Giant Defy cables (latest models)

Having a look on the Giant site, anyone know what the deal is with cable routing?

Specifically on the non-pro models - do they just lack the stem for internal routing and would a stem swap hide them? (Noting the unnecessary proprietary stem sizing).

That is some ugly cable routing.

Yes, like a not buying that bike sort of ugly. I see zero point in spending the extra on the model up.

A stem swap would work. The cables route through the frame the same way. The aero stem is basically just a cap system for the cabling.

I don’t know why they leave the cables so long in the photos. You can trim them so they are less unsightly.