Giant Defy 1 - 2014

Giant Defy 1
$1,380.00

Details

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

Specs

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

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
X-Small 08717611638622 40000712
Small 08717611638639 40000713
Medium 08717611638646 40000714
Medium/Large 08717611638653 40000715
Large 08717611638660 40000716
X-Large 08717611638677 40000717

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 31 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (3)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
  • None  (2)
  • Tires 
  • Color 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (20)
  • Casual Riding  (17)
  • Serious Training  (16)
  • Commuting  (12)
  • Climbing  (8)
  • Racing  (7)
  • Road Biking  (4)
  • Touring 
  • Charity rides 
  • Light Touring 
  • Long Rides 
  • Sprinting 
  • Two Day Touring 
  • Extreme Sports 
  • Commuting/City 

REVIEWS

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5

1st road bike, couldn't be happier!

By 

from Coquitlam, BC

About Me

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Drivetrain
  • Frame
  • value

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.

5

Doesn't get any better

By 

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!!

5

Correct my previous entry

By 

from Cedar Rapids IA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • 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.

    5

    Durable bike great value

    By 

    from Cedar Rapids, IA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • 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.

      5

      kick butt bike

      By 

      from strongsville oh

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Very Fast And Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking
        • Extreme Sports

        Comments:

        good bike for the money

        5

        Best bike ever

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting
          • 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!

          5

          Great Bike

          By 

          from Marlow, OK

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          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.

            5

            Great value!

            By 

            from Hayward, CA.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            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.

            5

            Tried all brands and chose GIANT!!

            By 

            from Cleveland, Tennessee

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            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!

            5

            I would buy this product again and again

            By 

            from Noblesville, IN

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            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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