Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2017, Ultegra, Carbon Rims, save 31% on last years price. £1999 free delivery from Pedalon
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Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2017, Ultegra, Carbon Rims, save 31% on last years price. £1999 free delivery from Pedalon

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Found 19th Mar
I bought this bike for Christmas and it's a great ride, best bike I've owned so far. Yes you can buy a car for that kind on money but what ever floats your boat I suppose, for those interested in cycling this is a great bike at a great price.

Description:
Giant's Defy Advanced Pro 1 features Shimano's 22 speed Ultegra components as upgrades over the Defy Advanced Pro 2.

The 2016 equivalent of the Defy Advanced Pro 1 won Cycling Weekly's Endurance Bike of the year award - Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 is awared Endurance Bike of the year by Cycling Weekly: " While a lot of endurance bikes focus on comfort at the expensive of all other factors, the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 is a much more balanced bike that eats up long days in the saddle for breakfast, but still has a performance edge for when you want to up your average speed and win that sprint for the town sign."

Giant's Defy Advanced Pro platform offers the highest level in endurance bike performance, a responsive ride and a disc brake specific design. Advanced Pro models use Advanced composite as the main frame material and a full Advanced carbon Overdrive 2 fork. Super thin seat stays and a D-Fuse composite seatpost gives excellent vertical compliance at the rear whilst the Overdrive 2 fork steerer maximises front steering accuracy. Advanced Pro models also feature Giant wheelsystems and an integrated RideSense ANT+ Speed/Cadence sensor.

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is supplied withg Giant's SLR1 Disc wheelsystem which features a tubeless ready carbon rim for minimal weight and better comfort

The Defy Advanced Pro 1's componentry is based around Shimano's Ultegra 22 speed groupset which is functionally superb and extremely lightweight too. The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is fitted with an 11-32 cassette and compact 50-34 chainset to help you on the toughest climbs.

RS805 full hydraulic brakes offer brilliant all weather braking with excellent modulation and pad retraction minimising brake rub.

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 is perfect for the discerning rider who wants a high level performance and control for challenging day rides or endurance events.


Please note: This model features tubeless ready wheels and tyres which offer a superior ride and less rolling resistance than traditional innertubes. This system requires tyre sealant to function correctly and this will be fitted in our workshop prior to despatch. The nature of this sealant means that the tyre may not be fully sealed until it has been ridden a short distance and therefore the bicycle may arrive with reduced pressure in the tyres. Please check the bicycle's tyres are inflated to the recommended pressure before cycling. Should you wish for the bicycle to be supplied with inner tubes fitted rather being set up tubeless please contact us after placing your order.

IMPORTANT: This bicycle is supplied without pedals

Specification

Year
2017
Frame
Advanced-Grade Composite, Electronic Ready
Fork
Advanced-Grade Composite, Full-Composite
Rear Shock
N/A
Shifters
Shimano ST-RS685 22 speed
Rear Mech
Shimano Ultegra
Front Mech
Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket
Shimano BB-71 press fit
Chainset
Shimano Ultegra 34/50
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 11x32
Chain
KMC X11SL-1
Brakes
Shimano BR-RS805 hydraulic disc brakes, 140mm
Pedals
N/A
Wheelset
Hubs: Thru-Axle, Rims: Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem, Spokes: Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem
Tyres
Giant Gavia SL Tubeless, 700x25mm, Folding
Handlebar
Giant Contact SL
Stem
Giant Contact SL
Grips

Seatpost
Giant D-Fuse SL Composite
Saddle
Giant Contact SL Neutral
Headset

Extras
RideSense BlueTooth/ANT+, tubeless sealant
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Only thing to remember is this is using Ultegra 6800, not the new R8000 groupset which is a little bit nicer.
Not even supplied with pedals for that kind of money???:/
Jiwani8026 m ago

Not even supplied with pedals for that kind of money???:/


I'd expect an engine...............
These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to think how manufactures can justify the prices. I am a keen cyclist and have recently bought myself a cheap bike worth around £300 which I use to cycle on and it goes very well and is very comftable,....
Jiwani8053 m ago

Not even supplied with pedals for that kind of money???:/


Because there’s different types of clipless pedals, a keen cyclist who will be buying this will have their setup already
Edited by: "windta1ker" 19th Mar
The.Crew.Designs12 m ago

These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to …These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to think how manufactures can justify the prices. I am a keen cyclist and have recently bought myself a cheap bike worth around £300 which I use to cycle on and it goes very well and is very comftable,....


