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Giant Propel Advanced 2 offer and review

8 Feb 2018

Page 1 of 2Giant Propel Advanced 2 offer and review

Verdict:

Why the Giant Propel could be the bike for you. In association with Giant

Cyclist Rating: 
Price: 
£1,549
For 
Very aerodynamic, deep section wheels
Against 
Lower tier groupset

Buy the Giant Propel Advanced 2 from Rutland Cycling

The Giant Propel Advanced 2 works to reduce drag and minimise the energy needed to ride and sprint at full speed, especially when it's windy.

The bike is one of the lightest of its kind on the market, with a concentration on sharp handling coupled with the proven aero performance.

However, some people might still be unsure about which Giant road bike would suit them.

David Ward, Product & Training Manager at Giant UK, explains the difference between popular models the Propel and the Defy.

'The Giant Propel is race geometry like the top end TCR, which Tom Dumoulin rode to victory at the Giro d'Italia.

'The Defy has endurance geometry, so longer in the chainstay and headtube and taller in the headtube,' he added.

As we've touched upon, the Giant Propel has been made to cheat the wind and Ward adds, 'the Propel is all about aero.'

This Giant Propel Advanced 2 comes with the latest version of the Shimano 105 groupset, the third-tier offering that has benefited from years of trickle down from the top end of Shimano's component hierarchy.

At this price, the Propel would make a great first race bike that would also be suited to sportives and faster weekend rides.

As always, the wheels might be the first place to look for an upgrade and a more aerodynamic set of rims would better suit the frame.

The Giant Propel Advanced 2 and other bikes worth over £999 are avaiable with 0% finance over 24 months: see Giant for more details.

Click through to page two for our full review of the Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 review

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