Giant Anthem 29er review.

Giant Anthem 29er review.

Giant are distributing a number of different 2013 Anthems.

The geometry on the following bikes is the same, with variations of shocks, brakes, group sets and materials ( which usually change as you go up through the different prices.) There are however minor geometry changes on the woman’s specific bike.

All of these bikes will come with the following:

An oversized head set area. The bearings and tapered shape of this system ensure that the front forks are attached as stiffly as possible to the front forks. This rapidly increases the stiffness of your ride and your level of control.

The bottom bracket bearing area in all the bikes has been chunked up thereby increasing the stiffness of the bike. Basically you don’t want a bike to flex when you pedal, as less of the energy generated goes into spinning the back wheel. Giant Anthems have an 86 mm wide bottom bracket, setting them apart from many of their competitors.

The geometry of the bike allows you to have an amazing riding experience. The big 29er wheels will allow you to accurately pick your lines, while the front and rear shocks keep the bike stable.

Giant once again use their almost upright rear shock as opposed to a more horizontal shock. They have called this system “Maestro”. Bike Radar has said of the design that it is without equal in the biking world.

Giant Anthem X 29er 4

This bike should sell at roughly the 17 K mark.Anthem_X_29er_4

Front shock Rockshox Recon Silver with 15mm thru-axle.
Rear shock Rockshox Monarch
Group set Shimano Deore 3×10 speeed
Wheel set Giant S-XC 29-2

Giant Anthem X 29er 3

The bike should sell at roughly the 20 K mark.  Anthem_X_29er_3

Front shock Fox 32 Float CDT.
Rear shock Fox Float CTD evolution.
Group set Shimano SLX/Deore 30 speed.
Wheel set Giant S-XC 29-2

Giant Anthem X 29er 1

The bike should sell at roughly between R 23 – R 24 K mark.
Bike Radar just gave this bike 5 out of 5 stars. Anyone who follows bike radar will understand that they very seldom give ratings like that.
http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/full-suspension/product/review-giant-anthem-x-29er-1-13-47170Anthem_X_29er_1

Front shock Fox 32 Float CDT.
Rear shock Fox Float CTD evolution.
Group set Shimano Deore XT/SLX 20 x 2 speed
Wheel set Giant S-XC 29-2
Saddle Fi’zi:k Tundra
Brakes Avid Elixir 5

Giant Anthem X29er Woman’s Specicific.
giant anthem womans

This bike should sell at the R 25 K mark.

Front shock RockShox Reba 29er.
Rear shock RockShox Monarch rear shock.
Group set SRAM X9/X7 2 x 10 speed
Wheel set Giant S-XC 29-2
Saddle Giant Woman’s Specific.
Brakes Avid Elixir 5

Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1.

This bike should retail at the R 33 – R 34 mark.  Anthem_X_Advanced_29er_1

Front shock Rockshox SID
Rear shock Rockshox Monarch RL
Group set Deore XT 20 speed
Wheel set Giant P-XCR 29er 1
Saddle Fi’zi:k Tundra 2
Brakes Avid Elixir 5

The bike consists of a carbon fibre front triangle and an aluminium rear triangle. This bike would without doubt be an ABSA Cape Epic slayer. Giant have an amazing record at the Epic with their Anthem range at times being the most used bike there.

We do a full bike setup with all our bike sales. You can ready more about them under the cycling tab on this blog.

Enjoy your riding.

Regards
Mike

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2 Responses to Giant Anthem 29er review.

  1. Michael Muller says:

    Been looking for a Giant Anthem Advanced 2013 model in large. Do you guys have in stock by any chance.

    Regards,

    Mike,
    Durban.

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