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Giant Defy 1

Giant Defy 1

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (31 Reviews)
$1,380.00
 

Product Details

2014 Giant Defy 1

Innovative design and cutting edge tech make Giant's Defy 1 an excellent choice for riders who want to go the distance, but don't want to compromise their comfort. Giant's ALUXX SL aluminum frame and Advanced carbon fork with an OverDrive steerer let the

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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum
    Fork Giant Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
    Hubs Giant Performance Tracker
    Spokes Stainless, 14/15-gauge
    Tires Giant P-R3, front and rear specific, FlatGuard Deflect 3, 700 x 25c
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Handlebars Giant Connect
    Stem Giant Connect
    Brake Levers Shimano 105
    Brakes Tektro, dual-pivot
    Pedals Platform with clips
    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 08717611638622 40000712
    Small 08717611638639 40000713
    Medium 08717611638646 40000714
    Medium/Large 08717611638653 40000715
    Large 08717611638660 40000716
    X-Large 08717611638677 40000717
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 31 reviews)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (26)
    • Comfortable  (24)
    • Fast  (23)
    • Handles Well  (23)
    • Good Geometry  (21)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    5.0

    1st road bike, couldn't be happier!

    By SWestlake88

    from Coquitlam, BC

    About Me

    Pros

    • Comfort
    • Frame
    • value
    • Drivetrain

    Cons

    • Tires

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Picked this bike up at the beginning of the summer, and have loved every minute of it! Have put close to a thousand kms on it and the bike always performs well! Very happy with the drivetrain setup and frame as a first time buyer of a road bike, would gladly recommend it to anyone looking to enter the sport.

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      5.0

      Doesn't get any better

      By David

      from Monrovia, Ca.

      About Me

      Comments:

      Good all around bike. This bike "Rocks" Very light for an aluminum frame. Has a carbon fork and seat post. Some people say the wheels from Giant are heavy, but this is not a race bike!! I'm already over it!! The wheels are fine. Tires are great, good grip and are very resistant to flats. I cannot find any faults on this "mean machine" If you are looking for a first rate bike you cannot go wrong. If you were to upgrade to a carbon bike you will have to down grade from the Shimano 105 group set. Stay with the fine Aluxx SL Aluminum and still pay $500 - $600 more!!

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      5.0

      Correct my previous entry

      By Mark F

      from Cedar Rapids IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      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
        • Durable
        • Comfortable

        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
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Extreme Sports
            • Road Biking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            good bike for the money

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            5.0

            Best bike ever

            By Sfrajett

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Exercising
              • Casual Riding

              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

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Racing
                • Exercising
                • Commuting
                • Casual Riding

                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

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Exercising
                • Casual Riding

                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

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

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable Seat

                Best Uses

                • Exercising
                • Climbing
                • Casual Riding

                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

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

                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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