2022 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 AX

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

2022 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 AX
MSRP$4,800
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetRival eTap

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 12 — 24 speed

Defy Advanced Pro 2 AX

40 mph

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

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Defy Advanced Pro 2 AX while riding downhill or sprinting.


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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

ColorBlack Chrome / Black

Fork

Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer, disc

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, press fit

Stem

Giant Contact SL XS:80mm, S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

Handlebar

Giant Contact SL D-Fuse XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

Saddle

Giant Fleet SL

Seatpost

Giant D-Fuse SL, composite, 16mm offset

Pedals

N/A

Grips

Stratus Lite 3.0

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Front Derailleur

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Crank

SRAM Rival D1 DUB, 33/46 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Cassette

SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10x36

Chain

SRAM Rival D1

Brakes

SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic, SRAM PaceLine rotors [F]160mm, [R]140mm

Brake Levers

SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

Giant SLR 2 36 Carbon Disc WheelSystem

Spokes

Giant SLR 2 36 Carbon Disc WheelSystem

Front Hub

Giant SLR 2 36 Carbon Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle

Rear Hub

Giant SLR 2 36 Carbon Disc WheelSystem, 12mm thru-axle

Tires

Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c (33.5mm), folding

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