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Giant Defy 1 2015 - Road Bike

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Providing true race performance with the comfort you need on long rides the Giant Defy 1 is one of the most versatile road bikes on the market. With its endurance frame design and high performance groupset the Defy 1 will enable you to ride at your best mile after mile.

Redesigned for 2015, the ALUXX grade aluminium frame is now even more compliant. The D-Fuse seat post and tapered seat stays are engineered to dissipate the vibrations caused by riding over uneven road surfaces. This significantly reduces fatigue over long rides. There is no loss of performance however. The oversized PowerCore bottom bracket area provides excellent lateral stiffness for efficient power transfer.

Steering is sharp and precise due to the Advanced-Grade composite fork with OverDrive tapered steerer. The carbon fibre fork also helps to reduce ?road buzz?.

New for 2015, the 11 speed Shimano 105 groupset offers reliable, high performance, gear shifting. The FSA Gossamer Pro crankset is very stiff helping you to get the power down efficiently when you stamp on the pedals.

Whether you are looking to take on a sportive, want a comfortable bike for long road rides or a fast commuter bike, the Giant Defy 1 is an excellent choice.

Bike Weight - 8.31kg (M/L frame tested - no pedals)

Bike Weight - 9kg (L frame tested - no pedals)

Features

  • ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium Frame with composite D-Fuse seat post
  • Advanced-Grade Composite fork with Hybrid OverDrive Steerer
  • Shimano 105 22 speed drive train with FSA Gossamer chain set
  • Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot brakes
  • Giant P-R2 wheel set

The Giant Defy 1 2015 Features are:

Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium

Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, ALUXX OverDrive Steerer

Bars: Giant Connect

Stem: Giant Sport, ±6 degree rise

Speed: 22

Front Mech: Shimano 105

Rear Mech: Shimano 105

Shifters Shimano 105

Chainset: FSA, Gossamer Pro, 34/50

Bottom Bracket: FSA , Press Fit

Cassette: Shimano 105 12-30

Chain: KMC X11L

Front Brake: Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot

Rear Brake: Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot

Rims: Giant P-R2

Front Hub: Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing

Rear Hub: Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing

Spokes: Sapim Race

Tyres: Giant P-R3, Flat Guard 700x25mm Front Giant P-R3, Flat Guard 700x25mm Rear

Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse Composite

Giant Defy 1 2015 - Road Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.9
out of 5
4.89
Build Quality
4.88
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.88

Customer Reviews (12)

5
Amazing for the money.

Purchased this bike last month as my first road bike. did three 1 hour rides followed by the Arrow sportive(52m) and Lincoln GP.(59m) after 3 weeks an 315km still true and tuned perfectly.

Purchased this bike last month as my first road bike. did three 1 hour rides followed by the Arrow sportive(52m) and Lincoln GP.(59m) after 3 weeks an 315km still true and tuned perfectly.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Awesome Bike

My first foray into road cycling form mountain biking. Great bike, incredibly light weight and comfortable to ride. The gears are incredibly smooth and easy to change. Great entry level for your first road bike, Giant are a great brand, I have other Giant mountain bikes and the build quality is superb. Keeps up with my mates more expensive bikes. Highly recommended.

My first foray into road cycling form mountain biking. Great bike, incredibly light weight and comfortable to ride. The gears are incredibly smooth and easy to change. Great entry level for your first road bike, Giant are a great brand, I have other Giant mountain bikes and the build quality is superb. Keeps up with my mates more expensive bikes. Highly recommended.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Over the moon

Being new to road cycling I wanted a decent bike to get me going. After reading several expert reviews I initially decided on the Defy 2; however after going to store to find out the last medium sized bike had sold I was rather gutted. The staff at Tredz/Giant were impressive with their knowledge and advised me to pay a little extra and opt for the Defy 1. I can safely say I'm glad I listened to the advice given as this bike is incredible and to get it for a great price in sale is even better. Don't be shy to spend that little extra as this bike is worth it with its smooth gears, lightweight frame & great design.

