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.
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-1-2018https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p78 ... CED-3-2017https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p92 ... PRO-2-2018