Giant Anthem 27.5 2 - 2015

Giant Anthem 27.5 2
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Technical climbs? Tricky descents? Let Giant's Anthem 27.5 2 push your riding to a whole new level. This aluminum rig boasts Giant's Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch RL shock to tame rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels propel you over challenging obstacles. The tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end for maximum shreddage. Further enhancing the light, reliable specs, Shimano's 2x10-speed SLX drivetrain shifts with absolute precision and trademark ease. Other awesome components include Shimano hydraulic brakes, grippy Schwalbe tires, Giant's Connect components, and a sleek, supportive Giant saddle.

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.

Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.

Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension, 100mm-travel
Fork RockShox Reba RL Solo Air, 100mm-travel w/OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC2
Hubs Giant P-XC
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 27.5 x 2.25-inch
Crankset Shimano SLX
Chainrings 38/24
Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
Chain KMC X10
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Shadow+
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Giant Connect XC
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano M615
Brakes Shimano M615 hydraulic-disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle Giant Contact, Forward
Seatpost Giant Connect

Videos

Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.

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