23 APRIL 2021
Cyclist magazine published a new review of the Defy Advanced endurance road bike, giving it high marks for its “sky-high comfort” and “fatigue fighting geometry.” Editors gave it a near-perfect 4.5-star rating.
Tester Marc Abbott detailed some of the key features of the Defy Advanced, including the endurance-friendly geometry of its composite frameset and “cushioned contact points [that] cosset the rider from the harsher intrusion of road vibration without robbing feedback.”
“Alloy Contact SL D-Fuse handlebars have a small amount of flex in them to prevent numb wrists,” Abbott wrote. “Your rump is supported by a flexible yet well padded Giant Approach saddle which tops a vibration-isolating composite Giant D-Fuse seatpost; and the icing on the cake is a set of Giant Gavia Fondo 1 tubeless tyres wrapped around the rims of a Giant P-R2 Disc wheels.”
Abbott appreciated the high-volume 32mm tubeless tires, writing that they offer “a wide contact patch for good grip and a natural shock absorber from their relatively low pressure.”
Summing up his thoughts, Abbott concluded: “For the rider whose goals have simply become covering big miles in maximum comfort – for the joy or riding, an escape from the house, or to rediscover the simple art of reverie – the Giant Defy Advanced provides all that you need.”
For more, check out the full review on the Cyclist website.
And for all the details on the new Defy Advanced series, click here.