2012 Giant Defy Advanced 2

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Stoo
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by Stoo

Hi guys. WW Noob here.
Please don't flame me for her being a lard arsse!!

She's a 2012 model Giant Defy advanced 2, in Large.
I bought her new in January as my very first road bike and so far she's done about 2000 miles.

As sold spec as follows;
Frame/Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite with full carbon fork, OverDrive 2 front end, 1 1/4"-1 1/2"
Bars: Giant Contact
Stem: Giant Contact Ti
Seatpost: Giant Vector Composite
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta
Pedals: Ultegra 6700
Brakes: Ultegra 6700
Cassette: Ultegra 11-28T
Chain: Ultegra
Chainset: Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace, Press Fit
Wheels: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Tyres : Giant P-SL1 23mm

Only changes I've made are a set of Ultegra 6700 pedals, a set of Giant's P-SLR1 rims with Bontrager R2 23mm tyres, 12-25T Ultegra Cassette and Dura Ace chain.

She is my current do-it-all bike but will soon become the training/winter hack as I will soon be building a 2012 TCR Advanced SL with ISP.
That will have UDi2 and probably P-SLR1 Aero wheels.

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'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by Tinea Pedis

Great Giant.

But hard to flame the weight when you don't give it ;)

Stoo
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by Stoo

This is very true.

However I only have my crude bathroom scales to measure with!! :)
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

7.7-7.8kg with 2x cages, SRAM Garmin mount and Lezyne pressure drive pump and mount.
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by btompkins0112

Nice looking frame! Please ditch the red tires!!! Why do folks insist on buying colored tires....it only encourages the manufacturers to produce them!

:welcome: Looking forward to the TCR, for sure!

Stoo
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by Stoo

Hey... they came on the wheels!! Haha!

I usually have Conti GP 4000S' on there.

I actually quite like the red.
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by jbaillie

Nary a chance a Giant came with Bontrager tires.

That said, a very nice looking bike. Will you be lobbing off the top of the steerer?

Stoo
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by Stoo

Aye, the fella I bought the wheels off had a Trek.
Giant wheels on a Trek...

Steerer, probably, maybe....
I may sell the thing yet.
Moving to sunnier climes soon, so may not need a training/winter hack.
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

So the TCR build parts are coming in :)

Zipp 303 firecrest clinchers
Power2max on rotor 3D cranks with 53/39T rotor rings
Fizik arione cx
Now do I go DA 9000 or 7900....
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by fa63

DA9000, no question.

Stoo
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by Stoo

Only thing holding me back is my spare wheels are only 10spd..
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

Replaced the bar tape for black fizik performance stuff and replaced the saddle with a black Arione.

Will get new pics of her soon.
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

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Need to cut the steerer. I know!

And change that compact to a standard!!!
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 9:22 am
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by Stoo

Bike now in bits.
Frame cracked
Warranty replacement inbound in a slightly smaller size too hopefully
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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Stoo
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by Stoo

New frame arrived, same size :S

Never mind, freshly rebuilt with fresh cables, chain, cassette and chainset.

Like a new bike! :)

New wheels also, a set of Stans Alpha ZTR 400's with Powertap front and rear (G3) hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes.

Training bike complete.

I'll be bacjk training once I'm healed:)
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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