Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019 The evolutionary manner in which bicycle design and construction takes places allows Giant to each year produce bikes better than those of the year before.
Materials improve, design possibilities reveal themselves, shapes are changed, diameters are increased or decreased, boundaries are not just explored, but disregarded. Blank page, clear sky imaginative free-thinking fuelled by thirty years of experience continually provide bikes that just a few years ago would have been unheard of.
The new Defy Advanced Pro 1 manages to encompass all of the classical design parameters of light weight, superb control, rider comfort, performance, safety, quality components and moderate price.
Immediately obvious are the hydraulic disc brakes, an increasingly popular feature for bikes aimed at the more serious recreational rider. With consistent, reliable stopping in any weather conditions, disc brakes have quickly established themselves as mandatory items for all except the serious racing cyclist.
Also obvious are the factory fitted carbon composite wheels. In the past an upgrade item at quite some expense, but today, a standard fitting included in the quite reasonable purchase price.
Equally as obvious is the Shimano Ultegra 22 speed ensemble, proven so efficient and reliable over the past few seasons and a worthy successor to the previous 20-speed version.
What isn't so obvious to the untrained eye is the sophistication within the construction of the Defy Advanced frame.
A thoroughly modern classic.
Carbon / Electric Blue / Red
Advanced grade composite, 12mm thru-axle
Advanced grade composite, full composite OverDrive 2 steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Giant Contact SLR D-Fuse, 31.8mm
Giant Contact SL Stealth, 8 degree
Giant D-Fuse SL, Composite
Giant Contact SL, Neutral
Shimano Ultegra, 22 speed
Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc, 140mm
Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic
Shimano Ultegra, 11-34T, 11 speed
Shimano Ultegra, 34-50T
Shimano press fit
Giant SLR 1 Disc Composite Centerlock DBL WheelSystem, 30mm deep
Giant SLR-1 Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle, Center Lock
Giant SLR-1 Disc WheelSystem
Giant Gavia AC 1 tubeless, 700x28mm