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2018 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 black/green

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2018 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $3,400.00

Special Price $3,100.00

Your Savings: 9%

Quick Overview

Giant raises the bar on high-tech endurance

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Color: Matte Carbon Smoke/Neon Green

Sizes: Large. Please call for size availability

You're training for your best century ever. You want to set a PR at a "challenge ride". You need a bike that can put up with everything Wisconsin can throw at you. Here's your new best friend.

The 2018 Defy Advanced Pro 1 represents our best value in high-performance endurance road bicycles. A featherweight carbon fiber frame and fork, hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano's latest components and carbon fiber wheels shouldn't be wearing this price tag, but it is. Giant's commitment to endurance road machines means that recreational riders looking for a comfortable fit and feel will get exactly what they need; a steed for a full day of challenging riding.

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is built around an Advanced-grade composite carbon fiber frame that possesses outstanding strength, thanks to Giant's own in-house raw materials. The Defy Advanced Pro's raw carbon fiber sheeting is woven at the Giant factory for perfect frame quality from start to finish. Only then is it cut into custom patterns for frame construction. Minimal resin is needed to complete every frame, resulting in higher quality control and minimal extra weight. The main triangle can be built as a single piece, reducing overall weight further. The rear triangle is added later, allowing Giant to modify the Defy's ride quality depending on frame size. The seat tube is shaped for improved ride compliance along with the composite D-Fuse seatpost. A long wheelbase, upright fit and relaxed frame geometry makes the Defy Advanced Pro 1 an excellent machine for conquering long distances. The OverDrive 2 tapered head tube all but eliminates torsional flex at the head tube, adding handling precision in every corner. Giant's press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket ensures no energy is wasted due to a rubbery feel at the crankset. 12mm front and rear thru-axles not only make installing disc brake wheels a snap, they improve the frameset's torsional strength even further. Internal cable routing adds a clean, sleek look to the Defy Advanced Pro 1, while an aperture in the left chainstay for a RideSense speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) eliminates the need for clumsy zip-ties.

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is equipped with Shimano's latest 11-speed Ultegra R8000 components, including hydraulic disc brakes. The redesigned adjustable-reach Ultegra levers require less effort when shifting, while the Shadow-style rear derailleur is less prone to damage in the event of a right-side crash. The Ultegra rear derailleur also accommodate an 11-34T Shimano Ultegra cassette for challenging terrain. When paired with the redesigned Ultegra 50/34T compact crankset, the Defy Advanced pro 1 boasts a 1-to-1 gear ratio for the steepest of inclines.

Giant's tubeless-ready SLR1 composite carbon fiber wheels weigh in at 1510 grams, giving the Defy Advanced Pro 1 the lightest stock wheels in its price range. A 30mm-deep profile and bladed aero spokes add an aero boost when fighting headwinds, while the option to go tubeless eliminates pinch-flats. Giant's own 700x25c Gavia AC1 tires reduce rolling resistance and add confident grip.

Shimano's latest Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes bring power and control to the rider through excellent lever feedback. Heat dispersing fins on the pads reduce brake fade, while flat-mount caliper installation reduces overall weight. Stopping power is consistant in all conditions, rain or shine.

Giant's Contact SL Neutral saddle, alloy Contact SL road handlebars and OverDrive 2 stem complete this century-ready machine.

Additional Information

Year 2018
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Black
Speeds 22 speed
Features Ultralight weight, stable handling, endurance fit, Advanced-grade composite carbon fiber frame and fork, OverDrive 2 tapered head tube/steerer tube, press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket, aperture for RideSense speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) 11-speed Shimano Ultegra R8000 dual-control levers, Shimano Ultegra R8000 front and rear derailleurs, Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T compact crankset, Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-34T cassette, tubeless-ready carbon fiber Giant SLR1 wheelset w/12mm thru-axle hubs, Shimano Ultegra R8000 hydraulic disc brakes w/140mm Freeza RT800 rotors, alloy Giant Contact SL road handleabrs, alloy Giant Contact SL OverDrive 2 stem, Giant Contact SL Neutral saddle, GIant Contact SL Composite D-Fuse seatpost
Manufacturer Giant