Giant Defy Advanced 2
Wins 2013’s Cycling Plus Bike of the Year
01/03/2013 Cycling Plus, the UK’s best selling cycling magazine and leading authority in road cycling, has unveiled the Giant Defy Advanced 2 as its 2013 Bike Of The Year.
The Cycling Plus Bike of the Year, has become the ultimate accolade to bicycle manufacturers worldwide. Now in its fifth year, it is a result of months of testing by cycling experts. With a longlist of originally 40 bikes, the testing team have focused on bikes between £1,500 to £2,000 – the average price range paid for bicycles by Cycling Plus readers.
Broken down to a shortlist of five, the winner, Giant, are the first brand to win the accolade twice – having originally collected the award in 2009 for their TCR Advanced 3. This year’s winner, the Defy Advanced 2, was unanimously chosen by the expert panel of five calling it “A pitch-perfect and intoxicating combination of smoothness, comfort, speed and handling”.
David Ward, Product and Training Manager for Giant UK says, “… Cycling Plus Bike of the Year is the ultimate accolade and we’re thrilled the Defy is getting the praise it deserves.”
Rob Spedding, editor of Cycling Plus, says, “Choosing the 2013 Cycling Plus Bike of the Year was a hard task. Every one of the 40 bikes we put through their paces would make a modern road cyclist happy, but the Giant Defy Advanced 2 has the edge. It’s just so versatile – comfortable enough to spend all day on it; light enough help you fly up hills but as satisfying a bike to fling around corners as you’ll find.”
The top 5, in no particular order…
Focus Cayo Evo 4.0
Storck Scecero G2
Trek Domane 4.3
Giant Defy Advanced 2
Previous winners of Cycling Plus Bike of the Year is…
2012 Focus Izalco Pro 3.0
2011 Storck Scenero
2010 Cannondale Six Carbon 105
2009 Giant TCR Advanced 3
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Jeff Jones BikeRadar.com editor
Warren Rossiter Technical Editor, Cycling Plus, BikeRadar
Robin Wilmott Technical Writer, Cycling Plus, ProCycling, BikeRadar.com
George Ramelkamp Bike Workshop Manager – Cycling Plus, BikeRadar
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