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Giant Defy 3

Giant Defy 3

2011

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5.0 stars
 (39 Reviews)
$749.99 - $790.00
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2011 Giant Defy 3

Giant's Defy 3 boasts race-ready engineering without breaking the bank thanks to its super-light ALUXX SL aluminum frame and carbon fork that provides a great feel, cornering precision and fine power transfer. Shimano's positive-shifting drivetrain offers 24 hill-flattening gears. And, the Defy 3 is equipped with frictionless Giant wheels and tires, a Giant Road saddle that's super comfy, and ready-to-ride pedals with straps.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX SL Grade Aluminum
    Fork Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/aluminum steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant S-R2
    Hubs Formula (front); Shimano 2200 (back)
    Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
    Tires Giant P-R4, 700 x 25c
    Crankset FSA Tempo
    Chainrings 52/42/30
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
    Rear Cogs SRAM, 8-speed: 12-26
    Shifters Shimano
    Handlebars Giant anatomic bend
    Stem Giant Sport Aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano short-reach
    Brakes Tektro TK-R340
    Pedals Platform w/clips
    Saddle Giant Performance Road
    Seatpost Giant aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    X-Small 00826225825729 382572
    Small 00826225825736 382573
    Medium 00826225825743 382574
    Medium/Large 00826225825750 382575
    Large 00826225825767 382576
    X-Large 00826225825774 382577
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 39 reviews)

    97%

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (34)
    • Handles well  (34)
    • Lightweight  (31)
    • Fast  (29)
    • Good geometry  (27)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (12)
    • Brakes could be better  (7)
    • Poor components  (3)
    • Seat Could Be Better  (2)
    • None  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Casual riding  (31)
    • Exercising  (25)
    • Climbing  (18)
    • Serious training  (18)
    • Racing  (16)

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    4.0

    Great foundation to build on

    By Gary

    from Kansas City

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry
    • Responsive
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Components

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I ride an '09 Defy 3, but it is essentially the same as the '11. It is a remarkable bike. I did, however, upgrade the components to SRAM Force and now it is a formidable beast of a bike. For a minimal investment, I can easily keep up with the big boys on their high dollar toys.

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    5.0

    Good starter bike

    By Pauly

    from Urbandale, Ia

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Responsive
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    Weekly riding. Average 25 miles a ride several times a week. It is a well rounded bike with composite forks which is a benefit over the TREK equivalent. The seat is not very comfortable and the gear levers are lower end shifters.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Entry Level Bike

    By Giant Fan

    from Missouri

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Fast and Smooth
    • Handles Well
    • Climbs Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      First road bike and I love it. Have had it almost a year and really enjoyed it. Climbs hills well and has good speed. Had no idea that cycling could be so fun!!

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      5.0

      Giant Defy3

      By BillC

      from NJ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      Bought 2 for my wife and I...Excellant choice for an entry level bike..Shifters needed tuning and brakes were upgraded after 250 miles..Replace the pedals w/ clipless..after a few adjustments the seat fits well..

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      (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great bike!

      By Biker

      from Lancaster,Oh

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Fast and Smooth
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Responsive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Racing
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      I love the bike!! Would not go without it.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great starter bike

      By Back on the road

      from Lees Summit MO

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding
        • Serious Training
        • Racing
        • Commuting
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        After looking at all brands that have offerings in this price bracket I went with the Defy 3 and I am very pleased. Having been on a quality Mountain bike for years I was looking to get back to the road. Rode this bike all weekend and have found it to be light, fast and nimble. Seat is fine I could ride this thing all day.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love this bike!

        By dmd0919

        from New Gloucester, ME

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Handles Well
        • Responsive
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        This is my first road bike and I could not be any happier. For a bike in this price range, which is on the lower end for road bikes, I am very satisfied with how it handles and have no complaints. I have always had mountain bikes and this road bike doesnt even compare. Very enjoyable to ride! The seat is a bit uncomfortable, but I think that is a standard complaint with road bikes.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        i would buy this product agian and again

        By ed

        from chicago

        About Me

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Responsive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Commuting
          • Serious Training
          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising
          • Racing

          Comments:

          wow a great bike for this price i'm so happy with this bike. this is my first road bike and i made the great choice.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great beginner bike!!

          By JasperIN

          from Jasper, IN

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Good Looking Bike
          • Price

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            Great bike for the price. Rides smooth and fast. Only thing I could complain about is the seat.

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            5.0

            Good road bike!

            By Demented310

            from Hawthorne

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry
            • Comfortable
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Commuting
            • Exercising

            Comments:

            My first bicycle was a hybrid giant seek 2 and I decided to get a road bike. So I was looking around and found the defy 3. And it handles great! Can't be more satisfy with this bicycle!

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