Giant Bicycles was showing a whole new line of 27.5 mountain bikes called the Stance. Available in 3 models, the Stance forgoes Giant’s signature Maestro suspension design for a much simpler single pivot design they have dubbed “FlexPoint” which allows them to bring the price point down significantly. The Stance has 120mm (4.7″) of rear travel and utilizes Giant’s ALUXX aluminum frame and features 27.5″ wheels.
The Stance line is available in 5 sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) and the Stance 27.5 1 has an MSRP of $1875 with Rockshox Recon Gold RL Solo Air fork, RockShox Monarch R rear shock, Shimano Deore / XT 10-speed drivetrain and Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brakes. The Stance 27.5 2 has an MSRP of $1450 with RockShox 30 Gold Solo Air fork, RockShox Monarch R rear shock, Shimano 3×9-speed drivetrain and Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brakes. For those who prefer Fox suspension and a dropper post, the top of the line Stance 27.5 0 has an MSRP of $2650 and has a Fox Float CTD Evolution 120mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle, Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock, Giant Contact SL Switch-R dropper seatpost with remote, Shimano SLX / XT 10-speed drivetrain and Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes.
You can check out the Stance at your local Giant dealer now.
For more information visit www.giant-bicycles.com.
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