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 more 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, 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
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 crankset does power delivery duty.
Rolling stock consists of Giant's own P-R2 Disc tubeless alloy wheels and 700x32c Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless tires. 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. 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 and you'll agree that performance doesn't have to be expensive.
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.
The Contend AR 1 is the flagship of the Contend AR lineup. Built as an "endurance-plus" bike with stable handling and road manners, the Contend AT lets you focus on the road ahead (paved or otherwise) without twitchy or nervous handling. Giant's own ALUXX-Grade aluminum is found throughout the frame, bringing light weight and strength to the bike. A fully Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork soaks up fatiguing vibration as well as reducing overall weight further. There's room for tires up to 38mm wide, so terrible pavement and even hardpan trails won't be intimidating. Bottle cage and fender mounts make the Contend AR 1 an excellent commuter bike as well. Flat-mount disc brake installation is another weight-saver that even improves brake lever feedback. Aligning the hubs into the dropouts is simple with 12mm thru-axles. Internal cable routing keeps the Contend AR 1 looking clean and sleek.
Shimano's 11-speed 105 components take up gear changing duties on the Contend AR 1 with precision and long service life. The dual-control levers feature adjustable reach and need less hand effort to operate. A long-cage Shadow-style rear derailleur operates across a 11-34T Shimano 105 cassette, while an alloy Shimano 50/34T compact crankset ensures flex-free power delivery.
Giant's own P-S2 tubeless alloy wheels are shod with comfy tubeless 700x32c Gavio Fondo 2 tires, ensuring a smooth ride and confident grip. Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes add excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seat post flexes slightly when crossing railway tracks or potholes. Giant's saddle, alloy Connect stem and D-Fuse SL alloy road handlebar complete this road-ready machine.
The idea of being a cyclist in many different ways has a strong appeal. Commuting to work? Day trip on the weekend? Metric century? They're all fun in different ways. But what if you don't want a different bike for every kind of ride? What if there was one bike that did everything pretty well, and was still an excellent value?
The Contend AR 2 is exactly that kind of machine. It boasts light weight, a huge gearing range, disc brakes, and room for tires up to 38mm. There's plenty to work with, no matter the distance or adventure! The Contend AR 2's ALUXX-Grade aluminum frame provides a strong platform that handles well in fast turns and descents. The upright fit allows a wide range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable with minimal adjustments. A tapered OverDrive head tube and 12mm thru-axles add an extra dash of precision to the Contend AR 2's handling. Internal cable routing gives the bike a clean and sleek look, while an Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork helps keep weight low. Need to carry cargo? Riding in wet weather? Mounts for bottle cages and fenders (sold separately) bring practicality to the Contend AR.
Shimano's excellent 10-speed Tiagra components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Contend AR 2, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs, the 50/34T crankset, and a wide-range 11-34T cassette. This ensures lightning-quick operation and long service life for every mile. Tubeless alloy S-R2 Disc wheels are wrapped with 700x32c tubeless Gavia Fondo 2 tires, adding confident grip and a smooth ride over rough pavement and hardpan surfaces. Giant's own Conduct hydraulic disc brakes bring excellent stopping power and lever feedback to the Contend AR 2 in all conditions, wet or dry. A clever Composite carbon fiber D-Fuse seatpost flexes slightly to soak up harsh impacts from railway crossings and potholes. Giant's Contact saddle completes this brilliant all-rounder.
A road bike that only work well on sunny days won't be your favorite bike if it isn't sunny. Or if the road is barely a road.
The Contend AR 3 stakes its claim as a value-oriented machine, with a design that makes every mile easier. Bad roads? No problem! The Contend AR 3 starts with a 32mm road tire. Need wider rubber than that? The Contend AR 3 can handle up to 38mm tires! A long wheelbase, stable handling and an upright fit makes the bike perfect as a starter road machine, or a daily commuter in a wide range of conditions. Giant's own ALUXX-Grade hydroformed and butted aluminum is used to build the frame, keeping weight low for hilly excursions. 12mm thru-axles bring an extra dash of torsional strength, adding to the Contend AR 3's handling prowess. An all-carbon Advanced-Grade Composite fork is mounted in a tapered head tube, ensuring sharp handling in technical turns and descents.
Shimano's 9-speed Sora components handle drivetrain duties, including the dual-control levers, long-cage rear derailleur, front derailleur and 50/34T compact crankset. An 11-34T Shimano cassette brings a huge gearing range to the party, helping to make short work of challenging hills and terrain. Giant supplies the S-R2 Disc alloy wheelset, also keeping overall weight low. The aformentioned 700x32c S-R3 AC tires boast a wide contact patch for a smooth feel and confident grip, especially on rough and choppy pavement. The Contend AR 3 helps reign in speed with a set of cable-operated Tektro disc brakes. Rain? Dust? Dirt? Stopping power is at your fingertips, rain or shine. The Contend AR 3's Giant Approach saddle sits atop an alloy D-Fuse seatpost that flexes slight to take the edge off harsh pavement and railway crossings. An alloy Sport stem and alloy Connect road handlebar completes this excellent all-rounder.