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Giant Defy Advanced 1
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Giant

Defy Advanced 1
2017

$2,375.00
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5.0 stars
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2017 Giant Defy Advanced 1

From gran fondos to epic solo rides, stay strong from start to finish. Smooth, fast, engineered for endurance.
Handcrafted with lightweight Advanced-grade composite and endurance geometry to minimize fatigue on long rides, this smooth-riding road bike combines speed, confidence and control. Disc-brake technology with 12mm front and rear thru-axles gives you total control in all types of weather. The rear triangle features ultra-thin, flattened seatstays to reduce road vibrations, and the D-Fuse seatpost helps smooth out the road. So even on your longest, hardest days, you can stay strong from start to finish.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Advanced-grade composite
Fork Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant PR-2 Disc
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road Disc, Sealed Bearing, [F] 12mm axle [R] 142x12mm axle, 28h
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires Giant P-SL 1, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25, Folding
Crankset Shimano Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press fit
Chain KMC X11 EL
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano 105 11x32, 11-speed
Shifters Shimano RS505
Handlebars Giant Contact, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano RS505
Brakes Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Pedals N/A
Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
Seat Post Giant D-Fuse, Composite

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Good Geometry  (2)
  • Handles Well  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)

Cons

  • a bit heavy 
  • Cheap Saddle 
  • Seat Post Design 

Best Uses

  • Serious Training  (2)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Exercising  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Endurance Rides 

Reviewed by 5 customers

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4.0

Great bike, but Giant dumb it down a bit

By Bike addicted

from Eagle, Idaho

About Me

Pros

  • Internal Cable Routing
  • DISC BRAKES
  • More Confidence Downhill
  • Comfortable
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Seat Post Design
  • Cheap Saddle
  • a bit heavy

Best Uses

  • Endurance Rides
  • Centuries

Comments:

I bought this bike to replace my 2011 Giant Defy Advanced 2 which I really love. My main reason for replacing was the availability of disc brakes. In comparing my 2011 with my new 2015 Defy Advanced 2 I noticed that Giant dumbed down the new models a bit, for example the 2015 models come with a cheaper saddle, my 2011 came stock with a Fizik Aliante saddle, the 2015 came with a cheap Giant branded saddle, the Fizik is only available on the Pro models and up. The redesign of the seatpost clamping system is IMHO a step back, I wish they would stayed with the older external clamp system. On my first ride the seatpost gave up. Also all the components on this specific model are 105 except for the crankset which replaces the 105 crankset with a cheap RS500 (Never heard of it before). Don't take me wrong, I really love the bike and the responsiveness, the 11 speed makes a big difference. I have greater confidence downhill because of the disc brakes, I can actually descend at speeds of about 37MHP with much more confidence than I used to with the traditional rim brakes.

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5.0

Old guys rule...

By Krunch

from Las Vegas Nv

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Ride Comfort And Stabilit
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I have been shopping for fours years and suffered from information overload. I had a price in mind of 3000 and Eric at Pro Cyclery asked all the right questions before he put me onto my new Giant. I have been riding my Specialized Stumpjumper FS for over 21 years and this Giant is awesome. After spinning hard for three years it was time for a true road bike and this bike exceeds my wish list. for a small shop Pro Cyclery in Vegas is big on customer support and satisfaction. Eric took over an hour to specifically fit the bike and really ran me through the paces with technology I had never ridden before. Great bike, great shop and great riding on the west side of Las Vegas...

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    4.0

    Impresive!!!!!

    By Alf

    from Berkshire County

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy Climbing
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Great bike with good power transfer, confortable and impresive when climbing. No complains at all

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      5.0

      Buttery smooth

      By Juanzelli

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Effortless shifting
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Stunning looks
      • Fast
      • Stops on a dime
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Serious Training
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        Replacing my 2008 GT GTR Pro, I'm in love with this bike. The Defy's slightly more relaxed geometry suits my needs so much better than compact geometry of the GTR. I plan to wear out this set of tires very quickly :)

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        5.0

        Giant Defy Advance1d

        By toucansam

        from right near you

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding
          • Climbing
          • Serious Training
          • Racing

          Comments:

          very comfortable. great mix of race and plush. its both nible and quick as well as balanced and stable. Great ride

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