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  1. #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:


    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


    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,

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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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