Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by digit, 8 Dec 2015.
Anyone know if the Defy series will take a larger tyre than 25mm?
and will they take guards?
They MIGHT take 28mm, (I haven't tried it on mine) but it would be very tight indeed if they will. The new Defy Disc would have better tyre clearance. I imagine that they would take 28mm without issue.
They come with 25mm, but mudguards (I used Crud Roadracers) will only fit without rubbing with 23mm.
will go down the LBS and see how they go,
How do you rate your Giant Revolt?
I've got a 2015 Defy 0...
GP conti 2s 28 fit fine on rear but no room for anything else.
When fifted to the front wheel they just barely rub on the brakes so o need 25s on front..
I've got a 2014 Defy 5 with Giant own brand mudguards and 28 mm IMPAC tyres - no probs.
I could not fit 28mm Continental GP4000 II on my 2014 Defy with the specific Giant Defy Guards, I tried with a couple of different rim widths.
Thanks for the replies, the search goes on.
I really like the Revolt. It's a little heavier (of course) but it's comfortable and handles well. Not quite as responsive as the Defy, but a bit more relaxed. I'm running 28mm slicks on it as I use it 99% on road.
not sure about the look, the sloping top tube and back end look a bit odd to me but,
will see if I can get a test ride. At the end of the day, its the ride not the looks that really matter.
It is odd looking, but it seems to work. I fitted a rack to mine so it does light-touring duties as well, it hides the odd rear end somewhat
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