An aluminum frame endurance bike with modest components and rim brakes, priced at the low end of the Defy model range. Compare the full range

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Similar bikes are easier to ride up hills than the Defy 5.

The Defy 5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

January 2013

Cycling WeeklyGiant Defy 4: First Ride

Giant’s road stalwart doesn’t seem to have anything too outlandish about its design - and that’s just the way we like it

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December 2014

BikeRadarGiant Defy 0 review

Some of the 2015 tweaks make little difference, but knocking down the price of a bike this good is only going to make us like it even more

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November 2014

road.ccGiant Defy Advanced SL road bike

Stunning performance, fabulously comfortable and responsive ride with superb disc brakes

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August 2012

Road Bike ActionRBA Test: Giant Defy 3

An endurance bike that performs for the budget conscious

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Additional Reviews of the Giant Defy 5

FrameForkRear ShockBottom BracketStemHandlebarSaddleSeatpostPedals
ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

Aluminum, Alloy OverDrive Steerer


FSA, Sealed Cartridge

Giant Sport

Giant Sport, 26.0

Giant Performance Road, Men's

Giant Sport, 30.9

Caged w/ Toe Clip and Strap

Rear DerailleurFront DerailleurCrankShiftersCassetteChainBrakesBrake Levers

Shimano 2300

Shimano 2300

FSA Tempo, 34/50

Shimano 2300

SRAM PG 830 11x28, 8-Speed


Tektro TK-R312 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot

Shimano 2300

RimsSpokesFront HubRear HubTires

Giant S-R2, Double Wall

Stainless Steel, 14g

Giant 24/28h

Giant 24/28h

Giant SR-4, 700x25



2013 Giant Defy 5

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