Because it’s a carbon frame and carbon rims with high end components, it’s a premium piece of kit
Delicious.
A lot of bike for the money
I'll say it......

That's a pretty colour

Odd cassette range, going up to 32 with a compact 50/34 chainset?.....I guess we all need that granny wheel/big rear cog combo at times lol
The.Crew.Designs2 h, 50 m ago

These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to …These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to think how manufactures can justify the prices. I am a keen cyclist and have recently bought myself a cheap bike worth around £300 which I use to cycle on and it goes very well and is very comftable,....


The difference between a bike costing £100 and £300 is night and day The difference between £300 and £3000 is minimal. Lots of the money goes into the R&D, especially for the latest groupset etc., whereas a £300 bike is old tech and the price has come down a lot. Also materials are more expensive, eg carbon
The.Crew.Designs3 h, 33 m ago

These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to …These bikes are nice and will work well but I sometimes find it hard to think how manufactures can justify the prices. I am a keen cyclist and have recently bought myself a cheap bike worth around £300 which I use to cycle on and it goes very well and is very comftable,....



I’m a keen driver and have a vw golf, it goes very well and is comfortable. I find it hard to think why manufacturers bother making better cars.

Good deal OP, heat.
mw7726 m ago

I’m a keen driver and have a vw golf, it goes very well and is c …I’m a keen driver and have a vw golf, it goes very well and is comfortable. I find it hard to think why manufacturers bother making better cars. Good deal OP, heat.


You can get better cars for less nowadays, the Golf only has average reliability, very expensive repair costs and is a bit overpriced compared to the competition so probably not really a good example as many better cars available for less money anyway.

reliabilityindex.com/rel…172

I do believe in diminishing returns but do think Giant are actually some of the best bikes you can buy. State of the art frames that they do manufacture themselves. So I wouldn't need a Giant bike this high in their range, it would be overkill for me but can't knock the quality.
bonzobanana10 m ago

You can get better cars for less nowadays, the Golf only has average …You can get better cars for less nowadays, the Golf only has average reliability, very expensive repair costs and is a bit overpriced compared to the competition so probably not really a good example as many better cars available for less money anyway.http://www.reliabilityindex.com/reliability/search/172I do believe in diminishing returns but do think Giant are actually some of the best bikes you can buy. State of the art frames that they do manufacture themselves. So I wouldn't need a Giant bike this high in their range, it would be overkill for me but can't knock the quality.


👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. My post was obviously sarcasm at the bloke who commented on bikes over £300 being hard to understand.

Thanks for the link and the great review of my golf. 🏻

You really know your stuff.
30% is the standard discount for a 2017 Giant at the minute, such as at the Giant Bristol page here where they have the Large 2017 Defy Pro 1 at just over £2000. If you contact pretty much any retailer who has this bike in stock from the Giant online search tool they’ll be able to match/beat this Pedal On offer...
rugman11 h, 28 m ago

Odd cassette range, going up to 32 with a compact 50/34 chainset?.....I …Odd cassette range, going up to 32 with a compact 50/34 chainset?.....I guess we all need that granny wheel/big rear cog combo at times lol


Not odd at all, that's the standard set-up for an endurance bike these days. Very welcome too when you hit something steep like the Talla wall at 20%.
mw7711 h, 59 m ago

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. My post was obviously sarcasm at the bloke who …👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. My post was obviously sarcasm at the bloke who commented on bikes over £300 being hard to understand. Thanks for the link and the great review of my golf. 🏻 You really know your stuff.


I guess his point was more about paying too much is paying for performance and lightness but many cyclists don't need that. They might need comfort, reliability, value, exercise and just a stronger workhorse of a bike so it could be wasted money unless they are a competitive cyclist.

