2021 Giant Defy Advanced 2

A carbon frame endurance bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2021 Giant Defy Advanced 2
MSRP$2,800
Weight20.1 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain2 × 11
Groupset105, Shimano

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

Defy Advanced 2

39 mph

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The Defy Advanced 2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Defy Advanced 2 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 review

Warren Rossiter

The ruler of the road returns

  • Top-quality ride, great components and excellent handling

  • Some may want faster tyres

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Giant Defy Advanced 3 2021

Mat Brett

Smooth-riding endurance bike that offers hydraulic disc brakes and plenty of value

  • Comfortable

  • Dependable components

  • Great value

  • Relaxed riding position won’t suit all

Jul 2021Read Review

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Giant Defy Advanced 2 review

Marc Abbott

Mid-range carbon endurance bike packing comfort for almost any occasion

  • Sky-high comfort

  • Fatigue-fighting geometry

  • Wide choice of gearing

  • Predictable handling

  • 32c tubeless tyres

  • Versatility as standard

  • Non-series chainset is a minor quibble

Apr 2021Read Review

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Giant Defy Advanced 1

James Bracey

Giant's Defy moves into more versatile territory with an updated frame and bigger tyre volume

  • Value

  • Comfort

  • Versatility

  • Cable routing

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Jul 2020Read Review

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Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0 first-ride review: Super smooth, power meter included - CyclingTips

James Huang

Giant’s previous-generation Defy range broke new ground in 2014 by being the first complete range of endurance road bikes from a major manufacturer to exclusively offer disc brakes. It was also a very nice bike, period, but also more of a toned-down road racer than a machine that was purpose-built for performance-oriented comfort. That’s all […]

Jul 2018Read Review

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First Ride: 2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0

Troy Templin

Finally, not an aero road bike

Jul 2018Read Review


Geometry

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"


Specs
Build
Frame

Advanced-Grade Composite, disc

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorsConcrete / Chameleon Nova; Carbon / Charcoal/chrome

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

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Crank

Shimano RS510, 34/50

Shifters

Shimano 105

Cassette

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11x34

Chain

KMC X11EL-1

Brakes

Shimano 105 hydraulic (F:160mm, R:140mm)

Brake Levers

Shimano 105 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

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