Giant Defy 5

Giant Defy 5
  • Color: Black/White/Yellow
  • Color: Black/Silver/Red
$719.99
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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, back-friendly 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, and a selection of reliable Giant components.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum w/rack mounts
Fork Giant aluminum w/OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant S-R2
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Road
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tires Giant S-R4, 700 x 25c
Crankset FSA Tempo
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Cogs SRAM, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Claris
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano Claris
Brakes Tektro R312, dual-pivot
Pedals Platform w/clips & strap
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Black/White/Yellow / X-Small 08717611788709 54102812
Black/White/Yellow / Small 08717611788716 54102813
Black/White/Yellow / Medium 08717611788723 54102814
Black/White/Yellow / Medium/Large 08717611788730 54102815
Black/White/Yellow / Large 08717611788747 54102816
Black/White/Yellow / X-Large 08717611788754 54102817
Black/Silver/Red / X-Small 08717611757293 50002812
Black/Silver/Red / Small 08717611757309 50002813

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Aggressive 
  • Agile 
  • Climbing 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Bike trails/streets and roads 
  • Long distance at slow to moderate pace 
  • Road endurance 
  • Road riding 
  • Workout riding 
  • Commuting/City 

REVIEWS

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4

Excellent entry level bike

By 

from Sioux Falls, SD

About Me

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Great Rider, as long as don't look to race
  • Great aesthetics, good looking bike

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Workout riding
    • Long Distance at slow to moderate pace
    • Bike Trails/Streets and Roads

    Comments:

    I started riding road bikes in 2011 when I bought a 2010 Trek 1.1 as a graduation gift for myself after finishing grad school. Then in 2014, I bought a 2014 Trek 1.1 after putting about 5000 miles on the 2010 bike. I also used a Serfas Gel Seat and 700x28 Bontrager tires on the Trek bikes that I owned before buying this Giant Defy 5 in June 2016. I transferred the same tires and seat over to this bike immediately upon purchase. I can only give fair comparison of this bike to the Trek 1.1's that I previously owned, as I have only test ridden other brands such as Cannondale, Felt, Bianchi, Specialized but have never owned them. This bike is very comfortable compared to the Trek 1.1's ( I liked the 1.1's, its not like they were poor bikes for me, but now after riding this one, I do prefer the comfort of the Giant Defy 5. All that being said, my characteristics are as follows: Male 45 years old 6'1" about 245-250 lbs I am just fine classifying myself as a rider, I am definitely NOT a racer! I average about 14-15mph while riding. A typical daily ride for me is about 20-25 miles (for workout purposes, not commuting to work). A typical week of riding for me this year is about 100 miles. Two weeks ago, I completed my first ever century ride. The one thing that the Trek 1.1's had over the Giant Defy 5 is that I only had to replace the rear cassette on the first 1.1 that I owned after about 2500 miles. I had to replace the rear cassette on the Giant right around 1000 miles, and I am going to need to replace (upgrade) the front crank pretty soon, too. Need something stiffer to help support the extra 50-75 lbs I carry, but I am also trying to lose. In the end, the comfort exceeds the relatively low cost replacements I have had to do so much sooner after purchase than previous bikes I have owned. As long as the expectation isn't to provide high speed rides (races) then this bike is an excellent value!

    5

    Great Ride

    By 

    from KANSAS CITY MO

    About Me

    Pros

    • Smooth ride
    • Great for climbing
    • Smooth shifting
    • Decreased Road Vibration

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Road riding

    Comments:

    Great for road riding. I've have no complaints. Very well constructed entry level cycle. Have ridden over 500 miles on this cycle with no mechanical failures. Only one flat.

    5

    Great Bike and Fun to Ride

    By 

    from Houston, TX

    About Me

    Comments:

    I've had this bike for two weeks and put over 150 miles on it already (about 10 a day). The XL is comfortable for a 6'2 male. It rides well without too much vibrations. I like the gearing and the shifters/brakes are easy to reach from the hooks. It's stable at all the speeds I can reach (and I topped out at about 27 with a tail wind one day). For the recreational/exercise rider, this is a great bike. It's not the lightest, not the fastest, and not the slickest looking, but I've gotten a few complements. This is an excellent bike! I recommend it for the beginning cyclist or someone looking for a solid exercise bike.

    5

    Perfect Entry Level Roadie

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me

    Comments:

    I bought this bike at Montgomery Cyclery in Anderson a few months ago after doing extensive research on entry-level road bikes for quite some time before finally purchasing. I could not be happier with my purchase. Exceptional value for the $, super smooth, lightweight, easy shifting, very comfortable, fast and fun. Definitely recommend!

    5

    Aggressive and Competitive

    By 

    from Cocoa Beach, Florida

    About Me

    Pros

    • Agile
    • Sleek
    • Speedy
    • Aggressive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Endurance

      Comments:

      It is a finely tuned machine without breaking the bank. I have put over 250 miles on it in just under a month. She is smooth and agile. I rode it stock for about 100 miles before I installed the 105 5800 shifters, FD, RD and cassette (I did the "remove the 16 trick")! Very simple and inexpensive upgrade. She was speedy before and remains so now.

      4

      number five in top 13 pick for beginers

      By 

      from englewood fl

      About Me Commuter

      Comments:

      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

      5

      very nice

      By 

      from Valrico,Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        Comments:

        The bike rides well i have put over 100 miles on it and i love it..A great budget beginner bike...

        5

        Good Product

        By 

        from San Diego

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          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.

          5

          Excellent entry-level road bike

          By 

          from Lockport, IL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            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.

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