2015 Giant Defy 5 Road Bike....40% off £299.99 at Rutland Cycling
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2015 Giant Defy 5 Road Bike....40% off £299.99 at Rutland Cycling

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Found 18th Sep 2015
Cracking deal this - done some research and it seems to be by far the cheapest deal in UK with all sizes available.
Always get great service from this company.

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If you like the brand it's a steal.
I have a defy 3, a stunning peice of engineering.

Heat added.
Great deal. Worth it for the warranty on the frame
Add 'HAVE6' promo code to get a further £6 off. Not a lot but you know what Tesco say.... ELH!!
ooooh, and 3% cashback on Quidco so £284 after cashback perhaps?
Edited by: "vexrob" 18th Sep 2015
willhay555

I have a defy 3, a stunning peice of engineering.Heat added.

can you explain ? surely it us some aluminium pipes welded together in a similar fashion to bikes for 50 years, then add off the shelf components. Hardly a delorean time machine.
kramer2088

can you explain ? surely it us some aluminium pipes welded together in a … can you explain ? surely it us some aluminium pipes welded together in a similar fashion to bikes for 50 years, then add off the shelf components. Hardly a delorean time machine.



And ​in all those fifty years nobody has welded together aluminium as well as giant have done with the Defy frame.

Check some reviews - this defy frame is as comfortable as carbon..
Can't go wrong at this price. Every bike I've owned by Giant, road and mountain, have been outstanding.
At that price it's in direct competition with the Decathlon Triban 500 SE:

Decathlon Triban 500 SE

I'm not an expert on road bikes, but the first differences I notice about the specs are: 16 speed on Giant vs 24 speed on Decathlon and Carbon forks on Decathlon vs Aluminium forks on Giant.
Edited by: "Muig1972" 18th Sep 2015
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Use code HAVE6 and get another £6 off



Sorry vexrob, should have read comments before posting
bought the defy 0 from Rutland last week. Excellent service from them and the bike looks great
Muig1972

At that price it's in direct competition with the Decathlon Triban 500 … At that price it's in direct competition with the Decathlon Triban 500 SE:Decathlon Triban 500 SEI'm not an expert on road bikes, but the first differences I notice about the specs are: 16 speed on Giant vs 24 speed on Decathlon and Carbon forks on Decathlon vs Aluminium forks on Giant.


When I saw the £299 price, I thought the same thing. I am a noobie currently looking for a new bike and was wondering if any of the more experienced cyclists would comment or compare the two bikes (B'twin vs. Giant)...
Muig1972

At that price it's in direct competition with the Decathlon Triban 500 … At that price it's in direct competition with the Decathlon Triban 500 SE:Decathlon Triban 500 SEI'm not an expert on road bikes, but the first differences I notice about the specs are: 16 speed on Giant vs 24 speed on Decathlon and Carbon forks on Decathlon vs Aluminium forks on Giant.



These are similar entry level type bikes and at these prices you can't go wrong with either.

Personally I would go with the Giant - they haven't become the most successful bike company for no reason and some of the knowledge, expertise and technology from their better bikes will trickle down.

This is one of those reductions similar to Tesco reducing a bottle of wine from £10 to £5 where £5 is the price it should have been anyway. Nice frame but very ordinary groupset (which is to be expected at the price in fairness) and I'd be changing the brake pads straight out of the box.

I'm not disparaging the deal, more trying to say 'don't expect a £500 bike'. Will be a fine commuter steed though - would echo the comments above and check Decathlon too as their Triban bikes for £299 are fantastic.
It's a bit odd that it doesn't come with pedals. You'd have thought they were pretty essential on a bike!
For the money that's a pretty nice buy. I also have the Defy 3 and I'm very happy with it.
great price
UncleWilly

It's a bit odd that it doesn't come with pedals. You'd have thought they … It's a bit odd that it doesn't come with pedals. You'd have thought they were pretty essential on a bike!



Pretending to be a high end bike - in my experience most shops will include some basic £2 pedals so you can at least ride it until you put on specific pedals you prefer
UncleWilly

It's a bit odd that it doesn't come with pedals. You'd have thought they … It's a bit odd that it doesn't come with pedals. You'd have thought they were pretty essential on a bike!



troll score 3/10
chrisbass

troll score 3/10


Legitimate question.not trolling is it!
You wouldn't buy a car without wheel's. So why not include at least some pedals to make it rideable !
hotrod2

And ​in all those fifty years nobody has welded together aluminium as w … And ​in all those fifty years nobody has welded together aluminium as well as giant have done with the Defy frame.Check some reviews - this defy frame is as comfortable as carbon..


What makes a frame comfortable? Surely they're all rigid enough to not bend under the weight of a normal person?
kramer2088

can you explain ? surely it us some aluminium pipes welded together in a … can you explain ? surely it us some aluminium pipes welded together in a similar fashion to bikes for 50 years, then add off the shelf components. Hardly a delorean time machine.


