2014 Giant

Anthem X Advanced 29er 1

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension crosscountry bike with high-end components.
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Manufacturer Price

$4,650
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 100 / 100mm
ForkFox Performance Float 32
ShockFox
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 10
GroupsetXT
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

30 mph

Anthem X Advanced 29er 1

27 mph

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Highest gear

(descending)

Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'7"

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Rider Fit Notes
  • 6'0", size Lg, Just right
Reviews
Singletrack World
Giant Anthem SX

Jul 2015 · Sim

The Giant Anthem SX has a decent build but does it work in chorus?

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Back Issue | In Review: Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5

Jun 2015 · Andrew Richardson

We got our hands on the Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5 for test and my oh my, is it a stunning bit of kit...

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Flow Mountain Bike
XC on 'Roids: Giant Anthem Advanced SX First Impressions

Dec 2014

‘Souping up’ a cross country bike to make it a little more capable in tricky terrain is usually an undertaking that requires significant investment and post-purchase twiddling, but Giant have done the hard work for you with the new Anthem Advanced SX. Giant have taken the same frame as the regular Anthem Advanced 27.5 then dressed it …

Highs
  • XC on 'roids.

  • Perfectly up-specced for aggressive riding.

  • Great frame finish.

Lows
  • Would like to see a 180mm front rotor.

  • Rims require taping for tubeless use.

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Mountain Bike Action
Bike Test: Giant Anthem X 29er 4

Jul 2013 · MBA Action

American trail riders have spoken. Just two years after Giant first introduced a 29er to the Anthem X family, it stands alone as the sole offering for

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BikeRadar
Giant Anthem X 29er 1 review

Apr 2013 · Jon Woodhouse

The poised Anthem rewrites the rules on what to expect from an affordable short-travel trail bike

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MTBR
Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er

Jun 2012

The Giant Anthem X Advanced 29 is the latest iteration of the best selling full suspension bike by Giant. It is a 4 inch travel full suspension bike meant for XC riding and this year - Mtbr.com

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VeloNews
First ride: Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er

Apr 2012 · Emily Schaldach

Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 proved itself to be quite versatile

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BIKE Magazine
Giant Launches Carbon Anthem X Advanced 29er

Apr 2012

While 2012 is just yet groggily stumbling to its feet the bike industry is already opening the door on 2013 product.

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Rider Notes
Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 rider review

Feb 2024 · Dominant Unicorn

Quite, quick, and lightweight full cabon keeps you on your seat don't want to get off get one if you can it will keep you wanting more.

Highs
  • Everything and more then advertise.

Lows
  • None

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Advanced-grade composite w/ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4" Maestro suspension

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorSatin Composite / Silver/blue

Fork

Fox 32 Float RL CTD Performance, w/15mm thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer, 100mm travel

Travel100mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

Fox Float CTD Performance

Travel100mm

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Press Fit

Stem

Giant Contact, OverDrive 2

Handlebar

Giant Contact Trail, low rise, 31.8mm

Saddle

Fi'zi:k Tundra 2, MG rails

Seatpost

Giant Contact, 30.9mm

TypeRigid

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT

Crank

Shimano Deore XT, 24/38

Shifters

Shimano Deore XT, Rapid Fire

Cassette

Shimano HG81 11x36, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10 SL

Brakes

Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore XT

Wheels
Rims

Giant P-XCR1 WheelSystem

Spokes

Giant P-XCR1 WheelSystem

Front Hub

Giant P-XCR1 WheelSystem, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR

Rear Hub

Giant P-XCR1 WheelSystem, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR

Tires

Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, tubeless ready, 29x2.25, folding

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