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Defy Composite 3

Model year 2012

$1,650

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Overview

CLIMB FASTER, SPRINT HARDER, GO LONGER. THE FORMULA IS SIMPLE: THE BETTER YOUR BIKE FEELS, THE FARTHER YOU CAN GO.

With a smooth-riding, lightweight composite frameset featuring endurance-oriented geometry, the all-new Defy Composite makes the road disappear beneath you. Blending performance technologies, including the PowerCore bottom bracket and OverDrive headtube for maximum efficiency and razor-sharp handling, along with a longer wheelbase and a taller headtube for optimal endurance positioning, it goes the distance, and it goes fast.

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Features

  • 10-speed Shimano Tiagra shifting and FSA Omega MegaExo compact crankset
  • Giant Connect handlebar and Sport stem
  • Giant P-R2 rims and Giant sealed bearing hubs with DT Swiss Competition spokes
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Color: Black/White/Silver

Technologies

Specifications

Frame

SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsBlack/White/Silver
FrameGiant Composite Technology
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive Steerer
ShockN / A

Components

HandlebarGiant Connect, 31.8
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant Vector Composite
SaddleGiant Performance Road, Men's
PedalsN/A

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano Tiagra
Front DerailleurShimano Tiagra
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra
BrakesTektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano Tiagra
CassetteShimano Tiagra 12x28, 10-Speed
ChainShimano Tiagra
CranksetFSA MegaExo, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano, Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-R2
HubsGiant Sealed Bearing 24/28h
SpokesDT Swiss Competition, 14/15g
TiresGiant P-R3, Flat Guard, Front and Rear Specific, 700x23

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 TubeReachHead TubeStackChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height
CentimetersDegreesDegreesCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersInches
XS/43.0717451.5N/A12.5N/A4298.329
S/46.5727453N/A14.5N/A429929.7
M/50.072.573.554.5N/A16.5N/A4299.530.6
M/L/53.572.57356N/A18.5N/A42100.731.1
L/55.572.57357.5N/A20.5N/A42102.232
XL/58.572.572.559.5N/A22.5N/A42103.732.8

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