Being new to road cycling I wanted a decent bike to get me going. After reading several expert reviews I initially decided on the Defy 2; however after going to store to find out the last medium sized bike had sold I was rather gutted. The staff at Tredz/Giant were impressive with their knowledge and advised me to pay a little extra and opt for the Defy 1. I can safely say I'm glad I listened to the advice given as this bike is incredible and to get it for a great price in sale is even better. Don't be shy to spend that little extra as this bike is worth it with its smooth gears, lightweight frame & great design.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Dead chuffed

I done a review upon receiving the bike but since then having had a chance to really stretch it i can def say it is out of this world it rides like a dream it takes everything you throw at it so dont wait just dip in your pocket and buy one you wont regret it one bit and the guys frim tredz made it so easy to part with my cash but glad they did

I done a review upon receiving the bike but since then having had a chance to really stretch it i can def say it is out of this world it rides like a dream it takes everything you throw at it so dont wait just dip in your pocket and buy one you wont regret it one bit and the guys frim tredz made it so easy to part with my cash but glad they did

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Very nice

bike arrived today on time the box weighed as much as the bike its very light rides like a dream but suffered the new bike curse its raining and will have to wait for the weather to break the guys at tredz made it so easy to buy so thanks to them all got bike out of box fitted pedals straightened handlebars stood back and thought why did i wait so long but it dont hesitate its the dogs dangly bits and a great price just do it and try and get the smile off your face

bike arrived today on time the box weighed as much as the bike its very light rides like a dream but suffered the new bike curse its raining and will have to wait for the weather to break the guys at tredz made it so easy to buy so thanks to them all got bike out of box fitted pedals straightened handlebars stood back and thought why did i wait so long but it dont hesitate its the dogs dangly bits and a great price just do it and try and get the smile off your face

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent value for money

At this price (£719), what are you waiting for? Reviews of this bike at its original price (£899) have it as one of the best sub £1000 and they're not wrong. The bike is light, well built and the gearing smooth. Get one now and you won't be disappointed.

At this price (£719), what are you waiting for? Reviews of this bike at its original price (£899) have it as one of the best sub £1000 and they're not wrong. The bike is light, well built and the gearing smooth. Get one now and you won't be disappointed.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great bike

This is my first road bike and I've done 200 miles on it in the last 5 weeks. I must say it is a pleasure to ride with very comfortable riding position. It's nimble and fast, plus it's very pretty. My colleagues (who are hardcore road bikers) love the look and feel of the bike, one actually recommended this bike to me, and I'm very glad he did! Most on-line reviews of bikes in this price bracket are very unhelpful, as they compare these bikes to carbon bikes worth thousands of pounds. It's silly to compare apples and carrots ;) So in a nutshell get this bike if it falls into your price range, you will not be disappointed!!!

This is my first road bike and I've done 200 miles on it in the last 5 weeks. I must say it is a pleasure to ride with very comfortable riding position. It's nimble and fast, plus it's very pretty. My colleagues (who are hardcore road bikers) love the look and feel of the bike, one actually recommended this bike to me, and I'm very glad he did! Most on-line reviews of bikes in this price bracket are very unhelpful, as they compare these bikes to carbon bikes worth thousands of pounds. It's silly to compare apples and carrots ;) So in a nutshell get this bike if it falls into your price range, you will not be disappointed!!!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Giant defy 1

Great bike at great value. Superbly set up and very easy to ride. Very smooth and comfortable ride!

Great bike at great value. Superbly set up and very easy to ride. Very smooth and comfortable ride!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Buying giant defy 1 road bike 2015

I bought my giant defy after a good deal of research of looking online. in the end tired of mucking about decided to go for the giant as there was 125 pound off the list price. the bike arrived in good order fitted the pedals easily no problems. been out on the bike today it worked fine all good . all thats needed now is for the driver to get up to speed and I have cracked it!!!!

I bought my giant defy after a good deal of research of looking online. in the end tired of mucking about decided to go for the giant as there was 125 pound off the list price. the bike arrived in good order fitted the pedals easily no problems. been out on the bike today it worked fine all good . all thats needed now is for the driver to get up to speed and I have cracked it!!!!

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Excellent

I bought this on black friday weekend ..its the first racing bike I've ridden in many years and its superb. took me a little while to get used to the riding position but once i felt at home ..its an excellent machine .. delivery is quick too ..recommended

I bought this on black friday weekend ..its the first racing bike I've ridden in many years and its superb. took me a little while to get used to the riding position but once i felt at home ..its an excellent machine .. delivery is quick too ..recommended

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
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