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2012 Giant Defy 1

Old 03-21-15, 09:54 AM
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2012 Giant Defy 1

Hi, I'm looking to get a road bike for my daily commute and found a used 2012 Giant Defy 1 in my size for $675. It has 3000 miles on it and has been well kept. Do you think the price is reasonable? What should I check and consider before buying it? Thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by The Whale View Post
Hi, I'm looking to get a road bike for my daily commute and found a used 2012 Giant Defy 1 in my size for $675. It has 3000 miles on it and has been well kept. Do you think the price is reasonable? What should I check and consider before buying it? Thanks for your help.
Size first. If size fits, then it's probably a good buy.
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Old 03-21-15, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by The Whale View Post
Hi, I'm looking to get a road bike for my daily commute and found a used 2012 Giant Defy 1 in my size for $675. It has 3000 miles on it and has been well kept. Do you think the price is reasonable? What should I check and consider before buying it? Thanks for your help.
is this a craigslist bike? If so can you post the link?
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Old 03-22-15, 11:49 AM
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Here you go 2012 Giant Defy 1 Endurance Road Bike
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Wow, those tires look brand new. I bought the exact same bike used in 2013 for $800. With the computer and new Conti GP4000's I'd say it's a good buy. Just check really good for damage, wear, and make sure it fits.
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If it fit's I'd say go for it.
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That bike looks good in the photos. My bike blue book app says a 12 defy in excellent condition is worth $695 so your are probably in the right range with that price, especially with new tires and a computer. I have a 2013 that I really like.
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Dear all, thank you very much for your assistance. Unfortunately the bike was gone when I wanted to close the deal. Bummer! Nevertheless, there will be another one coming my way.
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