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Giant defy 2 for $1100 (CND)

Old 03-18-10, 02:17 PM
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Giant defy 2 for $1100 (CND)

I just bought a Giant Defy 2 2009 for $1100 in Montreal. Don't be shocked! The prices are way higher than USA here! The bike was registered for $1300!
Anyway, there are couple of things I want to ask:
1- Should I upgrade the chain? [I've heard that the chain twists after 2 or 3 hundred kilometers.]
2- Do you think the bike is worth the price?
It's looking pretty good right now
Any thought? share it!






COLORS White/ Silver/ Black
FRAME ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
FORK Advanced-Grade Composite/ Alloy OverDrive Steerer
SHOCK N/A

HANDLEBAR Giant 6061Al Anatomic, 31.8mm
STEM Giant 3D Forged 6061 Al, 31.8mm, 6 deg
SEATPOST Giant Composite 30.9x370mm
SADDLE Selle Royal Viper
PEDALS Crank Brothers Smarty

SHIFTERS Shimano Tiagra, 9SPD
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105
BRAKES Tektro R350
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Tiagra

CASSETTE Shimano HG50, 12-25T, 9SPD
CHAIN Shimano HG-73
CRANKSET FSA Omega, 30/39/50T
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA Mega EXO, external

RIMS Mavic CXP22, F: 24H/ R: 28H
HUBS Formula, alloy, sealed
SPOKES 14G Sapim Race
TIRES Kenda Kriterium, 700x25C
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Old 03-18-10, 05:52 PM
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1. Never heard that one. Replace after putting on some serious kilos on it.
2. Price seems about right for a spring purchase. It is a good frame and you can upgrade various components as they wear out.
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Old 03-18-10, 06:08 PM
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Keep the chain, and it's worth what you paid for it, for you. Be happy and ride the heck out of it.

Very nice looking bike by the way.
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