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been looking for a entry level road bike,this is still 600 quid in my lbs
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kevtheidiot1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago
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andywedge[mod]#1
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thanks ,first post,newbie to this
Judosteffer#3
wow. cheap. I've gone for a btwin triban 5A at 429 quid plus swapping wheels for aksiums at 144 quid. wonder which is better?
Seraphim3000 1 Like #4
fantastic frame, same as the defy 3 and 2 as well. carbon fork. yes better than a triban (which itself is great, the red 3 is an utter bargain!), aksiums are a marginal upgrade, not a whole step up upgrade, and the defy frame will be a keeper after a few thousand mikes when the sora set wear out and you replace it with a 105 setup! bikeradar really rates the frame on the defy and its the same one on their £800+ bikes.
bobajob#5
I agree with Seraphim3000, the frame on this bike is excellent. Heat added.
Judosteffer#6
its quite a bit heavier than a triban 5a. giant is 10.7kilos at 449 quid vs triban 5a at 9.9 kilos at 429 quid. the triban also has one step up gears with shimano Sora, whereas the giant had absolute bottom of the range shimano 2300. with aksiums I would think the triban will be less than 9.5kilos all in. if not, closet to 9 kilos.
tazo101 1 Like #7
Blooming heck no "I could buy a car for that"
pcplod 1 Like #8
tazo101
Blooming heck no "I could buy a car for that"

Oh, go on, post a piccie. please!
tazo101#9
Planet X full carbon and all ultegra for an extra £400 +full Yorkshire know how
khamito#10
I have a Cannondale Synapse Tiagra (2009) that's stock aside from having converted it to flat handlebars. Would this be an upgrade?

Sorry to ask such a noobish question, but I really know so little about bikes that I can't compare between them.
tan159#11
Seraphim3000
fantastic frame, same as the defy 3 and 2 as well. carbon fork. yes better than a triban (which itself is great, the red 3 is an utter bargain!), aksiums are a marginal upgrade, not a whole step up upgrade, and the defy frame will be a keeper after a few thousand mikes when the sora set wear out and you replace it with a 105 setup! bikeradar really rates the frame on the defy and its the same one on their £800+ bikes.


LOL

Do you realise what that comment looks like to someone (me) who knows nothing about bikes?
the cool#12
translation... great frame which leaves you open to upgrade it as parts wear out and make it a much better bike in the future. it can be upgraded to the equivalent of ones double the price, because the frame is so good. at least that's what i took from it. im not expert either. i don't know nothing but i don't know a whole lot either. :P

I've got a Triban 3 and loving it, this does look awesome too though.
crashtestmonkey#13
pcplod
tazo101
Blooming heck no "I could buy a car for that"
Oh, go on, post a piccie. please!

taz is referring to the fact we always get "I could by a car..." post from a couple of tedious trolls who obviously haven't got over not getting a bike for christmas as a kid...

If he'd used a comma "blooming heck, no..." it might have read differently?
ben_s208#14
tazo101
Planet X full carbon and all ultegra for an extra £400 +full Yorkshire know how

I can see one for £550 more, where's the one for £400 more?
kylewalker#15
crashtestmonkey
pcplod
tazo101
Blooming heck no "I could buy a car for that"
Oh, go on, post a piccie. please!

taz is referring to the fact we always get "I could by a car..." post from a couple of tedious trolls who obviously haven't got over not getting a bike for christmas as a kid...

If he'd used a comma "blooming heck, no..." it might have read differently?
its not that. its just that a
these people have no interest in cycling so they see anything over £100 for a bike a rip off. same as many would say about a £600 coffee machine when a kettle is £5. each to their own and if you like something then why not spend more on something making it a better experience. currently have my triban 3 and loving it.
markinoxon#16
Thanks OP. Heat.
buckfast67uk#17
Wish I had a spare £450 as this would be ideal for me for just occasional use
skdotcom#18
The Giant Defy 2 is reduced to £599 on the site which has a few upgrades over the 4, including Tiagra gears.
kelly78#19
This is an award winning defy for the price of a Halfords bike, no brainer entry level bike worthy of your first 4000 miles before buying 1500 quid carbon.
tazo101#20
Sorry, my northern maths.
£999 -£449= £550 extra.
Getting a full carbon plus decent spec Ultegra that wont need upgrading, er as often. ( but you will when you catch the bug)

Sad fact about snobby **** roadies, is once your in its difficult not to spend and save 2g here and 30g there. You will get the Defy then 6 months in you will see that fat bloke going uphill quicker than you and want to play catch up.

Planet x still got some of these in which are an absolute steal. R3 reduced from £250

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