Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 disc review

The new aero Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 disc is an epic bike and feels super fast, it doesn't disappoint on any terrain, even up climbs

Giant Propel Advanced 1
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 disc is a great bike, one that is far more advanced than its previous version. Comfort is still a small issue, despite the claim that the integrated seat post allows for dampening of road buzz. However, it is a super stiff racing machine and considering its fast credentials handles day-to-day riding with ease.

Reasons to buy
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    Feels super fast

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    Super stiff

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Reasons to avoid
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    Stiff frame doesn't allow for precision cornering

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    Ride comfort at the rear is compromised

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The latest Giant Propel is such an improvement on its previous aero bike that it has to be included. Its futuristic looks and great build quality makes it one of the better investments of 2018. It is also half the price of some of the other aero bikes on the market and if performance is everything to you then the Propel is the bike for you.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.