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Giant Flexpoint -any issues

Hi all, I'm looking at buying into a full suspension bike, and budgeting around £1500.
One of the bikes I quite like the look of was the Giant Stance. But reading the specs about the Flexpoint system that it uses on the rear, I didn't really like the sound of using frame flex instead of a pivot point- sounds like a recipe for a cracked frame.
I've read a few other posts about a possible issue with the concept, but wonder if it's something I really should worry about?

Alternatives i am looking at are Calibre Bossnut, and Sonder Cortex. Both of which I thing have the extra pivot.



  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,738
    Bossnut is the go to budget then probably the stance. Giant don't build censored bikes at all, they my make the odd mistake but they don't get a good reputation by ignoring issue's.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Hi @oxoman, thanks.
    I guess Giant know a thing or two about bikes, but the internet is a wonderful thing, and if you look hard enough you can find problems with anything. In this case though, I was concerned myself before seeing any evidence of early issues. But it looks like the problems may have been on early (2015) bikes only, and may not be an issue now. As you say giant would have fixed it in the last 5 years if it was a problem.

    I hear your point about the Bossnut, and my head (and wallet) say that's the way to go. I can't get my heart to agree though!

  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,738
    The Bossnut is the main go to at 1k to 1.5k after that I'd say look at giant anthem or trance if moneys not an issue or 2nd hand.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Many frames over the years have used that system successfully, no issues.

    That said, as above, the Bossnut IS a better bike for the money.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
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