The 27.5 Anthem we tested is alive and well for 2018. This year, Giant brought the race-oriented Anthem 29 back from the dead. More choices, we like it.
The Anthem is a fantastic option if you're more comfortable with smaller wheels and prefer a quick, responsive ride. This bike is well-equipped out of the box, is capable on a wide variety of terrain, and excels in tighter, more technical trails. Those seeking 29er style momentum or cutting-edge geometry might look to the charging Santa Cruz Tallboy.