This bicycle was produced by hand in Waterloo, WI, using the same molds and techniques as the Madone 6.9 SSL of the same year. The bicycle uses Trek's proprietary OCLV 110 carbon fiber material for very light weight and impressive torsional strength. An aggressive geometry provides nimble handling and lightning-fast pedaling response, especially during uphill, out-of-the-saddle efforts. Up front, a 1-1/8" Cane Creek external-cup headset holds the lightweight Bontrager Race X Lite OCLV 110 carbon fiber fork. The Madone's cables are all externally routed, allowing easy servicing in the field.
The Livestrong Madone bicycles feature real gold leaf panels on the top tube, down tube and seat tube. Lance Armstrong's signature appears across the top tube under the clearcoat. Yellow highlights and custom graphics adorn the bike and many of the components.
Shimano's 10-speed 7800 Dura Ace components are found throughout the bike, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs, both multi-pivot brake calipers, and the 12-25T cassette. Long service life and precise operation can be expected for years to come from Shimano's best pro-level components. A Bontrager crankset with carbon fiber arms, 53/39T chainrings and matching custom graphics is an impressive centerpiece to the Livestrong Madone. Bontrager Race X Lite alloy wheels also feature custom yellow spokes and carbon fiber hubs, and are wrapped with 700x23mm Bontrager tires. A Bontrager carbon fiber seatpost, Bontrager saddle, Race XXX Lite carbon fiber stem and OCLV carbon fiber handlebar also boast custom yellow graphics.
Yes, you read that right. The Gant Defy Advanced Pro 0 is equipped with a watt-measuring dual-sided power meter straight out of the box.
There is, of course, plenty more that Giant can brag about with the Defy Advanced Pro 0. Lots more...
The Defy series of road bikes was designed to carry a rider over less-than-perfect surfaces, keeping them fresh for a final climb or finish line sprint. This is the Defy flagship for 2019, built around Giant's own Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber frame and fork. Astonishing lightness and an upright fit are only the opening features of the Defy Advanced Pro 0's frameset. The frameset's carbon fiber "recipe" was redone for 2019 to provide a more compliant ride and improved torsional strength. The faceted MegaDrive down tube takes advantage of the new carbon fiber layup, improving overall frame strength and pedaling response. In addition, the 1-1.25"-by-1.5" tapered OverDrive2 head tube/steerer tube adds precision to the Defy Advanced Pro 0's handling, especially in fast turns and descents. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket also eliminates power-robbing flex at the crankset. Internal cable routing keeps the Defy Advanced Pro 0 looking clean and sleek, while an aperture in the left chainstay fits the included RideSense speed/cadence sensor without the use of clumsy zip-ties. Flat-mount disc brake installation promotes even pad wear over time as well as better brake lever feedback. The bike's overall geometry feels stable over rough and choppy pavement without handling like a Winnebago.
Shimano's iconic Ultegra group gets a full redesign with their 11-speed Di2/hydraulic disc brake "R8070" version. The new dual-control levers have been substantially reshaped from the previous ST-R785 version, making the levers more comfortable for riders with smaller hands. The lever reach is also more adjustable than ever. Under the levers' hood peak is a flush button that can be programmed (with Shimano's E-tube software) to operate the rear derailleur. Shift buttons have a more positive detent, making operation with heavy gloves much easier. The redesigned Shadow-style Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur features a more tucked-in profile for improved aero drag and faster operation while shifting under load. The front Ultegra Di2 derailleur has a reprofiled cage that reduces the chance of interfering with a wide rear tire. As always, the front Di2 derailleur automatically trims itself as the rear derailleur moves the chain across the cassette. Cool, huh? Up to 900 miles of riding can be done on a single Di2 battery charge. The recharging aperture is located in the right handlebar end, and has a charge indicator light for ease of use. An Ultegra compact crankset comes with a 50/34T chainring combination, bringing a wide gearing range to the Defy Advanced Pro 0. An 11-34T Shimano Ultegra cassette brings up the rear.
