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The Giant Defy Advanced 2, Trek Domane SL 5, and Merida SCULTURA ENDURANCE 4000 are all carbon frame road 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$2,650$3,129($2,817)
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CategoryEnduranceEnduranceRace
Weight20.1 lbs21.8 lbs18.7 lbs
FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
ForkCarbonCarbonCarbon
Wheel Size700c700c700c
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
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, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 60, 62, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length; Size: 60, 62, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, 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

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