2015 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1
Colors:Matte Carbon Fiber/Red/Silver
Giant’s Defy series has allowed more riders to accomplish their distance goals, centuries and “challenge rides” for years. But they have always strived to push the envelope of performance while keeping value squarely in their sights. Case in point: The Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1
When disc brakes began appearing, many thought it was unnecessary… Until they tried to stop in the middle of a rainstorm. Trying to clear the rim of rainwater can result in a heart-stopping moment while approaching a busy intersection at speed. Hydraulic disc brakes have been seen on mountain bikes for years, but no one had thought about making a hydraulic road brake/shift lever until recently. Shimano’s recent release of the RS685 dual-control lever and RS685 hydraulic disc caliper changed all that, and now we see precise shifting operation and all-condition braking in the same package.
The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is constructed of Giant’s own Advanced-grade composite materials, resulting in a light and compliant frame for long rides and centuries, but still provides tremendous torsional resistance at the PowerCore bottom bracket when power is applied to the crankset. The bike is built around Giant’s endurance geometry, allowing the bike to fit a wider range of riders and flexibilities. The wheelbase is also slightly longer, giving the bike excellent stability on rough and choppy pavement. There’s also an aperture for a RideSense speed and cadence sensor in the left chainstay. The fork is also constructed of Advanced-grade composite material, and is an all-carbon construction, including the tapered OverDrive steerer tube.
Shimano’s 11-speed Ultegra derailleurs, 11-28T cassette and 50/34T crankset complete the drivetrain, ensuring smooth operation for years to come. Giant’s own PSL0 disc-specific alloy wheels and P-SLR1 25mm tires offer a light and responsive feel as well as durability. A composite D-Fuse seatpost, Fizik Aliante saddle, Contact SL bar and stem complete the cockpit of this outstanding machine.
A discounted bike fit session with a member of our helpful and knowledgeable staff is included with the purchase of this bicycle. Components can be substituted at an additional cost. Please call for details.