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Giant Defy 1

Giant Defy 1

2015

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5.0 stars
 (33 Reviews)
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2015 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 composite fork with an OverDrive steerer let the Defy laugh at 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, back-friendly position so you feel great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's lightweight P-R2 rims, Shimano's awesome 11-speed 105 drivetrain for crisp shifting, and Tektro brakes for confident stopping. A selection of high-quality Giant components rounds out the build.

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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 Road
    Spokes Stainless, 14/15-gauge
    Tires Giant P-R3, front and rear specific, FlatGuard Deflect 3, 700 x 25c
    Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Handlebars Giant Connect
    Stem Giant Sport
    Brake Levers Shimano 105
    Brakes Tektro R540, dual-pivot
    Pedals Platform with clips
    Saddle Giant Performance Road
    Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, composite

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 33 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (27)
    • Lightweight  (26)
    • Handles Well  (23)
    • Fast  (23)
    • Responsive  (21)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (3)
    • None  (2)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
    • Color 
    • Cons They Belong in jail 

    Best Uses

    • Exercising  (20)
    • Casual Riding  (17)
    • Serious Training  (16)
    • Commuting  (14)
    • Climbing  (8)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    Would recommend

    By 5.0 cyclist

    from San Diego

    About Me

    Pros

    • Reaponsive
    • light
    • Seat
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road
      • All around
      • Commuting
      • Distance

      Comments:

      The geometry of this bike makes it insanely comfortable to ride for long distances or short sprints. It's lightweight and the Shimano 105 is a really nice, crisp setup. The bike is very responsive. It climbs well and will get up and go. I found the seat comfortable. Everything has held up over some rough terrain. Brakes could be a little better but nothing to really complain about.

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      5.0

      Light, Fast, Reliable

      By Hardcor121

      from Stillwater, MN

      About Me

      Pros

      • Stiff
      • Comfortable
      • Light
      • Affordable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Endurance Rides

        Comments:

        Great bike. Replaced my 2005 Giant OCR 3 with the Defy 1. A few pounds lighter and the Shimano 105 group is a big improvement over the Shimano Sora group. Test road a few different brands, but came back to the Giant. Sharp looking frame and paint scheme. Feels like a carbon frame; very responsive bike.

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        5.0

        1st road bike, couldn't be happier!

        By SWestlake88

        from Coquitlam, BC

        About Me

        Pros

        • Drivetrain
        • Frame
        • Comfort
        • 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.

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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

          • 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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