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Giant Defy Advanced SL 1

chewymk4chewymk4 Posts: 128
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
New steed............

Giant Defy Advanced SL 1 2014

Medium frame

Full Ultegra 11spd groupset (compact chainset)
RS81 wheels
Giant P-SLR1 front/rear specific tyres
Specialized Romin Pro saddle
Shimano Ultegra carbon pedals
Giant carbon bottle cage
Giant bars & stem

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[url][/url]Giant Defy Advanced SL 1 2014
Genesis Equilibrium custom build
Trek Fuel EX 9 2010

http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=cb784&r=3&c=6&u=M&g=p&f=bcodefjlhk&z=a.png

Posts

  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    The seat post etc. is... interesting...
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • chewymk4chewymk4 Posts: 128
    Yes mate - up in the hills! :)
    [url][/url]Giant Defy Advanced SL 1 2014
    Genesis Equilibrium custom build
    Trek Fuel EX 9 2010

    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=cb784&r=3&c=6&u=M&g=p&f=bcodefjlhk&z=a.png
  • Camcycle1974Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    DiscoBoy wrote:
    The seat post etc. is... interesting...

    I agree, never liked what Giant did with the SL integrated post on the Defy. It works on the TCR but just looks fugly on the Defy (apologies for dissing your bike, just my opinion and I am sure it rides beautifully). Aesthetically looks weird though.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    DiscoBoy wrote:
    The seat post etc. is... interesting...

    Nice bike but I have to agree with this .
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    How does the ride compare with the Enigma?
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    I like it. :)
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    Whats the weight?
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • chewymk4chewymk4 Posts: 128
    Extensor was buttery smooth but Defy runs it very close!
    Defy puts the power down a lot better due to the increased stiffness and the mahooosive front end means it tracks like its on rails.

    Current weight is 16 1/2lbs fitted with RS81's.
    Hopefully get some DA C24's at some point and maybe fit the Giant SLR carbon stem when funds allow.

    Rode the Peak Epic sportive on it today and it performed flawlessly
    Very happy with my choice.....controversial seatpost aesthetics and all! :)
    [url][/url]Giant Defy Advanced SL 1 2014
    Genesis Equilibrium custom build
    Trek Fuel EX 9 2010

    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=cb784&r=3&c=6&u=M&g=p&f=bcodefjlhk&z=a.png
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    edited March 2015
    chewymk4 wrote:
    Extensor was buttery smooth but Defy runs it very close!
    Defy puts the power down a lot better due to the increased stiffness and the mahooosive front end means it tracks like its on rails.

    Current weight is 16 1/2lbs fitted with RS81's.
    Hopefully get some DA C24's at some point and maybe fit the Giant SLR carbon stem when funds allow.

    Rode the Peak Epic sportive on it today and it performed flawlessly
    Very happy with my choice.....controversial seatpost aesthetics and all! :)

    Nice - I have the exact same bike in the next size up it is just mint. Absolutely stunning. Very stiff, descends incredibly and just rides akin to a top end dream bike, for a 'sportive' bike I think it rides like a Tarmac, very stiff and very lively - have also slammed the stem to match to my bike fit data. Giant road bikes remained off my radar for a very long time, but if the TCR's ride like this then blimey. Not a big fan of the 90mm reach Giant stock bars, but they can change in time as I have some nice 75mm reach S-Works bars in the shed. Mine has the Giant wheels and again, very very good all things considered.

    I concur with everything you say, an absolutely stunning bike for all occasions. Enjoy yours.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    I currently ride an Defy Advanced and always wondered how different an SL would be. The seat post is definitely different, but it's definitely on my radar for my next bike...
    FCN 3 / 4
  • n3crophilen3crophile Posts: 52
    Seatpost/seatstay area looks a little anorexic, definitely wouldn't trust it under my hefty lumps. But very nice, both bike and scenery :)
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