The 2018 Defy Advanced 2 was selected by Cycling Weekly for its “Editor’s Choice” list, a roundup of the year’s best bikes. Editors described the composite road machine as “a comfortable endurance model with disc [brake] wheels and plenty of zip for days when speed is of the essence.”
Getting into the results of his ride review, tester Rupert Radley focused on the composite frame, writing: “Out on the road the bike feels great, proving that Giant’s frame fettling has worked. The ride is plush and comfortable despite the frame’s performance carbon makeup.”
Radley also praised the Tubeless Ready Giant WheelSystem: “The Giant PR 2 Disc wheels are solid performers with a nice bit of depth to them and come with Giant’s Gavia AC1 tubeless tires and have 12mm thru-axles which add plenty of stiffness to the frame and support the extra stopping power nicely.”
Radley also praised the bike’s saddle, writing: “Another happy discovery was the Giant Contact Neutral saddle, which I found to be plenty supportive and perfectly comfortable.”
Overall, Radley summed up his review by stating: “The Giant Defy Advanced has been a total pleasure to ride.”
For more, check out the full write-up on the Cycling Weekly website.
And for more details on the entire Defy Advanced range, click here.