Built on a frame made with lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum and proven Defy endurance geometry, the Defy Disc is a versatile choice for everyday road rides or long weekend adventures. Now featuring disc-brake technology for added control, plus the D-Fuse seatpost to smooth out the ride, it’s a well-mannered machine even on less-than-perfect roads. And its combination of the OverDrive tapered steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket ensures precise handling and maximum pedaling efficiency, helping you stay at the head of the pack.
Retail: $1800.00 - $660.00 (6 models - not all models have disc brakes)
The proprietary “D” shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.
Compact Road Design
In 1997, when riders on the legendary Spanish pro team ONCE rolled up to the start of a race on a compact geometry Giant bike, the competition didn’t quite know what to think. For decades before that moment, the design and geometry of road bikes had remained essentially the same. Giant’s new approach was a radical departure, and we called it Compact Road design.
As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market - with the 2006 Glory mountain bike - Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and now Giant is doing it again with an all-new standard: OverDrive 2.
Advanced SL Composite
The highest-performance T-800 raw carbon-fiber material is painstakingly woven in Giant’s own composite factory to create the most cutting-edge frames available today. This is the technology used by Giant’s world championship-caliber racers as they compete in the most demanding events on the planet. These frames feature the most advanced engineering and construction methods.