Special edition Giant Defy for Teunissen at Paris-Roubaix

Former U23 Roubaix winner has shorter head-tube Defy

Team Sunweb rider Mike Teunissen has already won Paris-Roubaix once — in the under-23 category in 2014. This year, the 25-year-old Dutchman is gunning for victory in the elite men’s race aboard a Giant Defy Advanced SL disc bike.


Teunissen recently took second at Dwars door Vlaanderen, one of the lead-up races to the cobbled classic Monuments of the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix.

Teunissen has emerged as one of Sunweb’s key riders for the spring classics
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Teunissen also won the 2013 U23 cyclocross world championship, on a Giant no less, as a member of the Rabobank Development team.

For Paris-Roubaix, Teunissen and several of his Team Sunweb teammates will ride special team issue (read: shorter head-tube version) Defy Advanced SL bikes.

Just like the consumer option, the Defy bike is made with Giant’s Advanced SL-grade composite, disc brakes, a D-shaped seatmast for compliance and plenty of clearance for high-volume tires.

Giant provides everything for the bike except the group, the computer and the tires. Here, Teunissen uses a 120mm Giant Contact SL stem and 42mm handlebar
Courtesy Giant

Complete specs of Teunissen’s Defy Advanced SL for Paris-Roubaix

  • Frame: Defy Advanced SL, Size M/L
  • Fork:  Advanced SL-grade composite with full composite OverDrive 2 steerer
  • Stem: Giant Contact SL, 120mm
  • Handlebar: Giant Contact SL, 42cm
  • Handlebar tape: Giant Contact cork
  • Front brake: Shimano BR 9170
  • Rear brake: Shimano BR 9170
  • Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Disc 9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
  • Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9170
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-28t
  • Chain: Shimano CN 9011
  • Crankset: Shimano FC 9100 53/42, 175mm
  • Pedals: Shimano PD 9100
  • Front wheel: Giant SLR 42 Disc
  • Rear wheel: Giant SLR 42 Disc
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa 28mm Team
  • Saddle: Giant Contact SL Forward
  • Seatpost: Giant Defy Advanced SL ISP
  • Bottle cages: Giant Airway Composite
  • Computer: Sigma ROX 11.0