Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 Rated Top-5 XC Bikes for 2022

March 6, 2022

BikeRadar has selected the all-new Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 as one of their top-5 XC Bikes for 2022! With revamped suspension and a modified bottom bracket for increased stiffness, the Advanced Pro 29 is lighter, stiffer, and more capable than its predecessors. The Anthem is an amazing bike for those racing XC of course, but also those who want to go uphill just as fast as they go down.

FlexPoint Pro Suspension

Developed as a superlight rear suspension setup for XC bikes that demand efficiency, control and responsive handling, FlexPoint Pro is a linkage-driven, single-pivot system that delivers 100mm of rear-wheel travel. It’s engineered with a full-composite swingarm that significantly reduces overall frame weight.

Redesigned XC Machine

Engineered with a full composite frameset, this 29er has 100mm of rear suspension travel and 110mm up front. The linkage-driven, single-pivot FlexPoint Pro rear suspension makes room for shorter chainstays to improve climbing capabilities and overall agility. Other updates include new 29er-specific XC race geometry with a longer reach and a slacker headtube angle plus a lightweight, stiff composite wheelset for quick, precise handling.