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

Old 10-19-18, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Well i'm learning every day i didn't know about dual sided pedals oh i had a cheap one on because i wasn't sure which i was going to buy and i didn't want to talk to the sales people anymore lol

I am looking at buying this one i saw someone post about it on youtube.
Shimano XTR is one of the highest level products and expensive line so Nothing wrong with it.
the only reason I picked dual side pedal was....sometimes I want to ride bike around my subdivision or testing bike for new components etc and donít want to change my shoes for quick riding so far so good.
Clipless pedal is still new to me and after fell once, I have a little fear with clip-in and out but itís learning process.
looks like everyone has same experience at least once hahaha.

Crankbrothers are reputable mountain bike products company. Somewhat reason I like the company.
there are several styles such as eggbeater, candy etc....
cheapest their pedal lines can not rebuild so any parts wear out, you need to buy new pedal but mid-high level pedal can rebuild with replacement parts. I was thinking about getting cheaper version but I preferred to use my pedal longer with replacement parts so decided to buy highest level pedal (double shot 3).

honestly there are so many options for pedals so you might get very different options from everyone ^_^
probably crankbrothers ďcandyĒ line might good if you donít need dual-side one. Not sure they have green color haha

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Old 10-19-18, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
Can't really go wrong with these or the A530 if you want to use regular shoes on the other side:
I thought about shimano A530 too especially for the price. I was about ordering from one of online shop which sells slightly cheaper at that time but it was out of stock so searched a little more and some people said flat pedal side is slippery because it does not have good pins which will hold/resist slippery flat outsole rubber. Thatís why I went for double shot 3.
even double shot 1 or 2 has similar problem since pins are not replaceable and painted but double shot 3 pins are removable and grips well.
Downside for duel pedal is when I clip-in, Sometimes I need to spin the pedal in order to facing clip so Canít do sudden quick start but I am fine with it.
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On my working road bikes (the ones I use to haul gear, run errands, etc) I use MTB pedals and wear sandals which have recessed cleats so I can walk around in stores without clicking. No reason to get double-sides.
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Old 10-19-18, 12:47 PM
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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?
buy these and don't look back!

works with any mtb shoe
, or any casual shoe..

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD-T8000-Deore-XT-SPD-Pedal-W-Relfector-W-Cleat-SM-SH56?pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwYOflZW T3gIVia_ICh3EqAusEAQYAyABEgLABPD_BwE
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Old 10-19-18, 01:30 PM
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^^ +1
I just bought those and they are really good!
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Old 10-19-18, 07:50 PM
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I prefer these, dual sided SPD and works with any casual shoe.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD...yABEgIv_fD_BwE
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Old 10-20-18, 01:30 AM
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Thank you for this


BTW which model number is my Ultegra? And could you guys show me how to use the trim features properly - i cant find a specific video on how to use Ultegra trim?
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Old 10-20-18, 01:35 AM
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I want to buy a set of pedals where i could use both sides of the pedal with and or without having to use the cleats - sometimes i just want to throw on a pair of shoes without the cleats for a quick run to the shops you know
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Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
Thank you for this


BTW which model number is my Ultegra? And could you guys show me how to use the trim features properly - i cant find a specific video on how to use Ultegra trim?

It's Ultegra R8000.

I've never used R8000, but I suppose trim works as it does on most shifters.

If you're on the big chainring and at the big end of the cassette and the chain is making noise from rubbing on your front derailleur, you press the left side small shift lever slightly, enough that it clicks but not so much that it causes the chain to move to the small chainring. That causes the front derailleur to change position a just a little, so that it doesn't rub the chain.

Works similarly on the small chainring, small end of the cassette combination by using the left side big shift lever.
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Old 10-20-18, 01:03 PM
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This should explain the setup:
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Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
It's Ultegra R8000.

I've never used R8000, but I suppose trim works as it does on most shifters.

If you're on the big chainring and at the big end of the cassette and the chain is making noise from rubbing on your front derailleur, you press the left side small shift lever slightly, enough that it clicks but not so much that it causes the chain to move to the small chainring. That causes the front derailleur to change position a just a little, so that it doesn't rub the chain.

Works similarly on the small chainring, small end of the cassette combination by using the left side big shift lever.
OK thank you that - I understand it now !!!!

