Bike Comparison

The Giant Defy Advanced 2, Trek Domane SL 5, and Merida SCULTURA ENDURANCE 4000 are all carbon frame endurance bikes with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. Explore the differences below.

    2021 Giant Defy Advanced 2
    2021 Trek Domane SL 5
    2021 Merida SCULTURA ENDURANCE 4000
    MSRP$2,800$3,129($2,394)
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    CategoryEnduranceEnduranceEndurance
    Weight20.1 lbs21.8 lbs18.7 lbs
    FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
    ForkCarbonCarbonCarbon
    WheelsAluminumAluminumAluminum
    Wheel Size700c700c700c
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    Groupset105, Shimano
    
    105
    
    105
    
    Drivetrain2 × 112 × 112 × 11
    Gear Range

    Giant Defy Advanced 2

    39 mph

    Trek Domane SL 5

    39 mph

    Merida SCULTURA ENDURANCE 4000

    39 mph
    SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
    Brand Sitegiant-bicycles.comtrekbikes.commerida-bikes.com

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    Defy Advanced 2
    Domane SL 5
    SCULTURA ENDURANCE 4000

    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

    Advanced-Grade Composite, disc

    500 Series OCLV Carbon, front & rear IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle

    SCULTURA ENDURANCE CF3, material: carbon, 700x35C max./ 700x32C (with fender) max. wheelsize, 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard, BB86 bottom bracket standard

    Fork

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

    Size: 44, 47, Domane SLR carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle; Size: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, Domane SL carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle

    SCULTURA ENDURANCE CF3 DISC, material: carbon, 700x35C max. wheelsize

    Rear Shock

    N/A

    Bottom Bracket

    Shimano, press fit

    Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing

    SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5

    Headset

    MERIDA-8151 Semi integrated HS

    Stem

    Giant Contact

    Size: 44, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length; Size: 47, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: 50, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: 52, 54, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 60, 62, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length; Size: 60, 62, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length

    MERIDA EXPERT CW, 31.8mm diameter, material: aluminium, -8° stem angle, 80 mm-XXS, 90 mm-XS, 100 mm-S-M, 110 mm-L, 120 mm-XL

    Handlebar

    Giant Contact SL D-Fuse

    Size: 44, 47, Bontrager Comp VR-S, alloy, 31.8mm, 81mm reach, 118mm drop, 36cm width; Size: 50, Bontrager Comp VR-S, alloy, 31.8mm, 81mm reach, 118mm drop, 38cm width; Size: 52, Bontrager Comp VR-S, alloy, 31.8mm, 81mm reach, 118mm drop, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 42cm width; Size: 58, 60, 62, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width

    MERIDA EXPERT SL, material: aluminium, 380mm(XXS), 400mm (XS-S), 420mm (M-L), 440mm (L-XL)

    Saddle

    Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount

    Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width

    MERIDA COMP SL, V-mount, incl. MERIDA minitool

    Seatpost

    Giant D-Fuse, composite

    Size: 44, 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, Bontrager carbon internal seatmast cap, integrated light mount, 20mm offset, short length; Size: 58, 60, 62, Bontrager carbon internal seatmast cap, integrated light mount, 20mm offset, tall length

    MERIDA EXPERT CC, 27.2mm diameter, 15mm setback, Carbon

    Pedals

    N/A

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano 105

    Shimano 105 R7000, long cage, 34T max cog

    Shimano 105, GS

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano 105

    Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on

    Shimano 105

    Crank

    Shimano RS510, 34/50

    Size: 44, 47, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 165mm length; Size: 47, 50, 52, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 172.5mm length; Size: 58, 60, 62, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 175mm length

    Shimano 105, 50-34 teeth, 165mm-XXS, 170 mm-XS/S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL

    Shifters

    Shimano 105

    Size: 44, 47, 50, 52, Shimano 105 R7025, short-reach lever, 11 speed; Size: 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, Shimano 105 R7020, 11 speed

    Shimano 105 disc

    Cassette

    Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11x34

    Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed

    Shimano CS-HG700, 11-34 teeth, 11 speed

    Chain

    KMC X11EL-1

    Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed

    KMC X11

    Brakes

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

    Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, flat mount

    Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc

    Brake Levers

    Shimano 105 hydraulic

    Shimano 105

    Wheels
    Rims

    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

    Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve

    MERIDA EXPERT SL, 17mm inner width, 22mm height, material: aluminium, Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)

    Spokes

    Sapim Race

    14g stainless steel

    Double Butted Black stainless

    Front Hub

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

    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle

    VP CLK170F / VP CLK270R, 100x12mm width front hub, 28 spoke holes, Centerlock, 142x12mm width rear hub, 28 spoke holes, Centerlock

    Rear Hub

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

    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle

    VP CLK170F / VP CLK270R, 100x12mm width front hub, 28 spoke holes, Centerlock, 142x12mm width rear hub, 28 spoke holes, Centerlock

    Tires

    Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding

    Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c

    Maxxis Detonator, 700x32C, fold

    Disk Rotors

    Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm

    Shimano RT54, 160mm