2022 Giant Stance

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2022 Giant Stance
MSRP$1,800
Spec Level
SuspensionFull
Travel120mm rear, 130mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkGiant Crest 34
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 10
GroupsetDeore, Praxis
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 10 — 10 speed

Stance

22 mph

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26 mph

The Stance is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Stance won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Reviews
Electric Bike Review
Giant Stance E+ 2 Review

Price: $4000.00 | Model Year: 2021 | A high quality ebike from a mainstream company with loads of dealers in North America. The purpose built full-suspension frame comes in four sizes and features internal cable routing, custom metallic paint, and all-black accessories. It delivers cross country geometry with 130mm front and 120mm rear suspension travel. Air suspension is lightweight and highly adjustable for different rider weights.

  • A high quality ebike from a mainstream company with loads of dealers in North America. The purpose built full-suspension frame comes in four sizes and features internal cable routing, custom metallic paint, and all-black accessories. It delivers cross country geometry with 130mm front and 120mm rear suspension travel. Air suspension is lightweight and highly adjustable for different rider weights.

  • Boost hub spacing with a 15mm thru-axle adds stiffness and strength for the front wheel. Interestingly, the rear hub is not Boost and uses 141mm hub spacing with a traditional 9mm axle and skewer. Quick release for both wheels and seat clamp offer easy transport prep and trail maintenance. Large 203mm hydraulic disc brakes and quad piston calipers offer quick stops and fast cooling.

  • The motor is very quiet and offers a satisfying ride. Giant offers a smartphone app for tuning the different levels of assist and the bike is now Bluetooth and Ant+ wireless compatible for use with Garmins and other devices. Rubberized button pad is easy to reach and seems very durable, but the readouts are limited and a bit confusing in my opinion. There appears to be a kickstand mounting point for riders who wish to add one (great fo SUV type riders who park in garages and at bike racks vs. pure off-road users).

  • No dropper post on this model, which seems like a common option for mountain bikes at this price level. Very heavy battery for the average 500 watt hour capacity... even compared to Giant's own prior-year battery packs. Large motor casing hangs down a bit which isn't as visually satisfying and might introduce rock or log strikes. Battery lock and charging port are on the no-drivetrain side of the bike (facing the ground when the bike is laid down) and the charging port is in the left crank arm's rotation path. Very large and heavy battery charger, requires a dongle adapter to charge the pack off the bike.

May 2021Read Review

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Giant Stance 29 Review | Full suspension fun for less

Introduced as a budget alternative to the popular Trance 29, the Giant Stance 29 is an entry-level full suspension trail bike that packs in a lot of the right ingredients. After several months of testing, we discovered that it isn't perfect though. Read on for our full review of the Giant Stance 29 2.

  • Supple suspension performance

  • Comfortable & compliant ride quality

  • Usefully low-gearing

  • Smooth & reliable Shimano brakes

  • A lot of bike for the money

  • Quick release dropouts limit upgrade potential

  • Rear-end flex may be an issue for heavier riders

  • Handlebars are far too narrow

  • Effective seat angle is quite slack

Aug 2020Read Review

Loam Wolf
Budget Bike Shootout: Giant Stance 29 1

The Giant Stance 29-1 feels like a bike that should cost more than it does. It has real value when it comes to ride quality and performance. Read our full review here to see why the Giant Stance is an excellent affordable mountain bike.

Jun 2020Read Review

Bicycling
Trail-Ready Performance for All: Giant’s Stance 29 2

At $1,550, this full-suspension makes industry-standard features available to more riders.

  • 11-50t cassette

  • 1x SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain

  • No dropper post

Apr 2020Read Review

Outdoor Gear Lab
Giant Stance 29 2

Jeremy Benson

Price is one of the biggest barriers preventing people from getting into the sport of mountain biking, but that is likely to change with companies like...

  • 12-speed drivetrain

  • Balanced suspension

  • Stealthy looks

  • Solid all-around performance

  • No dropper post

  • Non-aggressive tires

Aug 2019Read Review

MBR
Giant Stance 2 review - MBR

Alan Muldoon

It’s been three years since we last tested the Giant Stance and a lot has changed in that time. For starters, the price has shot up by £400.

  • Fun, fast and efficiently

  • Chain rattle is deafening

Jul 2019Read Review

BikeRadar
Giant Stance 2 review

Alex Evans

Fork, shock and gearing undermine the Stance 2’s potential, but it’s a good starting point

  • Supportive suspension for rowdy riding

  • Dropper post helps you maintain your flow

  • Comes set up tubeless as stock

  • 2x drivetrain causes issues

  • Geometry isn’t going to set the world alight

Jun 2019Read Review

BIKE Magazine
Giant releases Stance 29 1 and 2

Normally, choosing an affordable mountain bike means getting stuck with an outdated drivetrain, sub-standard frame geometry and/or undergunned suspension. Apparently, the Giant Stance 29 is not normal.

Jun 2019Read Review


Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'5"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'6" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'6"


Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension

ColorsGloss Gunmetal Black / Matte Black; Amber Glow

Fork

Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, Boost 15x110 QR, custom tuned for Giant

Rear Shock

Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45

Bottom Bracket

Praxis, press fit

Stem

Giant Contact XS:40mm, S:50mm, M:50mm, L:60mm, XL:70mm

Handlebar

Giant Connect Trail, 780x31.8mm

Saddle

Giant Romero

Seatpost

Giant Contact Switch dropper, remote XS: 100mm travel / 30.9 x 345mm S: 100mm travel / 30.9 x 345mm M: 125mm travel / 30.9 x 395mm L: 150mm travel / 30.9 x 440mm XL: 150mm travel / 30.9 x 440mm

Pedals

N/A

Grips

Giant Sole-O

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M5120

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

Praxis Cadet M24, 30t XS: 165mm, S:165mm, M:170mm, L:170mm, XL:170mm

Shifters

Shimano Deore M4100, 1x10

Cassette

Shimano Deore, 11-46

Chain

KMC X10

Brakes

Tektro HD M745

Brake Levers

Tektro HD M745

Wheels
Rims

Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready

Spokes

Sapim

Front Hub

[F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball

Rear Hub

[F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball

Tires

[F] Maxxis Recon Race 27.5x2.6 WT, wire, TLR, EXO, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Recon Race 27.5x2.6 WT, wire, TLR, EXO, tubeless

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