Giant Propel Advanced

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17.99, 18.14, 20.23 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Giant Propel Advanced. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The Giant Propel Advanced is a quality carbon aero road bike.
  • The bike’s price is lower than most others in its category.
  • The Giant Propel Advanced has builds available with disc and rim brakes.
  • Experts were impressed with the internal cable routing on the bike. This gave it a clean appearance.
  • The integrated cockpit is sleek and includes a mount for a cycling computer.
  • The Propel Advanced Pro Disc 0 model includes a power meter. Testers found it to be reliable.
  • On the Propel Advanced, a firm bottom bracket and stiff carbon frame promote efficient power transfer.
  • The bike excels on flats and roads with rolling hills.
  • Giant offers builds with both Shimano and SRAM components, allowing users to find a bike that meets their personal componentry preferences.
  • The Propel Advanced comes tubeless-ready. Running tubeless tires helps prevent frequent flats.
  • UCI approval allows riders to utilize this bike in all levels of racing.
  • On the Giant Propel Advanced, a stealthy wedge clamp secures the bike's seat post.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One tester reported that the 970mm wheelbase (on the size small of the bike) allows toe overlap with the wheel when maneuvering slowly.
  • Although the bike is capable of climbing, it is not the most efficient option for tackling mountains, according to numerous testers.
  • One expert found the saddle was not the most comfortable on the Giant Propel Advanced. They suggested swapping it.

Bottom line

The Giant Propel Advanced is an aero road bike. With UCI approval it is race-ready. The bike is offered with disc brakes and quality Shimano or SRAM groupsets, depending on the model. The bike is best for flat and rolling terrain. Testers suggest looking elsewhere if you plan on frequently tackling mountains on rides. The saddle is not the most comfortable for some, but that is easily swapped out. The seat post is secured with an easy-to-use wedge clamp that increases the bike's aerodynamics. This bike is affordable, compared to others in its category.

Expert Reviews

82/100 based on 3 expert reviews
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Cycling Weekly

Giant Propel Advanced 1

The Giant Propel Advanced 1 is at the lower end of the range and has rim brakes and a standard cockpit.

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cyclingnews

Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc 0 Review

To me, the Giant Propel is similar to a classic American muscle car like a Corvette. It’s not going to beat the quick European coupe out of a corner, or over a mountain pass, but when you get to the straighter sections of road and you can slam the pedal to the floor there isn’t much that’s going to keep pace.

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Giant Propel Advanced 2 Disc 2020 Road Bike Review

Given that a ride on the Giant Propel Advanced 2 Disc brings joy in abundance, the question is: ‘Does it offer value for money?’. If your riding is likely to be flat-out more often than not, the performance, frame tech and clever integration across the build make it an easy decision.

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Deniz Narli

New Giant Propel Advanced 2021 | Delivery and First Review!

I think it’s a great deal for this price. You won’t find anything this good.

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Patts Bikes

2020 Giant Propel Advanced Pro 0 Review – SRAM Force eTap AXS Groupset

This one is the 2020 Giant Propel Advance Pro 0 Disc and it’s in this really nice red metallic color.

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