bikeradar.com and a review of the 2011 Giant Defy Advanced 1 has just appeared. And what are those cyclists reading about the bike?
“Super-stiff, it has an appetite for altitude gain that gives you the legs of a pro on every climb. The fact it'll cruise comfortably with luxurious poise all day is recommendation enough, but when the hammer goes down, it's simply in a different class to other bikes at this price.”
“…this bike climbs with a muscular authority that none of the price rivals we rode it alongside could match. Its stiffness seems to always keep you over the front of the gear and accelerating rather than struggling to get over the top.”
“…we can only presume that this undeniable and quite clear performance advantage comes from the construction of the frame and the top-quality wheel build.”
Bikeradar.com's only real beef with the Defy Advanced 1 was that they felt the Shimano 105-level components did not justify the price tag, although they "had no complaints about the performance." However, the bike they reviewed was the UK version; the US version has Shimano Ultegra components.
You might want to check out the review right away, because you can bet that road cyclists – who are ready for the snow to melt – are probably doing so at this very moment. Then, stop by Century Cycles to check out the Giant Defy Advanced 1 for yourself -- we've got one in-stock in every store.