Giant introduces the new Stance E+ – two new full-suspension electric MTB models

Giant Stance E+ 1 e-MTB
Stance E+ 1 Full suspension e-MTB (Image credit: Giant)

Giant, founded in 1972 is one of the world’s best mountain bike brands renowned for high-quality bikes, has announced its new Stance E+. Which they say is an ultra-capable electric mountain bike, at home on flowy XC trails, multi-use paths, or more technical singletrack. Capable of everything you'd expect from the best electric mountain bikes

The Giant Stance E+ comes in two versions the +1 and +2, both are full-suspension electric mountain bikes, equipped with the new SyncDrive Pro motor system that’s powered by a long-lasting EnergyPak 800 battery system. Optimal power delivery is paired with Giant’s smooth, active FlexPoint suspension setup and modern trail-riding geometry. That should give the Stance E+ a balanced and stable feel, and allow all levels of riders to tackle challenging trails. Lets delve into some of the features of the new Giant Stance E+.

Confident handling

The Stance E+ is built around Giant’s single-pivot FlexPoint design, the ALUXX SL aluminum frame uses the flexing elements of the rear chainstay and seatstay, which Giant says eliminates complex pivots and linkages while still providing an effective, lightweight, and durable suspension system. The Stance E+ also has 125mm of smooth rear travel and is paired with a 140mm suspension fork, progressive geometry, and larger diameter 29-inch wheels to hopefully give a confident, stable ride on technical trails.

The Stance E+ also features a narrow Q-factor for optimized pedaling performance and utilizes integrated cable routing where cables and wires are cleanly tucked away, running below the stem and through the head tube, which protects them from damage and offers a clean and tidy profile. 

Powerful support

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Giant Stance E+ 2 (Image credit: Giant)

The new and lighter SyncDrive Sport 2 motor provides up to 75Nm of torque and a 400 percent support ratio to deliver a dynamic ride experience on all types of terrain. So whether spinning up long, sustained climbs or applying quick bursts of power at low speeds, Giant says you get an instant engagement that feels smooth and natural.

Specifically optimized for the Stance E+, the motor is sonically tuned for smooth, quiet performance and it utilizes Smart Assist, the brand's automatic adaptive support mode system that uses six sensors and advanced algorithms to determine the optimum power support needed based on riding style and terrain. Smart Assist also maximizes efficiency by not using unnecessary energy. 

The Giant Stance E+ 1

Giant Stance E+ 1 (Image credit: Giant)

Full data display 

Giant Stance E+ comes stock with a two-in-one RideControl Dash head unit that has integrated handlebar buttons to control support modes plus an integrated color display. Users can check range, battery level, and support mode, along with standard cycling data such as speed and distance without having to add another screen to the E-bike. It also has the convenient addition of an ANT+ connection for use with a heart rate monitor and other fitness devices. And the RideControl Ergo 2 wirelessly connects with the RideControl App, allowing smartphones to also function as a display for ride data and system updates.

Pricing and availabilty

Both models will be available sometime this month with pricing from $4,800 / £3,999 / €4,499 on the Stance E+ 1 and from $4,400 / £3,499 / €3,999 on the Stance E+ 2 with more details available at www.giantbicycles.com.

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