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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

Rich

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alansmurphy [746 posts] 1 month ago
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Erm... Why would you change a bike because a frame may have changed slightly???

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AT80 [2 posts] 1 month ago
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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.

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Gasman Jim [205 posts] 1 month ago
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I have a feeling they increased the clearance at the fork crown slightly for guards.

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TypeVertigo [380 posts] 1 month ago
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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.

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yann le coz [13 posts] 1 month ago
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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.

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The _Kaner [1133 posts] 1 month ago
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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..