There was a time not long ago when we insisted it wasn’t worth buying a dual suspension mountain bike for less than $2500 or so. So much cost went into an adequate suspension design that for less money you just wouldn’t get something that was worth it.
Giant has made us change our tune with bikes like the Stance 2. The components are fairly entry level (but still more than adequate – it’s worth noting that these days ‘entry level’ components like Shimano Alivio are really good) but the suspension is superbe for a bike at even twice the price Giant recommends. The MRSP is $1700 plus taxes but we’ve already reduced the price to $1350 and now we’re lowering all on sale 2016 bike prices ANOTHER 10%, so a Stance 2 will now cost you just $1215 plus taxes. Wow.
We have a couple of sizes still in stock at the time of this posting but as soon as they’re gone they’re gone, so take advantage of this great deal soon.