2018 Giant Anthem 2 - Large - SOLD

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For sale is my size large 2018 Giant Anthem 2, 27.5 in blue/orange. The bike only has 574 miles on it and is in great shape but I am selling it as I should really be on a medium frame and even with a 35mm stem I could not get a great fit on this bike. The Anthem 27.5 is marketed as an XC bike but with the 130mm front fork it really blurs the line between an XC and trail bikes. I would happily ride this bike for years to come if it weren't too big for me.

The chain was just replaced and is brand new. There are a few minors dings including one paint chip on the rear triangle and a very small dent in the rear rim (does not affect its ability to hold the tire bead or cause it to leak air). Both wheels are true. The fork is due for a basic lower leg service which will be the responsibility of the new owner.

Extras included in the sale are a spare rear derailleur hanger, pair of Race Face Chester pedals (blue), Marsh Guard front fender, Fox volume reducers for both the fork and shock, custom downtube and chain stay protection I cut from heavy duty mastic rubber tape, ODI Rogue grips. I have also changed the tires to a DHF/HR2 combo as follows: Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5x2.3, 3C, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, set up tubeless(front); Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.3, DC, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, set up tubeless(rear).

Full specs:

Size: L
Colors: Matte Blue/Orange
Frame: ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
Fork: Fox 34 Rhythm, GRIP Damper, Boost, OverDrive, 130mm travel
Shock: Fox Float Performance, Trunnion mount
Handlebar: Giant Contact Trail, 780mm
Stem: Giant Contact, 60mm
Seatpost: Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm, 150mm travel
Saddle: Giant Contact, Neutral
Shifter: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
Brakes: Shimano M615, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M615
Cassette: Shimano XT 11x46, 11-Speed
Chain: KMC X11-1
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press fit
Rims: Giant XC-1 Disc, Tubeless
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker, sealed bearing, Boost
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Extras: Factory Tubeless

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$1,700. PM if interested.

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Reduced the price to $1,900. I will entertain realistic offers on this and can also accommodate test rides within a reasonable distance of my house or work so PM if interested.
Really interested.
What width tire will this accept?
How tall are you? I'm 5'11 which giant puts at the upper end of a medium.

I think trail with xc emphasis will be perfect for me coming from 8 years on an 29 hardtail.


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I am not 100% sure on max tire width but I believe it can take up to a 2.6 in the rear. The front will probably take a 2.8 if you really want to go big. I am 5'10 but I also have short legs. I would think at 5'11 this bike would fit you as long as you don't have stumpy legs like I do.

You can certainly throw a leg over it before you make any decisions.
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