2014 Giant Defy 1 (Blue)

Giant Defy 1 mens road bike is Cycling Plus Best £1000 bike, featuring a lightweight aluminium frame with Shimano 105 components and Giant Connect carbon seatpost.

£999.00
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Product Description

Giant Defy 1 mens road bike is Cycling Plus Best £1000 bike, featuring a lightweight aluminium frame with Shimano 105 components and Giant Connect carbon seatpost.

Technical Specification

Features:

- Aluxx SL aluminium frame with PowerCore bottom bracket
- Carbon composite fork with OverDrive aluminium steerer
- Shimano 105 20 speed shifters and derailleurs
- Shimano R565 compact chainset
- Giant Connect bar and stem, Giant Connect Composite seat post

Sizing Guide

Defy
                           
    Inside Leg length
    26" / 66cm 27" / 68.6cm 28" / 71.1cm 29" / 73.7cm 30" / 76.2cm 31" / 78.7cm 32" / 81.3cm 33" / 83.8cm 34" / 86.4cm 35" / 88.9cm 36" / 91.4cm 37" / 94cm
Height < 5'3" / 160cm XS XS XS XS XS              
5'4" / 162.6cm XS XS XS XS XS              
5'5" / 165.1cm XS XS S S S              
5'6" / 167.5cm   S S S S S            
5'7" / 170.2cm     S S S S S          
5'8" / 172.7cm     S S M M M          
5'9" / 175.3cm       M M M M M        
5'10" / 177.8cm       M M M M M        
5'11" / 180.3cm         M M M/L M/L M/L      
6'0" / 182.9cm         M/L M/L M/L M/L M/L      
6'1" / 185.4cm           M/L M/L M/L L L    
6'2" / 188cm           L L L L L    
6'3" / 190.5cm             L L L L L  
6'4" / 193.0cm               L L XL XL XL
6'5"/ 195.6cm >               XL XL XL XL XL

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROAD

Bikes designed for riding on a paved surface where the tyres do not lose ground contact.

INTENDED: To be ridden on paved roads only

NOT INTENDED: For off-road, cyclocross or touring with racks and panniers

Maximum Weight Limit:
Rider Luggage* Total
lbs / kg lbs / kg lbs / kg
275 / 125 10 / 1.5 285 / 129

Please read your bicycles instruction manual carefully and if in doubt contact Giant by visiting the Contact page or by contacting your local Authorised Giant Retailer.

Buyers Guide


92% for Defy 1 in Cycling Active Magazine!

Cycling Active editor Matt Lamy took the unenviable task of finding the best value bike between £500 - £1500. Five bikes were selected; Sensa UmbriaHoy Sa Calobra .001Cube Agree GTCForme Axe Edge Comp and the Defy 1, but only one could take the victory - step forward the "aluminum wonder".....

Matt firstly commented on the Defy's perfect balance, "every little bit as comfortable as you could ever hope an aluminum frame to be, yet it still inspires thrills in the turns, while being supremely stable and safe" this is due to the revolutionary compact design frame and the Extremely lightweight ALUXX SL framesets featuring high-performance strength-to-weight ratios, plus the Giant P-Elite C Wheelsetproviding constant stability throughout the ride. 

The Shimano 105 gearset also gets a mention - a fantastic option at the price point - as it "plays its part in installing utter confidence in the drivetrain - it really is the default option when we talk about quality road bikes, with every change swift and blip free"

To end, Matt summarised the Defy 1 - "Fun, safe, sprightly, relaxed, think of any two incogruous words when it comes to bike performance, and the Defy 1 can effortlessly embody them". 

The Defy 1 scored 92% overall, beating the Hoy SA calobra and Sensa Umbria Sora Special (both 89%) to take the victory. 

You can see the full test through the April edition of Cycling Active

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Another Bicycling Editors' Choice Award for Defy!

For the fourth consecutive year the Giant Defy was selected by Bicycling magazine as a winner in itsEditors’ Choice Road Bike Awards. The staff of Bicycling chose 30 finalists—the best road bikes of 2013—and put them to the test on the roads of San Diego County, California. They chose a total of five Giant men's bikes as finalists and named Defy 2 the winner in its Entry Level Road Bike category. 

“Riding the Defy 2, our testers forgot they were straddling such an affordable bike,” reported Bicycling. “The aluminum frame was stiff and efficient, and not overly jarring on rough roads.”

