Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 bike review - fast, fun and a fraction of the cost of flagship aero bikes

The SRAM Rival AXS-equipped Propel is an aero all-rounder with an exceptional price-to-performance ratio

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you’re interested in reaping the improvements in handling and Giant’s latest aero-modelling, want an electronic groupset and carbon wheels but are on a tighter budget, the Propel Advanced Pro 1 is your best option by far. Sure $6,000 / £5,499 sounds like a lot of money, especially considering it's equipped with a third-tier groupset, but compared to the competition the Propel Advanced Pro 1 offers an unmatched performance-to-price ratio. Giant has managed to combine an excellent bike with an exceptional price.

Reasons to buy
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    Includes power meter

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    Great value

Reasons to avoid
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    On the heavy side

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The Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 was the winner of the ‘best value’ category in our Race Bike of the Year grouptest this year.

Although the top-spec Propel is by no means a bargain at $12,500 / £11,999 – especially compared to the top Canyon Aeroad, which impressively limbos in under five figures – it’s at the entry level where the Propel really stands out, with the cheapest costing less than $5,500 / £3,000. 

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