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This bike was featured on a different thread recently at this price, but has now expired (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/giant-defy-1-road-bike-699-pedalon-1963521). Rutland Cycles now have this bike available at £699 and claim to be able to offer same day despatch if ordered pre-2pm.

Rutland Cycles are local to me and have always been incredibly quick and efficient with any previous orders I've made.

This bike has won countless awards, as per the previous thread and seems to be a steal at £699!
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#2
Technical SPECIFICATIONS

Sizes - S, M, M/L, L, XL
Colours - Blue/Black, Black/Red
Frame - ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium
Fork - Carbon Composite, OverDrive aluminium steerer
Shock - n/a
Handlebar - Giant Connect
Stem - Giant Connect
Seatpost - Giant Connect Composite, 30.9
Saddle - Giant Performance Road, Men's
Pedals - n/a
Shifters - Shimano 105
Front Derailleur - Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105
Brakes - Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake Levers - Shimano 105
Cassette - Shimano Tiagra 12x30, 10-sp
Chain - KMC X10
Crankset - Shimano R565, 34/50
Bottom Bracket - Shimano, Press Fit
Rims - P-Elite C Wheelset
Hubs - P-Elite C Wheelset
Spokes - P-Elite C Wheelset
Tires - Giant P-R3, Flat Guard, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25
Extras - N/A

Looks good to me, Shimano 105 groupset (mostly) and carbon fork. Heat! :)
#3
Just bought myself a planet x pro carbon myself which I think was great value for money.

But 699 for the defy is a great price - heat added.
#4
good price for a 105 groupset!
#5
Never seen cycle company doing size medium/large wtf?
2 Likes #6
M/L suits someone between 5"9 to 6ft. I have a defy 1 and I'm 5"10 with 32 inseam. Hope that helps.

Heat for price
#7
Boo :( was ready to bite

We are happy to provide bikes that are available on our website at a price reduced from the RRP as part of the Cyclescheme but these will incur a charge equal to 11% of the sale price of the bike. In the event that this final price is greater than RRP it is the RRP that will be charged. This means that we can bring you great savings in conjunction with the Cyclescheme offer.

For Example, a bike with an RRP of £999 is being offered at a reduced price of £799.

11% of £799 is £87.89. This means the bike is available on Cyclescheme at a price of £799 + £87.89 = £886.89
#8
I have the 2012 version of the Defy 1 and it's a great bike, especially at this price. I'm just over 5' 9'' and have the M/L. Heat added.
#9
It's a brilliant price. I don't need a new bike but I'm still tempted to get it!
#10
this is a great price..,I paid similar money for a trek 1.5 which has Tiagra not 105
heat added
#11
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.
#12
Looks like a great deal and heat added. But, worth saying that if you're buying any bike, especially something at this price, make sure you find one to sit on first. I've been road bike shopping recently and have been amazed by how different bikes feel that are the same frame size. Bike frames are not just different heights - ALL the geometry is different across manufactures and designs so make sure you test!
1 Like #13
rodman
Never seen cycle company doing size medium/large wtf?

they do medium and large, medium/large is between the two, not exactly rocket science!!
#14
roadrunner1
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.
i think your best being stuck than making the wrong decision, spending that amount of money on something you need to make sure your buying the right bike especially as your going to be spending quite a bit of time on it,
#15
fr33radicalls
roadrunner1
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.
i think your best being stuck than making the wrong decision, spending that amount of money on something you need to make sure your buying the right bike especially as your going to be spending quite a bit of time on it,



I'd go for the Felt if you're new to this, that's what I'm planning. Then if I don't take to it I won't have paid out too much. You won't get your money back selling the bike so start off with a reasonable bike and progress from there.
#16
hotrod2
Just bought myself a planet x pro carbon myself which I think was great value for money.

But 699 for the defy is a great price - heat added.

How much you pay?
1 Like #17
roadrunner1
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.

I started off with a 9 speed sora, I don't have it anymore. I'd be all over the Felt if it was my first bike, but after a 10 speed.
#18
On a road bike is it essential to wear all that skin type lycra baring arms and lower legs?
#19
The Felt makes more sense if I don't take to it although I imagine a decent condition defy would sell for a fair amount.

Both good deals.
1 Like #20
furbix
On a road bike is it essential to wear all that skin type lycra baring arms and lower legs?

