Bought a Defy 1, with several questions: price? do I need to change tires and pedals?
Just bought a black used Giant 2011 Defy 1 on Craiglist as my first road bike.
The bike is about 500 miles, 105 components, normally used, charge forv$700, is it a good deal?
With two free cages, cups and a pair of Candy 1 pedals.
The owner had worked in a LBS, so he tunes up his bikes by himself.
1. Is it necessary to change the tires?
2. Can I resell it out with the same price ($700) if I don't road biking after several rides?
3. Should I keep the Candy 1 pedals(MTB pedals) or change to road bike Pedals?
Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Alloy
Fork Brand & Model Advanced Grade Composite
Fork Material Alloy, aero crown
Rear Shock Not applicable
Component Group Shimano 105
Brakeset Tektro TK-R540 brakes, Shimano 105 5700 levers
Shift Levers Shimano 105 5700
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 5700
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 5700
Crankset Shimano 105 5700, 34/50 teeth
Pedals Not included
Bottom Bracket Shimano
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 10-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
Chain Shimano 105 5700
Seatpost Giant Connect composite, 30.9mm diameter
Saddle Selle Royal Seta M
Handlebar Giant Connect
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Giant Connect
Rims Giant P-R2
Tires Front: 700 x 25c Giant P-R3 Flat Guard, Rear: 700 x 25c Giant P-R3 Specific
Spoke Brand Sapim Race, 14/15ga. (2.0/1.8mm)
Spoke Nipples Unspecified
Is there something wrong with the tires? If not then no if yes then yes.
You can certainly try to sell it for $700 but it will depend on your area if you can get it or not.
I ride Time mtn pedals on my road bike because I ride time mtn pedals on my mtn bike and don't want to spend money for more shoes. They are a bit heavier than road pedals but whoopty do. Candys are pretty light so that probably isn't an issue. People will tell you mtn pedals have a smaller contanct patch with your foot and will create a hot spot, make your foot sore, whatever over longer rides. I'm way harder on my feet on my mtn bike rides and have never ran into that issue on a road bike so I don't buy it. It is up to you though if you want to spend the money for pedals or just buy a set of cleats for the candys.
Sounds good. Helpful. I'm thinking about the contact patch of the MTB pedals. Usually, I don't ride too far (>30 miles) per time.I heard that some people are using MTB pedals and shoes on their road bikes. Some say it's OK, some say not. But I'm not inclined to spend more on road pedals and shoes, unless I have to do this.
For long distance riding, I'll ride my hybrid bike. It's more comfortable.