2014 Giant Defy 1 Redefines “Entry-Level”

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The 2014 Giant Defy 1 is Made from Premium Lightweight Aluminum Tubes and is Produced in Giant’s Own Tubing Facility.

It climbs, corners and sprints better than bikes costing thousands more. How do they do it?

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They start by taking a race inspired frame, and they marry it to components that bring comfort and plushness to the ride.
The frame is made of ALUXX SL-grade Aluminum, and the front fork is a carbon composite, OverDrive aluminum steerer. Having this carbon fork and an oversized  steerer make the bike up to 15% stiffer than straight-steerer frame-and-fork combinations.

Add to that a great road groupset in the Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, and brake levers; Tektro TK-R540 brakes (w/ cartridge pads). Also on the Defy Advanced 1 are the Shimano Tiagra 12×28 10 speed cassette, and the Shimano FC-R565 50×34 Crankset.

Wheels are a complete package using Giant’s proprietary brand on rims (P-R2), bearings (24/28h), and tires (P-R3, 700x23c). The rims are double walled, bearings have sealed hubs, and the wheelset has DT Swiss Competition butted spokes.

defy_advanced_1_0The 2013 Giant Defy Advanced 1 received great reviews from Mensfitness.com, saying that it is one of Ten Best Road Bikes For Serious Cyclists:

“Giant’s composite technology for bikes is so innovative that they also make parts for aerospace and Formula 1 crafts. The Defy Advanced 1, like all other models, is made in-house, from a strand of carbon fiber thread to a complete bike. It also features Giant’s more upright “endurance position” for maximum comfort regardless of riding style. That means you’ll crush tough climbs, fast sprints, and gruelling miles all on a single trusty steed.”

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