Price Tag: $950.00
Drivetrain: Shimano Sora STI shifters, Shimano Sora front/back derailleurs, Tektro R312 brakes, Shimano Sora brake levers, KMC X9 chain, Shimano Sora 34/50 crankset, SRAM PG950 11x32 cassette
Giant Sport handlebar, Giant Sport stem, Giant Sport seatpost, Giant Sport saddle
Wheelset: Giant S-R2 rims, Giant double wall hubs, Tracker Sport road spokes
Review: The Defy series has long been one of the most popular affordable road bike series. It make sense, Giant is one of the largest manufactures of bikes in the world. The heavier wheels and limited cassette range may discourage younger riders from tackling larger hills, but that is pretty much the only bad. Even though this bike has a larger head tube making the riding position more upright, it corners like a champ. The frame is particularly stiff, making me think the frame is very well made.