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
|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|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, Press Fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra 11x34, 11-Speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Brakes||Giant Conduct, hydraulic disc, 140mm|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse composite|
|Accessories & Extras||Ride Sense ANT+/Bluetooth|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Store SKU|
|Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal / Large||04712878188907||80002016||117738|
|Matte Neon Red/Blue/Black / Large||04712878189041||80002036||117931|
|Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal / Medium||04712878188884||80002014||117695|
|Matte Neon Red/Blue/Black / Medium||04712878189027||80002034||117797|
|Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal / Medium/Large||04712878188891||80002015||117316|
|Matte Neon Red/Blue/Black / Medium/Large||04712878189034||80002035||117776|
|Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal / Small||04712878188877||80002013|
|Matte Neon Red/Blue/Black / Small||04712878189010||80002033|
|Carbon Smoke/Yellow/Charcoal / X-Large||04712878188914||80002017||117799|
|Matte Neon Red/Blue/Black / X-Large||04712878189058||80002037|
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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.
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...
Great bike with good power transfer, confortable and impresive when climbing. No complains at all
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 :)
very comfortable. great mix of race and plush. its both nible and quick as well as balanced and stable. Great ride