The SLR-1 wheelset found on the Defy Advanced Pro 0 is tubeless-ready, disc-specific and built from Giant's own Composite carbon fiber. Yes, you get carbon fiber wheels straight off the sales floor with the Defy Advanced Pro 0! The lightness, aerodynamics and smooth ride quality of carbon fiber hoops are already on the bike! Wrapped with 700x32c Gavia AC 1 tubeless tires, the Defy's handling over rough and choppy pavement will redefine what a bike can do for a rider looking to cover more miles over unpleasant pavement (or lack thereof...). Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes and SM-RT800 rotors ensure excellent stopping power and brake lever feedback in all conditions, rain or shine.
Now we get to the really good part: This bike includes a power meter preinstalled in the Ultegra crankset. A Power Pro dual-sided power meter will transmit vital metrics to any popular ANT+ head unit (Garmin, Wahoo, Giant NeosTrack, etc.) including watts, cadence, left-to-right pedal balance, and force angle with the aid of a multi-axis accelerometer. 150 hours of operation on a single charge makes training and riding endurance events worry-free. Use a Giant RideLink smartphone app to check battery charge, assist in calibration and update firmware.
Giant brings a proven (and head-slappingly simple) technology to the Defy Advanced Pro 0: D-Fuse. The bike's D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost has a D-shaped profile, allowing the post to flex backward about 10-12mm when tackling rough pavement. A Contact SL saddle, alloy Contact SL Stealth stem with internal cable routing and carbon fiber D-Fuse road handlebar completes this century dominator.
A Shimano charging cable and Giant Power Pro charging cable is included in the purchase of this bicycle. Additional accessory stem mounts for handlebar computers from Garmin and Wahoo (sold separately) are also included
The current generation Madone has set a very high standard for aero road bikes. Now all that performance can be had for less...
Trek's current Madone has helped pro racers win some of the most prestigious victories in professional racing, including the 2019 world road championships in Yorkshire. Attaining that technological masterpiece is not quite as expensive as it used to be. Welcome to the Madone SL 6 Disc for 2020.
The Madone has been acclaimed as a brilliant aero bike, with very low drag to cheat the wind. The original Madone SLR Disc also boasts incredibly good ride quality -not just for an aero bike, but for road bikes in general- due to an adjustable IsoSpeed seat mast. This clever element of the Madone SL's frame uses a slider on the base of the L-shaped IsoSpeed structure under the top tube. By moving the slider forward or backward, the seatmast can be made stiffer or softer, depending on rider weight, expected riding surfaces or ride distance. Triathletes will appreciate this, knowing that a smooth ride will benefit them during the run. Century riders will also smile, knowing the bike will still be smooth on broken tarmac. Racers will like IsoSpeed since the freshest rider is most likely the fastest in the final sprint to the finish.
Very light weight is still part of the Madone SL's attributes, thanks to Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber used throughout the frame. By using newer flat-mount disc brake installation and an H1.5 fit geometry, the frame of the Madone SL 6 Disc cuts weight in the right places. Like the current Madone SLR, Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) tube shaping in used throughout the Madone SL's frame and fork, making the bike one of the slipperiest road bicycles today. The flattened trailing edge of the frame and fork tubes (the "Kammtails") make the bike far more resistant to gusty crosswinds compared to a classic teardrop shape, as well as cutting weight off the bike. An aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) cuts aero drag by eliminated the need for clumsy zip-ties. Even the 3S chain keeper at the crankset has been given the low-drag treatment. A stout BB90 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke.
The Domane SL 6 disc uses Shimano's latest R8000 version of their venerable 11-speed Ultegra component group. This ensures precision functionality, long service life and light weight. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Redesigned dual-control levers and lever hoods that feature adjustable lever reach and a more comfortable textured grip
- A Shadow-style rear derailleur that improves shift quality and takes up to a 30T rear cog
- A Toggle-pivot front derailleur that requires less hand strength to shift to the large chainring
- A 50/34T compact crankset with a more flattened profile for better aerodynamics as well as stiffness for better power transfer
- Hydraulic disc brakes with improved heat dispersion and 160mm rotors for improved stopping power
An 11-28T Ultegra cassette and Ultegra chain add a wide gearing range for challenging courses, as well as precision shifting and low drivetrain friction.
