2012 Giant Defy 1

Giant Defy 1 is a high performance lightweight AluxX aluminium road bike with comfortable endurance geometry for racing, sportives and commuting. With Shimano 105 20 speed shifters, Connect composite seatpost and Advanced Composite fork.

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Expected delivery date is not guaranteed and if pre-ordered stock sells out orders will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis
-if orders cannot be fulfilled due to pre-order stock selling out customers who are unsuccessful will be notified and receive a full refund.

Product Description

Aluminium engineering at its very best. Light, lively and perfectly tuned for the way you ride, the all-new Defy redefi nes the performance possibilities of an entry level road bike.

Technical Specification

Sizing Guide

    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               XL XL XL XL XL
6'5"/ 195.6cm >               XL XL XL XL XL



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

Review at : Cycling Plus | February 2012
Defy 1

Cycling Plus reviewed the Giant Defy 1 mens road bike in their February 2012 issue - as part of a 'Grand Designs' group test - a shoot out of the best £1000 bikes available on the market including Specialized, Fuji, Carrera and Cannondale.

Giant Defy 1 has set new benchmarks in 2012 for just what is possible with aluminium - producing a ride that is both responsive and smooth - the proof was in the test results.

Testers were quite simply blown away by the Giant Defy 1, awarding it 4.5 stars. (it even beat a carbon framed bike!)

The Cycling Plus Verdict?

"Superbly responsive yet fluid ride backed up with an excellent spec for the money"

"Definitely a contender for a bike of the year spot and a great buy for £1000"

Giant Home setup Information

How does Giant Home Setup work?

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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With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

Estimated Delivery Dates

Estimated Delivery Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery Dates provided on product pages.

The Current Estimated Delivery Dates for 2012 Giant Defy 1 is

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