Friday, September 20, 2013

2014 Giant Road Bikes have arrived!

2014 Giant Defy 3
It's the new year season in the bicycle world, and that means we've got new 2014 model arriving daily, including new road bikes from Giant! Click here to see the complete 2014 road bike lineup from Giant.

One model that we're particularly looking forward to showing our customers is the 2014 Giant Defy 3 or the 2014 Giant Women's Avail 3.

2014 Giant Women's Avail 3
At just $949.99, both bicycles hit that "sweet spot" of giving you a quality road bike with modern, reliable components for under $1,000. Either would be great for the aspiring road rider on a modest budget, looking for a bike to take them on local club rides, your first road race or triathlon, or to start training for a multi-day event for next year, like the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) or the Bike MS Pedal to the Point.

Both the Defy 3 and Avail 3 feature Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame and Advanced carbon fork with Overdrive steerer tube (1-1/4" at the bottom, 1-1/8" at the top) for a smooth, refined ride. The bike rides on Giant's S-R2 wheels and Giant S-R4 700x25C tires. Tektro dual-pivot brakes provide the stopping power, and platform pedals with toe clips are included.

The heart of these bikes, however, is the Shimano Sora drive train. The Sora compact double (50/34-teeth) crankset and 9-speed rear cassette give you enough gears to gobble up the hills. The Sora front and rear derailers reliably handle shifting the chain. And the highlight is the new, redesigned Shimano Sora integrated brake/shifter levers. These shifters are not your father's Sora; the new design sports the same shifting action and ergonomics of Shimano's higher-end shifters.

The Women's Avail 3 also sports the Liv/giant women's-specific frame geometry and sizing, Liv/giant women's Endurance saddle, handlebars sized for women, and Tektro bar-top brake levers for extra stopping confidence no matter where you like to place your hands.

Stop by any of the three Century Cycles stores for a test-ride!

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