2017 Giant Anthem

Flow: 2017 Anthem Is “A Seriously Great Bike!”
Flow Mountain Bike published a new review on the 2017 Anthem XC/trail bike, claiming, “this is a seriously great bike!”
Flow editors detailed the updates and new technologies with the new Anthem, including changes to frame geometry, Boost hub spacing, and the new Maestro rear suspension setup with a trunnion mount shock and Advanced Forged composite rocker arm:
“Giant have specced a new trunnion mount rear shock. Mounting on the side of the shock instead of on the end, the frame designers are able to position the shock lower in the frame, freeing up space for a longer stroke shock and thus requiring less air pressure.”
The result? Added suspension travel (110mm rear and 120mm front) and a smoother ride, according to Flow: “The suspension is balanced and efficient, the geometry is playful and fun, and in singletrack and fast descents it feels alive and confident.”