2012 Giant

Defy 1

An aluminum frame endurance bike with upper mid-range components and rim brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$1,370
FrameAluminum
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 10
Groupset105, Shimano
BrakesRim
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Ride Feel

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Terrain
smoothrugged
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

36 mph

Defy 1

39 mph

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Highest gear

(descending)

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'7"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'6" – 6'0"

MD/LG

5'8" – 6'2"

LG

5'11" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'7"

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Reviews
Cycling Weekly
Giant Defy 4: First Ride

Jan 2013 · Nigel Wynn

Giant’s road stalwart doesn’t seem to have anything too outlandish about its design - and that’s just the way we like it

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Road Bike Action
RBA Test: Giant Defy 3

Aug 2012 · R BA

An endurance bike that performs for the budget conscious

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorWhite / Blue/black

Fork

Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer

Shock

N / A

Bottom Bracket

Shimano, Press Fit

Stem

Giant Connect

Handlebar

Giant Connect, 31.8

Saddle

Giant Performance Road, Men's

Seatpost

Giant Connect Composite, 30.9

TypeRigid

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Crank

Shimano R565, 34/50

Shifters

Shimano 105

Cassette

Shimano Tiagra 12x28, 10-Speed

Chain

Shimano Tiagra

Brakes

Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot

TypeRim

Brake Levers

Shimano 105

Wheels
Rims

Giant P-R2

Spokes

DT Swiss Competition, 14/15g

Front Hub

Giant Sealed Bearing 24/28h

Rear Hub

Giant Sealed Bearing 24/28h

Tires

Giant P-R3, Flat Guard, Front and Rear Specific, 700x23

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