Giant Defy Advanced SL 2 review

Giant Defy Advanced SL 2 Bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Given that the Defy range is attempting to define the ?endurance sport' category, we've got to say that it has made a remarkably good ?fist of it. The handling is quick-steering and responsive, yet offers stability and an impressive level of comfort that your backside will thank you for.Giant may not be the grooviest brand on the planet, but it makes some outstanding bikes. Put other brands' flashy ads and slick marketing to one side, perhaps, and sort yourself a test ride - you'll discover a friendly, nimble Giant.

Reasons to buy
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    Good finishing kit

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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Having developed its skills over almost 50 years, Giant now has an impressive line-up of bikes for every taste, user and pocket depth. This Defy Advanced SL 2 is its top-of-the-range ‘endurance sport' bike.

Endurance sport? Well, this is a comfortable race bike or a comfortable bike you could race on. Or both. There are four frame options in the Defy range, from aluminium to this, the Advanced SL with integrated seatmast.

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