- Member17 June 2013 at 3:28 pm
Well I’ve bit the bullet and bought a second roadie, the Giant Defy 0 from Westbrook cycles in Stokesley. Only 10 weeks ago I bought a Carrera virtuoso from halfords which is very good, but once I had been to westbrooks I wanted something better. Only time will tell if the Defy will outgun the carrera but I think it will. The carrera is not for the bin though as I will use this for winter/bad weather rides and also on the turbo, I may even get the wife to use it lol
I think this is great value for money with the ultegra and 105 components the lightness of the alu frame and the better brakes upgraded from the Defy 1 which has had great reviews from many mags.
The colour scheme is great and I’ve added shimano R540 spd-sl pedals and a cat eye strada wireless computer. Hope you like
- Member17 June 2013 at 4:04 pm
Very nice. I’d imagine the difference between the giant and the carrera will be night and day. I recon your av speed will go up by 2-3mph. Not to mention the climbing ability, it’ll be like a rat up a drainpipe 😀
- Member17 June 2013 at 5:59 pm
Awesome looking bike, you must be really pleased with it. 😀
And totally sensible thing to do with the Carrera, you don’t want to be taking that Giant out in the Winter.
- Member17 June 2013 at 6:57 pm
VERY NICE mate,just lock it up well and enjoy it,great looking bike.
- Member19 June 2013 at 8:28 am
Very nice – have always loved the “compact frame” on the giant’s as well…..
(Must resist going near Westbrooks!)
- Member19 June 2013 at 8:33 am
and a bleddy reminder that I had better get my defy2 back on the road…. Tiagra front much has me flummoxed at the moment!
- Member19 July 2014 at 5:01 pm
I see you’ve been piling the miles in and the average speed has flown up. Nice 1
- Member19 July 2014 at 6:19 pm
Looks spot on, love the colour
- Member14 August 2014 at 11:35 am
yes plenty of miles but not as many as i would have liked.
Since starting cycling last June i’ve now managed to do the coast to coast with some of Stockton Wheelers and also my longest ride so far of 84 miles so coming along nicely.
i’ve also bought a new bike lol, i will post some pics when i get home.
- Member14 August 2014 at 6:58 pm
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