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Giant Propel Advanced 2 2019 Road Bike

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Giant Propel Advanced 2 2019 Road Bike

The Giant Propel Advanced 2 is one of the lightest weight, most aerodynamic and fastest carbon aero road bikes for the money, and its Shimano 105 equipped.

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 2 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 bikes. Why this is a good thing.

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 105 2x11-speed - 'Shimano's best bang-for-your-buck groupset yet.' road.cc - see review.

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 2

THIS LIGHTNING FAST AERO ROAD BIKE MINIMIZES DRAG AND GIVES YOU EVERY ADVANTAGE AGAINST THE WIND, BUT NOT AT THE COST OF RIDE QUALITY. ITS LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE FRAME IS TUNED FOR A PERFECT RIDE QUALITY, WHETHER YOU’RE SPRINTING, CHASING OR MAKING YOUR ATTACK.

Proven aero performance, sharp yet stable handling, and one of the lightest frames in its category. Propel Advanced delivers in all areas, and this new version also features an updated rim brake system to give it better control. The frameset is re-engineered with Giant’s AeroSystem Shaping technology, which means that every tube shape and angle is optimized for minimal drag. The Advanced-grade composite frame is both stiff and superlight, and its new rim-brake technology is integrated with the frameset with linear-style calipers. For pro-level road performance and the ultimate aero advantage, the new Propel Advanced gives you the perfect one-two finish line punch.

  • Advanced-grade carbon composite frame
  • Advanced-grade carbon composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano 105 11-speed componentry
  • Giant SpeedControl brakes
  • Giant P-A2 Aero wheelset with Giant Gavia Race 1 tubeless tyres

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Technical Specifications

Giant Propel Advanced 2 2019 Road Bike 
FrameAdvanced-Grade Carbon Composite
ForkAdvanced-Grade Carbon Composite, hybrid OverDrive steerer
ShiftersShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
Front DerailleurShimano 105
ChainsetShimano 105, 36/52
Bottom BracketShimano Press Fit
ChainKMC X11EL-1
Cassette / FreewheelShimano 105, 11x30
WheelsGiant P-A2 wheelset
TyresGiant Gavia AC 1 tubeless, 700x25mm
BrakesGiant SpeedControl
Brake leversShimano 105
HandlebarsGiant Contact
StemGiant Connect
SaddleGiant Contact (forward)
SeatpostGiant Vector composite

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