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Defy 3

Model year 2014

$950

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Overview

INNOVATIVE ALLOY DESIGN MEETS ENDURANCE ROAD GEOMETRY. STAY COMFORTABLE AS YOU PUSH BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

Brought to you by the world’s leading aluminum frame engineers, Defy redefines the performance possibilities of an entry-level road bike. Born in Giant’s own in-house aluminum forging facility and engineered with FluidForm ALUXX aluminum tubes, it climbs, corners and sprints better than many bikes that cost thousands more. Frame technologies include the OverDrive steerer tube for stiffness and sharp steering and PowerCore oversized bottom bracket area for stiff, efficient power transfer.

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Features

Key Upgrades (over Defy 5)

  • Composite fork with Alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano Sora 9-speed drivetrain
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Colors: Black/Bright Yellow/Silver, White/Red/Charcoal

Technologies

ALUXX

PERFORMANCE GRADE

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ALUXX

PERFORMANCE GRADE

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Specifications

Frame

SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsBlack/Bright Yellow/Silver, White/Red/Charcoal
FrameALUXX-grade aluminum w/ rack mounts
ForkComposite-grade composite, alloy OverDrive steerer
ShockN/A

Components

Handlebar Giant Sport, 31.8mm
StemGiant Sport
Seatpost Giant Sport, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Performance Road
PedalsCaged w/ toe clip and strap

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano Sora
Front DerailleurShimano Sora
Rear DerailleurShimano Sora
BrakesTektro R312
Brake LeversShimano Sora
CassetteSRAM PG950 11x32, 9-speed
ChainKMC X9
CranksetShimano Sora, 34/50
Bottom BracketSealed

Wheels

RimsGiant S-R2, double wall
HubsGiant Tracker Sport Road
SpokesStainless Steel, 14g
TiresGiant S-R4, 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/43.071.074.051.512.542.098.329.0
S/46.572.074.053.014.542.099.029.7
M/50.072.573.554.516.542.099.530.6
M/L/53.572.573.056.018.542.0100.731.1
L/55.572.573.057.520.542.0102.232.0
XL/58.572.572.559.522.542.0103.732.8

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