Anthem Advanced 27.5 is “an Absolute Rocket”

In describing the Anthem’s ride, Flow editors wrote: “In one word—sharp. The Anthem knows its place on the trails and doesn’t give the rider any mixed messages. If you’re into racing, or riding buff trails, you’ll love it, it’s an absolute rocket on fast race tracks.”
Detailing the frameset, which combines Advanced-grade composite material in the mainframe with ALUXX SL aluminum in the rear triangle, and 100mm of Maestro rear suspension travel, Flow editors pointed out the composite quality that sets the Anthem apart:
“Big carbon shapes join slim aluminum lines out the back, tied together by two widely-set floating linkages. Giant are the kings of carbon (or composite) manufacturing, their Taiwanese facility is enormous, producing high grade carbon versions of their performance mountain bikes.”
Editors also pointed out some of the component highlights, including the Giant P-XCR 1C composite WheelSystem: “They even sound fast (in a good way), with that whooshing carbon sound echoing through them when you give them a nudge through a fast turn. They may be subtle in appearance, but know you’ve got lively carbon wheels on your bike when it’s time to pick up the pace.”

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