The Giant Anthem X 29er mountain bike is wowing the bike magazine editors and we gotta say it's a bike we're impressed with as well. We have both an AnthemX 29er X2 and X3 in the Medina shop for demo. On our staff, both Tom Wiseman and Ed Meyer own the Giant AnthemX 29er 1 for their personal stable of bikes. Tom says, "I really love this new bike and the advantages it has to offer." But what do those editors have to say??
On the ride:
“For a bike with competition-inspired cross-country geometry, Giant’s Anthem X 29er makes easy work of technical trail noise…descends in a very relaxed state, which allows the pilot to choose the best line through rim-twisting terrain…performs best when the rider chooses a line, sticks to it, and rides the rough terrain in a straight line, no matter how rocky or rutted.”
On the spec:
“Giant does a great job of tying their color scheme into nearly every component on the Anthem, resulting in a very clean and sophisticated look….Giant has stepped it up with in house brand components and the Anthem shows off the Contact handlebar, stem and seatpost, plus Giant’s own wheelset. The eye-catching blue is carried in Avid’s Elixir CR brakes with a 7-inch front rotor and 6-inch rear rotor, and the awesome Fizik Tundra 2 saddle.”
“…The perfect bike for cross-country riders who love technical singletrack. It’s also an excellent bike for those with endurance racing in mind. …If you’re like us, then just set the sag, tire pressure and brake levers where you like, and blaze the trail.”