The Devote Advanced 2 isn't a repurposed cyclocross bike with wide gearing and wider tires. It's all about speed and smoothness in rough conditions for hours on end.
Liv's new Devote Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the line. Stability came first with the Devote Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse, frequently with no warning. The low bottom bracket keeps the rider's center of gravity low, allowing the rider to feel "in the bike" and between the wheels, rather than just perched on top. A more upright fit was needed for riders that are more interested in simply completing challenging rides and events rather than winning them.
The frame and fork of the Devote Advanced 2 is built with Giant's Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up fatiguing vibration, allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comfort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube enhances the bike's handling precision, especially in fast turns and descents. The chainstays have an almost droopy look to them, allowing very wide tires to be used (up to 45mm!) when tackling terrible gravel. The Devote Advanced 2 can also take 650B wheels if that's your preference (wheelset and tires sold separately). 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the crankset, providing flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek as well as extending shifter cable life in dirty conditions. The usual bottle cage mounts are found in the main triangle, but a third bottle mount is found under the down tube for especially long and hot rides. Cool, huh? Giant's clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost soaks up hard impacts with up to 12mm of flex, enhancing ride quality further.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Devote Advanced 2. The adjustable-reach GRX levers feature an improved hood shape and texture, keeping the rider's hands fresher over broken jeep double-track. The new long-cage GRX rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even has a 34T large cog capacity. The GRX front derailleur is a new toggle-pivot unit, reducing the effort needed to shift to the large chainring. Cable tension can even be adjusted from the derailleur, eliminating the need for in-line barrel adjusters. Praxis supplies the alloy Alba 2D crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Revolt Advanced 2. Out back, a Shimano 105 rear cassette boasts an 11-34T gearing range. Yes, that's less than a one-to-one ratio for the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!
Giant's own P-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x40c CrossCut AT 1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of GRX hydraulic disc brakes. An Approach saddle sits atop the aformentioned D-Fuse seatpost, while an alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact XR D-Fuse road handlebar completes the cockpit of this expedition-ready bicycle.
|A||SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm)||390||420||465||500|
|B||SEAT TUBE ANGLE||75.0°||75.0°||74.5°||74.5°|
|C||TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm)||515||525||535||550|
|E||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||70.5°||70.5°||71.0°||71.0°|
|F||FORK RAKE (mm)||50||50||50||50|
|I||CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm)||430||430||430||430|
|J||BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm)||80||80||80||80|
|M||STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm)||683||711||749||779|
|N||HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm)||400||400||420||420|
|O||STEM LENGTH (mm)||70||80||90||90|
|P||CRANK LENGTH (mm)||165||170||172.5||172.5|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle, disc|
|Wheels||Giant P-X2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant CrossCut AT 1, 700x38c, Tubeless|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, press fit|
|Crankset||Praxis Alba 2D alloy|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX-600, 2x11|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX-810|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX-810, clutch-equipped|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34T|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX RX-400 hydraulic|
|Rotors||Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX RX-600 hydraulic|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact XR D-Fuse, 31.8|
|Tape/Grips||Liv All Condition|
|Seatpost||Giant D-Fuse, composite XS:75mm travel, S:75mm travel, M:75mm travel, L:100mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Tubeless prepared|
* Subject to change without notice.