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Giant Defy Advanced 2
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Giant

Defy Advanced 2
2016

$2,100.00
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5.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
 

2016 Giant Defy Advanced 2

Short rides, long rides, leisure rides, and full-on hammerfests: Giant's Defy Advanced 2 handles it all effortlessly. Giant's composite frame and fork melt away road vibrations for a super-smooth, refined ride. You'll love the tall head tube and stable geometry for the comfortable position that leaves you feeling great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's P-R2 rims along with Shimano's fantastic 11-speed 105 drivetrain for wide-range gearing and solid braking, as well as reliable Giant components for a fun ride that's sure to impress.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant Advanced-grade Composite, electronic ready
Fork Giant Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant PR-2 Disc
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road Disc
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires Giant P-SL 1, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano RS500
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Giant Contact
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes TRP Spyre-C, mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, composite

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (9)
  • Comfortable  (8)
  • Good Geometry  (8)
  • Fast  (8)
  • Responsive  (8)

Cons

  • Wheels Could Be Better 
  • Uncomfortable Seat 

Best Uses

  • Climbing  (7)
  • Serious Training  (7)
  • Exercising  (6)
  • Racing  (5)
  • Commuting  (4)

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5.0

superior value for a serious road bike

By MC

from GR, Michigan

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to maintain
  • Great value
  • Durable

Cons

  • Wheels Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

have been biking for a while and was pretty happy with a lower end Trek. wanted to upgrade and was told to check out Giant because of the great value for your money. tried a number of bikes, but really fell in love with the Defy. its lightweight, great components and durable. probably will upgrade wheels and tires in a couple of years, but otherwise, love it! lots of hills in Michigan and this bike helps me kill them

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professional Bike without Break the Bank

By Scott

from Long Beach, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising
    • Racing

    Comments:

    After buying an old 10 speed and getting into riding and riding a lot I took the leap and bought this amazing bike. It has an aggressive feel while still remaining comfortable. Its great for 50+ mile rides but it also fast for shorter rides. With Shimano 105 components it shifts perfectly without spend way to much on anything nicer. Its just a great light fast bike thats comfortable for long rides. Plus the people at Jones are wonderful and so helpful.

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    5.0

    1st comfortable road bike

    By Buff in Nebraska

    from Nebraska panhandle

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training
    • Casual Riding
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    The most comfortable road bike I ever sat on. The personalized fit at Full Cycle (Nancy and Mike?) was great. After putting on the selle Italia max lite seat it was perfect. Nancy spent an hour setting it up. I was about ready to buy a Modone 4.5, then found this bike at Full Cycle.The Giant just fit me better.

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By Alex

    from Long Pond, PA

    About Me

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I actually bought the 2009 Defy Advanced 2 (with Ultegra) from Curt. Was impressed with the ride compared to the Orbea Onix and Specialzed Roubiax. I felt like I could anyhting on this bike. It's fast and responsive. A real quality product. Giant does'nt mess around and neither does the staff at Curt's Cyclery. They were knowledgeable and very friendly.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ride and Drive will put you in the seat

      By Dean

      from Richmond, IN

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Racing
        • Commuting
        • Exercising
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        I love this bike compared to my former bike. I ride 25-30 miles a day and this bike is fast, agile and comfortable. A very comfortable fit in terms of the seat and handlebar geometry, fits like a glove. I would highly recommnend this bike to anyone who wants quality and performane. I purchased this bike 11/09.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Liked it

        By Rambo

        from Agoura Hills, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          test rode it Sunday, 8/16. Also tested the Cannondale priced a few hundred $$ more. Liked the Giant better. Waiting for the 2010's to come out, so I can get the '09 on a close-out. Might put a triple crank set on it for climbing the extra steep hills around where I live.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great bike

          By GEE

          from michigan

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Commuting
            • Casual Riding
            • Climbing
            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I just got this bike a month ago, my first all carbon bike. Loved it from the first 5 seconds on it. This bike was a demo I got at a local shop and save about a grand off sticker, so that was great. It's quick and comfy. Being that I am 38 years old and with the legs of a 14 year old school girl, it climbs like a champ.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Price- Great Ride

            By MC-

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Exercising
              • Racing
              • Serious Training
              • Climbing

              Comments:

              Bought the in January, Tested and rode a lot others. Rode over a 2000 miles so far, including a Century. Very comfortable and quick. Not as soft as the Robuiax, but more responsive, rigid and lighter. The rims have been solid, no complaints about the components. I would defiantly buy this bike again. Awesome deal!

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              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A pleasure to ride

              By Freddy the fixer

              from Pacific Grove Ca.

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments:

                I tested bike at Sea Otter 4/18. Rode on road and track and in crowds.I am a very experienced cyclist and picky. Lighter than my alluminum Bianchi handled closely to my Bianchi, as stiff laterally but subtley softer. Definently nice wheels, they spin quite nicely. Nice Michellen25c tires felt safe on tight corners on the rough and through gravel. Position suits me, I like to stretch out into a streamline position staight back while on drops. Price is totaley awesome bike handles better than the Specialized Roubaix and Trek Madone bikes I tried during the weekend. The tins I didn't like about the bike was it wasn't Campi Recordequiped and I didn't own the Giant {Wah} Fantastic bike great price.

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