2013 Giant Anthem X 29er W
Giant Bicycles has recently revealed the 2013 model of its most successful dual-suspension bike to date, the Anthem X 29er. For 2013 model, the bike gets the word “Advanced” inserted into the title, it shaves 185g off of the current aluminum Anthem X 29er and features an Advanced-grade Composite front triangle constructed of Giant’s proprietary Advanced-grade composite and ALUXX SL rear swingarm, plus the legendary performance of Maestro suspension.
The weight of the new bike with a medium frame and rear shock is just 2,200g. Besides light, the current Anthem X Advanced 29er has been Giant’s most successful full-suspension mountain bike ever largely due to its balanced and versatile capabilities.
Its monocoque front triangle increases steering stiffness by seven percent and pedaling stiffness by three percent also thanks to the rectangular-section MegaDrive down tube and carryover PowerCore press-fit, extra-wide bottom bracket. Other features include a PowerCore extra-wide press-fit bottom bracket shell, internal derailleur cable routing, cable tabs to route a remote for an adjustable seatpost, a 15mm through-axle front end and a conventional 135mm quick-release rear, and so on.
Also available the Anthem X 29er W, specially designed for women. The Anthem X 29er W is the world’s first women’s-specific full-suspension 29er. This 29er mountain bike for women is constructed of ALUXX SL aluminum and features identical four inches of Maestro suspension found on the men’s models, as well as OverDrive2, MegaDrive and PowerCore technologies, but it comes with a slightly shorter top tube and barely steeper head and seat tube angles.
Designed for women, the Anthem X 29er W is also equipped with with women’s specific components such as a different saddle, narrower handlebars and lighter wheels. The bike is available in two models: the 29er 0 W which retails for $2950 and the 29er 1 W for $1925.
You can visit Giant website for more details about these new 29er mountain bikes.