Yes..the trance 3 would be better..but it’s also 700 more (2700) Canadian prices. I didn’t sign up to DB for promos or whathaveyou..i think that’s what you meant. I’ll do that.
The other bike in that 2 g price range down here would be the Ghost Kato fs 2.7. The ghost and the Stance or bikes I can test ride..but it’s a parking lot..so not telling me much. The DB I have no way to try..i would just be ordering from USA.
I’m leaning towards the Stance for simple fact that bike shop here gives 5 yrs of free tune ups..however I don’t like that the bike frame is an older tech style..as in listening to you all..you should spend on a good frame. I think the parts on the Stance are older too..
My choices down here seem limited..especialy at my price point, so please feel free to recommend!
I bought the 2018 Stance 2 last fall and I think it’s a really fun bike to ride. Yes, it doesn’t have the greatest components, but it’s still a lot of bike for the money. I also think that it has the best color scheme in the Giant lineup (but beauty is in the eye of the beholder).
I have also read good things about the Marin Hawk Hill and Rift Zone lines if you’re looking for an entry level full suspension bike.