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Defy Advanced SL 0

£11,499

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Defy Advanced SL 1

£8,499

Go long. Go fast. Superlight and silky smooth, the flagship series of the new Defy range is back to reclaim its title as the pinnacle of endurance road. It’s the perfect choice for the sportive or gran fondo that’s circled on your calendar.

Key Performance Factors

Functional simplicity

Free of cumbersome gimmickry, the frameset is one of the lightest in its category. With a perfect balance of high-performance reactivity and all-day comfort, it offers a “less is more” experience for modern endurance road riding.

Engineered compliance

Advanced SL-grade composite frame and fork are specifically engineered for endurance road riding, delivering a smooth and efficient ride quality that minimises fatigue on long rides. The new D-Fuse components work together to further absorb road shocks and vibrations.

Total control

A new Contact D-Fuse handlebar features ergonomic shaping and an 8-degree flare for comfort and control on all-day rides. Wide, hookless carbon rims (22.4mm inner width) are optimised for high-volume tubeless tyres (up to 38mm), and a 36mm rim depth offers stable, predictable handling in crosswinds.

Ultralight Carbon Endurance Road Bike

With greater lateral stiffness and a superlight frame weight of 785g, this is the most efficient Defy ever. The composite frame layup targets smooth-riding performance for long, hard rides. The new D-Fuse SLR seatpost is now lighter and engineered with 40 percent added compliance. The Contact SLR D-Fuse handlebar, also new, features similar D-shaped tubing as the seatpost to absorb shocks and vibrations, plus an 8-degree flare for improved ergonomics and control. Component highlights include the new Contact SLR AeroLight stem with integrated cable routing. A CADEX 36 WheelSystem with superlight hookless carbon rims delivers snappy yet stable handling and superior tubeless tyre performance.

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Techs & Features

Advanced Composite Technology
D-Fuse Technology
PowerCore
Compact Road Design
OverDrive Aero
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Defy Advanced SL 0

Sizing Guide and Geometry

Sizing to be used as a reference only. Please check with a local authorized dealer to determine the correct size.
Available sizes may vary from country to country.

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  • S
      165 cm5’5”  to 175 cm5’9”
  • M
      171 cm5’7”  to 181 cm5’11”
  • ML
      177 cm5’10”  to 187 cm6’2”
  • L
      183 cm6’0”  to 193 cm6’4”
bike diagram with measurements referenced in table that follows
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  SMMLL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)44517.548018.951520.353521.1
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)53020.954521.55602257522.6
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1405.51505.91756.91957.7
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)71.8°72.5°72.5°72.5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)502502502502
GTrail (mm) (inch)63.42.558.62.358.62.358.62.3
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)99439.199839.3101039.8102540.4
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)42016.542016.542016.542016.5
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)753753702.8702.8
KStack (mm) (inch)54121.35582257722.759623.5
LReach (mm) (inch)37514.83801538415.139315.5
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)73328.97623079631.381432
NHandlebar Width (mm) (inch)40015.742016.542016.544017.3
OStem Length (mm) (inch)903.51003.91003.91104.3
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1706.7172.56.8172.56.81756.9
QWheel Size 700C700C700C700C
Specs
  • Sizes
    S, M, M/L, L
  • Colours
    Blue Dragonfly/Black/Chrome
  • Frame
    Advanced SL-grade composite, disc
  • Fork
    Advanced SL-grade composite, full-composite OverDrive Aero steerer, disc
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant Contact SLR D-Fuse S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm
  • Grips
    Stratus Lite 3.0
  • Stem
    Giant Contact SLR AeroLight S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:100mm, L:110mm
  • Seatpost
    Giant SLR D-Fuse, composite, -5/+15mm offset
  • Saddle
    Giant Fleet SLR
  • Pedals
    PEDALS NOT SUPPLIED
  • Shifters
    SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Front Derailleur
    SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Brakes
    SRAM RED eTap AXS hydraulic, SRAM CenterLine XR rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm
  • Brake Levers
    SRAM RED eTap AXS hydraulic
  • Cassette
    SRAM Force, 12-speed, 10x36
  • Chain
    SRAM RED D1
  • Crankset
    SRAM RED D1 DUB, 33/46 with Quarq DZero power meter S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, press fit
  • Rims
    CADEX 36 Disc WheelSystem, [F]36mm, [R]36mm
  • Hubs
    [F] CADEX R1 Hub, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle [R] CADEX R1-C30 Low Friction Hub, 40t ratchet driver, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle
  • Spokes
    CADEX Aero Carbon Spoke
  • Tyres
    CADEX Classic, tubeless, 700x32c (33.5mm), folding
  • Extras
    computer mount, fender mount, water bottle cages, factory tubeless set up, 38mm max tyre size
  • Fender/Chainguard
    Compatible with RGX 38 fender (sold separately)
  • Weight
    The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

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