Bicycling Magazine has selected the 2018 Anthem Advanced Pro 29 for its October 2017 cover, featuring the all-new XC race machine in a new review and naming it one of the “Best New Bikes for 2018.”
Bicycling editor Ron Koch writes: “The Anthem settles into rutted corners nicely and holds its line well through steep rock gardens. At just 22 pounds for a size XL, outfitted with SRAM XX1 Eagle and Fox Step Cast 32 fork, this model is ready to race at any level.”
The new range of Anthem 29 XC bikes was launched in June. Designed for competitive XC riders and racers, and featuring all-new 29er-specific geometry with key updates to its Maestro Suspension system, the range consists of three different series ranging from a superlight full-composite frame race bike to a new ALUXX SL aluminum frame series.
The flagship Anthem Advanced Pro 29 series that Bicycling reviews features a full-composite mainframe and rear triangle, and is the lightest 29er full-suspension frame ever produced by Giant. Each of the new models in the 2018 Anthem 29 range is engineered with 90mm of rear suspension travel and 100mm up front.
The updated Maestro Suspension system includes a new trunnion mount shock, which produces a lower shock leverage ratio for improved pedaling and braking efficiency. The rear suspension is further bolstered by its new Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm, which is lighter, stiffer and stronger than the aluminum version.
To read a full review of the bike from Bicycling Magazine, click here.
And for more information on the full new Anthem 29 range, click here.