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Giant Propel Advanced 1 2018 Road Bike

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Giant Propel Advanced 1 2018 Aero Road Bike

This is the Shimano Ultegra 2x11 STI equipped version of Giant's award-winning Propel propel aero road bike.

This aero road bike adds convincing evidence to the case that if you want to ride as fast as possible, reducing the bike's aerodynamic drag is even more important than reducing its weight.

Thanks to Giant's unmatched experience fabricating carbon fibre bicycle frames, the Propel Advanced 1 offers noticeable aero advantage while still tipping the scale at a respectable light weight (around 8.5kg).

Tubeless tyres
Previously reserved for their £2K-plus Pro models, Giant believe so much in the benefits of going tubeless (such as a smoother ride and fewer flats) they have introduced tubeless tyres to most of their £1,000-plus 2018 bikes.

Aero Road Bikes
As you can guess from the name, an aero road bike is optimised to minimise speed-robbing air turbulence and thus maximise its speed potential.

Crucially, unlike a dedicated aerodynamic time trial bike, a Giant Propel aero road bike handles fine in cross winds, so can be used as a general purpose road bike, be it for training, sportives, competition, or just to enjoy the blast of riding a precision-made lightweight carbon machine with superb speed potential.

Sharing key frame design features of the Propel bikes ridden by Team Giant-Alpecin, this bike is a strong contender for 'fastest road bike for the money'.

Blistering speed potential aside, the quality that has most impressed riders about the Giant Propel Advanced's ride quality is the level of comfort, previously unheard of in an aero road bike.

Giant Propel key features

  • Shares key design features of the bikes ridden by the Giant-Alpecin pro team.
  • Their mastery of carbon frame lay-up and design enables Giant to introduce a level of comfort, previously unheard of from an aero road bike.
  • AeroSystem Shaping Technology - data compiled from Computational Fluid Dynamics research and wind-tunnel tests was used by Giant's engineer's to optimize the shape of every Advanced Grade Composite Propel frameset tube to maximise aerodynamic efficiency.
  • Giant SpeedControl SL Brakes - the front brake is mounted behind the fork crown, the rear behind the seatstays, to shield them from the wind. The brakes' trailing edges further reduce turbulence.
  • The Giant Vector composite seatpost continues the aerodynamic theme.
  • PowerCore - the massively oversized bottom bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86mm-wide bottom bracket to more efficiently convert your pedaling input into speed.
  • OverDrive - Giant’s tapered oversized fork steerer-tube design increases front-end stiffness and enhances steering performance.
  • Shimano's latest Ultegra 8000 STI 2x11 shifters and gear mechs are even closer to Dura-Ace level in terms of their smooth, slick and precise performance
  • Another upgrade UItegra riders particularly appreciate is that it offers a firmer shift than 105, delivering a quicker downshift onto the smaller ring under pressure

Giant Advanced Carbon Composite Frameset

  • Every Advanced frameset is fabricated in-house by Giant, from its raw performance-grade Toray T-700 carbon filament to its final lacquered finish, to create a stiffer, lighter weight and more compliant ride.
  • Blending Toray T700 carbon filament and resin with vibration-absorbing particles helps maximise rider comfort and frame strength (hence the lifetime guarantee).
  • Modified Monocoque Construction: the front triangle is assembled and moulded as one continuous piece.
  • The main frame is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process.
  • This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

Here's how Giant describe their Propel Advanced 1 2018

FOR THE ATTACK, THE CHASE, THE THRILL OF SPEED. THIS AERO ROAD BIKE MINIMIZES DRAG AND GIVES YOU AN ADVANTAGE AGAINST THE WIND.

Proven aero performance, sharp yet stable handling, and one of the lightest frames in its category—you get it all with Propel Advanced. Engineered with AeroSystem Shaping Technology and Advanced-grade composite, this race-ready machine leaves the competition behind. The lightweight, easily adjustable Vector composite seatpost minimizes drag, and frame technologies including the OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket deliver sharp handling and pedaling efficiency for the perfect one-two punch at the finish line. Tubeless Ready.

  • Advanced-grade carbon composite frame
  • Advanced-grade carbon composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical componentry
  • Giant SpeedControl brakes
  • Giant P-A2 Aero wheelset with Giant Gavia Race 1 tubeless tyres
  • Colour: Carbon Smoke/Green

Technical Specifications

Giant Propel Advanced 1
2018
 
SizesXS, S, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursGloss Black / Gloss Green
FrameAdvanced-Grade Composite
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, Hybrid OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Contact
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Vector Composite
SaddleGiant Contact (Forward)
PedalsNot Included
ShiftersShimano Ultegra 22 speed
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra
BrakesGiant SpeedControl
Brake LeversShimano Ultegra
CassetteShimano 105, 11x28
ChainKMC X11EL-1
CranksetShimano Ultegra, 36/52
Bottom BracketShimano PressFit BB72
RimsGiant P-A2 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing
SpokesSapim Race
TyresGiant Gavia Race 1 Tubeless, 700x25, Folding
ExtrasTyre Sealant

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