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Giant Defy 5
  • Color: Black/White
  • Color: Satin Black/Red

Giant

Defy 5
2016

$629.99
$699.99
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  • This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
 

2016 Giant Defy 5

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 SR-2 rims, 16-speed Shimano components for crisp shifting, Tektro brakes for confident stopping, and a selection of reliable Giant components.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum w/rack mounts
Fork Giant aluminum w/OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant SR-2
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 PG-850, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Claris
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano Claris
Brakes Tektro R312, dual-pivot
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Sport

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Smooth ride  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Cost 
  • Fits my body type 

Cons

  • Heavy as my 1988 trek 
  • Heavy-ish stock wheels 
  • Stock saddle 
  • None 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Endurance riding 
  • Entry level road cycling 
  • For new ridders 
  • Road Endurance 

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great bike for the price

By Chuck

from San Bernardino, CA

About Me

Pros

  • Great Entry Level Road Bi

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Commuting/Excercise

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      5.0

      Great 1st road bike

      By happyseitz

      from Beaumont,CA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Cost

      Cons

      • Stock Saddle

      Best Uses

      • For New Ridders

      Comments:

      I'm just getting into this sport as a runner. Training for a triathlon, so I didn't want to spend thousands of $ on a bike. This is the best bike out there for newbies like me. I've had it for 7 days now and put only 50 miles on it. but I like the ride, it feels right.

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      4.0

      Perfect starter bike at a hard to beat price

      By Kevin

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me

      Pros

      • Relaxed Riding Position
      • Fits My Body Type
      • Great Value

      Cons

      • Heavy As My 1988 Trek
      • Heavy-ish Stock Wheels

      Best Uses

      • Entry Level Road Cycling
      • Endurance Riding

      Comments:

      I picked the Defy 5 over the Specialized Allez and Trek 1 series due to how well this bike felt. I got the sensation of being atop the other two bikes, but the Defy felt like I was inside of it, a part of it. Not as snappy and aggressive as the Allez, but more planted and just about as agile as the Allez. The Trek felt cramped, the Allez felt stretch out, but the Defy felt just right. Kind of heavy for a road bike, but I'll take it as good climbing resistance training. Great first modern road bike for anyone looking to get into the sport. The guys at Allis Bike and Fitness in West Allis, WI were very patient and informative and let me try out a number of bikes before I settled on the Defy. Couldn't be happier!

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      5.0

      Great Bike for the money

      By Deen

      from Jersey

      About Me

      Pros

      • Smooth Ride
      • Little Vibrations
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Thanks to Barry settled on this bike and wow!!! Great ride and would recommend this bike to others. Thanks Barry

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          5.0

          Great Ride

          By DPICK

          from KANSAS CITY MO

          About Me

          Pros

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

          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.

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          5.0

          Great Bike and Fun to Ride

          By Brandon

          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.

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          5.0

          Perfect Entry Level Roadie

          By Alison

          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!

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          5.0

          Aggressive and Competitive

          By Paulus Maximus

          from Cocoa Beach, Florida

          About Me

          Pros

          • Speedy
          • Aggressive
          • Agile
          • Sleek

          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.

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            4.0

            number five in top 13 pick for beginers

            By mitsu 4G69T

            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

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            5.0

            very nice

            By Domesticfix

            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...

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