Giant Defy 1 2015 £764.15 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
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Giant Defy 1 2015 £764.15 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative

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Found 28th Mar 2015
15% off till Monday!

All sizes available and you get a great aluminium frame, 11 speed 105 gearing and a carbon D-fuse seat post

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Great price, £899 in most places, however Tredz and Wheelies are also doing this price.

Cannot believe it's gone cold

Banned

CardboardCutout

11 speed 105 gearing



Think that might be 22

But it is called 11 speed. An 11 speed cassette.
Welcome to the world of "proper" cycling...

Banned

MAdam98

But it is called 11 speed. An 11 speed cassette.Welcome to the world of … But it is called 11 speed. An 11 speed cassette.Welcome to the world of "proper" cycling...



Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians having a contest to see who can cheat the most X)

I have this group set on a canyon and its fantastic

Good bike.

SanTokiMTB

Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians … Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians having a contest to see who can cheat the most X)


Ha, no vegi here

SanTokiMTB

Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians … Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians having a contest to see who can cheat the most X)



I'm a vegi but only have a hybrid...

I can't claim any ownership over this gag...

"People criticise Lance Armstrong for his Tour de France victories whilst on drugs. When I was on drugs, I couldn't even find my bike."

But yeah, Tredz and Wheelies doing the same price - it comes down to your bike supplier of choice I guess plus the service differentiator or goodies they throw in.

Prefer the new GT Grade 105 Road Bike more useable all round. Giant in nice though. Good price too!
Edited by: "snappyfish" 29th Mar 2015

fishwibbler

I can't claim any ownership over this gag..."People criticise Lance … I can't claim any ownership over this gag..."People criticise Lance Armstrong for his Tour de France victories whilst on drugs. When I was on drugs, I couldn't even find my bike."



Who would Want ownership...

I would say the Defy 0 might be the better value option.

£90 more gets you Ultegra shifters and rear mech, Shimano chainset and slightly better brakes.

po57405k

Ha, no vegi here



Most definitely not a veggie here too

Original Poster

Splashmo

I would say the Defy 0 might be the better value option. £90 more gets … I would say the Defy 0 might be the better value option. £90 more gets you Ultegra shifters and rear mech, Shimano chainset and slightly better brakes.



Possibly, but this bike will eventually end up a winter bike after a few years, 105 is cheaper to replace

SanTokiMTB

Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians … Road cycling is not "proper" cycling, it's just a group of vegetarians having a contest to see who can cheat the most X)



lol

CardboardCutout

Possibly, but this bike will eventually end up a winter bike after a few … Possibly, but this bike will eventually end up a winter bike after a few years, 105 is cheaper to replace



Good price.

Not sure about that reasoning though as you can replace the Ultegra parts with 105 if you so desire.

Andy1300

Great price, £899 in most places, however Tredz and Wheelies are also … Great price, £899 in most places, however Tredz and Wheelies are also doing this price.Cannot believe it's gone cold



Deals like this go cold at first as you get the halfords & PC world army out in force!

You know the ones, they think a reduced Apollo is a "steal of a deal" and the latest "reduced laptop" is the tech of tommorow!!

This deal is cold, as this site is mainly made up of idiots who are too busy voting hot on a £12 dustbuster, that only one person has managed to find in a Tesco on the moon.

snappyfish

Prefer the new GT Grade 105 Road Bike more useable all round. Giant in … Prefer the new GT Grade 105 Road Bike more useable all round. Giant in nice though. Good price too!



Looks more borderline Cyclocross.

rev6

Looks more borderline Cyclocross.



Bike RadarReview

"Although it has quite a bulky look, the Grade feels like a road bike when you’re riding on the hoods. On the home commute we averaged 20mph, and though it won’t outstrip lighter, racier machines on fast rides, it won’t hold you back hugely and its comfort is unsurpassed"
Edited by: "snappyfish" 29th Mar 2015

Only £674.99 from Rutland Cycles!!

snappyfish

Bike RadarReview"Although it has quite a bulky look, the Grade feels like … Bike RadarReview"Although it has quite a bulky look, the Grade feels like a road bike when you’re riding on the hoods. On the home commute we averaged 20mph, and though it won’t outstrip lighter, racier machines on fast rides, it won’t hold you back hugely and its comfort is unsurpassed"



Was talking about the disc brakes and room for 30/32mm tyres

snappyfish

Prefer the new GT Grade 105 Road Bike more useable all round. Giant in … Prefer the new GT Grade 105 Road Bike more useable all round. Giant in nice though. Good price too!

Was talking about the disc brakes



They're called 'gravel bikes'. Although adventure bikes might be a better term.

