Giant Defy 3 Road Bike

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $749.99


Product Description

Giant's Defy 3 boasts race-ready engineering without breaking the bank thanks to its super-light ALUXX SL aluminum frame and carbon fork that provides


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Callum Powell

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2013

Strengths:    The strengths of this bike… where do I start, the defy 3 2012 which is what I ride is an amazing bike for beginners. It's lightweight, strong, reliable, can handle any situation and most important it's fast. The stock components are brilliant e.g. The carbon forks, cranks, brakes and on and on…

Weaknesses:    The only down fall of the bike is the colour, I have the black and white frame colour and the dirt drives me insane. All I ever do is clean it.

Bottom Line:   
This bike in a nutshell is a brilliant bike for non experienced riders to get a feel for road racing or long distance trips, all I can do is highly recommend this bike. Good work giant.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2012

Strengths:    Strong frame, integrated brake shifting, fun to ride

Weaknesses:    Could definitely upgrade some components and the saddle. However you could definitely get by with the stock set.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome ride for a new road rider. Feel confident in knowing that you are on a Giant bicycle. I do about 25-35 miles a day on this bike and it is a blast every time, and have very little/ no issues (nothing that a multitool can't fix, so far). Kenda kriterium 700x25 tires came stock and they are good for riding around and training. However, I will definitely look to get a better pair once these wear thin. The white paint job is sweet, except for the fact that you will see all dirt and brake dust. This can actually be used to your advantage because you can see where your bike needs to be cleaned!

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere there are roads

Price Paid:    $710.00

Bike Setup:   M/L frame, cateye vectra wireless computer, front and rear flashers, extra tube, patch kit, pump, multitool, water bottle holder/ water bottle


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BostonG a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2012

Strengths:    Good value, easy gearing good for beginners, comfortable, I like the design and color

Weaknesses:    Junky tires (30 tpi), needs a lot of input to corner (bt it is relaxed geo so come w/the territory), too flexible - feels mushy on climbs and when sprinting.

Bottom Line:   
Giant describes it as “race ready” – maybe with some upgrades. But, for the $ it’s a decent bike. It’s mega entry level with sora and 2200 mix. It’s a good value, which kind of hurts to say because it rides like a pig for what is supposed to be a bike built for sport. I would recommend that a person looking for an entry level ride with relaxed geo include this on their test ride list.

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Favorite Ride:   South Shore of MA, along the coast

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Farina's

Bike Setup:   Stock except saddle and pedals.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2011

Strengths:    light weight, stunning and well-built!

Weaknesses:    it breaks the speed limit!

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good, light bike. the quality is exceptional as is the shimano Sora groupset. the white really suits the bike which very good looking. the mud guards available are a disappointment though as they are over priced (£30.00).
over all, a very very good bike.

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Favorite Ride:   brunel way

Price Paid:    $595.00

Purchased At:   Mikes Bikes




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Giant defy 3 2013 front crank gear problems

Hi guys, I've had this bike for 2 and a bit months now, and whilst climbing a small hill the other day, the chain came off. I pushed it the rest of the way up and put the chain back on and thought that was that. The next day when I was going to work, I found that the front crank gear (a shimano so ... Read More »

08 Specialized Allez elite upgrade to a 11 Giant Defy Advanced 3

I purchased the 08 Specialized back in 09 when I was training for a 5 hour endurance motorcycle race, but since then I rarely used it till this year. This year a few of my friends got more involved in road cycling and I found a new ninch to get serious into this sport. I know go on longer rides an ... Read More »

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I was at a Giant store last week and had planned to purchase a Defy 1 which they ordered for me but has yet to arrive. I stopped in and tried out a Defy advanced 3 in my size and they have it reduced (last year's model) to where it is only a few hundred more than the defy 1. My question is what ar ... Read More »

Difference between Domane 2.0 and Defy composite 3

Hello all, Sorry for cross posting but I figured I'd get more responses here. I have a Trek Domane 2.0 (aluminum) that I really like, however... I went to Las Vegas and rented a Defy composite 3 (from JT bikes in Henderson) and flew up hills. The bike basically melted underneath me, I felt as ... Read More »

Difference between Domane 2.0 and Defy composite 3

Hello all, I have a Trek Domane 2.0 (aluminum) that I really like, however... I went to Las Vegas and rented a Defy composite 3 (from JT bikes in Henderson) and flew up hills. The bike basically melted underneath me, I felt as if I wasn't on a bike at all. Getting out of the saddle and standing ... Read More »

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