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Built for all year round riding and commuting, the Defy 3 is a fantastic value for money, Shimano drivetrain bike. The Aluxx frame has mounts for mudguards and pannier racks making for a versatile ride that doesn't skimp on performance.
Built for all year round riding and commuting, the Defy 3 is a fantastic value for money, Shimano drivetrain bike. The Aluxx frame has mounts for mudguards and pannier racks making for a versatile ride that doesn't skimp on performance.

Giant Defy 3 2014 Road Bike White Red Grey

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Giant Defy 3 2014 Road Bike White Red Grey Information

Season : 2016

Brand : Giant

Code : D4010114

Now is the time of year to kick start those cycling ambitions. Get out and ride!

The Defy 3 from Giant is an incredible value cycling package with a specification beyond its price. The Aluxx aluminium frame has been constructed with endurance in mind, offering fantastic levels off comfort to help you the distance on sportives and centuries alike.

A full Shimano drivetrain provides the pedal muscle on a the endurance frame set, providing crisp and precise shifting, whilst the legendary durability of the Sora groupset ensures that it holds its tune for longer. Add in a carbon bladed fork with over sized steerer for precision control and you have a brilliant all round weapon of the road.

  • Full Shimano shifting.

  • Lightweight Aluxx frame for comfortable and effortless distance riding.

  • Carbon bladed fork for added weight saving, precision steering and vibration dampening.

  • Compatible with Mudguards and pannier racks for full winter and commuting use.

Description by Mark Craddock, Rutland Cycling Web Team.

Technical Information
  • Frame - Aluxx-Grade Aluminium
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
  • Handlebar - Giant Sport 31.8mm
  • Stem - Giant Sport
  • Seatpost - Giant Sport
  • Saddle - Giant Performance Road
  • Pedals - Wellgo With Toeclip
  • Shifters - Shimano Sora 18 Speed
  • Front Mech - Shimano Sora
  • Rear Mech - Shimano Sora
  • Brakes - Tektro TK-R312 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
  • Brake Levers - Shimano Sora
  • Cassette - Sram PG950 11-32
  • Chain - KMC X9
  • Crankset - Shimano Sora 34/50
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano Sora
  • Wheelset - Giant S-Elite C Wheelset
  • Tyres - Giant S-R4, Flat Guard, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25mm
  • This bike is not supplied with pedals.
Sizing Information
Size Head Angle Seat Angle Top Tube Reach Head Tube Stack Chain Stay Wheel Base Standover Height
  Degrees Degrees   cm   cm     cm
XS/43.0 Suitable for 5'-5'4" 71.0 74.0 51.5 N/A 12.5 N/A 42.0 98.3 73.7
S/46.5 Suitable for 5'4"-5'8" 72.0 74.0 53.0 N/A 14.5 N/A 42.0 99.0 75.4
M/50.0 Suitable for 5'8-5'10" 72.5 73.5 54.5 N/A 16.5 N/A 42.0 99.5 77.7
M/L/53.5 Suitable for 5'10-6' 72.5 73.0 56.0 N/A 18.5 N/A 42.0 100.7 79.0
L/55.5 Suitable for 6'-6'4" 72.5 73.0 57.5 N/A 20.5 N/A 42.0 102.2 81.3
XL/58.5 Suitable for 6'4" Upwards 72.5 72.5 59.5 N/A 22.5 N/A 42.0 103.7 83.3

Please note that due to individual variations in reach, flexibility, and stand over height, the above table serves as an approximate guide only.

Professional Opinion
Cycling Weekly Review

"The Defy 3 would make an incredible fast commuting bike during the week. Then whip off the rack on Friday night and you’ve got a perfect weekend road bike, too."…Read full review