Giant Propel Advanced 1 review

The Giant Propel Advanced 1 is an aero bike with a lot of clever, wind-cheating details and a great spec at a very competitive price

Giant Propel Advanced 1
Cycling Weekly Verdict

There can't be many faster bikes than this for under £2K. But it’s a bit complicated: if you like a lot of trick non-standard bits then you’ll love the Giant but as an everyday bike it might be overthinking things. If you're after pure speed you won't be disappointed.

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    Geometry not too aggressive

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    Good spec for the price

Reasons to avoid
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    Not as straightforward to fettle as a non-aero bike

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The Propel Advanced is Giant's aero bike, relaunched in 2017 with the top models having disc brakes and a high level of integration. The Giant Propel Advanced 1 is at the lower end of the range and has rim brakes and a standard cockpit.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.