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    Giant Defy 2019 Range Review

       Words by Kathryn Dickinson

       on 13/03/2019 15:09:36


    The 2019 Giant Defy range is back and better than ever, this year, Giant have updated their endurance bike to improve the compliance and therefore, the comfort. The Defy is a bike designed for long days in the saddle and tough terrain, but this doesn't mean this bike isn't built for riding fast.


    Some of the stand out new features for 2019 are:

    • Adjusted frame geometry- allowing for wider tyres.
    • Adapted D-Fuse handlebars- improved handling.
    • Integrated stealth stem- better aero performance.
    • Power Pro- integrated, dual-sided power meter (only available on the Defy Advanced Pro 0 model).


      This year, all Defy bikes come with disc brakes, thru-axles, and tubeless-ready tyres, meaning you have the ultimate bike for those rougher roads. Within the range you have two sub-categories of bikes; the Defy Advanced and the Defy Advanced Pro, each come with 3 different levels of bikes. We're going to take a deeper look through the range to find out what sets this bike apart from its contemporaries.

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      The Frame and Forks

      All bikes in the range come with Giant's own Advanced Grade Composite frame, this material gives you a high stiffness-to-weight ratio, perfect for sprinting and climbing out of the saddle. The front triangle of these bikes are assembled and moulded as one piece of carbon, this is called a modified monocoque construction. The Defy range also comes as a compact road design, this translates to a smaller front and rear triangle for a lighter, stiffer bike, this is created by a sloping downtube.


      OverDrive features in this range, this is an oversized fork steerer tube giving the rider better steering performance and stiffness, essentially, you get a more responsive feel from your handlebars when sprinting and climbing hard up hills. Also featured in the Defy range is D-Fuse handlebars and seatposts. All bikes in the range have internal cabling, this means a cleaner looking bike. All bikes in the range feature Giants own Powecore bottom bracket, this is an oversized BB/chainstay area which provides even more stiffness on both the driveside and non-driveside.


      The D-Fuse handlebars are brand new to this bike for 2019, D-Fuse was created to absorb shocks and vibrations, increasing comfort when out cycling on the road. This is definitely necessary on British country roads! When combined together, the D-Fuse handlebars and seatpost work together at two key contact points to reduce your discomfort in the saddle. The D-Fuse seatpost allows for 12mm of flex and the handlebars give you 10% more downward compliance and 30% more upward stiffness. All Defy Advanced and the Advanced Pro 2 come with Contact SL handlebars whilst the Advanced Pro 1 and 0 come with Contact SLR, which are lighter.

      The Groupset

      As with the majority of Giant bikes, they have used Japanese manufacturer, Shimano to grace the Defy range. As expected, the higher up the range you go, the better the groupsets. We start with Tiagra on the Defy Advanced 3 and move all the way up to Ultegra Di2 on the Advanced Pro 0. For beginner riders, Tiagra 10 speed will be fine, if you are looking for something a bit more advanced, then 105 and Ultegra 11 speed is what you need. Due to the nature of riding assumed with this bike range, all models come with 50/34t compact chainsets for hitting those steep climbs.


      The Wheels

      With wheels on Giant bikes you are guaranteed one thing, a Giant wheelsystem. The Defy range has 3 different types of wheels on the 6 different models. We start off with the S-R2 wheels on the Advanced 3, the P-R2 on the Advanced 2 and 1 and finally, SLR 1 on all the Advanced Pro models which are lighter than the previous wheel sets. All models feature the Giant Gavia AC 1 Tubeless 28mm tyres, these can be upgraded to a 32mm tyre thanks to a larger bottom bracket drop (70mm).



      The Brakes

      If you haven't made the change to disc brakes but are considering it, then you're in luck! The Defy range all come with disc brakes meaning increased stopping power and more confidence in your braking ability. If you don't know much about disc brakes and would like to learn more, check out our disc brake article here.


      The Defy range all have hydraulic disc brakes, the Advanced range comes with Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes, giving you high performance brakes at a lower price point.

      The Range

      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0 2019 Carbon Road Bike Gunmetal Black

      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      The 2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0 leaves you wanting to go further, no route is too long with the Advanced Pro.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
      • Fork - Advanced Pro-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
      • Drivetrain - 22 speed Shimano Ultegra Di2
      • Brakes - Shimano Ultegra Di2, hydraulic disc, 140mm
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      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019 Carbon Road Bike Carbon

      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      Featuring Advanced Composite technology with high performance carbon material to give you a very high stiffness to weight ratio, allowing you to have a bike that is lighter than before while also being stronger.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
      • Fork - Advanced Pro-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
      • Drivetrain - 22 speed Shimano Ultegra
      • Brakes - Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc 140mm rotors
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      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike Charcoal

      Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      The OverDrive 2 Steerer technology is advanced steerer technology designed to provide extremely precise front end steering performance.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite
      • Fork - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite, full-carbon composite OverDrive 2 steerer
      • Drivetrain - Shimano 105
      • Brakes - Shimano 105, hydraulic
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      Giant Defy Advanced 1 2019 Carbon Road Bike Red

      Giant Defy Advanced 1 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      Choose the longer route. climb higher mountains. this all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. Its smooth, it's efficient, and its fast.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite
      • Fork - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
      • Drivetrain - Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50
      • Brakes - Giant Conduct SL hydraulic disc, 140mm rotors
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      Giant Defy Advanced 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike Grey

      Giant Defy Advanced 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      The Giant Defy Advanced 2 has been built to allow you to ride further than you have before, faster than you ever have before.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite
      • Fork - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite, full-carbon composite OverDrive steerer
      • Drivetrain - Shimano 105
      • Brakes - Giant Conduct SL Disc, 140mm rotors
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      Giant Defy Advanced 3 2019 Carbon Road Bike Carbon/Neon Yellow

      Giant Defy Advanced 3 2019 Carbon Road Bike

      With a full Shimano Tiagra 20 speed drivetrain, you know you will be getting smooth, reliable shifting for years to come. The Defy Advanced 2 has Giant Conduct SL Hydraulic Disc Brakes providing all the stopping power you will need, and then some, in all weather conditions.

      • Frame - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite
      • Fork - Advanced-Grade Carbon Composite, full-carbon composite OverDrive steerer
      • Drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra
      • Brakes - Giant Conduct Disc, 140mm Rotors
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      Find your nearest Rutland Cycling store

      Come and view the range at either our Giant Store Rutland, Giant Store Cambridge or our Giant Store Newport Pagnell. Alternatively, you can view the full range online.




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