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Giant Defy Advanced 1

Giant

Defy Advanced 1
2018

$2,422.99
Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal
Medium
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5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

2018 Giant Defy Advanced 1

Stay smooth, even on rough rides. This endurance road bike is purpose-built for your longest, hardest rides.

This lightweight Advanced-grade composite frame features endurance geometry and engineered compliance for a smooth, high-performance ride. Its tube shapes are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations, yet they’re still stiff in ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency and precise, stable handling. It’s actually crafted with specific carbon layups to give it just the right feel. And integrated disc-brake technology, featuring flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles front and rear, gives you added control in all types of weather and road conditions.

- Advanced-grade composite frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
- Advanced-grade composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer
- Giant PR-2 Disc wheelset with Giant Gavia AC 1 tubeless tires
- Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical componentry
- Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Advanced-grade composite
Fork Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Wheels/Rims Giant PR-2 Disc, Tubeless
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road Disc, Sealed Bearings, 12mm axles, 28h
Spokes Sapim Race 14/15g
Tires Giant Gavia AC 1 Tubeless, 700x25, Folding
Crankset Shimano FC-RS510
Chainrings 34/50
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
Chain KMC X11EL-1
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra 11x34, 11-Speed
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Giant Contact, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Giant Conduct, hydraulic disc, 140mm
Saddle Contact Neutral
Seat Post Giant D-Fuse composite
Accessories & Extras Ride Sense ANT+/Bluetooth

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

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

Cons

  • a bit heavy 
  • Cheap Saddle 
  • Seat Post Design 

Best Uses

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

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4.0

Great bike, but Giant dumb it down a bit

By Bike addicted

from Eagle, Idaho

About Me

Pros

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

Cons

  • a bit heavy
  • Cheap Saddle
  • Seat Post Design

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

  • Lightweight
  • Ride Comfort And Stabilit
  • Versatile
  • 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

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Easy Climbing

    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

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training

        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

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising
          • 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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