Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Bought Run out Stock Clearance 2018 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 Disc

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Bought Run out Stock Clearance 2018 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 Disc

Old 10-17-18, 06:45 AM
  #26  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm 5'8" and 6'4" with high heels and i also ride medium (maybe i should have gotten the smaller bike because i wouldn't have to reach as far for the handle).
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 09:25 AM
  #27  
OBoile
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,758
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1008 Post(s)
Liked 312 Times in 193 Posts
Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
Thanks for that Jessica. I'm 5'8" too and I've been looking at the Defy line. I'm unsure if a small would fit me better than a medium.

I hope you get your bike and all that was promised soon. It's a really nice bike. Enjoy every mile...
FWIW I'm also 5'8" and the medium defy seems to work for me. I'm sure a small could also be made to fit, but a med-large would definitely be too big.
OBoile is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 09:50 AM
  #28  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The shop suggested i ride a small bike after they measured my height and my saddle height even though i'm 5'8" but i went with the medium so my husband could ride it too (he is 5'11").
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 09:57 AM
  #29  
tagaproject6
Senior Member
 
tagaproject6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,552

Bikes: Wilier Izoard XP (Record);Cinelli Xperience (Force);Specialized Allez (Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Centaur); Colnago AC-R Disc;Colnago V1r Limited Edition;De Rosa King 3 Limited(Force 22);DeRosa Merak(Red):Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro(Di2)

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 550 Post(s)
Liked 276 Times in 144 Posts
Very nice!!!
Those reflectors need to go!
tagaproject6 is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:01 PM
  #30  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Very nice!!!
Those reflectors need to go!
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Well ... I worry that your motorcycle doesn't have a wide enough rear tire. That one looks like about nine inches wide ... why not go for a foot? Pirelli makes some 395-mm tires I think.

As for the trailer ... if you put a trailer on the motorcycle, you could ride to places far away, ride the Giant, and then ride back----three rides where most people would only get one.
Actually that's a great idea


Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Very nice!!!
Those reflectors need to go!
i do agree
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:05 PM
  #31  
Pendergast
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,039
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
The shop suggested i ride a small bike after they measured my height and my saddle height even though i'm 5'8" but i went with the medium so my husband could ride it too (he is 5'11").
Bike fit should be optimized for the person using the bike. Giant's sizing chart shows 5'8" as okay for both the medium and the small, so which size is best may depend on body proportions(torso length compared to arm & leg length) and preferred position on the bike. If reach to the handlebar is farther than you like, you can switch to a shorter stem. The medium comes with a 100mm stem, so you could go 10-20mm shorter. It's generally not recommended to go shorter than an 80mm stem on a road bike because of the effects on the bike's handling and fore/aft weight distribution.

Of course, switching to a shorter stem would almost certainly make the bike a worse fit for your husband, but if he wants to ride a bike that fits, he should get a bike of his own.

Last edited by Pendergast; 10-17-18 at 02:54 PM.
Pendergast is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:16 PM
  #32  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Very nice!!!
Those reflectors need to go!
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Well ... I worry that your motorcycle doesn't have a wide enough rear tire. That one looks like about nine inches wide ... why not go for a foot? Pirelli makes some 395-mm tires I think.

As for the trailer ... if you put a trailer on the motorcycle, you could ride to places far away, ride the Giant, and then ride back----three rides where most people would only get one.
Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
Bike fit should be optimized for the person using the bike. Giant's sizing chart shows 5'8" as okay for both the medium and the small, so which size is best may depend on body proportions(torso length compared to arm & leg length) and preferred position on the bike. If reach to the handlebar if farther than you like, you can switch to a shorter stem. The medium comes with a 100mm stem, so you could go 10-20mm shorter. It's generally not recommended to go shorter than an 80mm stem on a road bike because of the effects on the bike's handling and fore/aft weight distribution.

Of course, switching to a shorter stem would almost certainly make the bike a worse fit for your husband, but if he wants to ride a bike that fits, he should get a bike of his own.
Aww that's awesome i didn't know you could change stem that will be my next mod then !!!
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:17 PM
  #33  
BobbyG
Senior Member
 
BobbyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 5,764

Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 2007 Dahon Boardwalk, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International, 2006 Felt F65

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1305 Post(s)
Liked 1,445 Times in 721 Posts
Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Enjoy your new bike, and that "new bike" smell.