When you see many comparisons of new vs old bikes sometimes, often hugely expensive bikes vs bikes that can be obtained for less than £50 nowadays you see many positives for the old bike like below. You end up with a bike that actually feels better to ride and more comfortable and many of the disadvantages mentioned can be bypassed by buying a more modern steel road bike with better brakes and gears. Hence why there are many people still manufacturing quality steel frames in low volumes but there is already a large supply of secondhand steel frames anyway. You look at this video and you wonder what sort of shelf life that Cervelo has. The carbon frame and forks could be destroyed with a small crash, the overly complicated gears will likely fail sooner rather than later. It doesn't seem a bike that will reappear in 30 years time for such a review it will probably be in landfill for 25 of those years. The steel bike in this comparison is probably more likely to make it to another 30 years of useful life.


mw7719 h, 2 m ago

I’m a keen driver and have a vw golf, it goes very well and is c …I’m a keen driver and have a vw golf, it goes very well and is comfortable. I find it hard to think why manufacturers bother making better cars. Good deal OP, heat.


Yeah but its easier to understand a more expensive car. You have bigger engines and more gizmos inside and maybe expensive matrirals. In a car there is a lot more of it so easier to absorb lots of money.

A bike is a frame with components on

Not wanting to anger folk just an observation really
The.Crew.Designs20th Mar

Yeah but its easier to understand a more expensive car. You have bigger …Yeah but its easier to understand a more expensive car. You have bigger engines and more gizmos inside and maybe expensive matrirals. In a car there is a lot more of it so easier to absorb lots of money.A bike is a frame with components onNot wanting to anger folk just an observation really


More like a rubbish observation.

Just like cars, expensive bikes are made from better, lighter MATERIALS which are more expensive but deliver a better ride.
The.Crew.Designs20th Mar

Yeah but its easier to understand a more expensive car. You have bigger …Yeah but its easier to understand a more expensive car. You have bigger engines and more gizmos inside and maybe expensive matrirals. In a car there is a lot more of it so easier to absorb lots of money.A bike is a frame with components onNot wanting to anger folk just an observation really


It amazes me why people like you even bother wasting your time messaging? It’s obvious you don’t understand why this bike is priced as it is, no comprehension whatsoever, just simply spoiling for attention to your comments.
windta1ker11 h, 21 m ago

It amazes me why people like you even bother wasting your time messaging? …It amazes me why people like you even bother wasting your time messaging? It’s obvious you don’t understand why this bike is priced as it is, no comprehension whatsoever, just simply spoiling for attention to your comments.



Yeah I know you cannot comment on stuff and get some intelligent conversation without getting people,like you wading in. I will leave it there now before it descends any further
bonzobanana20th Mar

I guess his point was more about paying too much is paying for performance …I guess his point was more about paying too much is paying for performance and lightness but many cyclists don't need that. They might need comfort, reliability, value, exercise and just a stronger workhorse of a bike so it could be wasted money unless they are a competitive cyclist.When you see many comparisons of new vs old bikes sometimes, often hugely expensive bikes vs bikes that can be obtained for less than £50 nowadays you see many positives for the old bike like below. You end up with a bike that actually feels better to ride and more comfortable and many of the disadvantages mentioned can be bypassed by buying a more modern steel road bike with better brakes and gears. Hence why there are many people still manufacturing quality steel frames in low volumes but there is already a large supply of secondhand steel frames anyway. You look at this video and you wonder what sort of shelf life that Cervelo has. The carbon frame and forks could be destroyed with a small crash, the overly complicated gears will likely fail sooner rather than later. It doesn't seem a bike that will reappear in 30 years time for such a review it will probably be in landfill for 25 of those years. The steel bike in this comparison is probably more likely to make it to another 30 years of useful life.[Video]



Yes I do think a lot of new cyclists could get just as good a ride on a cheaper (not to cheap) bike. I had read somewhere that some of the higher spec bikes can be a bit skittish to ride and might actually put people off. I talked to a lad on a bike who had just bought an expensive bike after having a cheaper one and he said he regretted it after loads of problems. He had taken it back to the shop loads for different issues
The.Crew.Designs37 m ago

Yeah I know you cannot comment on stuff and get some intelligent …Yeah I know you cannot comment on stuff and get some intelligent conversation without getting people,like you wading in. I will leave it there now before it descends any further


Wading in you’ve posted daft comments on an open forum, I’ll leave you to go talk to the lads you know who regret paying for a higher quality bike, I’d seriously jog on before you end up making more of a fool of yourself
Edited by: "windta1ker" 22nd Mar
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Medium and Large still available, 5 months into ownership and couldn't be happier, excellent bike
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