Giant Defy 1 - 2015

Giant Defy 1
$1,099.99
$1,425.00
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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.

Specs

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

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Medium/Large 08717611755565 50002415

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 33 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (20)
  • Casual Riding  (17)
  • Serious Training  (16)
  • Commuting  (14)
  • Climbing  (8)
  • Racing  (7)
  • Road Biking  (4)
  • All around 
  • Distance 
  • Endurance rides 
  • Road 
  • Charity rides 
  • Long Rides 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Light Touring 
  • Two Day Touring 
  • Extreme Sports 
  • Sprinting 
  • Touring 

REVIEWS

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5

Would recommend

By 

from San Diego

About Me

Pros

  • light
  • Seat
  • Comfortable
  • Reaponsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All around
    • Road
    • 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.

    5

    Light, Fast, Reliable

    By 

    from Stillwater, MN

    About Me

    Pros

    • Light
    • Comfortable
    • Stiff
    • Affordable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Rides
      • Commuting

      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.

      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.

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