Giant Defy 1 road bike reduced again to £599.99 @ Rutland Cycles
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Giant Defy 1 road bike reduced again to £599.99 @ Rutland Cycles

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Found 29th Mar 2017
Had my eye on this for a while and it is now down to the cheapest it has been, what do you think? Where else could i get Shimano 105 for this price range?
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Not full 105 but I'm nit picking. Great bike (especially the frame) at a great price. Have some heat.
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hotrod2

Not full 105 but I'm nit picking. Great bike (especially the frame) at a … Not full 105 but I'm nit picking. Great bike (especially the frame) at a great price. Have some heat.


thanks
Great price, but for £40 more you could have this

http://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/forme-thorpe-sport-sram-apex-carbon-road-bike-for66.html

or similar with Campag at £599

startfitness.co.uk/cyc…tml
hotrod2

Not full 105 but I'm nit picking. Great bike (especially the frame) at a … Not full 105 but I'm nit picking. Great bike (especially the frame) at a great price. Have some heat.


hi, whats not 105 on it?
petercolin

hi, whats not 105 on it?


Brakes, chain, chainset. Still a good deal though in my opinion
rugman

Great price, but for £40 more you could have … Great price, but for £40 more you could have thishttp://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/forme-thorpe-sport-sram-apex-carbon-road-bike-for66.htmlor similar with Campag at £599http://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/forme-axe-edge-compe-veloce-carbon-road-bike-black-for44.html



Wow they look great although I dont think I stomach the light blue. Where do these groupsets sit/compare to the 105?
gta15

Wow they look great although I dont think I stomach the light blue. Where … Wow they look great although I dont think I stomach the light blue. Where do these groupsets sit/compare to the 105?


just googled it, pretty much the same by all accounts. Thanks
gta15

just googled it, pretty much the same by all accounts. Thanks




Apex is 4th tier groupset from Sram.

I'm using a mixture of Apex/Rival/Force across two bikes (one is complete Force groupset), and have current 105 on another bike. I've had Sram shifters fail, no failures with Shimano kit in recent years.

Personally at this price bracket I'd go with the Giant.
Edited by: "jwruk" 29th Mar 2017
It was the Campagnolo athena I was comparing when reading a review on bikerader. Turns out its Campagnolo Veloce on this... Still seems better to full carbon? I'm a commuter who likes to do the odd 50miles+ here and there, so I'm jot racing anyone.
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-700-af-road-bike-105-id_8324331.html

£599 same spec i think but the btwin also has the 105 brakes.

this bike has excellent reviews.

I bought mine for £750 and its worth every penny then
keithbereal

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-700-af-road-bike-105-id_8324331.html£599 same spec i think but the btwin also has the 105 brakes.this bike has excellent reviews.I bought mine for £750 and its worth every penny then



That's the best deal, so long as you're under 5'5".
forgot to look at what sizes are left lol
I still think the giant is the best bike mentioned here. Among the best Aluminium frames you can buy. Great saving on the ~£900 RRP.
The b'twin runs it close though.
Great price for this level of kit and a brilliant alu frame.
Great bike...
jwruk

That's the best deal, so long as you're under 5'5".


There's the Triban 540, now only available in XL. Maybe not the same bargain that the remaining 700 is, but £650, mostly 105, also has good reviews. (And if you do need an XL, the Giant is out of stock of that.)
decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml
alanbraggins

There's the Triban 540, now only available in XL. Maybe not the same … There's the Triban 540, now only available in XL. Maybe not the same bargain that the remaining 700 is, but £650, mostly 105, also has good reviews. (And if you do need an XL, the Giant is out of stock of that.)https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-540-road-bike-105-id_8350480.html


Great deal. Paying more for a standard carbon frame will make little to no difference.
Forme all the way. Great sram gruppo, carbon frame, very decent wheels at this price, and pretty light. At that price, you can't really go wrong.
I'd rather a good aluminium frame than a cheap carbon one, the Giant frame is good if a little heavy. Go via TopCashBack for the chance of 3.45% cashback.

Edit

That Forme does look great value as well though
Edited by: "konkywonky" 30th Mar 2017
afroylnt

Great deal. Paying more for a standard carbon frame will make little to … Great deal. Paying more for a standard carbon frame will make little to no difference.


Surely light only matters if you CAT race?
I've had this bike for 4 years commuting 10ish miles every day and it's been great. Very light for a non-carbon bike. This is a great deal.
fab store with excellent sales all year round. well worth a visit on your way back from lunch at hambleton hall
Great bike but Rutland Cycles service is not great.
Got this bike yesterday (thanks to this deal)as my first upgrade from a basic Halfords special. Looks, feels and rides really nice, for the price I could not find a better option on a 105 bike, just over £16 tcb as well!
rugman

Great price, but for £40 more you could have … Great price, but for £40 more you could have thishttp://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/forme-thorpe-sport-sram-apex-carbon-road-bike-for66.htmlor similar with Campag at £599http://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/forme-axe-edge-compe-veloce-carbon-road-bike-black-for44.html


great but bikes are so 2013
rodman

great but bikes are so 2013



​Whats wrong with 2013?
Hot, but a shame they only ever reduce road bikes.
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