Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, the Defy Advanced is engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. Even with its smooth ride quality, it still delivers a lightweight, stiff and lively feel when you’re climbing, accelerating and cornering. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it an efficient, high-performance ride quality that helps you push new limits of endurance. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road. A tubeless Giant WheelSystem and tires boost speed and efficiency with a reduced risk of flats. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat-mount disc brake tabs and 12mm thru-axles.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
Advanced Composite frame is specifically engineered for endurance road riding, delivering a smoother ride quality and less fatigue on long rides. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system works seamlessly with the frame to absorb road shocks and vibrations.
Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.
Endurance road geometry, added tire clearance (up to 35mm) and disc-brake integration allow you to tackle a variety of roads and conditions, from smooth pavement to rugged backroads and mountain passes.
Frame Advanced grade composite, 12mm thru-axle
Fork Advanced grade composite, full composite OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Contact SL D-Fuse, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Composite
Saddle Giant Approach
Shifters Shimano Ultegra, 22sp
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra RX800
Brakes Shimano Ultegra RX800
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc, Fr: 160mm, Rr: 140mm
Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 11-34T, 11sp
Chain KMC X11EL-1
Crankset Shimano RS510, 34-50T
Bottom Bracket Shimano press fit
Rims Giant PR2 disc tubeless
Hubs Giant alloy disc, 24H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14-15g
Tyres Giant Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless, 700x32c