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Defy Composite 1

Model year 2014

$2,550

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Overview

IT’S SIMPLE: THE MORE COMFORTABLE YOU ARE IN THE SADDLE, THE BETTER YOU CAN PERFORM. CLIMB, DESCEND, SPRINT—ALL DAY LONG.

With its longer wheelbase and slightly taller headtube for endurance positioning, Defy Composite gives you a lightweight, smooth riding feel that makes the road disappear. Crafted from Giant’s Composite frame material, it features innovative technologies including the PowerCore bottom bracket and OverDrive headtube for stiff pedaling efficiency and razor-sharp handling. The frame is also RideSense-ready, for use with Giant’s wireless ANT+ data device.

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Features

Key Upgrades (over Defy Composite 2)

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Colors: White/Red/Black, Cool Gray/Black/Orange

Technologies

Specifications

Frame

SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsWhite/Red/Black, Cool Grey/Black/Orange
FrameGiant Composite Technology, electronic ready
ForkComposite-grade composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
ShockN/A

Components

HandlebarGiant Connect 31.8mm
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Vector Composite
SaddleGiant Performance Road
PedalsN/A

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano Ultegra
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra
BrakesShimano R561
Brake LeversShimano Ultegra
CassetteShimano Ultegra 11x28, 11-speed
ChainShimano Ultegra
CranksetShimano Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-R2, double wall
HubsGiant Performance Tracker Road, sealed
SpokesStainless Steel, 14/15g
TiresGiant P-R3, front and rear specific, FlatGuard Deflect 3, 700x25

Other

ExtrasRideSense ready
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.