2023 Giant

Stance E+, 2

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail e-bike with upper mid-range components.
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MSRP$4,000  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 125 / 140mm
ForkSuntour XCR
ShockSuntour
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 10
GroupsetDeore, FSA
MotorYamaha 250W 75Nm mid-drive
BatteryGiant 500Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Lowest gear

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28 mph

Stance E+, 2

26 mph

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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"

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Reviews
Mountain Bike Action
GIANT STANCE E+ 1 PRO REVIEW - THE VALUE PRICED ELECTRIC BIKE UNICORN? - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Dec 2023 · Nelson

On paper, it’s on par with bikes costing far more, so we were quite curious to see how it stacks up in the eMTB world.

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Pinkbike
First Look: Giant Updates the Entry-Level Full-Suspension Stance

Nov 2023 · Alicia Leggett

Giant has released a new version of the entry-level full-suspension bike, the Stance.

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Flow Mountain Bike
2023 Giant Stance E+ 2 Review | Giant's cheapest full suspension e-MTB just got a whole lot better

Nov 2023

The new Giant Stance E+ 2 may be Giant's cheapest full suspension electric mountain bike, but it's also a surprisingly capable e-MTB.

Highs
  • Comfortable riding position & bump-eating suspension

  • Great all-terrain stability

  • Powerful & responsive SyncDrive Sport motor

  • 625Wh battery offers good range capability

  • Grippy tyres, solid brakes & bulletproof drivetrain

Lows
  • Really needs a dropper post

  • Long chainstays will inhibit agility on smaller sizes

  • Motor is a bit peaky in high assist modes

  • Advanced riders will find limits of suspension

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MBR
Giant Stance E+ 1 first ride review - MBR

Sep 2023 · Alan Muldoon

The Stance E+ 1 is a shorter-travel 29er e-bike that strips back some of Giant’s proprietary suspension tech to deliver a ride that is both smooth and affordable. However, with two Stance E+ models, both under £4k, Giant has pitched them at keen price points – territory where most brands are only offering hardtail e-bikes. The fact that you can drop into a Giant dealer, take a proper look at the bike and get properly sized up makes it an even more appealing proposition. That all sounds great, but how does it perform out on the trail? We’ve recently tested plenty of budget full-suspension e-bikes mostly from direct-sales brands. E-bikes such as the Vitus E-Mythique LT, dished out an enticing blend of motor performance, dynamic ability and value, so we were keen to put the test miles in on this similarly priced – but shorter travel – Giant Stance E+ 1. Best electric mountain bike: reviewed and rated by experts Need to know Entry level e-bike platform with 125mm travel and 29in wheels SyncDrive Sport 75Nm motor is paired with a 625Wh battery RockShox 35 Silver fork pumps out 140mm travel FlexPoint suspension design reduces complexity and cost Colour LCD controller and display is clear and easy to use Stance E+ 2 available for £3,499 Motor and battery The Stance E+ 1 still boasts a full power Yamaha made SyncDrive Sport motor with 75Nm torque which is combined with a 625Wh removable battery to ensure that you’re not being short-changed on either power or range. The removable battery pops out of the underside of the downtube in the same way as Giant’s high-end e-bikes, so you only need a T25 Torx tool for removal. You do need to tighten the T25 battery latch securely though when reinstalling the battery, otherwise it rattles inside the frame. Which is the best e-bike motor? Power, punch and range compared Also, if you want to ride further in the higher power modes, the Stance E+ 1 is compatible with Giant’s 250Wh EnergyPak Plus range extender. Frame So what’s missing then? The biggest difference between the Stance E frame and Giant’s other e-bike platforms is that it uses a single pivot FlexPoint suspension design. So rather than getting Giant’s signature twin-link Maestro suspension, the Stance E+ 1 has aluminium flex stays with fewer pivots, bearings and links and associated cost savings when it comes to manufacturing the frame. For the Stance E+ platform, Giant employs its top end ALUXX SL aluminium so there is potential weight saving when combined with the FlexPoint suspension design. Any weight reduction is masked by the more affordable mix of components though – the top-end Stance E+ 1 weighing a hefty 26.44kg (58.26lb) without pedals. And it’s worth noting that the bike comes fitted with the lightest casing Maxxis EXO tyres, so if you plan on riding the Stance E+ 1 on serious mountain bike trails, you are going to want more robust tyres from the off, which will instantly nudge …Continue reading »

Highs
  • Plush rear suspension response and seamless power delivery. Clear, compact, easy to use display/controller. Generous frame sizing and good standover. Smooth shifting with Shimano LinkGlide 10-speed drivetrain

Lows
  • Thin casing Maxxis tyres. Clunky motor engagement. Long chainstays give the bike a more forward weight bias. Cables routed through the headset are a pain to work with

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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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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.

Highs
  • 11-50t cassette

  • 1x SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain

Lows
  • No dropper post

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 1.5"~1.8" head tube,125mm travel FlexPoint suspension system, 'Boost' 148x12 UDH rear axle, EnergyPak Plus Range Extender Compatible

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorBlack Diamond

Fork

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

Travel140mm

Shock

SR Suntour Raidon R, 190x45mm, recommended sag: 30%

Travel125mm

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

TypeRigid

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 set FSA 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

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Tektro HD-M745 Orion

Wheels
Rims

Giant AM30, Tubeless ready, 30mm inner width, 29"

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

Giant SyncDrive Sport2, 75Nm, PedalPlus 6-sensor technology

Battery

Giant EnergyPak 500Wh, Aluminium casing with highest safety standard (EN50604), CO2 Neutral production, Giant EnergyPak Plus 250 range extender compatible

Recycling Program♻️ Call2Recycle

Display

Giant RideControl Dash, high-angle visibility, full color LCD display

Charger

Giant EnergyPak 4A smart charger compact, 60% charge in 2:00h

Accessories
Racks

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Lock

Torx 25 Battery Lock with built-in Torque limiter

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Last updated April 13