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View Poll Results: Giant SCR 1.5 or Defy 2.5?
Giant SCR 1.5 2008 519 0 0%
Giant Defy 2.5 2009 599 0 0%
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Old 03-28-09, 08:04 PM   #1
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Giant SCR 1.5 vs Defy 2.5???

Hi guys, I'm in the process of deciding between a Giant SCR 1.5 2008 and a Giant Defy 2.5 2009.
The SCR is 519 and the Defy is 599.

Below are their specs:

SCR

Frame-ALUXX aluminium, Fluid Formed, Compact Road Design
Forks-T700 carbon composite, aluminium steerer
Rear Derailleur-Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur-Shimano Tiagra
Shifters-Shimano Tiagra 18 speed STI
Chainset-Shimano Tiagra 34/50
Bottom Bracket-Shimano Tiagra external
Chain-Shimano HG73
Freewheel-Shimano HG50 12-25
Stem-GIANT A3 aluminium ahead
Handlebars-GIANT A3 aluminium
Front Brake-Shimano A450
Rear Brake-Shimano A450
Brake Levers-Shimano Tiagra STI
Rims-Alex DA22
Front Hub-Formula
Rear Hub-Formula
Spokes-Stainless steel
Tyres-Kenda 700x26mm
Saddle-Selle Royal Viper
Seatpost-GIANT C5 carbon composite

DEFY

Frame-"AluxX SL aluminium,
Fluid Formed, Compact Road Design"
Forks-"Advanced Composite Overdrive,
11/4"" - 11/8"" aluminium steerer"
Rear Derailleur-Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur-Shimano Tiagra
Shifters-Shimano Tiagra 27 speed STI
Chainset-FSA Vero 30/39/50
Bottom Bracket-FSA cartridge
Chain-Shimano HG73
Freewheel-Shimano HG50 12-25
Stem-Giant 3D forged
Handlebars-Giant Anatomic O.S.
Front Brake-Tektro R350 Dual pivot
Rear Brake-Tektro R350 Dual pivot
Brake Levers-Shimano Tiagra STI
Rims-Alex DA22 700c
Front Hub-Formula RB31/32
Rear Hub-Formula RB31/32
Spokes-Stainless steel
Tyres-Kenda Kriterium L3R 700x25mm
Saddle-Giant Performance Road
Seatpost-Giant Aluminium
Pedals-Wellgo road

Please vote which bike is better!?
Thanks all,
Daniel
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Old 03-28-09, 11:45 PM   #2
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Generally, it a bad thing to let others opinions pick bikes for you. It's second only to having others pick your girlfriend/wife/SO. The best thing you can do it go to a shop that has both bikes and test ride them both.
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They seem pretty close. The Defy has a triple,the SCR's a double. Do you need the wider gear range of the triple? Also,Defys have mounts for fenders and a rear rack,don't know if the SCR's do or not.
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