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Giant Defy 1

Giant Defy 1

2013

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5.0 stars
 (29 Reviews)
 

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2013 Giant Defy 1

Giant's Defy 1 lets you cruise roads and over the hills on the horizon. Giant's ALUXX SL aluminum frame and Advanced carbon fork with an OverDrive steerer let the Defy dominate the climbs while soaking up road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. This rocket is more than just fast though, you'll love the tall head tube and stable geometry that allows for a more comfortable position so you feel great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's lightweight P-R2 rims along with Shimano's awesome 105 gruppo for crisp shifting, Tektro brakes for confident stopping, as well as reliable Giant components for a fast ride that's amazing everywhere you go.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum
    Fork Giant Advanced composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
    Hubs Giant, sealed
    Spokes DT Swiss Competition, 14/15-gauge, stainless-steel
    Tires Giant P-R3 Flat Guard, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano R565
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Handlebars Giant Connect
    Stem Giant Connect
    Brake Levers Shimano 105
    Brakes Tektro TK-R540
    Saddle Giant Performance Road
    Seatpost Giant Connect Composite

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    X-Small 08717611564938 30002012
    Small 08717611564945 30002013
    Medium 08717611564952 30002014
    Medium/Large 08717611564969 30002015
    Large 08717611564976 30002016
    X-Large 08717611564983 30002017
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (26)
    • Comfortable  (25)
    • Fast  (23)
    • Handles Well  (23)
    • Good Geometry  (21)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (3)
    • None  (2)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
    • Nothing so far 
    • Too Rigid 

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (20)
    • Casual Riding  (17)
    • Serious Training  (16)
    • Commuting  (12)
    • Climbing  (8)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    5.0

    Correct my previous entry

    By Mark F

    from Cedar Rapids IA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I wanted to correct my previous review to say that I would recommend this bike, I have over six hundred miles without any failures. Handles 270 pounds rims still straight even over some rough terrain.

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      5.0

      Durable bike great value

      By Mark F

      from Cedar Rapids, IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Compared this bike to a couple other name brands (Trek, Specialized) similar price point. I am 6'6 270 It was more comfortable for me than the others. After over 400 miles it has held up well which was my concern with a road bike. Handles well brakes stop great, the Shimano 105 group live up to the hype.

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        5.0

        kick butt bike

        By walters const

        from strongsville oh

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Very Fast And Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Extreme Sports
          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          good bike for the money

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          5.0

          Best bike ever

          By Sfrajett

          from Chicago

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Commuting
            • Exercising

            Comments:

            This bike is incredibly comfortable and responsive. I can't believe it's taken me this long to find a bike like this. It changes your whole perspective on commuting and biking for fun. I wish it was spring already!

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            5.0

            Great Bike

            By Chris L

            from Marlow, OK

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable
            • Good Geometry
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Exercising
              • Casual Riding
              • Commuting
              • Racing

              Comments:

              I just bought this bike yesterday and only have 30 some odd miles on it but I really like it. Flattens hills like I wouldn't have believed and hauls rear down the other side. Shifts effortlessly, smoothly and consistently.

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              5.0

              Great value!

              By Val

              from Hayward, CA.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Good Geometry
              • Lightweight
              • Comfortable
              • Handles Well
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising

              Comments:

              Just got this bike; great ride, very responsive, outperforms everything I've used so far. A true joy of riding, as well as great looking bike. Guys at [...] very helpful, made shopping an awesome experience.

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              5.0

              Tried all brands and chose GIANT!!

              By John

              from Cleveland, Tennessee

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Good Geometry
              • Responsive
              • Lightweight
              • Comfortable
              • Handles Well

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable Seat

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising

              Comments:

              I've been wanting a road bike for years after growing up with a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed in 1973, I bought a Defy 1 on my 50th birthday. I wanted a comfortable yet fast bike to compete in Sprint Triathlons and enjoy while exercising. Defy 1 with 105 components was the by far the best bike I test rode (and I rode nearly every brand). Even with a sit bone issue that I haven't been able to get rid of for years, I was able to ride 20 miles on my first outing. I ride at an average of 16 mph and love it. I'm hooked on cycling now and love my Defy 1. Now if I could just find a seat designed for ease the pain of sit bone nerve issues, I could ride for hours!

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Richard P.

              from Noblesville, IN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Gears and breaks work wel
              • Durable
              • Smooth
              • Easy to use
              • Versatile
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • THERE ARE NONE

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I use this product on a daily basis. The bike way out beat any Trek I rode on due to the comfort and durability. The product, so far, does not show any signs of negativity.

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              5.0

              My DEFY 1

              By Thinkerman1966

              from Sarasota, Florida

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Good Geometry
              • Handles Well
              • Responsive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Brakes Could Be Better

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Racing
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              I love this bike. I ride about 130 miles a week. very responsive, very comfortable, Love the 105 Groupo just wished they would of included 105 brakes & a little more durable tires... Overall couldn't find a better buy for the price.

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              5.0

              Giant! Great bike!

              By Fast Eddie

              from Sacramento

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Good value
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Responsive
              • Good Geometry

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising
              • Commuting
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              Great first road bike!

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