The 2017 Giant Defy Advanced SL 0 is a top-of-the-line road race bike. The light, stiff carbon frameset has gotten a new color scheme, the black-on-gray making the stays look even slimmer. Kit is updated too: the new SRAM eTap drivetrain provides wireless shifts and an intuitive new control mechanism, pairing very nicely with hydraulic disc brakes and Ice-Tech rotors to deliver a machine that climbs and descends with the best of them. Giant's disc-designed wheelset includes ace carbon rims, tubeless ready and extremely tough, spinning up with alacrity.
A very good road racer.