Watch your daily and weekly mileage goals increase faster with Giant's Defy Composite 2. This stellar ride features a composite frame and fork for the same effortless velocity that the pros appreciate, while also delivering vibration damping and an upright position for a comfortable ride. The wide-range SRAM Apex drivetrain follows suit with an easy-pedaling compact crankset. It gives you the gears to master almost any grade. And, this sweet ride comes with lightweight Giant wheels and reliable Giant components which ensure the perfect ride every time.
|Frame||Giant Composite, Compact Road Design|
|Fork||Giant Advanced Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition, 14/15-gauge, stainless-steel|
|Tires||Giant P-R3 Flat Guard, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM Apex 10-speed: 11-32|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Apex|
|Saddle||Giant Performance Road|
|Seatpost||Giant Vector Composite|
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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.
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.
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.