Giant’s Anthem Advanced is built to cater to the exacting requirements of the most demanding racers. It gives riders a little bit of everything in one light, high-end
package. Rather than being another bike off the shelf, though,
it takes a different approach to hitting the finish line first.
WHO IS IT MADE FOR?
With 100 millimeters of cross-country travel and an
ultra-lightweight carbon frame, there is no doubt that the
Anthem Advanced was created for the single goal of reaching
the top step on the podium. Riders looking for a lightweight
trailbike may not appreciate the ultra-quick handling of the
Anthem and should probably look elsewhere. This is a dedicated race bike, through and through.
The Anthem Advanced 0 is not designed for those who are
looking to test the waters of cross-country racing; it is suited
for seasoned racers who are looking to up their game. Giant
offers the Anthem Advanced 27. 5 2 with the same frame and
less-fancy components at an entry-level price of $3100. Our
test rig, however, is the top-shelf build at $9500.
Top-shelf bike for top-shelf racing
27. 5 0