Originally Posted by biker222 View Post
This should explain the setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mqdMYEiRIc
Thanks for the video.
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Old 10-21-18, 08:50 AM
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Nice!! i am thinking of the same bike. Reduced my choices to the 2018 Defy Advance 2, 2019 Defy Advance 2 and since I am a Felt fan the AR5. i now it is a different riding style and bike, it rides really well.
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Old 10-21-18, 10:33 AM
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Nice!! i am thinking of the same bike. Reduced my choices to the 2018 Defy Advance 2, 2019 Defy Advance 2 and since I am a Felt fan the AR5. i now it is a different riding style and bike, it rides really well.
It's really nice to ride you will love it
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Old 10-21-18, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
It's really nice to ride you will love it
I really love the versatility of the Defy with the disc brakes, d-fuse technology, and versatility. But the felt is smooth and fast. As a beginner road rider, I am wondering if the aero bike might be too much too soon. But I want something that will last me 4+ years.
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
1st Congrats on new bike.

2, I agree with you on Liv. bikes should be bought because they fit, not because it is a Liv or has girly colors, or guy colors.

the Defy is an awesome bike! Enjoy it!
The color scheme of a bike is one of the most important reasons for buying or not buying a bike.

fit, price, color(s).

so...yeah color is a good reason to buy a Liv as market research has shown that women respond to colors and design differently from men.
this isn't a 100% of the time thing, but it's certainly prevalent enough to justify a women's bike line.

you say fit is why a bike should be purchased and sure that is part of it, but hardly the only reason to buy a bike.
I can't see myself ever buying a murdered out flat black bike as that look has no appeal to me. It could fit great, but I'll keep looking since there are so many options these days we can get a bike thst fits well and is appealing.
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Originally Posted by JessicaSinclair View Post
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).
Impressive. Can't say I often see women walking around in heels that make them 8" taller.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The color scheme of a bike is one of the most important reasons for buying or not buying a bike.

fit, price, color(s).

so...yeah color is a good reason to buy a Liv as market research has shown that women respond to colors and design differently from men.
this isn't a 100% of the time thing, but it's certainly prevalent enough to justify a women's bike line.
It's good for you that bikes come in different colors then........
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Nice Purchase!

Three people in my ride group bought the Defy on the closeout sale this year. They all love their new bikes, and i'm jealous because I couldn't justify the cash outlay this year to get one as well. It has the two things I want in my next bike: Ultegra groupset, and hydraulic disc brakes. I'm currently on a Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc, with a 105 groupset but an FSA crank. It came with mechanical disc brakes that i've upgraded to TRP HY-RD's (very happy with that switch, btw) but that's all i'm going to do to it. When I can afford a new ride this will become my winter bike.
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Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
It's Ultegra R8000.

I've never used R8000, but I suppose trim works as it does on most shifters.

If you're on the big chainring and at the big end of the cassette and the chain is making noise from rubbing on your front derailleur, you press the left side small shift lever slightly, enough that it clicks but not so much that it causes the chain to move to the small chainring. That causes the front derailleur to change position a just a little, so that it doesn't rub the chain.

Works similarly on the small chainring, small end of the cassette combination by using the left side big shift lever.
probably 6800 Ultegr groupset? Since the bike is 2018 model?
looks like 2019 has R8000 Ultegra groupset and 2018 has 6800???
Cassette is 11-34 so could be R8000 though.
I am wondering what is the weight of this bike...

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Originally Posted by kimguroo View Post

probably 6800 Ultegr groupset? Since the bike is 2018 model?
looks like 2019 has R8000 Ultegra groupset and 2018 has 6800???
Cassette is 11-34 so could be R8000 though.
I am wondering what is the weight of this bike...
The photos she posted look like R8000, and that's what the articles I've seen about that 2018 model say it was spec-ed with. I think some of the models below that still used some 6800.

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So thanks to Steve B for the suggestion of these pedals SHIMANO PD-M424 SPD BIKE PEDALS i just bought a set and installed it - also i have removed the reflectors because they were putting so much strain and pressure on the spokes.
Reflectors won't damage your spokes.
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Let's not get off into the motorcycle chat, ay gents?
What motorcycle?

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This thread has so much to offer; please, keep it going. Thanks!
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So much good beta!!! Keep it cominí guys...
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