This $600 discount on a bargain full-suspension MTB is a Christmas cycling deal you don't want to miss

Giant Stance being ridden on dusty trail
The Giant Stance has a brilliant Christmas holiday discount (Image credit: Giant)

The Giant Stance is a budget full-suspension mountain bike we spotted here at Bike Perfect as a superbly discounted mountain bike during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping weekend. It was already a top deal, but Mikes Bikes have gone even further now, and on top of the existing 35% discount, you will now get another $150 back on a reward card which you've got a year to spend at Mikes. 

So that means on top of the $600 discount already on the Giant, the additional $150 reward card makes the Stance an under $1,000 full-suspension mountain bike bargain, and a total saving of 44% on the RRP.

If you're on the hunt for a Christmas mountain bike present for your partner, son or daughter, or even for yourself as a well earned Christmas bonus, then the Stance at this price is worthy of serious consideration.

Giant Stance: Save $600 at Mikes Bikes$1699.99

Giant Stance: Save $600 at Mikes Bikes
Was $1699.99, now $1099.95
The Giant Stance is a superb option for a budget full-suspension mountain bike even at full price, but with the current holiday discount at Mikes Bikes of $600 plus a $150 reward card on top, it makes it even better, and adds up to a huge 44% of the RRP. It comes with a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and Giant's FlexPoint single-pivot rear suspension which gives the Stance plenty of trail-smoothing capabilities. It's available in all sizes from XS-XL and in both color choices of Amber Glow and Gunmetal Black.

Price check: Giant: $1,100

Giant is renowned for its aluminum frame building tech and the Stance is built around a lightweight, stiff, and durable ALUXX aluminum frame that also has a Lifetime Original Owner warranty on the frame. 

Giant uses its own FlexPoint Suspension technology that gives 120mm of rear travel from a Suntour Raidon R rear shock. Giant has opted to spec most of the other components including the 130mm Crest 34 RCL fork and its Giant AM 27.5-inch tubeless wheelset that roll on Maxxis Recon Race tires. Shifting and Braking comes from Shimano with a Deore 1x10 drivetrain, and Shimano hydraulic brakes.

Giant also recently gave the entire Stance range a geometry overhaul which matches it up with the best trail bikes and gives the rider excellent control on rough terrain, and a better climbing position on steep inclines which makes it a fun-loving and confidence inspiring mountain bike ready to tackle the toughest of trails in style.

You also get a dropper post with the brands own Contact Switch AT dropper post with frame size-specific drops from 140mm up to 200mm. 

Close up on the Giant Stance rear shock

Giant uses its own FlexPoint Suspension technology matched with a Suntour Raidon R rear shock (Image credit: Giant)

Another option worth considering from Giant if you fancy the smoother rolling larger diameter wheels of a 29er, is the Giant Stance 29 2, that has a slightly smaller 29% discount and the reward card bonus at Mike Bikes. It also comes with the same ALUXX-Grade Aluminum frame and the same suspension travel as the Stance, so it all depends on your wheel size preference.

While this offer is for the US only, I've added our price checker below which will automatically give you the best price across the entire range of Giant Stance models in your territory.

Tech specs: Giant Stance 

Giant Stance mtb side on in Amber Glow colorway

(Image credit: Giant)
  • Frame: ALUXX-grade aluminum, 120mm FlexPoint suspension
  • Fork: Giant STL 34 RCL, 130mm
  • Shock: Suntour Raidon R, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore
  • Bar: Giant Connect Trail
  • Stem: Giant Contact SL 35
  • Crankset: Praxis Cadet M24, 30t
  • Seatpost: Giant Contact Switch AT dropper
  • Saddle: Giant Romero
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic, Shimano RT-26 rotors 180F/160R
  • Wheels: Giant AM 27.5 alloy
  • Tires: Maxxis Recon Race 27.5x2.6 WT
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Gunmetal Black or Amber Glow
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm