Giant Defy Advanced 3 2021 Carbon Road Bike Charcoal

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Please note, any warranty claims arising from this product will need to be facilitated either direct through the manufacturer, or via a local Giant dealer. This is because we are no longer an authorised Giant dealer, and are therefore unable to process warranty claims through them. We are still able to process warranty claims for third party components such as Shimano for example. This does not affect your warranty, or your statutory rights.

Even with its smooth ride quality, it still delivers a lightweight, stiff and lively feel when you’re climbing, accelerating and cornering.

The Defy Advanced is engineered with D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system optimised to absorb road vibration and shocks. Coupling smooth ride quality and a lightweight feel - this carbon road bike will give an efficient and high-performance ride quality that helps you push new limits of endurance.

  • D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system to help reduce road vibrations
  • A tubeless Giant WheelSystem and tyres that boost speed and efficiency
  • Integrated disc brakes with flat-mount disc brake tabs and 12mm thru-axles, for added control

Our Verdict

The Giant Defy Advanced 3 road bike is smooth-riding and built for endurance, helping you tackle long-distance rides, on all road types.

Industry Reviews

Giant's Defy Advanced 3, the most affordable Defy in the current range, is an endurance road bike that offers a smooth ride and the precise power of hydraulic disc brakes, and it's very good value.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite, disc. Compatible with fenders
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
  • Brakes - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic

Full Specification

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite, disc. Compatible with fenders
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
  • Shifters - Shimano Tiagra
  • Cassette - Shimano Tiagra, 11x34
  • Chain - KMC X10-1
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Tiagra
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Tiagra
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano, press fit
  • Rims - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Hub - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle
  • Front Tyre - Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding (max tyre width possible: 35mm)
  • Rear Tyre - Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding (max tyre width possible: 35mm)
  • Front Brake - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic
  • Rear Brake - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic
  • Brake Levers - Shimano Tiagra
  • Handlebars - Giant Contact SL D-Fuse
  • Grips - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Stem - Giant Contact
  • Saddle - Giant Approach
  • Seatpost - Giant D-Fuse, composite
  • Weight - Approx 9kg (Medium)

Sizing Information

Giant Road Bikes Size Guide

Giant high performance and racing road bikes size guide for: Propel, TCR and Contend products.

 

Rider height (ft/ins) Inside leg (ins) Size                
5'3" - 5'5" 26" - 30" XS
5'5" - 5'8" 27" - 32" S
5'8" - 5'11" 29" - 33" M
5'11" - 6'1" 30" - 34" M / L
6'1" - 6'4" 31" - 36" L
6'4" - 6'5" 33" - 37" XL

 

Giant smooth-riding endurance road bike size guide for Defy Advanced

 

Rider height (ft/ins) Inside leg (ins) Size                
5'5" - 5'8" 27" - 29" S
5'8" - 5'11" 27" - 31" M
5'11" - 6'1" 32" - 33" M / L
6'1" - 6'4" 34" - 36" L
6'4" - 6'5" 35" - 37" XL

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Please note, any warranty claims arising from this product will need to be facilitated either direct through the manufacturer, or via a local Giant dealer. This is because we are no longer an authorised Giant dealer, and are therefore unable to process warranty claims through them. We are still able to process warranty claims for third party components such as Shimano for example. This does not affect your warranty, or your statutory rights.

Even with its smooth ride quality, it still delivers a lightweight, stiff and lively feel when you’re climbing, accelerating and cornering.

The Defy Advanced is engineered with D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system optimised to absorb road vibration and shocks. Coupling smooth ride quality and a lightweight feel - this carbon road bike will give an efficient and high-performance ride quality that helps you push new limits of endurance.

  • D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system to help reduce road vibrations
  • A tubeless Giant WheelSystem and tyres that boost speed and efficiency
  • Integrated disc brakes with flat-mount disc brake tabs and 12mm thru-axles, for added control

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite, disc. Compatible with fenders
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
  • Brakes - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic

Full Specification

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite, disc. Compatible with fenders
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
  • Shifters - Shimano Tiagra
  • Cassette - Shimano Tiagra, 11x34
  • Chain - KMC X10-1
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Tiagra
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Tiagra
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano, press fit
  • Rims - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Hub - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle
  • Front Tyre - Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding (max tyre width possible: 35mm)
  • Rear Tyre - Giant Gavia Fondo 1, tubeless, 700x32c, folding (max tyre width possible: 35mm)
  • Front Brake - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic
  • Rear Brake - Shimano Tiagra hydraulic
  • Brake Levers - Shimano Tiagra
  • Handlebars - Giant Contact SL D-Fuse
  • Grips - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Stem - Giant Contact
  • Saddle - Giant Approach
  • Seatpost - Giant D-Fuse, composite
  • Weight - Approx 9kg (Medium)

The Giant Defy Advanced 3 road bike is smooth-riding and built for endurance, helping you tackle long-distance rides, on all road types.

Sizing Information

Giant Road Bikes Size Guide

Giant high performance and racing road bikes size guide for: Propel, TCR and Contend products.

 

Rider height (ft/ins) Inside leg (ins) Size                
5'3" - 5'5" 26" - 30" XS
5'5" - 5'8" 27" - 32" S
5'8" - 5'11" 29" - 33" M
5'11" - 6'1" 30" - 34" M / L
6'1" - 6'4" 31" - 36" L
6'4" - 6'5" 33" - 37" XL

 

Giant smooth-riding endurance road bike size guide for Defy Advanced

 

Rider height (ft/ins) Inside leg (ins) Size                
5'5" - 5'8" 27" - 29" S
5'8" - 5'11" 27" - 31" M
5'11" - 6'1" 32" - 33" M / L
6'1" - 6'4" 34" - 36" L
6'4" - 6'5" 35" - 37" XL
Giant's Defy Advanced 3, the most affordable Defy in the current range, is an endurance road bike that offers a smooth ride and the precise power of hydraulic disc brakes, and it's very good value.

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £1,469.29
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Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
36 months 16.9 % APR £54.91 £1,469.29 £1,976.76 6
12 months 9.9 % APR £128.82 £1,469.29 £1,545.84 0.0
24 months 9.9 % APR £67.45 £1,469.29 £1,618.80 0.0
36 months 9.9 % APR £47.05 £1,469.29 £1,693.80 0.0
48 months 9.9 % APR £36.90 £1,469.29 £1,771.20 0.0

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