2023 · GiantStance E+ 2

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail e-bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2023 Giant Stance E+ 2
MSRP$4,000
SuspensionFull
Travel125mm rear, 140mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkSuntour XCR 34
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 10
GroupsetDeore, FSA
MotorYamaha 250W 75Nm mid-drive
Battery250Wh (♻️ Call2Recycle supporter)
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Sizing
SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'6" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'6"

Reviews
Pinkbike
First Look: Giant's Aluminum Stance E+ Uses Flex-Stays

Matt BeerMar 2023

The Stance E+ gets a bigger battery and a more powerful motor for 2023.

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Electric Bike Review
Giant Stance E+ 2 Review

May 2021

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.

Observations
  • 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.

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Flow Mountain Bike
Giant Stance 29 Review | Full suspension fun for less

Aug 2020

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.

Pros
  • Supple suspension performance

  • Comfortable & compliant ride quality

  • Usefully low-gearing

  • Smooth & reliable Shimano brakes

  • A lot of bike for the money

Cons
  • 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

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Loam Wolf
Budget Bike Shootout: Giant Stance 29 1

Jun 2020

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.

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

Apr 2020

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

Pros
  • 11-50t cassette

  • 1x SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain

Cons
  • No dropper post

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Geometry
Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 125mm travel FlexPoint suspension system, 148x12 rear axle, Universal Derrailleur hanger, 184x44 shock, 1.5~1.8" headset

ColorBlack Diamond

Fork

SR Suntour XCR 34 LO-R, 140mm travel, tapered steerer, Lockout, 110x15 thru-axle

Rear Shock

SR Suntour Raidon R, 190x45mm, custom tuned

Bottom Bracket

n/a

Stem

Giant Contact

Handlebar

Giant Connect TR Riser 31.8x780mm

Saddle

Giant Sport

Seatpost

Giant 30.9mm, 2-bolt Micro Adjustable, Forged Aluminium

Pedals

Aluminum Platform

Grips

Giant Tactal single lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore LinkGlide, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

MRP HD2 co-moulded chain guide

Crank

FSA Comet E-Bike crank arm setFSA MegaTooth Direct-mount 1X steel 36T

Shifters

Shimano Deore LinkGlide

Cassette

Shimano LinkGlide, CS-LG400-10, 11-43T, 10-speed

Chain

Shimano, LinkGlide, CN-LG500

Brakes

Tektro HD-M745 Orion, 4-piston, hydraulic disc, 203mm

Brake Levers

Tektro HD-M745 Orion

Wheels
Rims

Giant AM 29", Tubeless ready, 30mm inner width

Spokes

Stainless Steel

Front Hub

Giant eTracker Boost, [F] 110x15 [R] 148x12mm

Rear Hub

Giant eTracker Boost, [F] 110x15 [R] 148x12mm

Tires

Maxxis Minion DHF 29X2.50" Foldable, TLR, EXO, 60TPI [F]Maxxis Dissector 29X2.40" WT Foldable, TLR, EXO, 60TPI [R]

Electric Components
Motor

SyncDrive Sport, 75Nm, powered by Yamaha

Battery

EnergyPak Smart 500, EnergyPak Plus 250Wh range extender compatible

Remote

RideControl Dash, full color lcd screen

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