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giant defy advanced 2 2018 vs Giant TCR Advanced 2 2017

Old 07-16-17, 09:23 AM
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giant defy advanced 2 2018 vs Giant TCR Advanced 2 2017

Does anyone have any thoughts on one vs. the other? I am not a racer but like to do somewhat fast rides. I understand that the geometry is somewhat different, with one bike putting you a git more upright, and that one has disc brakes vs. calipers.
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Old 07-16-17, 11:16 AM
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You can also get a TCR with discs.... best of both worlds. The Defy is more upright and has a longer wheelbase to smooth the ride out some. I don't think it matters that much; ride them both and pick the one that feels best....
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Originally Posted by Beach Bob View Post
You can also get a TCR with discs.... best of both worlds. The Defy is more upright and has a longer wheelbase to smooth the ride out some. I don't think it matters that much; ride them both and pick the one that feels best....
+1.
As a Defy owner I can definitely attest to the fact that it is no slouch if you want to mash down on the pedals and put it to the test. It will respond nicely.
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Unless you have an extreme saddle/handlebar drop you can get as low on the Defy as you want.
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