Giant Defy 2013 in stock.(including the Defy 1 ! ) (24.5.13)
Giant Defy's in stock ...including the 1.
All models in stock but am concentrating on the 1 here as that is the model everyone raves about.
All the Defy's have the same frame ....it is the running gear that differs and your selection will generally depend on your budget I suppose.I sell them all remember. People take my site very literally and think that as I do a write up on one model that is the only one I sell. I AM A PROPER BIKE SHOP SELLING EVERY MODEL IN THE GIANT RANGE AND CHEAPER THAN ANY ONE ELSE !!
Defy 1's here at present
large......1 green and 1 white
Medium (triple ) 1
RRP £999. My price..........will beat any other deal.
The main upgrades the 1 has over the other (very worthy ) bikes in the Defy range can be seen in the pics but I will spell them out.
Firstly along with the Defy 0 it is the only Defy with the Aluxx SL frame. This frame is the pinnacle of three decades of Giant aluminium frame making. Through state of the art tubeset forming ,heat treatment and joining techniques we have a frame that is lighter and stronger than the Aluxx frameset which comes with the other Defy's further down the range. These are still fantastic frames and notice that Giant do not use extra strengthening gussets on any of these frames.
Secondly, Shimano 105 STI shifters and derailleurs.
Thirdly it and the 0 are the only aluminium Defy's with carbon seatpost which helps add feel and comfort whilst lowering weight and maintaining rigidity.
Very important upgrade is the press fit BB. This in the past has been only reserved for the more expensive carbon bikes.A press fit BB can improve rigidity in the crucial BB area by approx 25%. Therefore this is a very important upgrade over the other bikes.
The handlebars are the wider and much better looking 31.8mm which improves feel and also improves handling whilst descending.
The gear cables are running along the handlebars inside the tape which is much better looking and neater. However it does mean that if you need to change the cables (complete) you will need to remove the handlebar tape first. Much easier to replace full cables on the other models.
10 speed 11 28 rear cassette for wide range of gear changing which along with compact chainset gives you best and most versatile gearing for allround performance.
The 1 and 0 are the only models with DT Swiss Competition spokes as opposed to Black stainless spokes.
Giant connect handlebars and stem as opposed to Giant Sport on the other models.(Weight saving).
The 1 is the only model to have the P-R2 wheels which have 24/28 hole as opposed to 32 hole on the S-R2 wheels fitted to other Defy's.Bearings on the P-R2 are fully sealed.
O.K so there you have it.You make your own choice depending I suppose on your budget. Rest assured that whichever Giant Defy you decide on you are unlikely to find any other bike which will perform as well as the Defy. Giant have much more money available for research and design and testing than any other company . They now make many bikes for all the companies you are also looking at, for example, all the non lugged Colnagos ,the Scotts , some Treks......the list goes on !!