Gloss Red

Size: Large. Please call for size availability

 Cross-country mountain bikes have a reputation for being aggressive and unforgiving as well as light and fast. The Anthem 2, however, is different.

The lightness is still there, with an ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame as the centerpiece. The hydroformed tube shapes add immense torsional strength for a direct, nimble feel in tight singletrack without adding weight. The tapered OverDrive steerer tube helps keep the Anthem 2 where you point it. Pedaling response is assisted by the press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket that anchors the crankset.

Instead of narrow, low-profile tires, the 27.5" Maxxis ForeKaster rubber on the Anthem 2 is wide and generously treaded for loose, rocky conditions. Sounds like an all-day trail bike's tires! There's even a Contact Switch dropper post with a bar-mounted remote lever to get the Contact saddle out of the way on steep descents. Yes, a dropper post on an XC bike.

The Maestro rear suspension is Giant's own ingenious design, and doesn't suffer from "dive" under hard braking. An air-adjustable Fox Float Performance shock in installed in a trunnion mount to reduce lateral binding in technical trails. 110mm of suspension travel helps keep the rear wheel planted, while Boost110/148 thru-axle hub spacing provides better lateral stiffness for the wheels. Up front, an air-adjustable Fox 34 Rhythm suspension fork features 130mm of travel (more than the usual for an XC bike) , a crown-mounted damper adjustment knob and thru-axle hub installation.

Shimano's 11-speed SLX components are found throughout the Anthem 2, including the rear shifter, rear derailleur, single-ring 32T crankset and 11-46T cassette. Yes, that wide gearing range will get you up some steep trails and not hold you back on the descents! Giant's tubeless-ready alloy XC-1 wheelset is wrapped with the aforementioned tubeless-ready Maxxis Forekaster tires, giving the Anthem 2 easy acceleration out of tight corners. An alloy Contact stem and handlebar complete this race-ready bike that does more than just race.

Additional Information

Year 2018
Gender Mens + Womans
Speeds 11 Speed
Features Light weight, nimble handling, rugged construction, ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame, Maestro rear suspension geometry w/110mm of suspension travel, OverDrive steerer tube, PowerCore bottom bracket, Boost110/148 thru-axle hub spacing, Advanced Forged upper rocker arm w/trunnion shock mount, air-adjustable Fox Float Performance rear shock, air-adjustable Fox 34 Rhythm suspension fork w/110mm of suspension travel, 11-speed Shimano SLX shifter, Shimano SLX rear derailleur, Shimano SLX 32T single-ring crankset, Shimano SLX 11-46T cassette, tubeless-ready alloy Giant XC-1 wheelset, tubeless-ready 27.5" Maxxis Forekaster tires, Shimano hydraulic M6000 disc brakes, Giant Contact Switch dropper seatpost w/bar-mounted remote lever, Giant Contact Neutral saddle, alloy Contact stem, Giant Contact Trail handlebar
Manufacturer Giant