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2019 Giant Stance 2 Bike

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my first MTB

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The Good:

front fork, brakes, frame weight, dropper post, tubeless rims,

The Bad:

extended neck, rear shock, shifter/derailleur

Overall Review:

I decided to step out of my boundaries and onto dirt/gravel. After getting hit on the road bike, off road seemed like the better option..and more fun too! I purchased this bike & a Liv embolden 1 for my lady last may. Best adult purchase to date, with some minor tweaks. The fork is very responsive already, I look forward to messing with the air tokens I received in amanufacturer rebuild kit. The rear shock however does not have a lock out & never seems to be as compliant as I want no matter the pressure or setting. I recently upgraded to a monarch RT3 & it made the bike feel way better. Also, the frame geometry is good, but the extended neck (70mm) to achieve size was not getting it for me. In slow tech sections I felt unstable due to the bars being so far in front of the stem, I bought a raceface (45mm) stem and that fixed my stability. The shifters are low grade and still have dial indicators on the shifters making it hard to adjust the cockpit to my liking. I am upgrading to a eagle nx 1x12 drivetrain soon that will fix the cramped cockpit problem. Other than those three tweaks the bike feels great, never let me down. It gives me way more confidence in chunky terrain and down hills. 

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Specifications
Product 2019 Giant Stance 2 Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry XS, S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size XS S M L XL
Top Tube Length 565mm 585mm 605mm 625mm 645mm
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 105mm 130mm 145mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.0° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0°
Seat Tube Length 390mm 400mm 431mm 482mm 507mm
Bottom Bracket Height 20mm drop 20mm drop 20mm drop 20mm drop 20mm drop
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Wheelbase 1110mm 1130mm 1151mm 1174mm 1195mm
Standover 698mm 703mm 727mm 761mm 774mm
Reach 403mm 423mm 441mm 455mm 471mm
Stack 566mm 566mm 571mm 594mm 608mm
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details ALUXX SL 6011 aluminum
Rear Travel 120mm
Rear Shock Suntour Raidon R
Fork Suntour Axon 32 LO-R, 15x110mm Boost axle, tapered steerer
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail, 780mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Stem Giant Connect, 31.8mm clamp, +/- 8 degree rise, 40mm (XS), 50mm length (S, M), 60mm length (L), 70mm length (XL)
Grips
Brakes Shimano BR-MT200, 180mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano BL-MT200
Drivetrain 2x
Shifters Shimano Alivio, 2x9
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore S, Shadow+, 9-speed
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Praxis Cadet, Boost, 170mm length (XS, S), 175mm length (M, L, XL)
Chainrings Praxis Cadet, 22/36 tooth
Bottom Bracket Praxis BB-90 PressFit
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X9, 9-speed
Cassette Shimano HC400-9, 9-speed, 11-36 tooth
Rims Giant AM 27.5, tubeless ready, sleeve-joint rim, 30mm inner width
Hubs Front: Giant Tracker Performance, sealed bearings, Boost
Rear: Giant Tracker Sport, QR141, loose ball bearings
Spokes Sapim
Tires Front: Maxxis Rekon, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, tubeless, 27.5" x 2.6" WT
Rear: Maxxis Ardent Race, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, tubeless, 27.5" x 2.6" WT
Saddle Giant Contact (neutral position)
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch dropper
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions Boost QR141
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single)
Colors Gun Metal Black / Pure Red / Neon Orange, Black / Charcoal / Flash Green
Warranty Lifetime frame, 1 year paint and components
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous FlexPoint suspension design
Compatible with 27.5"+ tires
Price $1,500
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