A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail e-bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range
|Travel||125mm rear, 140mm front|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Silver|
|Drivetrain||1 × 10|
|Motor||Yamaha 250W 75Nm mid-drive|
|Battery||250Wh (♻️ Call2Recycle supporter)|
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5'4" – 5'9"
5'6" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'1" – 6'6"
Matt BeerMar 2023
The Stance E+ gets a bigger battery and a more powerful motor for 2023.
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.
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
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
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.
At $1,550, this full-suspension makes industry-standard features available to more riders.
1x SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain
No dropper post
ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 125mm travel FlexPoint suspension system, 148x12 rear axle, Universal Derrailleur hanger, 184x44 shock, 1.5~1.8" headset
Color: Cold Iron
RockShox 35 Silver, 140mm, tapered steerer, 110x15 thru-axle
SR Suntour Raidon R, 190x45mm, custom tuned
Giant Connect TR Riser 31.8x780mm
Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30,9mm (S:125/M:150/ L&XL:170)
Giant Tactal single lock-on
Shimano Deore LinkGlide, 10-speed
MRP HD2 co-moulded chain guide
FSA Comet E-Bike crank arm setFSA MegaTooth Direct-mount 1X steel 36T
Shimano Deore LinkGlide
Shimano LinkGlide, CS-LG400-10, 11-43T, 10-speed
Shimano, LinkGlide, CN-LG500
Tektro HD-M750 Orion, 4-piston, hydraulic disc, 203mm
Giant AM 29", Tubeless ready, 30mm inner width
Giant eTracker Boost, [F] 110x15 [R] 148x12mm
Giant eTracker Boost, [F] 110x15 [R] 148x12mm
Maxxis Minion DHF 29X2.50" Foldable, TLR, EXO, 60TPI [F]Maxxis Dissector 29X2.40" WT Foldable, TLR, EXO, 60TPI [R]
SyncDrive Sport, 75Nm, powered by Yamaha
EnergyPak Smart 625, EnergyPak Plus 250Wh range extender compatible
RideControl Dash, full color lcd screen