Giant's 2018 model range sees two all new frame designs and updates to the favourites.
The Giant Anthem - your singletrack ninja
The 27.5" wheeled, 130/110mm (front/rear) travel Anthem Advanced and Anthem have had a few spec changes along with rad new colours. They have gained 10mm of travel up front, and the Anthem Advanced 0 leads the charge and sees a change to a RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair rear shock as well. A true nod to the hard hitting capabilites of the Anthem platform.
The SRAM X01 Eagle group set provides a 12-speed gear range, and the build is finished with Giant;s bars, stem, post, dropper and TRX 0 composite wheels. Plus the colour is hot.
This is a lot of bike for $7999, but you can save $2000 and get the Anthem Advanced 1. With GX Eagle and Fox Float Performance Elite suspension and Giant TRX 1 composite wheels, it's still all killer with no filler, but the suspension is reigned in a little compared to the top model.