File along with the Specialized Diverge, Pinnacle Arkose, Saracen Hack etc.



You not heard? Discs are the future

http://i.imgur.com/B7QGdCC.png
Edited by: "Splashmo" 29th Mar 2015

Splashmo

They're called 'gravel bikes'. Although adventure bikes might be a better … They're called 'gravel bikes'. Although adventure bikes might be a better term.File along with the Specialized Diverge, Pinnacle Arkose, Saracen Hack etc.You not heard? Discs are the future



Looks like a Cyclocross bike too

It is about time it changed, in reality does everyone race every Sunday? or do you find your self avoiding pot holes
Edited by: "snappyfish" 29th Mar 2015

I picked up a TCX SLR 1 to help with the local potholes. Decided it's a bit too focused, tho, so selling it....and tempted to order one of these Defys. What I do know, is it's going to be hard to go back to rim brakes.
Edited by: "Splashmo" 29th Mar 2015

Do people not avoid potholes even if they have a mountain bike? I do!

Original Poster

BikeRunner

Only £674.99 from Rutland Cycles!!



That's the 2014 model

Splashmo

I would say the Defy 0 might be the better value option. £90 more gets … I would say the Defy 0 might be the better value option. £90 more gets you Ultegra shifters and rear mech, Shimano chainset and slightly better brakes.


Arguably since the 105 is 11 speed now, the upgrade to Ultegra is not that big IMO.

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

Arguably since the 105 is 11 speed now, the upgrade to Ultegra is not … Arguably since the 105 is 11 speed now, the upgrade to Ultegra is not that big IMO.



Very true.

Yeh. Main thing is Di2

CardboardCutout

That's the 2014 model


Oh no - the shame of being seen on last year's model! oO

Besford

Oh no - the shame of being seen on last year's model! oO



There have been some significant design improvements to the 2015 Defy frame but if on a tight budget the 2014 model is fine.
I have a 2013 Defy Advanced SL and a 2015 Defy Advanced Pro 1 with hydraulic disc brakes....both are great rides but my preference is the 2015 model which takes comfort to a new level and the disc brakes are superb.

currychops

There have been some significant design improvements to the 2015 Defy … There have been some significant design improvements to the 2015 Defy frame but if on a tight budget the 2014 model is fine.I have a 2013 Defy Advanced SL and a 2015 Defy Advanced Pro 1 with hydraulic disc brakes....both are great rides but my preference is the 2015 model which takes comfort to a new level and the disc brakes are superb.



You must be loaded or was lol.

currychops

There have been some significant design improvements to the 2015 Defy … There have been some significant design improvements to the 2015 Defy frame but if on a tight budget the 2014 model is fine.I have a 2013 Defy Advanced SL and a 2015 Defy Advanced Pro 1 with hydraulic disc brakes....both are great rides but my preference is the 2015 model which takes comfort to a new level and the disc brakes are superb.



I am not sure on how necessary disc brakes are for road bikes; if its in the wet and you are cycling on your own then yes they would help, but if you are cycling in a group and not everyone has disc brakes then its less clear. With wide (28+) wheels then you will be able to stop a bit quicker but I suspect that not many people use 28+ tyres on a road bike.

afroylnt

I am not sure on how necessary disc brakes are for road bikes; if its in … I am not sure on how necessary disc brakes are for road bikes; if its in the wet and you are cycling on your own then yes they would help, but if you are cycling in a group and not everyone has disc brakes then its less clear. With wide (28+) wheels then you will be able to stop a bit quicker but I suspect that not many people use 28+ tyres on a road bike.



You don't disc brakes on the road but you don't need an 11 speed cassette either.

This is an awesome price for the latest defy. Could be an all seasons bike no problem and the 5800 is really good.

M0RPH

This is an awesome price for the latest defy. Could be an all seasons … This is an awesome price for the latest defy. Could be an all seasons bike no problem and the 5800 is really good.



I have the 2013 model and it's perfect for all seasons. Rode it a total of 2500 miles last year and am on course to riding about 2000 miles this time round.

rev6

You don't disc brakes on the road but you don't need an 11 speed cassette … You don't disc brakes on the road but you don't need an 11 speed cassette either.


For road, it strongly depends on the riding.
When descending on mountains, disc brakes allow harder braking and more modulation so you can change the pressure of your braking. So it is a great advantage, especially in wet conditions with carbon rims when descending from 45mph is, well, rather.... SCARY! So yes, disc brakes are good. However, they are not very aerodynamic though i doubt it will affect you much. They also put more stress on one side of the bike wheel which takes getting used to. They also mean that it is far harder to replace a wheel quickly in a race condition.
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