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Giant Defy 2 Disc 2016 - Road Bike

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Product description

The 2016 Giant Defy 2 Disc blends a lightweight and high performance frame with powerful mechanical disc brakes for the ultimate road bike, that’s still Cycle to Work eligible. Light and lively the Defy delivers road performance with an added boost of compliance and control. The ride is smooth, fast and fun.

With a Defy you’re getting a race pedigree frame. It’s a winner of the Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo One Day Classic races with Giant Alpecin rider John Degenkolb in the saddle.

You can buy the 2016 Giant Defy 2 Disc endurance road bike through a Cycle to Work scheme for even better value.

Frame & Fork

The Defy 2 Disc is built around an Aluxx SL aluminium frame which is light, stiff and strong for all round road performance.

Extra weight is shaved away from the frame by removing waste material from the tube walls. This is called butting. Shaving grams improves your power to weight ratio for explosive acceleration and nimble handling.

Endurance road geometry with a slightly more upright riding position (taller head tube and shorter top tube) that you find on a pure road bike reduces fatigue on long rides. All models feature the same geometry.

An oversized PowerCore bottom bracket improves lateral stiffness so more of your power goes straight through to the wheels.

Upfront you get a carbon bladed fork. Carbon composite is very light and stiff for improving steering precision - ideal on a sportive ride. Increasing front-end stiffness is the OverDrive tapered steerer.

Components

Equipped is a Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drivetrain with a wide range cassette and compact chainset giving you all the gears you need to tackle any climb. Small steps between each gear makes it to match your cadence. Updated for 2016 the cable from the brake levers are now hidden under the bar tape, just like Shimano 105. Also the hoods are more comfortable and look like the performance 105 option.

The big talking point with the 2 Disc are those disc brakes. Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, and perform consistently in all weather conditions. This makes the Defy 2 Disc a great winter training bike, and commuter steed in busy urban areas.

Giant’s quality S-R2 disc specific wheels are the same you’ll find on the next level up Defy 2 model and are wrapped is 25mm tyres with added puncture protection.

The D-Fuse composite seat post has a ‘D’ profile giving you more compliance for a comfortable ride - ideal for the Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

Key Features :

  • ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
  • Hybrid Composite, OverDrive Steerer
  • Shimano Tiagra 20 speed
  • TRP Spyre Alloy arm mechanical disc
  • Giant S-R2 Disc WheelSet

The Giant Defy 2 Disc 2016 Features are:

Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum

Fork: Hybrid Composite, OverDrive Steerer

Bars: Giant Connect

Stem: Giant Sport

Speed: 20

Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra

Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra

Shifters Shimano Tiagra 20 speed

Chainset: Shimano Tiagra 34/50

Bottom Bracket: Shimano PressFit

Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 11x32

Chain: KMC X10

Front Brake: TRP Spyre Alloy arm mechanical disc 160mm

Rear Brake: TRP Spyre Alloy arm mechanical disc 160mm

Rims: Giant S-R2 Disc

Front Hub: Giant Tracker Sport Road

Rear Hub: Giant Tracker Sport Road

Spokes: Sapim Leader

Tyres: Giant S-R4, Flat Guard, Front Specific, 700x25mm Front Giant S-R4, Flat Guard, Rear Specific, 700x25mm Rear

Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse Composite

Pedals: Wellgo with clips and straps


Giant Defy 2 Disc 2016 - Road Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
out of 5
4.83
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.75

Customer Reviews (2)

5
Outstanding

I'm an old bloke who enjoys cycling. I felt I needed something lighter and more hill friendly than my old Raleigh. This is a really good bike. I find I can get into a rhythm and maintain speed up and down hills. Very comfortable to ride and the hub brakes are a bonus. Tredz was very easy to deal with. The bike came fully assembled except for pedals. Recommend it very strongly

I'm an old bloke who enjoys cycling. I felt I needed something lighter and more hill friendly than my old Raleigh. This is a really good bike. I find I can get into a rhythm and maintain speed up and down hills. Very comfortable to ride and the hub brakes are a bonus. Tredz was very easy to deal with. The bike came fully assembled except for pedals. Recommend it very strongly

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Wowzer

Took months to decide what to replace my ageing hybrid with, and decided on the 2 disc as I wanted to do light CX and the disc brakes have me a better option. My old bike was ally framed but wowzer this is so light. The gears are great. My daily commute involves so pretty steep hills and going from a tripple with a 34T at the back I was a little worried. Not a bit of it the compact crank and 32T gives me more than enough. As my first road bike I can honestly say it's like getting out of a Morris Marina into an F1 car. It flies. So pleased with the service from Tredz. Get finance deal and super slick delivery. Ready to go out of the box in less than 20 minutes. Can't wait to stretch its legs, after the first 10 mile blast I'm addicted. Brakes are outstanding, much more modulation than the V type on the hybrid. Power and control. Very happy chappy!

Took months to decide what to replace my ageing hybrid with, and decided on the 2 disc as I wanted to do light CX and the disc brakes have me a better option. My old bike was ally framed but wowzer this is so light. The gears are great. My daily commute involves so pretty steep hills and going from a tripple with a 34T at the back I was a little worried. Not a bit of it the compact crank and 32T gives me more than enough. As my first road bike I can honestly say it's like getting out of a Morris Marina into an F1 car. It flies. So pleased with the service from Tredz. Get finance deal and super slick delivery. Ready to go out of the box in less than 20 minutes. Can't wait to stretch its legs, after the first 10 mile blast I'm addicted. Brakes are outstanding, much more modulation than the V type on the hybrid. Power and control. Very happy chappy!

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