Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, but expect a budget-friendly price.
• 27.5″ or 29″ wheels
• 140mm fork
• 65.5° head angle
• 76.5° seat angle
• Reach 415-500 mm
• 440 mm chainstay
• Pricing and availability not yet announced
• giant bicycle.com
The Stance features Giant’s Linkage Drive single-pivot flexpoint system. This design minimizes weight by eliminating the lower rocker link and pivot and replacing them with controlled flex at the seatstay and chainstay junction.
In an industry that can often feel unnecessarily complex, this bike looks refreshingly simple. We appreciate how streamlined our decision-making was regarding this bike, its colors and build kit, as well as the relative availability that we can expect once pricing is announced.
It appears that the geometry is only given the necessary updates. Older versions of the Stance looked a little dated with their relatively steep head tube angle, slack seat tube angle, and short reach. Everything has changed. The bike seems to be in a more stable shape overall now.
Flex Point, FlexAction ready.
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The Stance series is relatively simple. There are two wheel sizes and two build kits for each. In addition to Giant Crest forks, all build kits utilize a number of in-house Giant products, including Suntour Raidon shocks and stems, handlebars, wheels, saddles, and frame size-specific Contact Switch AT dropper posts. . Up to 170mm.
Pricing and availability in North America have not yet been announced. (That might be the biggest question, sorry.) The old version of the Stance 1 sold for $2,100 and the Stance 2 sold for $1,700, so the new version won’t be too far out of those wallets. I hope. -Friendly numbers.
Stance 29 1
The Stance 28 1 is a slightly more expensive version of the 29er model, available in one color: “Metallic Black.” It comes with a SRAM SX drivetrain, Shimano MT420 brakes, and some other very subtle details, but the two models are far more similar than they are different.
stance 29 2
The Stance 29 2 is an entry-level option and is almost identical to the Stance, but as the name suggests, the Stance without the added descriptor comes with smaller wheels. The Stance / Stance 2 comes with a Shimano Cues groupset and is available in ‘Black Diamond’ and ‘Misty Forest’ color options.