Explore your world on two wheels with Giant's Defy 5. Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame lets the Defy zoom up the climbs while muting road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. Beyond just light and smooth, you'll love the tall head tube and stable geometry that allows for a more comfortable position so you feel great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's lightweight S-R2 rims, 16-speed Shimano components for crisp shifting, Tektro brakes for confident stopping, as well as reliable Giant components.
Giant’s OverDrive 2 delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug
This manufacturer's chart helps you evaluate the fit (may show unavailable, and/or not all sizes).
This manufacturer's chart helps you check the fit (may show unavailable, and/or not all sizes).
|Frame||Giant ALUXX aluminum|
|Fork||Giant aluminum w/OverDrive steerer|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, 14g|
|Tires||Giant S-R4, 700 x 25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 2300|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 2300|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 8-speed: 11-28|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 2300|
|Saddle||Giant Performance Road|
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This bike is my first road bike. I was really nervous spending over five hundred dollers but but talking to my LBS was the best thing I did they didn't get pushy about spending money they simply said let's take a ride the bike was amazing it sold itself best bike on the market if our on a budget I now have about a 1000 miles on it with no problems and the guys at real bikes have bin great to me for service and allways steer me in the wright direction for parts and upgrades I couldent be happier with my purchase
The bike rides well i have put over 100 miles on it and i love it..A great budget beginner bike...
- Road Biking
Nice road bike for the money. I've bought 3 other bikes from Giant (Mountian bikes) This is the only road bike I've had since my Peugiot U08. I've got 150 miles on it so far, and It's all been fun.
- Road Biking
I am using this bike for road cycling and triathlon training and racing. It hasn't failed me yet, it is very comfortable and agile. I wouldn't call it lightweight, but it certainly isn't heavy either. Overall, a great entry-level bike. I have upgraded the seat, added clip-on aero bars, and may eventually upgrade the shifters.