As above please I have a 2015 and have been told they changed the frame in 2016 but I can’t see any difference? Thinking of upgrading mine but if the frame is different I might think about a new one.
Thanks in advance for any info
Erm... Why would you change a bike because a frame may have changed slightly???
I have the 2015 advanced 2 and my friend the 2016. No appreciable difference to the frame itself, but mine is 11-28 with a short cage, whilst his has an 11-32 with a medium cage. I think the rest is just paint colour.
If you were to upgrade, get the 2017 so you get the hydraulic brakes.
I have a feeling they increased the clearance at the fork crown slightly for guards.
Only thing I can think of that might warrant changes to the frame is the switch to flat mount disc brake calipers from the earlier post mount. I can't say for sure which year it happened, but 2016 is a good bet.
I had a 2015 defy advanced frame and I now have the 2017 version as the old one cracked in a few places . The ride is very similar. The down tube looks bigger but not sure how much bigger as I didn't have both frames side by side.
My 2016 Defy Adv 2. Has post mount, not flat mount for the mech disks.
Couldn't say if frame changed from 2015 model...why not drop Giant customer services an email..