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Giant Stance 2021

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$200 deposit
Total price: $2,699
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Click & Collect :

  • Click-and-collect available for instock items. Please allow up to 48 hrs to process your order.
  • Order by phone for same-day or next-day collection.
  • Call your local store to check availability in-store.

GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

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Giant Stance 2021 XS

2111004103
$200 deposit
Total price: $2,699
Call for availability

Click & Collect :

  • Click-and-collect available for instock items. Please allow up to 48 hrs to process your order.
  • Order by phone for same-day or next-day collection.
  • Call your local store to check availability in-store.

GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

Giant Stance 2021
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Giant Stance 2021 Small

2111004104
$200 deposit
Total price: $2,699
Call for availability

Click & Collect :

  • Click-and-collect available for instock items. Please allow up to 48 hrs to process your order.
  • Order by phone for same-day or next-day collection.
  • Call your local store to check availability in-store.

GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

Giant Stance 2021
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Giant Stance 2021 Medium

2111004105
$200 deposit
Total price: $2,699
Call for availability

Click & Collect :

  • Click-and-collect available for instock items. Please allow up to 48 hrs to process your order.
  • Order by phone for same-day or next-day collection.
  • Call your local store to check availability in-store.

GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

Giant Stance 2021
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Giant Stance 2021 Large

2111004107
$200 deposit
Total price: $2,699
Call for availability

Click & Collect :

  • Click-and-collect available for instock items. Please allow up to 48 hrs to process your order.
  • Order by phone for same-day or next-day collection.
  • Call your local store to check availability in-store.

GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

Giant Stance 2021
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Giant Stance 2021 XL

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GIANT STANCE (2021)

In this preview I’ll answer both those questions and you’ll know everything you need to know before spending your hard-earned.

To start with:

WHO IS THE STANCE FOR?

Giant has designed the Stance for:

Riders who are getting into the sport of mountain biking. And they want to start on an adequate first dual suspension mountain bike.

Or for those who are upgrading from an old hardtail mountain bike and are starting to feel it in their joints. You’ve come to the conclusion that riding a hardtail is very hard work!

THE FRAME AND GEOMETRY

On geometry:

First-time mountain bikers will value the stability that the Stance 2 geometry delivers. And stability is the keyword here.

Because:

Stability is what keeps the bike planted and hugging the trail at high speed. Stability also minimises you going over the handlebars. And stability, therefore, keeps you safe. So it’s important.

This is how:

A key update for 2020 is an increase in the front suspension travel to 130mm (from 120mm). More suspension equals more stable.

That extra 10mm of suspension helps keep your weight slightly further back on steep descents and allows you to make errors inline choice over tree roots, rocks and jumps.

And much like the 2019 model, it retains its stealth internal cable routing gear and brake cables. Unlike the 2019 model, it doesn’t come with a dropper post as standard. The Giant Contact Switch dropper post can be purchased separately and retails for $209.95. It’s also designed to be routed internally.

SHIMANO DEORE 12-SPEED

The new Deore 12-speed drive train is the most affordable Shimano 12-speed hardware. But it’s far from cheap quality.

Under load, Shimano is exceptional.

That’s due to Shimano’s Hyperglide+ technology. What the hell does this mean?

There’s is no chatter, no mis-shifting and no awkward clanking under load. Clever shifting ramps, momentarily hold the chain into place before it completely engages with the next sprocket.

WHEELS, TYRES AND TUBELESS

Much like every other performance mountain bike, the 2020 Stance 2 also uses a tubeless tyre setup as standard.

For those that haven’t heard of tubeless:

The setup doesn’t use a rubber inner tube. Instead, a liquid sealant sloshes around the inside of the tyre. It leaves a coating on the inside of the tyre as it does this. Punctures up to 2-3mm will (in most cases) are plugged by the sealant.

And the benefits are:

First, it’s lighter. No tube means less rotational weight.

Second, there’s also more traction. Tubeless tyres are very supple and therefore can deform and ‘mould’ to the trail, rather than ‘bouncing’ over the surface.

Another key update for 2020:

Is that the Stance 2 tyre width has increased from 2.4-inches (in 2019) to 2.6-inches.

Why:

The change makes sense. Wider tyres deliver better traction.

And remember, if you’re just starting out mountain biking this is a huge advantage and confidence booster. Because it will absorb in errors you make in judgement and line choice.

Imagine riding over slippery tree roots. On a ‘normal’ width tyre if you don’t hit the tree roots just so, you will easily slide and potentially crash - especially if it’s wet. With the plus-sized tyre, there’s more surface area and grip, so if you approach the tree root incorrectly you’re still going to make it over.

This is just one example.

The same can be said for landing drop-offs, jumps, riding through rock gardens and cornering on loose surfaces.

The tyres minimise the potential for damage for any errors in judgement made on the trail.

Two different tyres are used on the Stance 2 2020. At the front a Maxxis Rekon and, rear, a Maxxis Ardent Race.

Because:

It’s logical. You wouldn’t run the same front and rear tyre because both have different requirements.

An aggressive (and sometimes wider) front tyre is used to deliver better steering grip. It’s easy to recover if your rear tyre slides and loses grip but that’s definitely not the case with the front.

And a faster rolling rear tyre helps out with accelerating out of corners, climbing and generally makes the bike feel ‘livelier’. Hence, the Ardent Race on the back.

STANCE FRAME SIZING

There are five frame sizes to choose from XS to XL.

Remember one thing:

Get the largest frame size you can comfortably fit on. Comfortably being the keyword here.

Why?

Because as the frame gets larger, three things happen:

It increases the front length of the bike.

And this delivers a ‘centred’ or neutral descending position.

Which reduces the chances of you going over the handlebars because you’re not resting most of your weight toward the front of the bike.

Obviously, there will be an element of personal preference, a smaller frame is more agile and some riders like this character in a mountain bike.

Overall though, it’s always a good idea to come instore where we can place you on the bike and determine which frame is best.

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on the frame (for the original owner only).

2 years on SRAM parts, Shimano parts, Giant wheels and Suntour suspension.

1 year on everything else.

Specific
General
Colours Gunmetal Black
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
Fork Giant Crest 34 RCL, 130mm, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Suntour Raidon R, 184.15/44.45, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Romero
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano MT200
Brake Levers Shimano MT201
Cassette Shimano Deore, 10T-51T
Chain Shimano
Crankset Praxis Cadet, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, press fit
Rims Giant AM 27.5 alloy, tubeless ready
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110, sealed bearing [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR141, loose ball
Spokes Sapim
Tyres [F] Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless, [R] Maxxis Ardent Race 27.5x2.6 WT, EXO, TR, tubeless
Extras Tubeless prepared

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Mountain Performance Sports Bike Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse expert.

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