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?
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.
“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.”