The Anthem range in aluminium

The three models of aluminium Anthem offer some incredible bikes. From the $2999 Anthem 3 with RockShox suspension, Shimano 1x10 (with a 11-42 cassette) and a Giant dropper post, through to the $5299 Anthem 1 with GX Eagle and RockShox Pike RC Solo Air and Deluxe RT Debonair - these bikes are set to shred.

The Giant Anthem 1

The Anthem 2 hits a sweet spot at $3699. The frame is set off in an awesome black and red, and the Fox 34 and Float DPS EVOL suspension will be plush and reliable while the Shimano SLX 11-speed drivetrain will deliver all the range you need with an 11-46 cassette, plus run for ages and be cheap to look after.

This bike is right on the money for a high-performance short-travel trail bike for under $4k. Infact you could walk out of a Giant dealer set to ride for not too much more than $4000 once set up with pedals, plus some fresh shoes and helmet.