Bontrager supplies the tubeless-ready Aeolus Comp 5 Disc wheelset and 700x25c R3 Hard-Case Lite tires, adding an extra aerodynamic weapon to the Madone SL 6's arsenal. A 50mm deep rim with a bullet-nosed profile not only slices the air in a wider range of wind angles, it handles better in gusty crosswinds. The Madone SL 6's Bontrager Aeolus Comp saddle is a new design that enhances comfort for riders in an aggressive aero position. A conventional alloy Bontrager Pro Blendr stem and alloy Elite Aero VR-CF road handlebar accept clip-on aero bars for triathletes seeking a better bike for technical courses.
Giant brings value to every performance road bicycle they make. The Defy Advanced 1 is no exception!
Can performance and value truly co-exist in a road bicycle? The Defy Advanced 1 demonstrates this with a featherweight Advanced Composite carbon fiber frame, Shimano's latest version of their Ultegra components, and lightweight tubeless alloy wheels. The closer you look at the details of this bicycle, the more it will win you over. Giant's own Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber is used with a specific layup to keep weight to a minimum while enhancing torsional strength. The frame design also makes every pedal stroke matter. A tapered OverDrive head tube and massive PowerCore bottom bracket anchor the faceted down tube for instant power transfer and razor-sharp handling. High-speed turns and descents can be attacked with confidence that the bike will go where you point it! Internal cable routing and flat-mount disc brake installation keep the Defy Advanced 1 looking clean and sleek. 12mm thru-axle dropouts align the brake rotors perfectly when installing wheels, as well as adding an extra dash of handling precision. Need a more upright fit? The tall head tube and relaxed geometry makes it easy for a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable on the Defy Advanced 1. Looking for even wider rubber than the 32mm stock tires? The Defy Advanced 1 will take up to 35mm tires for really rough roads or hardpan gravel.
Shimano's high-performance Ultegra components have been impressing us for years with incredible durability, lightning-quick operation and very light weight. Those components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Defy Advanced 1, including the dual-control levers, front derailleur, long-cage Shadow-style rear derailleur and wide-range 11-34T cassette. The Ultegra rear derailleur is their clutch-equipped long-cage "RX" version. It does a fantastic job of keeping the chain on the crankset, and not flying off when clattering over railway crossings or potholes. Shimano's mountain bike components have been featuring similar technology for years, and it works like a charm! A Shimano 50/34T compact alloy crankset does power delivery duty.
Rolling stock consists of Giant's own P-R2 Disc tubeless alloy wheels and lightly treaded 700x32c Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless tires. Flats are hardly a problem with the Defy Advanced 1's wheels and tires set up tubeless straight from the factory. There's plenty of stopping power to be found on the Defy Advanced 1 with Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes. Rain or shine, disc brakes are always better performers compared to rim brakes. A Giant Approach saddle, alloy Contact stem and D-Fuse SL road handlebar complete this exceptional road bike.
Take a look back at the price tag of the Defy Advanced 1 and you'll agree that performance doesn't have to be expensive.
An outstanding bike gets upgrades, starting with wider tubeless tires and an even better frame!
The Avail Advanced series of road bikes has seen improvements to make the bike more effective, more comfortable and even more reliable. The frameset gets a new Advanced Composite carbon fiber "recipe", reducing weight and improving power transfer with every pedal stroke. Up front, the Avail Advanced 1 is equipped with an Advanced-Grade Composite all-carbon fork; an upgrade from the previous alloy/carbon model. A tapered OverDrive head tube improves handling in high-speed turns and descents. A tall head tube and more upright fit accommodates a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- for long days in the saddle. The crankset and bottom bracket are set slightly lower than the previous generation, making the bike feel more planted at high speeds.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed Ultegra components are found throughout the drivetrain, including the front derailleur, Shadow-style long-cage rear derailleur, 11-34T cassette and the adjustable-reach dual-control levers. The rear Ultegra derailleur is a clutch-equipped "RX" version that prevents chain drop when tackling rough pavement and railway crossings. An alloy Shimano 50/34T compact crankset does power delivery duties. Precise shifting, long service life and easy operation are all found with every shift on the Avail Advanced 1. The hydraulic disc brakes are also Shimano Ultegra units, offering excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
The Avail Advanced 1 comes with tubeless alloy wheels and tires factory installed. The PR-2 Disc wheelset offer an aerodynamic rim profile to slice through the air, while wide-flange hubs improve lateral strength. The 700x32c tubeless Gavia Fondo 1 tires boast a comfy ride quality along with excellent puncture protection with the included sealant. A Liv Approach saddle sits atop a clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost that flexes slightly when crossing railway tracks, broken pavement and potholes. Up front, an alloy Contact stem and Contact SL D-Fuse road handlebar complete this outstanding century conquerer.
