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Giant Anthem 27.5 XC Race Frameset 2016
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Giant Anthem 27.5 XC Race Frameset 2016

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From daily trail rides to weekend races, this versatile 27.5 machine is an XC ninja with speed and control.

The quickness and agility of the legendary Anthem platform, plus the confident handling of Giant’s innovative 27.5 technology. That’s the core of this versatile XC machine. Featuring a lightweight, full suspension ALUXX SL frame and award winning Maestro Suspension—engineered specifically for 27.5 wheels and 100mm of suspension travel—it’s perfect for racing or all day epics. The frame features Giant’s OverDrive steerer tube for razor sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedalling stiffness and power transfer.


  • ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium, 100mm travel Maestro Suspension
  • FOX 32 Float Factory Remote, Kashima, 100mm travel, FIT4 Damper, QR15, Remote Lockout, Tapered
  • Shimano XT 11 speed
  • Shimano XT Hydraulic disc
  • Giant P-XC 2 27.5" Wheelset


  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: Black / Lime (Gloss / Matt)
  • Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium, 100mm travel Maestro Suspension Frame
  • Shock: Fox Float Factory Kashima Shock
  • Extras: Includes 1.125”-1.5” Headset & 142x12mm rear axle 

Tech Info:


  • FEATURES: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
  • BENEFIT: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.

Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.

  • PEDALLING EFFICIENCY: Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedalling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
  • COMPLETE SUSPENSION ACTIVITY: From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
  • TOTAL BRAKE INDEPENDENCE: Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.

Extremely lightweight framesets featuring high-performance strength-to-weight ratios.

  • MATERIALS - Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio
  • FORMING METHODS - Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength. Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models
  • WELDING TECHNIQUES - Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight

Superior performance without compromise. These are the reasons to ride Giant 27.5.

Significantly lower bike and rotational wheel weight helps you climb faster with less effort.

  • Overall Bike Weight - Compare the weights of identically equipped bikes with different wheel sizes and you'll see substantial weight differences. As expected, the 26-inch-wheel bike is somewhat lighter than the 27.5, and substantially lighter than the 29 (up to two pounds of overall bike weight savings from 29 to 27.5). Every gram saved helps you ride faster.
  • Wheel/Tyre Weight - The overall weight of a 27.5 wheel set (wheel, tyre and inner tube) is only 5% greater than that of an identically built 26-inch wheel set. Compare this to the 12% increase of a 29-inch wheel set and you can see how a seemingly small increase in diameter results in substantial weight gain—and poorer performance when climbing or accelerating.
  • Weight Comparison - Static wheel weight: Lighter wheels/tyres result in a quicker acceleration and lighter overall bike weight - a win-win combination.

Snappier acceleration and a reduced angle of attack for a smoother, more agile ride.

  • Rollover - Increased wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle in which a round object intersects a square object). This is a good thing. A 29-inch wheel rolls over a 6-centimetre square-edge obstacle 14% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. In comparison, a 27.5-inch wheel rolls over the same obstacle 9.8% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does.
  • Another way to analyse angle of attack is the degree of impact—where 26-inch equals X degree, 27.5 equals X-4 degrees and 29 equals X-6 degrees. Again, a shallower angle is better—so 29-inch takes the win, with 27.5 exhibiting nearly the same performance but without the weight penalty.
  • Acceleration - Arguably the most important benefit of 27.5 over 29 is quicker acceleration. This is the "snap" that a rider feels when they push hard on the pedals. It is affected not just by overall static weight but also where the weight is distributed throughout the wheel. The farther the weight is from the centre of the hub, the slower the acceleration. So a similarly constructed 1000-gram 29-inch wheel is slower to accelerate than a 1000-gram 26-inch wheel—because the larger diameter rim and longer spokes place weight farther from the hub. The key to snappy acceleration is minimising the weight of the outermost components (rim, nipples, spokes, tyre, tube). As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel is only 1.5% slower to accelerate than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel, but a 29-inch wheel is 3.6% slower than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel.

A larger tyre contact patch, increased stiffness, and optimised frame geometry improve traction, braking and handling.

  • Traction - The larger the diameter of a wheel, the greater the contact patch of the tyre. A larger contact patch results in better traction, which leads to improved acceleration, deceleration and cornering. As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel has a similar contact patch to the 29.
  • Frame Stiffness - Lateral (side-to-side) frame stiffness can be affected by wheel size. To accommodate larger wheels, frame dimensions must be elongated. Therefore, a size medium 29-inch wheel frame has more lateral flex (bottom bracket and headtube) than a size medium 27.5 or 26-inch wheel frameset. Additional flex compromises handling under heavy pedalling or sharp cornering.
  • Frame Geometry - The larger the wheel, the more difficult it is to optimise geometry, especially on smaller frames. As the frame size decreases, headtube heights become higher (in relation to saddle height). On 26 or 27.5-inch frames, it's less of a problem, but geometry limitations can affect smaller 29-inch-wheel frames.

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