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Defy 2

Model year 2011

$1,130

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Overview

LIGHT AND LIVELY. THAT’S HOW TEST EDITORS OFTEN DESCRIBE THE AWARD-WINNING DEFY. FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF WHY THE EXPERTS ARE RIGHT.

Pure performance from the world’s most advanced aluminum engineers. With its lightweight, stiff, ride-tuned ALUXX SL frameset, Defy breaks all the rules of what was previously thought possible for an entry-level road bike. Fitted with performance wheels and parts, it climbs, corners and sprints like bikes costing thousands more.

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Features

Key Upgrades (over Defy 3):
- Full 9-speed Shimano Tiagra shifting
- Giant Connect (composite) seatpost
- Flat-resistant Giant P-R3 tires
- Color: White/Black/Yellow

Technologies

Specifications

Frame

SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsWhite/Black/Yellow
FrameALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
ShockN / A

Components

HandlebarGiant Connect, 31.8
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Connect Composite, 30.9
SaddleGiant Performance Road, Men's
PedalsCaged w/ Clips

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano Tiagra
Front DerailleurShimano Tiagra
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra
BrakesTektro TK-R340 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano Tiagra
CassetteShimano HG50 12x25, 9-Speed
ChainShimano HG-73
CranksetShimano Tiagra, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano, External

Wheels

RimsGiant S-R2
Hubs[F] Formula Sealed, [R] Shimano 2200, 32h
SpokesStainless Steel, 14g
TiresGiant P-R3, 60 tpi, Flat Guard, [F] & [R] Specific, 700x25

Other

WeightThe most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

Geometry

SizeHead AngleSeat AngleTop TubeHead TubeChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height
CentimetersDegreesDegreesCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersInches
XS/43.071.0074.0051.5012.5042.0098.3029.00
S/46.572.0074.0053.0014.5042.0098.0029.70
M/50.072.5073.0054.5016.5042.0098.0030.60
M/L/53.572.5073.0056.0018.5042.00100.5031.10
L/55.572.5072.0057.5020.5042.00100.8032.00
XL/58.572.5072.0059.5022.5042.00102.8232.80

All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.