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Giant Defy Advanced 2

Giant Defy Advanced 2

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Giant Defy Advanced 2

Luxury and speed go hand in hand aboard Giant's Defy Advanced 2. Its gorgeous frame and fork are made from feathery carbon for a light, lively ride. Plus, your comfort is ensured by the composite's vibration-damping characteristics that take the bumps out of the road. And, this bike sports Shimano's tried-and-true Ultegra components with a hill-conquering compact crankset, a supportive Fizik saddle and Giant P-SL1 wheels for a ride so nice you won't want to come home.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant Advanced-Grade Composite, Compact Road Design
    Fork Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/Composite OverDrive 2 steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Giant P-SL1, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano Ultegra
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed: 11-28
    Shifters Shimano Ultegra
    Handlebars Giant Contact
    Stem Giant Contact Overdrive 2 w/Ti hardware
    Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
    Brakes Shimano Ultegra
    Saddle Fizik Aliante Delta w/manganese rails
    Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
    Accessories & Extras RideSense ANT+ compatible sensor

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 9 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (9)
    • Comfortable  (8)
    • Fast  (8)
    • Good Geometry  (8)
    • Responsive  (8)

    Cons

    • Wheels could be better 
    • Uncomfortable Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Climbing  (7)
    • Serious Training  (7)
    • Exercising  (6)
    • Racing  (5)
    • Commuting  (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    superior value for a serious road bike

    By MC

    from GR, Michigan

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy to maintain
    • Great value
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wheels Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    have been biking for a while and was pretty happy with a lower end Trek. wanted to upgrade and was told to check out Giant because of the great value for your money. tried a number of bikes, but really fell in love with the Defy. its lightweight, great components and durable. probably will upgrade wheels and tires in a couple of years, but otherwise, love it! lots of hills in Michigan and this bike helps me kill them

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Professional Bike without Break the Bank

    By Scott

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Responsive
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Exercising
      • Serious Training
      • Racing

      Comments:

      After buying an old 10 speed and getting into riding and riding a lot I took the leap and bought this amazing bike. It has an aggressive feel while still remaining comfortable. Its great for 50+ mile rides but it also fast for shorter rides. With Shimano 105 components it shifts perfectly without spend way to much on anything nicer. Its just a great light fast bike thats comfortable for long rides. Plus the people at Jones are wonderful and so helpful.

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      5.0

      1st comfortable road bike

      By Buff in Nebraska

      from Nebraska panhandle

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Casual Riding
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      The most comfortable road bike I ever sat on. The personalized fit at Full Cycle (Nancy and Mike?) was great. After putting on the selle Italia max lite seat it was perfect. Nancy spent an hour setting it up. I was about ready to buy a Modone 4.5, then found this bike at Full Cycle.The Giant just fit me better.

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      5.0

      Great Bike!

      By Alex

      from Long Pond, PA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        I actually bought the 2009 Defy Advanced 2 (with Ultegra) from Curt. Was impressed with the ride compared to the Orbea Onix and Specialzed Roubiax. I felt like I could anyhting on this bike. It's fast and responsive. A real quality product. Giant does'nt mess around and neither does the staff at Curt's Cyclery. They were knowledgeable and very friendly.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ride and Drive will put you in the seat

        By Dean

        from Richmond, IN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Racing
          • Commuting
          • Climbing
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          I love this bike compared to my former bike. I ride 25-30 miles a day and this bike is fast, agile and comfortable. A very comfortable fit in terms of the seat and handlebar geometry, fits like a glove. I would highly recommnend this bike to anyone who wants quality and performane. I purchased this bike 11/09.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Liked it

          By Rambo

          from Agoura Hills, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Responsive
          • Lightweight
          • Fast
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Climbing

            Comments:

            test rode it Sunday, 8/16. Also tested the Cannondale priced a few hundred $$ more. Liked the Giant better. Waiting for the 2010's to come out, so I can get the '09 on a close-out. Might put a triple crank set on it for climbing the extra steep hills around where I live.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great bike

            By GEE

            from michigan

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Fast
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Good Geometry
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising
              • Climbing
              • Commuting
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              I just got this bike a month ago, my first all carbon bike. Loved it from the first 5 seconds on it. This bike was a demo I got at a local shop and save about a grand off sticker, so that was great. It's quick and comfy. Being that I am 38 years old and with the legs of a 14 year old school girl, it climbs like a champ.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Price- Great Ride

              By MC-

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Good Geometry
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Serious Training
                • Commuting
                • Racing
                • Climbing
                • Exercising

                Comments:

                Bought the in January, Tested and rode a lot others. Rode over a 2000 miles so far, including a Century. Very comfortable and quick. Not as soft as the Robuiax, but more responsive, rigid and lighter. The rims have been solid, no complaints about the components. I would defiantly buy this bike again. Awesome deal!

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                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A pleasure to ride

                By Freddy the fixer

                from Pacific Grove Ca.

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Responsive
                • Good Geometry
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Handles Well
                • Lightweight
                • Sexy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Racing
                  • Serious Training
                  • Casual Riding
                  • Commuting
                  • Climbing
                  • Exercising

                  Comments:

                  I tested bike at Sea Otter 4/18. Rode on road and track and in crowds.I am a very experienced cyclist and picky. Lighter than my alluminum Bianchi handled closely to my Bianchi, as stiff laterally but subtley softer. Definently nice wheels, they spin quite nicely. Nice Michellen25c tires felt safe on tight corners on the rough and through gravel. Position suits me, I like to stretch out into a streamline position staight back while on drops. Price is totaley awesome bike handles better than the Specialized Roubaix and Trek Madone bikes I tried during the weekend. The tins I didn't like about the bike was it wasn't Campi Recordequiped and I didn't own the Giant {Wah} Fantastic bike great price.

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