CHOOSE THE LONGER ROUTE. CLIMB HIGHER MOUNTAINS. THIS SMOOTH-RIDING ENDURANCE ROAD BIKE IS MADE FOR LONG-DISTANCE RIDES ON ALL TYPES OF ROADS.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
Advanced Composite frame is specifically engineered for endurance road riding, giving you a smooth ride quality and less fatigue on long rides. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar absorb road shocks and vibrations.
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.
Endurance road geometry, added tire clearance (up to 35mm) and disc-brake integration allow you to tackle a variety of roads and conditions, from smooth pavement to rugged mountain passes.
Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, the Defy Advanced is made with a specific carbon layup to give it an efficient, high-performance ride quality that helps you push new limits of endurance. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road. A tubeless Giant WheelSystem and tires boost speed and efficiency with a reduced risk of flats. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat-mount disc brake tabs and 12mm thru-axles.
High-performance grade raw carbon material is used to produce this custom frame material in our own composite factory with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The front triangle is assembled and molded as one continuous piece in a proprietary manufacturing process called Modified Monocoque Construction.
Giant's proven oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system's oversized headset bearings (1 1/4" lower and 1 1/8" upper) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
Proprietary D-shaped composite seatpost and handlebar work together to dampen vibrations and absorb road shock, resulting in a smoother, more compliant ride quality.
COMPACT ROAD DESIGN
Introduced by Giant with the professional Team ONCE in the 1990s, Compact Road revolutionized the look and feel of high-performance road bikes forever. A downward-sloping toptube (from the headtube to the seattube) creates smaller front and rear triangles for a lighter, stiffer bike. It also makes it easier for riders of all sizes to have a perfect fit.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86mm wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the drive-side and stability on the non-drive-side.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Frame/handlebar/stem feature unique cable porting for sleek, non-cluttered appearance and performance.
The frame and fork are engineered specifically for flat-mount disc brakes, including front and rear 12mm thru-axles for reliable braking performance in all weather and road conditions.
GIANT WHEEL SYSTEM
Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology, this tubeless-ready composite WheelSystem delivers superior efficiency, pinpoint control, and comfort.
Fewer flat tires. Greater traction. Less rolling resistance and a smoother, faster ride. Giant's Tubeless System makes it easier than ever to experience all these benefits.
This frame comes prepared to accept the Giant RideSense sensor and accompanying hardware.
|A||SEAT TUBE LENGTH (inch)||16.1||17.5||18.9||20.3||21.1||22.2|
|B||SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74.5°||74.0°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||72.5°|
|C||TOP TUBE LENGTH (inch)||20.3||20.9||21.5||22||22.6||23.4|
|D||HEAD TUBE LENGTH (inch)||4.7||5.5||6.3||7.3||8.1||8.9|
|E||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||70.5°||71.8°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|F||FORK RAKE (inch)||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|I||CHAIN STAY LENGTH (inch)||16.5||16.5||16.5||16.5||16.5||16.5|
|J||BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (inch)||3||3||3||2.8||2.8||2.8|
|M||STAND OVER HEIGHT (inch)||28.8||29.9||30.9||32.1||32.9||33.7|
|N||HANDLEBAR WIDTH (inch)||15.7||15.7||16.5||16.5||17.3||17.3|
|O||STEM LENGTH (inch)||3.1||3.5||3.9||3.9||4.3||4.3|
|P||CRANK LENGTH (inch)||6.7||6.7||6.8||6.8||6.9||6.9|
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc|
|Rims||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c (33.5mm), folding|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit **some bikes may be substituted: FSA BB-AL86, press fit|
|Crankset||Shimano Tiagra, 34/50 **some bikes may be substituted: FSA Omega Adventure, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Tiagra, 11x34|
|Brakes||Shimano Tiagra hydraulic, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]140mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tiagra|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL D-Fuse XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm|
|Tape/Grips||Stratus Lite 3.0|
|Stem||Giant Contact XS:80mm, S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm|
|Seatpost||Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset|
|Accessories & Extras||Tubeless prepared, 35mm max tire size|
* Subject to change without notice.