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FS: Giant Defy 3 Size L

  • 29-04-2013 10:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭

    I am selling my Giant Defy 3. Long story short, I've finally saved up enough (feckin' student budget!!) to upgrade and buy myself a carbon bike! I would keep this bike, but it's actually a tad too big for me and if I'll be going between two bikes, I may as well have both close enough in fit.

    The bike is a 2011 model which I purchased in June 2011 in 2wheels in Sandymount. Size L in Giant sizing (note this is slightly different to other frame sizes, but in general, is equiv. to a 56cm frame but various reports on here say it suits up to a 58cm etc) Link to frame geo here. Original specs also available there too.

    I have had a shorter stem on this bike to make it more suitable for me, but have refitted the original stem for the photo.

    Some noteworthy points:
    • Origninally Shimano 2300 groupset, STI levers, 2300 front and rear derailleur (1year old), 105 rear cassette (<500kms) and Ultegra chain changed at the same time.
    • Carbon front fork
    • Fizik Arione CX saddle with carbon rails. Original giant saddle also included if requested.
    • 2 relatively new gatorskin hardshell tyres with plenty of life left
    • Two Elite custom bottle cages.
    • Look keo pedals (original cages included if you wish

    The Giant Defy are a great line of bikes, with a quality frame that lasts forever and is easily upgradable as you go. The advanced defy is constantly winning awards in magazines and I can see why. I wouldn't sell it, only it's too small for me and want to get myself another alu frame in my size.

    I'm in exam mode at present but they're fairly well spaced out so I should have no trouble getting to let anyone see it/have a spin on it. Bike is in Dublin city centre but have no problem travelling within reason.

    €500 o.n.o I will consider a trade for a smaller alu frame, but cash preferred.

    Pictures below. (I will upload more detailed shots once I get tomorrow's exam out of the way and get a chance to give it a proper clean)

    I think it's a fair price to a boardsie. I don't have the patience for donedeal at present but if there is no interest here I'll move it elsewhere after my exams. Thanks for looking!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 719 ✭✭✭Tobyglen


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭johnk123

    Apologies! Firefox was being a pain, but they worked from chrome! Should be visible now?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 willingaido


    I'm based in the city. I am Interested in taking a look tomorrow if you have the time?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 719 ✭✭✭Tobyglen

    Decent amount of miles on that. I'll offer €350

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 willingaido

    I could offer around the 400 mark upon an inspection tomorrow.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭johnk123

    Aidan you're welcome to have a look today, but I would need a bit closer to the 500 mark to be honest! Will pm you my number to arrange a time today to have a look.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭johnk123

    Tobyglen wrote: »
    Decent amount of miles on that. I'll offer €350
    Thanks Tobyglen but I'd brave Donedeal with it in full stock spec for hope of closer to my asking. I've been watching what they go for and feel my asking is fair enough all things considered!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 martin57

    Hi can offer 400 as is. North co dublin