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Defy Advanced 2

2019

$3,399

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Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.

Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset that’s engineered with endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road.

Key Performance Factors

Engineered compliance

Advanced Composite frame is specifically engineered for endurance road riding, delivering a smoother ride quality and less fatigue on long rides. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system works seamlessly with the frame to absorb road shocks and vibrations.

Total control

Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.

Versatility

Endurance road geometry, added tyre clearance (up to 32c) and disc-brake integration allow you to tackle a variety of roads and conditions, from smooth pavement to rugged backroads and mountain passes.

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SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsGrey / Gun Metal Black
FrameAdvanced grade composite, 12mm thru-axle
ForkAdvanced grade composite, hybrid OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
ShockN/A
HandlebarGiant Contact SL D-Fuse, 31.8mm
StemGiant Connect, 8 degree
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, Composite
SaddleGiant Contact, Neutral
PedalsN/A
ShiftersShimano 105, 22sp
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
BrakesGiant Conduct SL brake semi-hydraulic disc, 140mm
Brake LeversShimano 105
CassetteShimano HG700, 11-34T, 11sp
ChainKMC X11EL-1
CranksetShimano RS510, 34-50T
Bottom BracketShimano press fit
RimsGiant PR2 disc tubeless
HubsGiant alloy disc, 28H
SpokesStainless steel, 14-15g
TiresGiant Gavia AC 1 tubeless, 700x28c
WeightThe 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 Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

Highlights

Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset featuring endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse SL composite seatpost and Contact SL D-Fuse aluminum handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road. The oversized and tapered OverDrive full-composite steerer tube aids cornering precision, while the PowerCore bottom bracket (dropped 5mm from the previous generation Defy to compensate for larger tires) delivers precise handling and class-leading pedaling efficiency.

 

 

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Sizing Guide and Geometry

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

XS   157 cm5’2” 167 cm5’6”
S   167 cm5’6” 173 cm5’8”
M   173 cm5’8” 178 cm5’10”
ML   178 cm5’10” 183 cm6’0”
L   183 cm6’0” 188 cm6’2”
XL   188 cm6’2” 193 cm6’4”
  XSSMMLLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)41016.144517.548018.951520.353521.156522.2
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)74.5°74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°72.5°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)51520.353020.954521.55602257522.659523.4
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1204.71405.51606.31857.32058.12258.9
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)70.5°71.8°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)502502502502502502
GTrail (mm) (inch)712.8632.5582.3582.3582.3582.3
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)99539.299539.299839.3101039.8102540.4104040.9
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)42016.542016.542016.542016.542016.542016.5
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)753753753702.8702.8702.8
KStack (mm) (inch)52220.654621.556722.358623.160523.862424.6
LReach (mm) (inch)37014.637414.737714.83811539015.439815.7
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)73128.876029.978630.981632.183532.985633.7
OStem Length (mm) (inch)803.1903.51003.91104.31104.31204.7
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1706.71706.7172.56.8172.56.81756.91756.9
QWheel Size 700C700C700C700C700C700C

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