You're ready to push your limits and get more rad on the trails, luckily Giant's Stance 27.5 2 is ready too. With an ALUXX aluminum frame featuring 120mm of FlexPoint suspension, not to mention a RockShox 30 Gold fork up front with 120mm of travel, you'll find yourself charging new lines both up and down the trails. 27.5-inch Giant wheels are quick and nimble through technical stuff and roll over everything else with ease, while Maxxis rubber keeps you tracking through the corners. Shimano's ever-reliable Alivio drivetrain is on gear duty and stopping is handled by Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes that modulate your crazy speed with ease. It's time to meet the Stance.
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant ALUXX aluminum wFlexPoint suspension linkage, 4.7-inch travel|
|Fork||RockShox 30 Gold Solo Air, OverDrive steerer, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch R|
|Hubs||Giant Tracker Sport Disc|
|Tires||Maxxis Ardent, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio, Shadow|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG20, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Giant Connect Trail|
|Brakes||Shimano M355 hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.