The Defy Advanced Pro 2 will take you as far as you want to ride. A smooth feel, upright fit and stable handling all work together to make every mile easier. Broken pavement, potholes and even unpaved roads were all front-and-center in the minds of the engineers when the Defy Advanced series was being designed. Giant's Advanced Composite material was chosen for high torsional strength and very light weight. By using strategic layering and frame tube shaping, the Defy Advanced Pro frameset brings instant pedaling response during hard efforts, especially during uphill, out-of-the-saddle charges. A PowerCore press-fit bottom bracket improves power transfer further. Tapered seat stays and a clever seat tube shape add compliance to help deal with potholes, choppy blacktop and railway crossings. Giant's exclusive D-Fuse seatpost is certainly light, but also flexes slightly over rough pavement to improve comfort further. A tapered OverDrive head tube anchors the frame's down tube, allowing the designers to reduce weight while not sacrificing overall frame strength. The Defy Advanced Pro's fork is also built from Advanced Composite material, adding lightness and comfort in equal measure. Thru-axle hubs front and rear add an extra dash of torsional strength for precise handling during high-speed turns and descents.
A comfortable fit makes every mile better, and the Defy Advanced Pro 2 boasts a tall head tube, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to fit more easily for multi-hour rides. A slightly longer wheelbase improves stability, reducing rider stress when the tarmac goes from bad to worse. Instead of sharp-handling geometry found on a pro's road racing machine, the Defy Advanced Pro 2's geometry is more like a Grand Touring car: Swift and light, but still manageable and comfortable. Need wider rubber than the Defy Advanced Pro 2's stock tires? There's enough space for tires up to 35mm wide!
Shimano's venerable 11-speed Ultegra components are found throughout the Defy Advanced Pro 2, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs and 11-34T cassette. An alloy Shimano Ultegra 50/34T compact crankset offers a wide gearing range for challenging terrain without the added weight of a triple crankset. Boasting a wide gearing range for steep ascents and long service life, Shimano's Ultegra drivetrain performs best on challenging routes and centuries. Hydraulic Shimano Ultegra disc brakes are not only powerful and feature excellent lever feedback, but also perform in all conditions, rain or shine. Giant’s own carbon fiber tubeless SLR-2 42 wheelset adds stunning all-round performance, thanks to very low rotating weight. A bullet-nosed rim profile helps reduce drag in a wider range of wind directions as well. The carbon fiber rim is hookless, reducing weight further and improving overall durability. Giant Gavia Fondo 1 700x32c tubeless tires deliver outstanding grip, low weight and high resistance to punctures. A Contact Fleet SL saddle sits atop the aforementioned D-Fuse seatpost. A Contact SL stem and SL D-Fuse handlebar complete this century conqueror.
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer, disc|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant SLR-2 42 Carbon Disc WheelSystem|
|Hubs||Giant SLR-2 42 Carbon Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||Giant SLR-2 42 Carbon Disc WheelSystem|
|Tires||Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, long cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL D-Fuse|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL alloy|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Contact Fleet SL|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse SLR, composite|
|Accessories & Extras||Computer mount, tubeless prepared|
* Subject to change without notice.