Giant Anthem SX 27.5 Mountain Bike Review

4.50 out of 5
Weight: 12 grams
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Giant Giant Anthem SX

February 14, 2016
Pros: Great all around xc slayer! Awesome on climbs!

Cons: None at this point

Recommendation: Gotta get one.

August 29, 2015
Pros: Solid list of components (SLS and XT, Maestro suspension). Beautiful balance. Fast on flats and climbing, and faster through twisty trails. Suspension range (4 inch rear, 5 inch front) is well-suited to windey trails with a few rough sections. Probably not enough for big drops or descents, but perfect for this area (central North America). I came off a hard tail 29er, and this is faster and more fun.

Cons: Seat is so-so, but easy to replace. After 4 months of hard rides, I may have to upgrade the rear wheel (still runs fine, but apparently it has bent slightly).

Recommendation: Excellent value. Fun to ride. Super-versatile. I would rate 4.5 because that rear wheel may not be of the same calibre as the other components.

July 8, 2015
Pros: SLX and XT components with Fox fork and suspension.

Cons: none to mention!

Recommendation: After 200 miles of mostly singletrack riding I'm happy with the performance. This is a great aggressive bike that has met all my needs not to mention the awesome components!

May 20, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 Giant Anthem

Pros: Great handling, climbing ability, shifting, lightweight, fantastic brakes, good price

Cons: Mounting / dismounting sort of an issue

Recommendation: I rode a 26er for about 30 years, and bought a 29er...wasn't feelin it, got the Giant 27.5 Anthem full susp. and love it!

March 23, 2015
Model/Year: 2014 Anthem SX

Pros: Great balance, 2x10 drive train, Shimano SLX/XT components, Fox suspension, Maestro, Dropper post, Schwalbe tires, Wide enough handlebar and 28# with my pedals and tubes still in.

Cons: Dropper post to seat is a little disappointing, but not terrible.

Recommendation: I absolutely love this bike. It has a great feel going up and a great feel going down. It's been confidence inspiring for me, riding things I didn't feel comfortable riding before.

Giant Anthem SX 27.5 4.50 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.