Defy is a great name. It comes with attitude.

I've wondered why Giant's marketing team didn't choose the "Despair" for their lowest line of bikes. Featuring:
- gears that won't shift under load
- bland color scheme
- marginal functionality, including increased friction in the bottom bracket bearing
- rusts immediately upon contact with the outside environment

This is why I don't work in marketing...
BobbyG is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:20 PM
  #34  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is Giant a terrible brand? I only bought it because Rurian Rider from youtube told me to buy Giant !
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:24 PM
  #35  
Pendergast
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,039
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Is Giant a terrible brand? I only bought it because Rurian Rider from youtube told me to buy Giant !
Giant is an excellent brand. Durianrider is a bit of a flake, but his advice on bikes is trustworthy.
Pendergast is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:24 PM
  #36  
radroad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 423
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 343 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Very nice!!!
Those reflectors need to go!
Reflectors are a must and are absolutely essential for any night riding. They're also important for dusk or dawn riding. I don't insist on removing reflectors, I insist on adding as much reflective material as possible: to my helmet, backpack, additional reflectors for the spokes, on ankle bands. I even have reflective tape on my panniers, saddlebag and added a few strips to the v brake arms and crank arms.

You can never be too visible, especially in low light situations. Yes, lights are essential, but reflectors are of especial importance for visibility from the side.

I usually wear a high viz neon colored or white jersey during the daytime as well. Drivers are usually not looking for cyclists: it's our responsibility to make ourselves stand out as much as possible for mutual safety.
radroad is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 02:27 PM
  #37  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 36,140
Mentioned: 205 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16655 Post(s)
Liked 11,755 Times in 5,622 Posts
Many years ago, someone told me to jump off a bridge.

P.T. Barnum was correct.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 05:32 PM
  #38  
kimguroo
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Is Giant a terrible brand? I only bought it because Rurian Rider from youtube told me to buy Giant !
I have not tracked their bikes for a while but current their road bikes are very nice and you got your bike for nice discounts.
i have not seen those prices in my neighborhood bike shops.
kimguroo is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 06:25 PM
  #39  
ColonelSanders
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vegemite Island
Posts: 4,130

Bikes: 2017 Surly Troll with XT Drive Train, 2017 Merida Big Nine XT Edition, 2016 Giant Toughroad SLR 2, 1995 Trek 830

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1916 Post(s)
Liked 307 Times in 216 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Is Giant a terrible brand? I only bought it because Rurian Rider from youtube told me to buy Giant !

Giant is a fantastic brand and keep in mind they make bikes for Trek to rebrand under the Trek label.
ColonelSanders is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 07:19 PM
  #40  
Maelochs
Senior Member
 
Maelochs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 14,491

Bikes: 2015 Workswell 066, 2017 Workswell 093, 2014 Dawes Sheila, 1983 Cannondale 500, 1984 Raleigh Olympian, 2007 Cannondale Rize 4, 2017 Fuji Sportif 1 LE

Mentioned: 143 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7093 Post(s)
Liked 2,517 Times in 1,377 Posts
Giant is one of the bigger frame-makers in the world as far as i know ... and as for the rest of the bike, .... Everyone uses the same few suppliers. if a Giant at a certain price point won't work, no bike at that price point would work. Pretty sure the Sram or Shimano components cannot read the name of the down tube and decide to function or not depending on the brand.
Maelochs is offline  
Old 10-17-18, 10:33 PM
  #41  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I like Durianrider he is really insightful - the reflectors are safer to keep on but my rear reflectors weren't installed correctly so i will have to get that rectified.

I left the reflectors on all my motorbikes too for safety reasons

I dont like Trek they charge more for a whole lot less and Cannonale is straight out trying to rip you off.

