Designed around the proven endurance geometry of the Defy range and handcrafted with lightweight, smooth-riding Advanced-grade composite, this frame delivers speed, confidence and control. The rear triangle features ultra-thin, flattened seatstays to reduce road vibrations, and the D-Fuse seatpost helps smooth out the road. And new flat-mount disc brakes plus 12mm thru-axle hubs give you more control than ever in all types of conditions.
Specific composite layup and tube shaping, including ultra-thin and flattened seatstays, a low seatstay/seattube junction, and thin, slightly curved fork legs combine for a balanced, compliant ride quality and reduced rider fatigue.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter-wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and1 1/8” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Frame features unique internal cable porting for sleek, uncluttered appearance and performance.
The proprietary “D” shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.
ADVANCED-GRADE COMPOSITE FORK
An Advanced-grade composite fork with a hybrid steerer tube constructed for excellent handling and ride quality.
Frame is engineered with flat-mount disc brake integration for superior braking performance in all weather and road conditions.
All-new 12-millimeter thru-axles front and rear provide superior braking performance and stiffness for precise cornering and overall road control.