Giant Defy

Giant Defy Top Tier Build

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 build is a stunner, made for long days in the saddle. Designed specifically for endurance efforts, the Defy Advanced Pro 1 is surprisingly ideal for all types of riding––from work commutes to training days to long-distance races. Compliance is built in with the D-Fuse seat post and SLR D-Fuse handlebars to smooth out rough roads and imminent fatigue from long rides. The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is built on a lightweight Advanced Composite frame and fork, resulting in an optimal balance of stiffness and comfort.

The standout feature of the Defy Advanced Pro 1 build is the Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain. The entire groupset is composed of Shimano Ultegra components for optimizing compatibility and efficiency in control. The Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain simplifies the mechanisms that keep you rolling with ergonomic levers, low-profile derailleurs, and plenty of gearing options with the 12-speed cassette.

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 features the durable Giant SLR Carbon Disc WheelSystem and Giant Gavia Fondo 0 tubeless tires featuring Race Shield Puncture Protection; venture on or off the beaten track with this lightweight, versatile pairing.

Extras include a computer mount and fender mounts to commit to going the distance.

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Giant Defy Options

The Defy Advanced 1 includes the sleek, lightweight Advanced-Grade Composite chassis with Giant’s D-Fuse composite seat post, adding compliance. The Defy Advanced 1 features Shimano 105 Di2 drivetrain and brakes, an impressive set of components on a road bike at this price point. The Shimano 105 Di2 electronic groupset makes shifting through the 12-speed range of gears a breeze. Shimano 105 Di2 hydraulic brakes offer powerful control so you can push the pace of the Defy Advanced 1.

The Defy Advanced 1 is an incredible endurance bike for riders who desire versatility, a lightweight build, and an electronic set of components for absolute ease and efficiency.


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The Giant Defy brings you the best road performance for greater distances. The Defy is categorized among the top endurance road bikes for its wide range of applications. Perfectly fit for commutes to and from work or to fulfill your training blocks for an upcoming race. 

The Defy shines on long road rides where the relaxed geometry offers more comfort as the miles add up; a shorter reach, taller stack, and more upright body position is ideal for high mileage efforts. The Defy is built upon an Advanced Composite carbon chassis with a perfect balance of compliance and stiffness. The Defy’s tapered headtube offers stiffness and control, while the D-Fuse seat post offers compliance by absorbing impact with its unique flex design. 

The Defy smooths out the road to explore on or off the pavement. The Defy can accommodate tires up to 35mm and comes stock with Giant Cavia Fondo tires (33.5mm), known for their vigor and durability. 

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Relaxed geometry and seat post compliance make the Defy an outstanding choice for endurance rides

Excels on training rides, race days, and big explorations

Clean aesthetic with integrated frame specs, internal routing, and continuous composite construction