As part of the Cycling Weekly Bike of the Year awards, they’ve been looking out for the best endurance bike on the market, something that is ideally suited for making those long days in the saddle just that little bit easier.
However they’re not just looking for the most comfortable bike that money can buy, but something that is still fun to ride and also able to cope when it’s time to put the hammer down.
The winner of best endurance bike in the 2016 Cycling Weekly Bike of the Year awards is the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2.
While a lot of endurance bikes focus on comfort at the expensive of all other factors, the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 is a much more balanced bike that eats up long days in the saddle for breakfast, but still has a performance edge for when you want to up your average speed and win that sprint for the town sign.
Most of the comfort comes from the relaxed geometry with the super-long wheelbase that was over a metre on the 56cm test model, but there’s also Giant’s D-Fuse composite seatpost which helps to give a really comfortable back-end which soaks up the worst of any road buzz.
The Defy also comes with a pretty impressive spec for its £2,299 price tag. You get Shimano’s impressive Ultegra mechanical groupset combined with RS785 hydraulic discs which provide powerful and consistent stopping whatever the conditions.
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