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Giant Defy Composite 2

Giant

Defy Composite 2
2013

$1,975.00
Large
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5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

2013 Giant Defy Composite 2

Short rides, long rides, leisure rides and full-on hammerfests, Giant's Defy Composite 2 handles it all effortlessly. Giant's composite frame and fork let the Defy dominate the climbs while soaking up road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. This rocket is more than just fast though, 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 P-R2 rims along with SRAM's fantastic Apex gruppo for a wide range of gearing and solid braking, as well as reliable Giant components for a fast ride that's sure to impress.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant Composite, Compact Road Design
Fork Giant Advanced Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
Hubs Giant, sealed
Spokes DT Swiss Competition, 14/15-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires Giant P-R3 Flat Guard, 700 x 23c
Crankset SRAM Apex
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM PG1050, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes SRAM Apex
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
Accessories & Extras RideSense ready

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Smooth fast responsive 
  • Responsive 

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (3)
  • Commuting/City 
  • Long Distance 
  • Climbing 
  • Serious Training 

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

Happy Camper

By Dan

from Begen County, NJ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Smooth Fast Responsive
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

I went to Westwood just to check out the Giants after reading about their quality and bang for the buck. I wanted a 2012 Defy 2 composite which are pretty scarce and after trying the 2013, I was hooked. Different colors, but that was the only downside. I do not write reviews, but Westwood deserves cudos. Clark showed me the bike first and the owners actually fitted me and Allen (one of the Owners) let me take it for a few test rides while he tweaked the bike setup. He spent a couple of hours with me to get my ride perfect. There was no rush or hard sell at all. Overall, I will not take my family to another bike shop, period. I see why they have been in business so long.

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5.0

Great value for bike of this quality

By None

from Renton, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Almost bought another bike but then I saw this bike. The all carbon frame is very smooth and really makes long rides a pleasure. The staff took the time to fine tune the bike for my size and needs. Will definately come back and do more business there.

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    5.0

    An Astounding value!

    By Oliver

    from Bakersfield, California

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      After putting nearly 6,000 miles on this bike's cheaper, aluminum cousin, a 2011 Defy 3, I was blown away by the smoothness, speed, and handling of this bike. The vibration damping is great, but it comes at no cost to speed. I've clocked 100 mile days and 10 mile sprints without a loss of enthusiasm. The combination of light weight carbon frame and Sram apex components makes this the best carbon endurance bike on the market. Giant's lifetime guarantee on the carbon frame is another consideration, if like me, you plan to keep the bike for a long time. And finally, the black, red, and white paint scheme is gorgeous. I couldn't be happier.

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      5.0

      Best entry-level Carbon on the market!

      By D.B.

      from Roseville, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles well
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Great geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Long Distance
      • Climbing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      First off I have a disclaimer; when it comes to any sport that requires you to make the equipment an extension of your body, it all comes down to personal comfort and what you are trying to accomplish. With that said I am 47, raced road back in the late 80's and was looking to get back into a road bike to stay in shape for other sports. I was also tired of hauling my mountain bike to distant trails. I was looking for quality, comfort (vibration), climbing and long distance with a $2000 budget. I was also looking for a shop that could answer all my questions and provide the necessary support needed for the many fitting changes that would come over time. Let me say that [...] and their staff provided the best experience out of all the bike shops in the greater [...] area. The owner even got involved when he saw that I was at a crossroads and was super patient with me. I had one top bike shop in [...] just out right tell me they did not have a bike that met my needs and told me I should go elsewhere after 5 minutes of Q&A. I did six months of research before I made my purchase and this was the most bang for the buck. Great entry-level carbon that offers more than any of its competition. It has far exceeded my performance expectations and is faster than I would have anticipated for its geometry. Super comfortable, great climber (The gear ratio is stupid :}), and just the right responsiveness to push it when feeling good. The vibration dampening built into this frame does not disappoint. I have been riding it for a few months now and [...] has made many adjustments that have improved my comfort and performance at no charge. I am very happy with this machine and it has more potential than I do. No matter what your level of riding, [...] is the shop that will leave you satisfied and not feeling like a dope.

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