At first no, you will detest it. After a while you'll understand why people do wear lycra and padded underwear. It comes with the territory.


roadrunner1
The Felt makes more sense if I don't take to it although I imagine a decent condition defy would sell for a fair amount.

Both good deals.

You'd be surprised.

Edited By: rev6 on Aug 01, 2014 12:44
#21
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.
#22
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

Please don't buy Halfords. Not around the £300 price anyway.
#23
rev6
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

Please don't buy Halfords. Not around the £300 price anyway.

Regardless of what you think of Halfords I think to buy it, it might cost more than £300 for the company
#24
chrisbass
rev6
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

Please don't buy Halfords. Not around the £300 price anyway.

Regardless of what you think of Halfords I think to buy it, it might cost more than £300 for the company

Not sure what you just said.
#25
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

they do 6 months interest free finance

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/content/finance.aspx
#26
rev6
chrisbass
rev6
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

Please don't buy Halfords. Not around the £300 price anyway.

Regardless of what you think of Halfords I think to buy it, it might cost more than £300 for the company

Not sure what you just said.

rev6
Please don't buy Halfords
#27
chrisbass
rev6
chrisbass
rev6
doe
Haaaaaaa...none of the bikes I see here are on my cycle to work scheme. Look like am stuck with halfords or just buy the Felt F95 outright.

Quite like this Giant defy but don't want to spend this much upfront except on a work scheme.

Please don't buy Halfords. Not around the £300 price anyway.

Regardless of what you think of Halfords I think to buy it, it might cost more than £300 for the company

Not sure what you just said.

rev6
Please don't buy Halfords

How funny...
#28
furbix
On a road bike is it essential to wear all that skin type lycra baring arms and lower legs?

Nope, but you will eventually:p

Edited By: CardboardCutout on Aug 01, 2014 13:27
#29
I just got one of these last month on cycle to work scheme and I love it, at this price it's even better!!!
#30
Just ordered!
#31
Have owned the blue version of this bike for nearly a year and I'm still in love with the way it rides. Incredibly comfortable
#32
Heat
#33
CardboardCutout
furbix
On a road bike is it essential to wear all that skin type lycra baring arms and lower legs?

Nope, but you will eventually:p

Love it!
#34
furbix
On a road bike is it essential to wear all that skin type lycra baring arms and lower legs?

Could you reply to my PM please
#35
I really want this bike, been looking at it, recently got a Specialized Sirrus Elite hybrid on the cycle to work scheme to commute and absolutely loving cycling, doing 30-40-50 mile cycles on my day off from work, kinda wished now I got a Road Bike. Heat added.

Edited By: Jhey on Aug 01, 2014 15:04
1 Like #36
Jhey
I really want this bike, been looking at it, recently got a Specialized Sirrus Elite hybrid on the cycle to work scheme to commute and absolutely loving cycling, doing 30-40-50 mile cycles on my day off from work, kinda wished now I got a Road Bike. Heat added.

Rule #12
// The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.

While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.
#37
CardboardCutout
Jhey
I really want this bike, been looking at it, recently got a Specialized Sirrus Elite hybrid on the cycle to work scheme to commute and absolutely loving cycling, doing 30-40-50 mile cycles on my day off from work, kinda wished now I got a Road Bike. Heat added.

Rule #12
// The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.

While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

If I wasn't getting married next year, this is where my money would be going lol
#38
roadrunner1
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.

definitely lbs.

1) easy to return for free adjustments (which there will be after a few weeks cycling)
2) easy to return if faulty
3) they should throw in your first service for free
4) you can always ask them to throw in something else as it is the same price as online (but ex-demo) e.g. a track pump, some tubes, tyre levers etc.
5) they should set up your bike to suit you - trust me, getting this wrong can lead to aches/pains in the wrong places and a less enjoyable ride.
#39
I would suggest before buying a Giant, you sit on one. I have a TCR Composite 1 and the Giant size guide had me down smack bang on Medium at 5'9" and 31" leg, however it is almost too big for me. I had to buy a shorter stem to make the reach better.
#40
roadrunner1
I'm stuck what to do. Choices are the above. The above from LBS same price but a Demo model (don't know how long been sat out etc) or finally a Felt F95.

First road bike. Doing my own head in.

Go for the bike shop, you'll get the 6 week and 6 month service usually and that's a great trade off for being a demo model.

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