2021 Giant Defy Advanced 1

A carbon frame endurance bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the low end of the Defy Advanced model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Giant Defy Advanced 1
MSRP$3,300
Weight19.4 lbs / 8.8 kg
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain2 × 11
GroupsetUltegra, Shimano
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

2021 Giant Defy Advanced 1
39 mph
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39 mph

The Defy Advanced 1 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Defy Advanced 1 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Advanced-Grade Composite, disc

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

Fork

Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

Shimano, press fit

Stem

Giant Contact

Handlebar

Giant Contact SL D-Fuse

Saddle

Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount

Seatpost

Giant D-Fuse, composite

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra

Crank

Shimano RS510, 34/50

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11x34

Chain

KMC X11EL-1

Brakes

Shimano Ultegra hydraulic (F:160mm, R:140mm)

Brake Levers

Shimano Ultegra hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle

Rear Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle

Tires

Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding