I’ve been fortunate enough to have the last few years model of this bike, hence I will touch on some of the new features and how I like to set it up. This year we have a rather stealth black colour way which looks super pro!
The Pro Advanced 1 model comes with the Shimano R8050 Ultegra Di2 groupset. This model has the single button shifters and comes in fully synchronised mode (which means automatic front derailleur). The battery is fitted in the seat post internally, and the di2 junction box is accessible in the bento box behind the stem for recharging.
The bike comes complete with extras designed to work in conjunction with the bike:
Bottles – Downtube aero bottle, front mounted refillable aero bottle and a rear bottle mount which fits behind the seat.
Stems, Spacers – The bike comes with a flat stem as well as a 30mm riser stem, allowing for a higher set up. Also included is a assortment of spacers and screws to allow from 10mm up to 60mm spacers below the aerobars and pads.
Storage – A rubber bento box is integrated behind the stem which houses the Di2 junction box, but also has room for 3 gels or some spares.
Giant Power Pro – A first for 2019 is the inclusion of Giants own power meter. It is a crank arm based system providing readings from the left and right legs. This is bluetooth and Ant+ compatible and rechargeable. The unit is fitted on Ultra cranks.
My race set up above which I used for Challenge Melbourne this year includes Caden carbon 81mm front tubular and rear disc. 4iiii Precision Pro power meter. SLF Motion oversized jockey wheels. Ice friction wax chain.
Pushys sponsored athlete – Mike Phillips
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