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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.
    Bingo

    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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