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Spin Doctor Cyclewerks
140 S. Hickory Ave., Bartlett, IL 60103
Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5;
Closed Wed & Sun. 630-289-7360
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giant Defy 5
  • Color: Black/White
  • Color: Satin Black/Red

Giant Defy 5

2016

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2016 Giant Defy 5

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.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum w/rack mounts
    Fork Giant aluminum w/OverDrive steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant SR-2
    Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Road
    Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
    Tires Giant S-R4, 700 x 25c
    Crankset FSA Tempo
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Claris
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-850, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano Claris
    Handlebars Giant Connect
    Stem Giant Sport
    Brake Levers Shimano Claris
    Brakes Tektro R312, dual-pivot
    Saddle Giant Performance Road
    Seatpost Giant Sport

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Black/White / X-Small 04712878002463 60001412
    Black/White / Small 04712878002470 60001413
    Black/White / Medium 04712878002487 60001414
    Black/White / Medium/Large 04712878002494 60001415
    Black/White / Large 04712878002500 60001416
    Black/White / X-Large 04712878002517 60001417
    Satin Black/Red / X-Small 04712878002609 60001422
    Satin Black/Red / Small 04712878002616 60001423
    Satin Black/Red / Medium 04712878002623 60001424
    Satin Black/Red / Medium/Large 04712878002630 60001425
    Satin Black/Red / Large 04712878002647 60001426
    Satin Black/Red / X-Large 04712878002654 60001427
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    Pros

    • Durable  (3)
    • Smooth ride  (2)
    • Versatile  (2)
    • Cost 
    • Fits my body type 

    Cons

    • Heavy as my 1988 trek 
    • Heavy-ish stock wheels 
    • Stock saddle 
    • None 

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking  (2)
    • Endurance riding 
    • Entry level road cycling 
    • For new ridders 
    • Road Endurance 

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Excellent entry level bike

    By Jeffry

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me

    Pros

    • Very comfortable
    • Great Rider, as long as don't look to race
    • Great aesthetics, good looking bike

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Workout riding
      • Long Distance at slow to moderate pace
      • Bike Trails/Streets and Roads

      Comments:

      I started riding road bikes in 2011 when I bought a 2010 Trek 1.1 as a graduation gift for myself after finishing grad school. Then in 2014, I bought a 2014 Trek 1.1 after putting about 5000 miles on the 2010 bike. I also used a Serfas Gel Seat and 700x28 Bontrager tires on the Trek bikes that I owned before buying this Giant Defy 5 in June 2016. I transferred the same tires and seat over to this bike immediately upon purchase. I can only give fair comparison of this bike to the Trek 1.1's that I previously owned, as I have only test ridden other brands such as Cannondale, Felt, Bianchi, Specialized but have never owned them. This bike is very comfortable compared to the Trek 1.1's ( I liked the 1.1's, its not like they were poor bikes for me, but now after riding this one, I do prefer the comfort of the Giant Defy 5. All that being said, my characteristics are as follows: Male 45 years old 6'1" about 245-250 lbs I am just fine classifying myself as a rider, I am definitely NOT a racer! I average about 14-15mph while riding. A typical daily ride for me is about 20-25 miles (for workout purposes, not commuting to work). A typical week of riding for me this year is about 100 miles. Two weeks ago, I completed my first ever century ride. The one thing that the Trek 1.1's had over the Giant Defy 5 is that I only had to replace the rear cassette on the first 1.1 that I owned after about 2500 miles. I had to replace the rear cassette on the Giant right around 1000 miles, and I am going to need to replace (upgrade) the front crank pretty soon, too. Need something stiffer to help support the extra 50-75 lbs I carry, but I am also trying to lose. In the end, the comfort exceeds the relatively low cost replacements I have had to do so much sooner after purchase than previous bikes I have owned. As long as the expectation isn't to provide high speed rides (races) then this bike is an excellent value!

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      5.0

      Great bike for the price

      By Chuck

      from San Bernardino, CA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Great Entry Level Road Bi

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Commuting/Excercise

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          5.0

          Great 1st road bike

          By happyseitz

          from Beaumont,CA

          About Me

          Pros

          • Cost

          Cons

          • Stock Saddle

          Best Uses

          • For New Ridders

          Comments:

          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.

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          4.0

          Perfect starter bike at a hard to beat price

          By Kevin

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me

          Pros

          • Great Value
          • Relaxed Riding Position
          • Fits My Body Type

          Cons

          • Heavy-ish Stock Wheels
          • Heavy As My 1988 Trek

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Riding
          • Entry Level Road Cycling

          Comments:

          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!

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          5.0

          Great Bike for the money

          By Deen

          from Jersey

          About Me

          Pros

          • Little Vibrations
          • Smooth Ride
          • Handles Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              Thanks to Barry settled on this bike and wow!!! Great ride and would recommend this bike to others. Thanks Barry

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              5.0

              Great Ride

              By DPICK

              from KANSAS CITY MO

              About Me

              Pros

              • Smooth ride
              • Great for climbing
              • Smooth shifting
              • Decreased Road Vibration

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Road riding

              Comments:

              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.

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              5.0

              Great Bike and Fun to Ride

              By Brandon

              from Houston, TX

              About Me

              Comments:

              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.

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              5.0

              Perfect Entry Level Roadie

              By Alison

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me

              Comments:

              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!

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              5.0

              Aggressive and Competitive

              By Paulus Maximus

              from Cocoa Beach, Florida

              About Me

              Pros

              • Agile
              • Sleek
              • Speedy
              • Aggressive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Endurance

                Comments:

                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.

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                4.0

                number five in top 13 pick for beginers

                By mitsu 4G69T

                from englewood fl

                About Me Commuter

                Comments:

                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

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