Giant Anthem 1 Mountain Bike Review

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December 22, 2013
Model/Year: 2011 Anthem X1

Pros: Maestro
shocks are tuned for racing
good stock wheelset

Cons: shocks are tuned for racing

Recommendation: I got the 2011 Anthem X1 26" bike as my first real bike, for racing and everyday riding. This is almost a perfect bike for my style of riding. Crazy fast, super comfortable. I use it for XC racing and as an everyday rider. I even entered a mild super-D event and it rocked it! solid drivetrain with XT where it really counts, and SLX on the things that just need to work well. I have found that the harder I push the bike, the better it handles. the suspension is set a little stiff for everyday riding, but as soon as you open up the power on it, it makes sense. It eats downhills for breakfast, then launches up the next hill without even flinching. I am looking at the new 27.5 carbon model for my next race season.

May 10, 2007
Pros: This bike is great. It's the first one I've really liked since my Gary Fisher Sugar. The rear suspension isn't too active and this bike it light and tough.

Cons: The EA50 stem, handlebar, and seatpost should be at LEAST the EA70 to be on par with the rest of the components. The WTB laserdisc wheelset is nice, but not very sturdy.

Recommendation: I highly recommend this bike to the novice XC rider as well as the more experienced one.

Giant Anthem 1 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.