2019 Giant

Propel Advanced 1 Disc

A carbon frame aero bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$4,200
FrameCarbon
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 11
GroupsetUltegra
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

Based on frame geometry and build specs.

Rider Position
relaxedaggressive
Terrain
smoothrugged
Propel Advanced 1 Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

41 mph

Propel Advanced 1 Disc

40 mph

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Highest gear

(descending)

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'7"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'0"

MD/LG

5'9" – 6'2"

LG

6'0" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'7"

Rider Fit Notes
  • 5'10", size md, Just right
  • 6'4", size XL, Just right
  • 5'9", size SM, Just right
Reviews
Cycling News
Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc 0 review

Apr 2020 · Colin Levitch

Rides like a ruby-red American muscle car

Highs
  • Straight-line speed of a drag racer

  • Firm but comfortable ride quality

  • Measured approach to cockpit integration

Lows
  • A bit heavy on the scale

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Cyclist
Giant Propel Advanced SL 0 Disc 2019 review

Nov 2019 · Peter Stuart

Giant bolts a set of disc brakes to its super fast aerodynamic champion, but it struggles to stand out from the competition

Highs
  • A very aerodynamic package at a low weight

  • With impressive ride quality and adjustability

Lows
  • A little expensive

  • And in stiff competition against the latest batch of aerodynamic superbikes

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Cycling Weekly
Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 disc

Dec 2018 · Symon Lewis

The new aero Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 disc is an epic bike and feels super fast, it doesn't disappoint on any terrain, even up climbs

Highs
  • Feels super fast

  • Super stiff

Lows
  • Stiff frame doesn't allow for precision cornering

  • Ride comfort at the rear is compromised

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Road Bike Action
Bike Test: Giant Propel

Jun 2018 · Vicky

How much better is faster?

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road.cc
Giant Propel Advanced Disc

May 2018 · Mat Brett

Aero road bike that offers speed, efficiency and a strong spec

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BikeRadar
Giant Propel Advanced Disc review

Apr 2018 · Warren Rossiter

A bike that feels more of a system than a collection of parts, and it’s all the better for it. Buy if you want to pursue speed above all else

Highs
  • Dazzling speed, looks and all-round performance

Lows
  • The firm ride, and it’s not a bike for cruisers

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Cycling Tips
Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc 2018 aero road bike review - CyclingTips

Apr 2018 · Dave Rome

When Giant unveiled its long-awaited update on the Propel aero road bike, the curtain was raised with astonishment – but not because of the aggressive use of truncated aero shapes, staggered rim depths, or the clean-looking proprietary cockpit. Rather, it was because the race-focused machine was revealed with disc brakes and no alternative. Giant was […]

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VeloNews
Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc

Mar 2018 · William Tracy

In a word? Fast. That’s the Propel Advanced SL.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Advanced-Grade Composite, disc

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorGun Metal Black / Charcoal / Chrome

Fork

Advanced-Grade Composite, hybrid OverDrive steerer, disc

Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Press Fit

Stem

Giant Contact SL Aero

Handlebar

Giant Contact SL Aero

Saddle

Giant Contact (forward)

Seatpost

Giant Vector composite

TypeRigid

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra

Crank

Shimano Ultegra, 36/52

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra,11x30

Chain

KMC X11EL-1

Brakes

Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

Giant SLR-1 Aero Disc WheelSystem (F:42mm, R:65mm)

Spokes

Giant SLR-1 Aero Disc WheelSystem

Front Hub

Giant SLR-1 Aero Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle, CenterLock

Rear Hub

Giant SLR-1 Aero Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle, CenterLock

Tires

Giant Gavia AC 1 tubeless, 700x25, folding

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