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chrisbass

troll score 3/10




What are you on about? It's a serious point, you need pedals on a bike to use it. So presumably you need to buy a pair separately, making this deal much less of a deal than it might first appear.
Out of interest, why do road bikes not come with pedals? Always seems odd to me.
I would be tempted had I not picked up a Claud Butler Cape Wrath for £100 yesterday

Nevertheless a excellent deal
Edited by: "mr-mixalot" 18th Sep 2015
metallica182

Out of interest, why do road bikes not come with pedals? Always seems odd … Out of interest, why do road bikes not come with pedals? Always seems odd to me.



It's because road cyclists are expected to use special shoes that attach to the pedals. There are various different systems for this, so it's assumed that roadies will already have shoes and a matching pair of pedals.

I'd expect a supplier to fit a cheap pair of flat pedals to a bike so it can be used straight away- the reason these pedals are not shown in pictures is because they'd look crap.
metallica182

Out of interest, why do road bikes not come with pedals? Always seems odd … Out of interest, why do road bikes not come with pedals? Always seems odd to me.



There are various options for pedals which is why they don't tend to include them. The following link is useful rei.com/lea…tml
NitrousUK

What makes a frame comfortable? Surely they're all rigid enough to not … What makes a frame comfortable? Surely they're all rigid enough to not bend under the weight of a normal person?


It's all down to the Geometry...I have 2 Defy bikes and the riding comfort is exceptional in comparison to my other bikes...I also found more improvement with 25mm Continental Grand Prix tyres,
Superb bike at that price
hotrod2

And ​in all those fifty years nobody has welded together aluminium as w … And ​in all those fifty years nobody has welded together aluminium as well as giant have done with the Defy frame.Check some reviews - this defy frame is as comfortable as carbon..



Absolute tosh, cannondale are and always have been the king of alu frames
581d

Absolute tosh, cannondale are and always have been the king of alu frames



Cannondale may have been but "are" still? Do you know who makes Cannondale bikes now?

Depends on the model of bike but the Vietnam / Taiwan outsourced production process means Cannondale are no longer number 1.
jools2001

Legitimate question.not trolling is it!You wouldn't buy a car without … Legitimate question.not trolling is it!You wouldn't buy a car without wheel's. So why not include at least some pedals to make it rideable !



UncleWilly

What are you on about? It's a serious point, you need pedals on a bike to … What are you on about? It's a serious point, you need pedals on a bike to use it. So presumably you need to buy a pair separately, making this deal much less of a deal than it might first appear.



as others have said, there are various different pedal systems to use with road bikes and riders will already have their own. you could have (to name a few)
flat pedals
clips
clipless, of which there are:
SPD
SPD-SL
LOOK
speedplay
and many more

so which should they put on the bike? whichever they use will be removed 90% of the time.
Personally, I would much prefer the Shimano drivetrain (shifters and derailleurs) on the Giant, and the Compact double on the cranks (even if it means 8 less gears on paper). However, the Decathlon Btwin has a carbon fork, which really makes a difference, not just to weight but more importantly to comfort. The Decathlon brakes are probably better too.

The wheels on the Decathlon are really poor and generally an early upgrade for anyone who actually uses their bike. The Giant wheels may or may not be better.

So both really good value for money, but both equally flawed in terms of spec. Hard to choose between them.
NitrousUK

What makes a frame comfortable? Surely they're all rigid enough to not … What makes a frame comfortable? Surely they're all rigid enough to not bend under the weight of a normal person?



What makes one car more comfortable than another? Is your logic that all cars are just a similar metal box with 4 wheels?

Granted the differentiation between bikes is less and even more so at this low end road bike price point which is why in my earlier post I commented this and the triban won't be that much in it.

All bikes are not the same by design just like all riders are not the same - 2cm difference in foot to pedal position can equate to as much as 10cm difference in saddle position which will impact your comfort.
Great first bike.Lucky first bike owners,started with a Halfords own brand ,was not very lucky.
damn, wish I had the money for this, hopefully get this kind of offer again, in a few months.
jools2001

Legitimate question.not trolling is it!You wouldn't buy a car without … Legitimate question.not trolling is it!You wouldn't buy a car without wheel's. So why not include at least some pedals to make it rideable !



I agree. While I do understand the reason many bikes don't come with any pedals, this is clearly an entry level bike and I would expect it to have some cheap ones on it. If I were buying a £1000 and up bike, it would be fair to make the assumption the buyer is already a cyclist and has their own type of pedal they want to attach, but in this price range I think it's a bit mean.
Edited by: "pukenukem" 18th Sep 2015
That's an outstanding price
R O N N I E

Cannondale may have been but "are" still? Do you know who makes … Cannondale may have been but "are" still? Do you know who makes Cannondale bikes now? Depends on the model of bike but the Vietnam / Taiwan outsourced production process means Cannondale are no longer number 1.



Irrelevant, so you're telling me a CAAD10 frame is worse than this ? I think not, and that's just one example.
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