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Giant Defy 3


Defy 3

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2012 Giant Defy 3

Giant's Defy 3 boasts race-ready engineering without breaking the bank thanks to its super-light ALUXX SL aluminum frame and carbon fork that provides great feel, cornering precision and fine power transfer. Shimano's positive-shifting Sora drivetrain offers 20 hill-flattening gears. And, the Defy 3 is equipped with frictionless Giant wheels and tires, a Giant Road saddle that's super comfy, and ready-to-ride pedals with straps.

Specification Description
Frame Giant ALUXX SL Grade Aluminum
Fork Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant S-R2
Hubs Giant
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tires Giant S-R4, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano Sora
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 12-25
Shifters Shimano Sora
Handlebars Giant Sport
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Tektro TK-R340
Pedals Platform w/clips
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Sport

* Subject to change without notice.


by PowerReviews
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4.0 stars

(based on 1 review)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Beautiful designpaint 
  • Comfortable 
  • Excellent price 
  • Fast 
  • Lightweight 


  • Brakes seem bland 
  • Entry bike has no triple 

Best Uses

  • Commuting 
  • Road cycling 

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Fantastic Bike

By Noob

from Edmonton AB

About Me


  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Beautiful DesignPaint
  • Fast
  • Excellent price


  • Entry bike has no triple
  • Brakes seem bland

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Road cycling


I bought two bikes, the higher end Defy 0 and this bike at the same time. (This review is based on 2011 Defy 3). For half the price this bike is negligable vs the Defy 0. The speed and performance is comparable to the more expensive bike, except for brakes noticably lower quality and shifters somewhat less. This bike seats you more casually and is super comfortable for all around usage. I intend to actually commute with mine as the 2011 model has a triple front sprocket enabling me to do river valley hills better. For an entry level bike I feel this 2012 model should have retained the triple sprocket as the triple sprocket is really designed for individuals without bulked up racing leg strength as most beginners or entry level cyclists usually are. Overall though for the money this is a steal.

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