|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL Grade Aluminum|
|Fork||Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, 14g|
|Tires||Giant S-R4, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 12-25|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora|
|Saddle||Giant Performance Road|
* Subject to change without notice.
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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.