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    Giant Stance??

    Stance 27.5 0 (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States

    A slightly less slack 120mm trance?

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    Giant Stance??

    Curious how the single pivot will be received. I'm sure they'll have it fairly dialed, and this bike might be a good move as the maestro bikes have gone higher in price over the years.

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    Most likely its a replacement for the Yukon FX. Entry level FS. Though 2600$ for a bike without the companies top suspension design doesn't seem worth it.

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    Top model specced similar to Anthem 27.5 SX, Anthem has better wheels, Stance has XT crank. Price is not significantly different, I'd pay the 350 extra to get Maestro. Or spend less and get the Trance 27.5 2.

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    me too, and I would still replace those wheels (anthem sx) first. I have had both an SLX and XT cranks (9 speed), there is no difference. I would like to see what is behind the crank on the stance, is it truly a single pivot?

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    Looks like an upgraded Yukon to me, the FlexPoint suspension could be what the pre maestro suspension has evolved to.

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    Their marketing terms kill me. Overdrive is just a tapered steerer like everyone's got. Powercore? Press fit BB I guess. FlexPoint? Just single pivot apparently. I wish they'd just call something what it is, instead of having to brand every little nuance. It's silly. Maestro I get because it's a floating pivot suspension with its own geometry and characteristics. But branding industry wide features? Come on!

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    I agree.

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    I got a good look at the catalog explanation for FlexPoint yesterday. Turns out, the chainstay/seatstay junction flexes when the suspension is active. I wonder if that's a good idea, given how AL fatigues?

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    It appears that the pivot is pretty high and forward, so that's a good thing. Combined with a shock that has a ton of low speed compression, the bike should pedal OK. Certainly better than my old Kona.....
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    Yeah I think it's a great price point bike, probably much more bike than a Yukon was. Probably pretty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    I'd pay the 350 extra to get Maestro. Or spend less and get the Trance 27.5 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    I got a good look at the catalog explanation for FlexPoint yesterday. Turns out, the chainstay/seatstay junction flexes when the suspension is active. I wonder if that's a good idea, given how AL fatigues?
    It's actually been done for years. AS-R's and 575's used to rely on seatstay flex. As did the Faux-Bar on my 2007 (Pre-ABP) Trek Fuel Ex.
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    Also the Scalpel relies on seatstay as well. For an entry bike I could see this, but I dont see them selling alot of 0's, 2600$ I would rather get a lower end anthem or trance

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    The 2014 Giant Trance 1 retails for about $3000 in Canada. Does anyone know what the same bike will cost in 2015?

    This is a link to the USA 2015 Giant Trance 1:
    Trance 27.5 1 (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States

    This is a link to the Canada 2014 Giant Trance 1:
    Trance 27.5 1 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | Canada

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    Honestly, there's probably a better place to ask this question than in a thread about a cheaper, completely different bike. But based on the US prices, I wouldn't expect the bike to cost too much different.

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    The base model of the stance is only $1450, so about 400 more than what the Yukon FX was. Comparing it to my yukon fx, it seems like this is the upgraded replacement, though im kinda sad, as just about all the changes they have done to it, i have done to mine except the 27.5 wheels lol.

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    Does anyone have an idea on when the stance will be released? And rather or not it will be a full release or a limited run? I spoke with my LBS and was told they are not able to order the bike yet.

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    Giant Stance??

    I'm interested in this bike for my girlfriend. It's really hard to beat this price point (base model) for what you get. The fork alone is 300 bucks. We just checked out a 2014 Specialized Saphire base model and they wanted 1799 for it and it came with a cheap sun tour coil shock that cost about 120 bucks. My local bike shop said they should be out in a few weeks.

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    Saw one at my lbs about 2 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain_man_m View Post
    The 2014 Giant Trance 1 retails for about $3000 in Canada. Does anyone know what the same bike will cost in 2015?

    This is a link to the USA 2015 Giant Trance 1:
    Trance 27.5 1 (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States

    This is a link to the Canada 2014 Giant Trance 1:
    Trance 27.5 1 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | Canada
    Why is giant putting junk forks on 4000 lb pikes?! everyone elses rides over 3 grand have a pike rc on them

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    Giant is selling 4000 lb bikes? Those are giants!






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    Maybe i'm british? no damn it just super tired. Point still stands :P it even says lb pikes instead of bikes. I'm going to bed!

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    Stances have been in shops for weeks. Seriously. If your LBS doesn't have one it's because the didn't order any.
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    Yep. My LBS has two of them, which is pretty much unheard of for them to have two FS bikes of the same model at the same time.

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