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Road RIP Giant Defy

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

    Too soon, after only 5500km's my loyal road bike has died on me. Rest in peace Giant Defy.

    The entire drive train is worn out and needs replacement of the chainrings, chain and cassette, brakepad need to be renewed and most importantly my alloy handspoked realwheel has a tiny crack in it.

    All the costs combined renders the bike useless so I am in the market for a new bike (yay!) this autumn and winter.

    The Defy frame will get a new life as my indoor winterbike on the Tacx (or similar) with a cheaper groupset.
  2. arthur666

    arthur666 Senior Member

    Good idea, keeping it as an indoor bike.
    And convenient you have something else to ride in the meantime, so you can take your time in selecting the perfect new bike. :)
  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

    Yeah my MTB still runs, but barely. Really don't want to spend anymore pennies on it. It needs to last during the summer :)
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  4. James

    James Active Member

    Only 5500 kms? Riding that thing in a salt rain storm every day? I wear about shifters every few years. The Texasheat and humidity makes me sweat like a pig and The internals start giving out, but chainrings last me years, wheels the same, cassettes and chains I started replacing as a set every year or more.

    The good news is that you will just be adding to the collection. Myself, I have 8 or 9 bikes in the garage depending on my mood and if the primary daily rider is in a state of disrepair. Can never have too many bikes!
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  5. dazzyb2k3

    dazzyb2k3 Senior Member

    Tell that to my other half! :p

    Soory to hear the Defy has given up - 5500k's seems a bit premature but I know you're a monster :D
    Still, great excuse for a new bike - which can only a be a good thing. looking at anything particular?
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  6. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

    Nah the bike frame is still okay. Problem is the crack in the rear rim that will wear out soon and collapse.

    Adding up all the costs (new drivetrain, new rear wheel) for a bike that is bit too small for me anyway doens't add up anymore.

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