2021 Giant Defy Advanced 2

A carbon frame endurance bike with upper mid-range 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 2
MSRP$2,680
Weight20.1 lbs
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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39 mph

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.


Estimated Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more

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Reviews

September 2021

BikeRadar
Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 review

The ruler of the road returns

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April 2021

Cyclist
Giant Defy Advanced 2 review

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

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July 2021

road.cc
Giant Defy Advanced 3 2021

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

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July 2020

Cycling Weekly
Giant Defy Advanced 1

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

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July 2018

Canadian Cycling Magazine
The Giant Defy revamped and refreshed for 2019

Giant Defy, the endurance bike by the Taiwan-based company, can take you to challenging roads, comfortably

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July 2018

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

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 […]

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July 2018

Road Bike Action
First Ride: 2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0

Finally, not an aero road bike

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'7"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 5'12"

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

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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