Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

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revellator
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Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby revellator » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:21 pm

Hi all,

Im looking for a new road bike for 2013 under the 1k bracket. I've whittled it down to two bikes (I think!), the Giant Defy 1 and Scott Speedster s20. Both 2013 models. It would be great to hear which you would recommend.

Thanks,

Joe

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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby smidsy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:37 pm

All the reviews in this price range (and there are many) generaly say the Defy.

For that reason alone I would get the Scott.

Giant are fast becoming the Ford Escort (sorry Focus for anyone under 30) of bikes.
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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby letap73 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:43 pm

And the ford focus is a great car.................

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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby smidsy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:48 pm

letap73 wrote:And the ford focus is a great car.................


Strange that you would say so :lol:

Indeed nothing wrong with a Focus or a Defy, just a little popular for my liking.
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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby letap73 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 18:11 pm

If you can OP, goto any lbs and try out a few bikes both relaxed ( like the two above) and possibly something racier (e.g. CAAD 10 - to save Smidsy posting :lol: )to compare. Buy the one you like best.

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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby revellator » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:08 am

Thanks guys. I was also looking at the Planet X pro carbon. Whats your opinion on the cheap carbon frame vs expensive alu frame debate?

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Re: Giant Defy 1 vs Scott Speedster s20

Postby letap73 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:22 am

revellator wrote:Thanks guys. I was also looking at the Planet X pro carbon. Whats your opinion on the cheap carbon frame vs expensive alu frame debate?


You have opened a can of worms here! Needless to say the previous advice I offered - try before you buy. My personal preference for just one bike and speaking as a out of shape middle aged man would be a bike with a relaxed geometry and comfortable to boot.


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