The VR5 is built for more than just an hour on the bike path. Centuries, "double metrics" and challenge rides are what this bike is built for.
Felt's VR geometry allows a wide range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable for multi-hour rides with a tall head tube and a long wheelbase. By using their proprietary UHC Performance carbon fiber, Felt combined that geometry with an outstanding chassis, allowing the bike to soak up fatiguing vibration over rough pavement. A ControlTaper tapered head tube and BB386 bottom bracket improves overall frame rigidity, along with 12mm thru-axles for reduced wheel flex in turns. This all combines to make the VR5 very efficient when tackling steep ascents, especially out-of-the-saddle charges.
Felt selected Shimano's recently redesigned 105 components, making the VR5 a precise performer when shifting and braking. An 11-30T cassette and an FSA Gossamer Pro 50/34T alloy crankset brings a huge gearing range for roller-coaster hills. Tubeless-ready alloy Devox Road RLS1.9 wheels are wrapped with 700x28c Vittoria Rubino Pro tires, making for easy acceleration and a confident feel in fast turns and descents. Speaking of descents, the VR5 is equipped with Shimano's latest hydraulic disc brakes, making stopping much more controlled in all conditions, rain or shine. A Prologo Kappa Space saddle sits atop a UHC Performance carbon fiber seatpost, while an alloy Devox stem and Devox Ergonomic road handlebar completes this century-ready machine.
The Defy Advanced family for 2021 were designed from the outset as clean-sheet-of-paper bikes, not cobbled-together compromises. This guarantees the best performance for riders seeking to challenge themselves or roads rough and smooth.
The Defy Advanced 2 is built around an Advanced-grade carbon fiber frame, giving the bike a lightweight backbone to help deliver pedaling power effectively. The relaxed geometry of the Defy provides a long wheelbase for a stable feel on rough and choppy pavement. A taller head tube allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to fit comfortably for extended hours in the saddle. Internal cable routing and flat-mount brake installation gives the bike a clean look. Even the seatpost binder bolt is submerged in the frame for a more aero profile. The unique D-Fuse Composite seatpost soaks up vibrations and low-frequency impacts better than any other carbon fiber seatpost, making every mile smoother. Delivering power to the bike is done through the PowerCore press-fit bottom bracket, ensuring that the rider isn’t wasting energy flexing a rubbery bike. Giant’s OverDrive 2 tapered carbon fiber fork cuts weight and improves the bike’s handling in fast turns and descents, as well as improving feel under hard braking. Considering even wider rubber than the stock 32mm tires? The Defy Advanced will accommodate tires up to 35mm wide!
The Giant Defy Advanced 2 is equipped with Shimano’s latest 11-speed 105 derailleurs and 11-34T cassette for smooth shifting and long service life. A Shimano 50/34T compact crankset boasts immense torsional rigidity for uphill, out-of-the-saddle efforts. Shimano 105 dual-control brake/shift levers have an adjustable reach for smaller hands and retain the lighter mechanical feel of Shimano’s recent 11-speed shifters. Although each lever has an internal hydraulic reservoir, it still keeps a familiar lower-profile shape that Shimano riders expect. The hydraulic calipers themselves are aluminum for light weight and rock-solid rigidity. 160mm front/140mm rear rotors disperse heat quickly, even under repeated deceleration. The Defy Advanced 2 needed disc-specific wheels for high performance riding, and the P-R2 wheelset is more than up to the challenge. The disc-specific lightweight alloy rims keep rotating mass down while 700x32c Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless tires offer confident grip and a smooth ride. Giant’s Contact SL alloy handlebars and stem are paired with an Approach saddle to complete the cockpit.
