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Giant Defy Advanced 2 2019 105 5800 or 7000

fredroadfredroad Posts: 29
edited February 2019 in Road buying advice
Hello fellow cyclists,

I searched on the internet but I couldn't find anything.

I'm interested in the Giant Defy Advanced 2 2019.

Does anyone know which 105 it comes with? Is it 5800 or the new 7000?

Many thanks

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,472
    A bit of digging and it appears it comes with the newer 7000 as its available with 11/34 rear cassette which the older series doesn't stretch to. Info on the web isn't the best on this bike as all adds just say 105. Dam good bike though swear by my adv pro.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • But the Giant conduct brakes , which are not full hydro
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,472
    Giant conduct brakes aren't that bad, personally I prefer full hydraulic. But still way better than rim or cable disc brakes especially in the wet. And still a nice bike, personally I'd wait for end of season bargains, that's how I got my adv pro. A lot o the time last year's are normally better than incoming versions due to working to a price bracket.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxoman wrote:
    Giant conduct brakes aren't that bad, personally I prefer full hydraulic. But still way better than rim or cable disc brakes especially in the wet. And still a nice bike, personally I'd wait for end of season bargains, that's how I got my adv pro. A lot o the time last year's are normally better than incoming versions due to working to a price bracket.

    Thanks Oxoman. I think I can get it for £1,500, RRP 1699. Do you think it's a good deal?

    Do you know the difference between giant conduct and full hydraulic?

    Cheers
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,472
    Last yrs bike is £1200 from rutland. Conduct brakes are basically a centralized brake cylinder,reservoir controlled by cables from the levers unlike full hydraulic which has the reservoir built into the levers. See a few I found, TCR would be my choice out of these.
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p92 ... CED-1-2018
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p78 ... CED-3-2017
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p92 ... PRO-2-2018
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxoman wrote:
    Last yrs bike is £1200 from rutland. Conduct brakes are basically a centralized brake cylinder,reservoir controlled by cables from the levers unlike full hydraulic which has the reservoir built into the levers. See a few I found, TCR would be my choice out of these.
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p92 ... CED-1-2018
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p78 ... CED-3-2017
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p92 ... PRO-2-2018
    Thanks. It's very helpful. This has put me a bit off this bike. Maybe I will look for a previous year bike on a deal and maybe upgrade the groupset in the future.

    Cheers
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