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2014 Giant Defy 1
« on: April 28, 2017, 07:25:32 PM »
This Giant Defy 1 had been on consignment at my friend's bike shop for the last month or so. The owner rode it less than 200 miles and decided he wanted a carbon fiber bike. I had checked it out a couple of times (there was not a mark on it to be seen), but did not have a chance to try it out until last Saturday. I spent that whole day at the same LBS helping out with his 8th annual Spring sale. When there was a lull, I took it for a spin. One other guy was trying it out later and looked like he was going to get it, but it was still there at the end of the sale.

Tim, the LBS owner, had told me that the bike seller would likely take less than they had it priced for (which I thought was pretty reasonable to begin with), so I had him call, make the offer, and the guy accepted. I stopped on the way home from work today to pick it up. Before I left the shop I added bottle cages, different pedals, a saddle bag and a computer.

I hope to get out for a real ride this weekend. This 2014 is now the newest bike I own!  ;D

Tad
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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 09:06:32 PM »
Tad, nice score. Like the hippo in the background.
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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 09:33:57 PM »
Like the hippo in the background.

Thanks, Paul. Hope to have him spouting water by the end of the weekend!

Tad
1940 Maroon New World
1959 Radiant Green Tiger
1961 Radiant Blue Varsity
1964 Flamboyant Red Racer
1967 Sky Blue Paramount P13
1971 Burgundy Super Sport
1972 Flamboyant Red Paramount Tandem
1972 Opaque Green Super Sport
1972 Kool Lemon Sports Tourer
1973 Opaque Blue Continental
1973 Sunset Orange Continental
1973 Opaque Blue Super Sport
1974 Opaque Blue Typhoon
1977 Violet Le Tour II
1987 Ice Pink Prelude
1993 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
2001 Bianchi Eros

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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 12:19:43 AM »
Sweet bike! 
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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 09:46:58 PM »
Nice score Tad. It reminds me of the rocket ship bike Don has. Watch the speed limits with that thing.   ;D

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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 09:12:08 AM »
Congrats, that is really an amazing machine, I can't believe how responsive new bikes are!

I have a 2012 version of that bike but it's not the Defy 1, must be a Defy 5 or something. Doesn't have the 105 components but what is has works very well. I love the brakes and shifters being integrated into one lever, that's a pretty cool control evolution.  8)

It's a way, way better bike than I am a bicyclist, that's for certain. I had to put triathalon bars on mine to give my hands a break.  If I find a nice Schwinn road bike that is comfortable I'll likely sell the Giant, it's stiff and ruthless.




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Re: 2014 Giant Defy 1
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 10:55:14 AM »
Nice score Tad. It reminds me of the rocket ship bike Don has. Watch the speed limits with that thing.   ;D

Jennifer, I should be okay.........it's only partially red!  ;D

Tad
1940 Maroon New World
1959 Radiant Green Tiger
1961 Radiant Blue Varsity
1964 Flamboyant Red Racer
1967 Sky Blue Paramount P13
1971 Burgundy Super Sport
1972 Flamboyant Red Paramount Tandem
1972 Opaque Green Super Sport
1972 Kool Lemon Sports Tourer
1973 Opaque Blue Continental
1973 Sunset Orange Continental
1973 Opaque Blue Super Sport
1974 Opaque Blue Typhoon
1977 Violet Le Tour II
1987 Ice Pink Prelude
1993 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
2001 Bianchi Eros