Peak performance to push yourself farther.
Superlight and smooth riding, this is the new standard for endurance road.

A disc-brake specific, Advanced SL-grade composite frame forms the heart of this ultra-high-performance beauty.
Laid up by hand, every Defy Advanced SL adds road-smoothing comfort without compromising weight or responsiveness.
Whether you’re sprinting or launching a long solo break, Defy Advanced SL is engineered to let you hammer out more miles with greater ease.

Part Specifications
Frame Advanced SL-Grade Composite
Fork Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
Handlebar Giant Contact SLR, full-composite
Stem Giant Contact SLR, ±8-degree rise, full-composite, Ti bolts
Seatpost Integrated
Saddle Giant Contact SLR Neutral, carbon rail
Shifters Shimano RS685 disc, 11-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Brakes Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Shimano RS685 disc
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11-28, 11s
Chain KMC X11SL, 11s
Crankset Shimano Ultegra 34/50
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
Rims Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem, ultralight full-carbon 30mm rims, clincher, Tubeless compatible
Hubs Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem, Giant alloy, 6-bolt disc, sealed bearings, Star Ratchet hub driver, [F] 20H, [R] 24H
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray, Straight pull, alloy locking nipples
Tires Giant P-SLR1, Front and Rear Specific, 700×25, Folding