Giant Defy 3 Road Bike

4.33/5 (6 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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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juanchankane a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2016

Strengths:    Frame, wheels, groupset

Weaknesses:    Rear derrallieur

Bottom Line:   
2015 Defy 3, what a bike, it's fast, comfortable, it's a big bike...stick to Giant sizing table: 6'4" and L was spot on.
great ride quality, finish and attention to detail. Now I personally had a bad gear shifting experience with the front and rear mech which I could only cure by upgrading (to Alivio) and now the bike is in another league and shifts gears like a dream.
The seating position is spot on, and the seat is comfortable, I don´t find the breaks too bad either. Overall, great value for the money, couldn't be happier. Recommended!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by WheelNut2

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2015

Strengths:    - Reliable
- Good gearing for giant climbs
- Good value for the dollar
- Sora groupset works well

Weaknesses:    - Harsh ride
- Cannot accommodate 28mm tires
- Super soft saddle
- Saddle mount allows

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike for one and a half seasons now. Put about 2000km on it. So far no major issues at all. The ride quality is a bit jarring on broken, rough, potholed roads, but it has held up with no problems to smashing over those rough surfaces. This was my first road bike, and looking back I think I would buy this bike again. If you want to ride any gravel or rougher surfaces look for something that will fit 28mm tires.

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.

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