Cycling Plus 2013 Bike of The Year the Giant Defy Advanced made it an unprecedented consecutive year of success, named in the 2014 Bike of The Year top 5 following last year’s win. Meanwhile Giant Propel Advanced scooped Cycling Plus Aero Bike of The Year.
With a perfect 5 stars, Cycling Plus fell in love with Defy Advanced all over again in 2014;
“..we really do love the Giant Defy Advanced 2. Last year we crowned it best of the best, and in 2014 it’s still got it… we’ve yet to find a rider who doesn’t get on with the Defy the moment they turn the pedals.”
Testers noted that Defy Advanced is now better than ever – maintaining the perfect formula that saw it win Bike of The Year, while offering greater value in 2014 with a new lower price;
“By sticking with a winning formula and lowering the price, Giant have arguably made the Defy even better. This year you’re getting more bike for your money than you did last. What’s not to like?”
They then outlined just what makes Defy Advanced such a special bike to ride noting Defy’s ‘sublime handling’, ‘stunning’ frame and finishing kit including Shimano 105 groupset and ‘top-drawer’ P-SL1 WheelsSystem and P-SL1 tyres;
“The Defy’s frame is a stunner. It’s built using an in-house high-grade carbon weave derived from high quality Toray T-700 and a highly developed layup. This adds up to the holy grail of light weight, stiffness and comfort.”
If you are still to experience the sublime ride of Defy which combines race bike handling and performance with unparalelled compliance - you can try it now at www.Test-Ride.co.uk.