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Giant Defy 3
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Giant

Defy 3

$919.99 - $920.00
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5.0 stars
 (43 Reviews)
 

Giant Defy 3

Swing a leg over Giant's Defy 3 and take a peek at what's over the horizon and around the bend. Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame and Advanced composite fork with an OverDrive steerer lets the Defy dominate the climbs while soaking up road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. Climbing up, or cruising down, the frame's tall head tube and stable geometry offer a comfortable, back-friendly position so you feel great through every mile. This Defy boasts Giant's lightweight SR-2 rims along with Shimano's Sora drivetrain for crisp shifting, Tektro brakes for confident stopping, and reliable Giant components for a fast ride that's sure to impress.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
Fork Giant Composite w/aluminum OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant SR-2
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Road
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tires Giant S-R4, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Sora
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Sora
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Tektro R312, dual-pivot
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Sport

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 43 reviews)

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Pros

  • Comfortable  (37)
  • Handles Well  (34)
  • Lightweight  (32)
  • Fast  (29)
  • Good Geometry  (27)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (12)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (7)
  • Poor Components  (3)
  • None  (2)
  • Seat Could Be Better  (2)

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (31)
  • Exercising  (25)
  • Serious Training  (18)
  • Climbing  (18)
  • Racing  (16)

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5.0

Great Bike

By Big Gene

from Corona Ca

About Me

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Comfortable
  • Fast

Cons

  • Tires

Best Uses

  • Training
  • endurance

Comments:

This bike is balanced comfortable and quick. The only caveat is the tires. I was averaging a flat a week until I switched them out for a set of Maxxis Refuse's. I tested every bike in the $1000 range and this one took the cake. No regrets whatsoever.

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4.0

Great All-Around Road Bike

By Rees

from Kansas City, MO

About Me

Pros

  • Fast
  • Sleek
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sprints
    • Long distance
    • Entry level
    • Crit Races
    • Intermediate

    Comments:

    I am a long time MTB Rider switching to Road Racing. This is a great entry to mid level priced bike. The bike is comfortable and very fast. After four flats in one month I had to upgrade the tires to a more durable pair. Other than the tires, I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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    4.0

    Excellent road bike for the price

    By Miles Long

    from Crofton, MD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Rides Forever
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      The Giant Defy 3 rides like a dream. It seems to go on forever. I was looking for a reasonable road bike that wouldn't empty out the wallet. This is it. The construction is top-notch, typical excellent Giant-quality, good components, and a solid overall bicycle that weighs next to nothing. If you're getting into road-biking, this is THE bike to start with.

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      4.0

      Great foundation to build on

      By Gary

      from Kansas City

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      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

      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding

      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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      4.0

      Fantastic Bike

      By Noob

      from Edmonton AB

      About Me

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Excellent price
      • Beautiful DesignPaint

      Cons

      • Entry bike has no triple
      • Brakes seem bland

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Road cycling

      Comments:

      I bought two bikes, the higher end Defy 0 and this bike at the same time. (This review is based on 2011 Defy 3). For half the price this bike is negligable vs the Defy 0. The speed and performance is comparable to the more expensive bike, except for brakes noticably lower quality and shifters somewhat less. This bike seats you more casually and is super comfortable for all around usage. I intend to actually commute with mine as the 2011 model has a triple front sprocket enabling me to do river valley hills better. For an entry level bike I feel this 2012 model should have retained the triple sprocket as the triple sprocket is really designed for individuals without bulked up racing leg strength as most beginners or entry level cyclists usually are. Overall though for the money this is a steal.

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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

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding

        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

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

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments:

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

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        (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

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Serious Training
          • Climbing
          • Casual Riding
          • 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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