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Giant Defy 0 Triple 2012 £959.99 – Save £240

Posted on March 17, 2013 | in All Bikes, Road Bikes | by
Giant Defy 0 Triple 2012 £959.99 – Save £240

Giant Defy 0 Triple 2012 £959.99 – Save £240

The Giant Defy 0 (zero) is the Giant Defy 1 with drive-train upgraded to Shimano Ultegra and a fantastic stealth black finish. The Giant Defy range of bikes is so highly respected and receives such fantastic reviews, that it is very unusual to find them discounted at all.  To find the Giant Defy 0 for less money than a Giant Defy 1 is a true bike sale bargain!

Cycling Plus magazine many the 2012 Defy 1 their bike of the year last year.  Here are some of the details of the Cycling plus Giant Defy 1 review:

The crew at Cycling Plus in England recently put the Giant Defy 1 through some of the most rigorous testing we’ve ever seen in its February 2012 edition. What did they find? “…the all-new 2012 frameset sets new benchmarks for alloy responsiveness and ride quality”.

ON THE RIDE:
“The relatively short stem, tapered fork/head-tube and big down-tube mean you can really brace your shoulders against a gear without feeling like you’re going to tear the front end off. Cornering accuracy is similarly precise, with a playful and responsive steering feel in tight turning situations that still stays the right side of stable at higher speeds”.

ON THE SPEC:
“The component spec is excellent considering the quality of chassis that you’re getting for the money…the Giant branded rolling stock (wheelset) perform fine…Giant’s PR3 tyres are proving a useful addition to its growing own brand collection too”.

BUYING ADVICE:
“Having seen the entire test team fall in love with Giant’s Defy 1, we can’t think of anyone who it won’t suit. It’s light, responsive under power, but forgiving over the long haul, well equipped and really well balanced in positional and handling terms. The result is a bike that springs forwards with real purpose when you need it to, but glides along happily when riding is more about clearing your head than maxing your heart rate.”

I actually have a Giant Defy 0 2012 myself and can safely say it’s been the best bike I’ve ever owned.  I chose it because I’d been won over by the Giant Defy 1 but much preferred the paint job on the Defy 0 over the Defy 1.  The upgraded Ultegra gearing was also a huge plus for me.  I use the Defy for commuting as well as some longer rides.  The only problem is that it’s incredibly difficult to take the winter bike when the weather is bad – the Defy 0 is just so much more fun and responsive. You can even get Giant Defy specific mudguards which makes the Giant Defy 0 perfect as a year-round commuter or touring bike while always riding like the fast, light road-bike it is.

Giant Defy 0 – Triple 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

How Much?

£959.59 – a saving of £240 from an RRP of £799.99

What Sizes?

Loads of different sizes at the moment.  Remember the Defy 0 geometry is a little different to others so check the sizing.  I’m 5′ 10″ with a 31″ inside leg and the 53.5 is perfect for me (where I’d usually go for 55 or 56).

You won’t want this bike if…

You think all cycle magazine critics are idiots

You will want this bike if…

You trust the experts but also love an element of exclusivity. You want a bike that will take on any journey in a fast, comfortable, reliable manner.

Where From?

Available from that excellent online cycle retailer Chain Reaction Cycles:

Giant Defy 0 – Triple 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

Giant Defy 0 Reviews:

Not many reviews of the Giant Defy 0 itself but you could check out these:
Plenty of fantastic Giant Defy 1 reviews though:
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