Steed Cycles

Giant 2021 Defy Advanced 2

  • $3,359.99


Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This smooth-riding endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides on all types of roads.

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

Engineered compliance

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.

Total control

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.

Versatility

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, disc

Fork                     

Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc

Handlebar            

Giant Contact SL D-Fuse

Stem                    

Giant Contact

Seatpost             

Giant D-Fuse, composite

Saddle                 

Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount

Shifters               

Shimano 105

Front Derailleur             

Shimano 105

Rear Derailleur              

Shimano 105

Brakes                

Shimano 105 hydraulic (F:160mm, R:140mm)

Brake Levers      

Shimano 105 hydraulic

Cassette             

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11x34

Chain                   

KMC X11EL-1

Crankset             

Shimano RS510, 34/50

Bottom Bracket 

Shimano, press fit

Rims                    

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Hubs                    

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle

Spokes                

Sapim Race

Tires                    

Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding

Extras                   

Tubeless prepared