Explore your world on two wheels with Giant's Defy 5. Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame lets the Defy zoom up the climbs while muting road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. Beyond just light and smooth, you'll love the tall head tube and stable geometry that allows for a more comfortable, back-friendly position so you feel great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's lightweight SR-2 rims, 16-speed Shimano components for crisp shifting, Tektro brakes for confident stopping, and a selection of reliable Giant components.
|Frame||Giant ALUXX aluminum w/rack mounts|
|Fork||Giant aluminum w/OverDrive steerer|
|Hubs||Giant Sport Tracker Road|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, 14g|
|Tires||Giant S-R4, 700 x 25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Claris|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Claris|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-850, 8-speed: 11-32|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Claris|
|Brakes||Tektro R312, dual-pivot|
|Saddle||Giant Performance Road|
|Black/White / X-Large||04712878002517||60001417||54070|
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- Durable (3)
- Smooth ride (2)
- Versatile (2)
- Fits my body type
- Heavy as my 1988 trek
- Heavy-ish stock wheels
- Stock saddle
- Road Biking (2)
- Endurance riding
- Entry level road cycling
- For new ridders
- Road Endurance
- Road riding
Reviewed by 12 customers
- Great Entry Level Road Bi
- Stock Saddle
- For New Ridders
I'm just getting into this sport as a runner. Training for a triathlon, so I didn't want to spend thousands of $ on a bike. This is the best bike out there for newbies like me. I've had it for 7 days now and put only 50 miles on it. but I like the ride, it feels right.
- Great Value
- Relaxed Riding Position
- Fits My Body Type
- Heavy-ish Stock Wheels
- Heavy As My 1988 Trek
- Entry Level Road Cycling
- Endurance Riding
I picked the Defy 5 over the Specialized Allez and Trek 1 series due to how well this bike felt. I got the sensation of being atop the other two bikes, but the Defy felt like I was inside of it, a part of it. Not as snappy and aggressive as the Allez, but more planted and just about as agile as the Allez. The Trek felt cramped, the Allez felt stretch out, but the Defy felt just right. Kind of heavy for a road bike, but I'll take it as good climbing resistance training. Great first modern road bike for anyone looking to get into the sport. The guys at Allis Bike and Fitness in West Allis, WI were very patient and informative and let me try out a number of bikes before I settled on the Defy. Couldn't be happier!
- Smooth Ride
- Handles Well
- Little Vibrations
Thanks to Barry settled on this bike and wow!!! Great ride and would recommend this bike to others. Thanks Barry
- Decreased Road Vibration
- Great for climbing
- Smooth shifting
- Smooth ride
- Road riding
Great for road riding. I've have no complaints. Very well constructed entry level cycle. Have ridden over 500 miles on this cycle with no mechanical failures. Only one flat.
I've had this bike for two weeks and put over 150 miles on it already (about 10 a day). The XL is comfortable for a 6'2 male. It rides well without too much vibrations. I like the gearing and the shifters/brakes are easy to reach from the hooks. It's stable at all the speeds I can reach (and I topped out at about 27 with a tail wind one day). For the recreational/exercise rider, this is a great bike. It's not the lightest, not the fastest, and not the slickest looking, but I've gotten a few complements. This is an excellent bike! I recommend it for the beginning cyclist or someone looking for a solid exercise bike.
I bought this bike at Montgomery Cyclery in Anderson a few months ago after doing extensive research on entry-level road bikes for quite some time before finally purchasing. I could not be happier with my purchase. Exceptional value for the $, super smooth, lightweight, easy shifting, very comfortable, fast and fun. Definitely recommend!
- Road Endurance
It is a finely tuned machine without breaking the bank. I have put over 250 miles on it in just under a month. She is smooth and agile. I rode it stock for about 100 miles before I installed the 105 5800 shifters, FD, RD and cassette (I did the "remove the 16 trick")! Very simple and inexpensive upgrade. She was speedy before and remains so now.
This bike is my first road bike. I was really nervous spending over five hundred dollers but but talking to my LBS was the best thing I did they didn't get pushy about spending money they simply said let's take a ride the bike was amazing it sold itself best bike on the market if our on a budget I now have about a 1000 miles on it with no problems and the guys at real bikes have bin great to me for service and allways steer me in the wright direction for parts and upgrades I couldent be happier with my purchase
The bike rides well i have put over 100 miles on it and i love it..A great budget beginner bike...