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Defy 3

Model year 2011

$790

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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

- 8-speed Shimano shifting
- Giant alloy stem, handlebar and seatpost
- Giant S-R2 rim, Formula hubs/stainless spokes, wheelset
- Color: White/Black/Silver

Technologies

Specifications

Frame

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

Components

HandlebarGiant Alloy Anatomic Bend, 26.0
StemGiant Sport Alloy 4-Bolt
SeatpostGiant Alloy, 30.9
SaddleGiant Performance Road, Men's
PedalsCaged w/ Clips

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano 2300
Front DerailleurShimano 2203
Rear DerailleurShimano Sora
BrakesTektro TK-R340 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano 2300
CassetteSRAM PG 850 12x26, 8-Speed
ChainKMC Z7
CranksetFSA Tempo, 30/42/52
Bottom BracketCartridge

Wheels

RimsGiant S-R2
Hubs[F] Formula Sealed, [R] Shimano 2200, 32h
SpokesStainless Steel, 14g
TiresGiant P-R4, 30 tpi, [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.