Light weight, ultra-nimble handling, instant pedaling response and a rugged build that withstands the harshest XC courses. That's what every racer wants. Giant spent years developing the Anthem Advanced Pro 29 racing on the World Cup stage, and the results are astonishing. Giant's Advanced Composite carbon fiber and resin are produced in-house, and this is before a single mold is used for the Anthem Advanced Pro's main triangle. The result is perfectly consistant manufacturing of the most critical part of any bicycle: Theframe. Torsional strength is needed not only for power delivery, but for precise handling in twisty trails. The oversized down tube between the PowerCore bottom bracket and tapered OverDrive head tube helps anchor both ends of this critical element of the frame for razor-sharp handling and instant pedaling response. From construction to geometry to World Cup racing development, the frame of Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is now a rock-solid "backbone" for tackling any terrain found in cross-country racing.
Added to the Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is Giant's own Maestro rear suspension. Using upper and lower rocker links like the suspension of a racing car, the Maestro suspension keeps the rear wheel planted over technical singletrack with 90mm of travel, no matter the speed. Boost rear hub spacing helps improve lateral wheel rigidity, adding to the Anthem Advanced Pro's handling on loose surfaces. The Maestro's upper Forged Composite rocker link resists twisting, preventing lateral binding as the rear shock compresses. The wider Trunnion shock installation improves shock response futher. The rear shock itself is an air-adjustable Fox Float DPS Performance Elite unit with adjustable rebound and a remote lockout lever, allowing a wide range of riders and rider weights to modify the Anthem Advanced Pro's suspension feel for all manner of technical trails. 90mm of travel helps keep the rear wheel planted on rough and choppy singletrack. Up front, an air-adjustable Fox 32 Float SC Performance Elite suspension fork features a bar-mounted remote lockout lever, tapered OverDrive steerer, Kabolt thru-axle and Boost110 hub spacing. 100mm of suspension travel keeps the bike pointed where you want it (and not where you don't...)
Shimano brings their latest 12-speed Deore XT components to the Anthem Advanced Pro, including a Deore XT shifter, Deore XT Shadow+ rear derailleur, a wide-range 12-speed 10-51T Deore XT cassette and a Deore XT crankset with 32T direct-mount chainring. Not a bad lineup for XC racing!
Giant brought something special to the Anthem Advanced Pro 29 2 with their tubeless-ready Composite XCR-1 29 wheelset. Yes, these wheels are built with featherlight and durable carbon fiber rims, keeping overall rotating weight incredibly low. The wheels are shod with tubeless-ready Maxxis IKON 29x2.25" tires, adding boatloads of grip in rock gardens and root "fun houses". Helping to keep speed in check is a set of Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes, offering excellent lever feedback and impressive stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A Composite Contact seatpost, alloy-railed Contact SL saddle, alloy Contact SL stem and alloy Contact SLR XC handlebar completes this cross-country racer.
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite front and rear triangles, 90mm Maestro suspension|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float SC Performance Elite Remote, 100mm, FIT4 damper, remote lockout, Boost 15x110 Kabolt, 44mm offset, custom tuned for Giant|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance Elite Remote, 165/42.5, custom tuned for Giant|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant XCR-1 29 carbon fiber WheelSystem|
|Hubs||Giant XCR-1 29 WheelSystem w/Boost spacing|
|Tires||Maxxis Recon Race 29x2.25, foldable, TLR, EXO, tubeless|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT Hollowgram|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow+|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore XT, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT, 1x12 I-spec EV|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SLR XC Flat, 750x31.8|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Contact SL (neutral)|
|Seat Post||Giant Contact, composite, 27.2mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Tubeless prepared|
* Subject to change without notice.