The Bicycling test staff pedaled a cumulative 221 hours, evaluating each bike on the roads of Southern California, including a 12-mile climb to Mount Palomar. 

Their conclusion on the winning Defy: "Fast and responsive, the Defy is ideal for riders with a tight budget but ambitious goals—like completing their first century or riding a fondo."

In addition to Defy, Giant had four finalists in other road and mountain bike categories: TCR Advanced SL 1 in the Race Bikes category; Defy Advanced 1 in the Classics Bikes category; Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 in the Full-Suspension Race XC category; and Giant Trance X 29er 0 in the Trail 29 category. 

The Editors’ Choice Awards represent the highest honor for Bicycling, the world’s largest cycling magazine with more than 2 million readers. You can read more about the Defy and the other winners in the June issue, or online at Bicycling.com.

For the fourth consecutive year the Giant Defy was selected by Bicycling magazine as a winner in itsEditors’ Choice Road Bike Awards. The staff of Bicycling chose 30 finalists—the best road bikes of 2013—and put them to the test on the roads of San Diego County, California. They chose a total of five Giant men's bikes as finalists and named Defy 2 the winner in its Entry Level Road Bike category. 

“Riding the Defy 2, our testers forgot they were straddling such an affordable bike,” reported Bicycling. “The aluminum frame was stiff and efficient, and not overly jarring on rough roads.”

The Bicycling test staff pedaled a cumulative 221 hours, evaluating each bike on the roads of Southern California, including a 12-mile climb to Mount Palomar. 

Their conclusion on the winning Defy: "Fast and responsive, the Defy is ideal for riders with a tight budget but ambitious goals—like completing their first century or riding a fondo."

In addition to Defy, Giant had four finalists in other road and mountain bike categories: TCR Advanced SL 1 in the Race Bikes category; Defy Advanced 1 in the Classics Bikes category; Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 in the Full-Suspension Race XC category; and Giant Trance X 29er 0 in the Trail 29 category. 

The Editors’ Choice Awards represent the highest honor for Bicycling, the world’s largest cycling magazine with more than 2 million readers. You can read more about the Defy and the other winners in the June issue, or online at Bicycling.com.

 

 

Defy 4 gets Road.cc 4.5 Stars!

While Cycling Plus tested the Giant Defy Advanced 2 in their December issue awarding it 4 stars and Road.cc featured Giant Defy Composite 3 in their buyer's guide - Cycling Plus testers also took a look at their AluxX aluminium sibling - the Giant Defy 4.

Testers took the Giant for a 130km charity ride to Bournemouth - over some less than smooth Winter ravaged roads to give it a thorough grilling - and the lightweight Giant came out on top with an incredible 4.5 stars!

Lighter than a bike costing over 3 times more that featured in the same issue, Giant Defy 4 also had the lightest weight wheel and tyre combination on test - but it was the frames' ride quality that really made it stand out;

"Versatile, with a quality frame and great ride"

The latest Giant Defy has been years in the making offering the perfect balance of weight, performance and comfort.

"It's the lightest, balancing great performance, comfort and nifty handling with year round versatility. Road bike, commuter, light tourer, sportive machine or Winter trainer - the Defy will do just about anything"

Check out the full review in December's Cycling Plus Magazine.

 

Giant Home setup Information

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When you checkout orders that include bikes, if there is a Home Setup Retailer that covers your area you will be given the option to choose Home Setup (you will be presented with a choice of Giant retailers that offer the service in your area). When the order arrives at the Giant Retailer we will email you to let you know that the Giant Retailer will contact you to arrange a suitable Home Setup time. The Giant Retailer will then visit you at the agreed time and check your bike is completely ready to ride. Please note for orders using finance the Home Setup address must be the same address as stated in the Finance Agreement.

How much does Giant Home Setup cost?

Giant Home Setup costs £14.99 per order, and you will receive a 'Free First Service' voucher which will allow you to visit the Giant Retailer who delivered your bike within 3 months for a Free First Service to check everything is running smoothly with your new bike.

Giant Click and Collect Information

Where can I collect from?

You can choose to collect from any Click & Collect Giant Retailer that is authorised to sell your goods. You will be given a list of your closest Giant Dealers during the checkout process. Please note - once you have chosen your Giant Dealer and confirmed your order you cannot change your Giant Dealer.

Click and Collect is currently available for delivery to UK Mainland dealers.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is free for all orders over £50.*

*For UK Mainland orders.

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