Some of Cannondale's bikes cost almost as much as my Ducati Panigale V4S and Harley Breakout

Last edited by JessicaSinclair; 10-17-18 at 10:40 PM.
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 04:53 AM
  #42  
ColonelSanders
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vegemite Island
Posts: 4,130

Bikes: 2017 Surly Troll with XT Drive Train, 2017 Merida Big Nine XT Edition, 2016 Giant Toughroad SLR 2, 1995 Trek 830

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1916 Post(s)
Liked 307 Times in 216 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
I like Durianrider he is really insightful
You might find this video on Durianrider quite insightful.

ColonelSanders is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 06:23 AM
  #43  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 36,140
Mentioned: 205 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16655 Post(s)
Liked 11,755 Times in 5,622 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Cool. Looks like Cali.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 10:11 AM
  #44  
BillyD
Administrator
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 31,324

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 317 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10560 Post(s)
Liked 4,770 Times in 2,577 Posts
Let's not get off into the motorcycle chat, ay gents?
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 10:55 AM
  #45  
tagaproject6
Senior Member
 
tagaproject6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,552

Bikes: Wilier Izoard XP (Record);Cinelli Xperience (Force);Specialized Allez (Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Centaur); Colnago AC-R Disc;Colnago V1r Limited Edition;De Rosa King 3 Limited(Force 22);DeRosa Merak(Red):Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro(Di2)

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 550 Post(s)
Liked 276 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
so my husband could ride it too (he is 5'11").
WRONG! Tell your husband to get his own bike.
tagaproject6 is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 02:57 PM
  #46  
Maelochs
Senior Member
 
Maelochs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 14,491

Bikes: 2015 Workswell 066, 2017 Workswell 093, 2014 Dawes Sheila, 1983 Cannondale 500, 1984 Raleigh Olympian, 2007 Cannondale Rize 4, 2017 Fuji Sportif 1 LE

Mentioned: 143 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7093 Post(s)
Liked 2,517 Times in 1,377 Posts
Seriously ... a bike cannot fit two people really well unless they are the same size---and proportion. That means same leg length, arm length, hip and shoulder width ... plus the same core strength and the same flexibility.

in other words ... never.

You might find a stem which is adjustable for length. or, your husband could swap the stem when he feels like riding. if the cables aren't too tight, a couple centimeters shouldn't make a difference and with modern faceplate stems, swapping is quick and easy (as far as minor pains in the butt can be.)

But .... One of you is going to need to compromise. Or ... one of you needs to get his own.
Maelochs is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 03:20 PM
  #47  
kimguroo
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Anyone who ride bikes casually, it does not matter whether bike fits or not ^_^
kimguroo is offline  
Old 10-19-18, 08:57 AM
  #48  
JessicaSinclair
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OK so my husband tilted the handle bar upward for me so i could be more upright - the bike is so nice to ride.

Ok so what's the best affordable mountain bike pedal for road bikes? I want to get mountain bike pedals because i will be investing in mountain bike shoes as they are much easier to walk around in?
JessicaSinclair is offline  
Old 10-19-18, 09:12 AM
  #49  
kimguroo
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
OK so my husband tilted the handle bar upward for me so i could be more upright - the bike is so nice to ride.

Ok so what's the best affordable mountain bike pedal for road bikes? I want to get mountain bike pedals because i will be investing in mountain bike shoes as they are much easier to walk around in?
you just bought nice bike then putting cheaper pedal hahahaha
I also bought my first road bike a few months ago and I am from MTB so road clipless pedal was new to me since I always used flat pedal. I thought about road clipless pedal but decided to go with dual pedal which has one side for clip-in and the other for flat. I got crankbrother crankbrothers double shot 3 for around $90. There is cheaper version but those might be slippery because of pins. If you donít like double side one, search for crankbrother pedals. There are several options.
kimguroo is offline  
Old 10-19-18, 10:17 AM
  #50  
Elvo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 4,747
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 621 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 358 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
OK so my husband tilted the handle bar upward for me so i could be more upright - the bike is so nice to ride.

Ok so what's the best affordable mountain bike pedal for road bikes? I want to get mountain bike pedals because i will be investing in mountain bike shoes as they are much easier to walk around in?
Can't really go wrong with these or the A530 if you want to use regular shoes on the other side:
https://www.backcountry.com/shimano-...0426-BK-ONESIZ
Elvo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.