Today, light road bikes are more than that. They're smoother, better-fitting and take you further. The Avail Advanced 2 does all those things and more.
The Avail Advanced 2 checks several boxes for many riders. The wide size range allows riders with an inseam as short as 26" to get comfortable on an XXS size. The Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber used to build the frame not only keeps overall weight low, but also soaks up fatiguing road vibration. Even the frame shape and Composite D-Fuse seatpost soaks up impacts from bad railway crossings and potholes better than conventional round frame tubes. A tapered OverDrive head tube adds an extra dose of handling precision up front for fast turns and descents. Even the press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the crankset better than threaded units, eliminating energy-robbing frame flex. The wheels feature thru-axle hubs for improved handling and disc brake performance.
Shimano's upgraded 11-speed 105 components are found throughout the drivetrain, including the adjustable-reach levers, front and rear derailleurs and 11-34T cassette. Smooth operation, precise shifting and long service life are all built into Shimano's excellent 105 components. A Shimano 50/34T compact crankset helps add a wide gearing range on long climbs. Light wheels can make all the difference in a bike's performance, and the Avail Advanced 2's feather-light alloy hoops take less effort to spin up. The wheelset is also tubeless-ready, allowing the use of Giant's Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless tires for lower rolling resistance. The Avail Advanced 2 employs Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes for outstanding braking performance in all conditions, rain or shine.
Liv's own Approach saddle for women sits atop the D-Fuse Composite seatpost, while an alloy Contact OverDrive stem and alloy Contact SL D-Fuse road handlebar complete this century-ready bike.
Some have lamented the loss of "real road bikes". The current crop of popular endurance and gravel bikes have been derided by some as clumsy barges that handle a corner as easily as pushing a cow up a fire escape. Is the nimble, aggressive-fit, lightning-quick speed machine truly gone? Not this bike...
The TCR Advanced 2 Disc Pro helps you take on a field sprint or a KOM with equal ease. It's a lightweight sprinter's delight featuring 11-speed Shimano components, a short wheelbase for nimble handling and a responsive feel with every pedal stroke. The frame itself is constructed of Giant's own Advanced-grade carbon fiber, ensuring light weight and impressive torsional strength. A PowerCore press-fit bottom bracket and tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube interface takes the TCR's stength up another level, ensuring flex-free power delivery during hard efforts. Yes, this is a bike built for speed! The TCR's frame shaping gives a nod towards aerodynamics, letting it slip through the air just a little easier than a classic round-tubed machine. Even the Variant Composite carbon fiber seatpost is teardrop-shaped, giving the bike better aero numbers higher up. The fork is also produced with Advanced-grade carbon fiber that is not only light, but also soaks up fatiguing vibration. Thru-axles front and rear add an extra dash of handling precision, while flat-mount brake installation helps make the bike even lighter. Internal cable routing tucks hoses and housing out of the airstream.
The TCR Advanced 2 Disc Pro's component list gives the owner plenty to smile about. Shimano's latest 11-speed 105 derailleurs handle gear changing duties with pro-level precision. The rear derailleur's Shadow-style design tucks most of the derailleur's body out of the wind, making the bike just a tad sleeker. A Shimano RS-510, 36/52T semi-compact crankset is not only incredibly strong but also more aero than the previous generation. A Shimano 105 11-30T cassette adds a huge gearing range to help deal with challenging courses and day-long training rides. Shimano's 105 dual-control hydraulic levers boast an adjustable reach, allowing a wider range of hand sizes to fit comfortably. Tubeless-ready alloy PR-2 Disc wheels bring an aero profile to the party, and are shod with 700x25c Gavia Course AC 1 tubeless tires. Yes, we can set this bike up tubeless before you take it home! Shimano supplies the hydraulic 105 disc brakes, providing outstanding stopping power in a wide range of conditions, rain or shine. A Giant Contact Forward saddle, alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact road handlebar complete this speed machine.