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2014 Giant Defy 2. Composite?

Old 08-26-17, 03:02 PM
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2014 Giant Defy 2. Composite?

I'm looking to buy this bike but the seller was unsure if it is carbon composite. The link below says composite but I didn't see 'carbon'. Can anyone give me some info on the frame material. I really want a carbon bike.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-composite-2-2014
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Old 08-26-17, 03:43 PM
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Should've scrolled a little farther on that site

ADVANCED COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:

MATERIALS: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.

RESIN: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.

MODIFIED MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

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Old 08-26-17, 04:32 PM
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haha, thanks dude!
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Old 08-27-17, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cmac77 View Post
I'm looking to buy this bike but the seller was unsure if it is carbon composite. The link below says composite but I didn't see 'carbon'. Can anyone give me some info on the frame material. I really want a carbon bike.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-composite-2-2014

It's carbon fiber.....Composite uses Toray T600.
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Old 09-19-17, 12:26 AM
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How much did you end up buying this bike for? I recently got the 2014 Alluminium one, serving me pretty well. Nice bike.
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