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Giant Defy Advanced SL 0

Giant Defy Advanced SL 0
  • Color: Blue Dragonfly
Color: Blue Dragonfly
Size: Small
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Go long. go fast. superlight and silky smooth, the flagship series of the new defy range is back to reclaim its title as the pinnacle of endurance road. it’s the perfect choice for the sportive or gran fondo that’s circled on your calendar.

With greater lateral stiffness and a superlight frame weight of 785g, this is the most efficient Defy ever. The composite frame layup targets smooth-riding performance for long, hard rides. The new D-Fuse SLR seatpost is now lighter and engineered with 40 percent added compliance. The Contact SLR D-Fuse handlebar, also new, features similar D-shaped tubing as the seatpost to absorb shocks and vibrations, plus an 8-degree flare for improved ergonomics and control. Component highlights include the new Contact SLR AeroLight stem with integrated cable routing. A CADEX 36 WheelSystem with superlight hookless carbon rims delivers snappy yet stable handling and superior tubeless tire performance.

- Free of cumbersome gimmickry, the frameset is one of the lightest in its category. With a perfect balance of high-performance reactivity and all-day comfort, it offers a “less is more” experience for modern endurance road riding.

- Advanced SL-grade composite frame and fork are specifically engineered for endurance road riding, delivering a smooth and efficient ride quality that minimizes fatigue on long rides. The new D-Fuse components work together to further absorb road shocks and vibrations.

- A new Contact D-Fuse handlebar features ergonomic shaping and an 8-degree flare for comfort and control on all-day rides. Wide, hookless carbon rims (22.4mm inner width) are optimized for high-volume tubeless tires (up to 38mm), and a 36mm rim depth offers stable, predictable handling in crosswinds.

- Giant’s High Performance Grade raw carbon material is used to produce this custom frame material in our own composite factory with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The front triangle of these framesets is assembled and molded as one continuous piece in a proprietary manufacturing process called Modified Monocoque Construction.

- A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design (92-millimeter wide for off-road bikes). Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

- Introduced by Giant with the professional Team ONCE in the 1990s, Compact Road revolutionized the look and feel of high-performance road bikes forever. A downward sloping toptube (from the headtube to the seattube) creates smaller front and rear triangles for a lighter, stiffer bike. It also makes it easier for riders of all sizes to have a perfect fit.

- Found inside the head tube of the all-new Propel range, the D-shaped fork steerer tube and corresponding spacers provide an extremely aerodynamic, easier to service system of internally routed brake and derailleur cables.


A - Seat Tube Length (mm) 410 445 480 515 535 565
B - Seat Tube Angle (°) 74.5° 74.0° 73.5° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
C - Top Tube Length (mm) 515 530 545 560 575 595
D - Head Tube Length (mm) 120 140 150 175 195 215
E - Head Tube Angle (°) 70.5° 71.8° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
F - Fork Rake (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
G - Trail (mm) 71.6 63.4 58.6 58.6 58.6 58.6
H - Wheelbase (mm) 995 994 998 1010 1025 1040
I - Chain Stay Length (mm) 420 420 420 420 420 420
J - Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 75 75 75 70 70 70
K - Stack (mm) 527 541 558 577 596 615
L - Reach (mm) 369 375 380 384 393 402
M - Stand Over Height (mm) 705 733 762 796 814 841
N - Handlebar Width (mm) 400 400 420 420 440 440
O - Stem Length (mm) 80 90 100 100 110 110
P - Crank Length (mm) 170 170 172.5 172.5 175 175
Q - Wheel Size 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C
CM 157 - 169 165 - 175 171 - 181 177 - 187 183 - 193 189 - 199


Frame Advanced SL-grade composite, disc
Fork Advanced SL-grade composite, full-composite OverDrive Aero steerer, disc
Rims CADEX 36 Disc WheelSystem, [F]36mm, [R]36mm
Hubs Front: CADEX R1 Hub, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle
Rear: CADEX R1-C30 Low Friction Hub, 40t ratchet driver, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle
Spokes CADEX Aero Carbon Spoke
Tires CADEX Classic, tubeless, 700x32c (33.5mm), folding
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, press fit
Crankset SRAM RED D1 DUB, 33/46 with Quarq DZero power meter XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm
Shifters SRAM RED eTap AXS
Front Derailleur SRAM RED eTap AXS
Rear Derailleur SRAM RED eTap AXS
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Force, 12-speed, 10x36
Brakes SRAM RED eTap AXS hydraulic
Rotors SRAM CenterLine XR rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm
Handlebars Giant Contact SLR D-Fuse XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm
Tape/Grips Stratus Lite 3.0
Stem Giant Contact SLR AeroLight XS:80mm, S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:100mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm
Seatpost Giant SLR D-Fuse, composite, -5/+15mm offset
Saddle Giant Fleet SLR

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Blue Dragonfly / Small 04712878945630 1031008104