I got back into cycling in 2007 having not ridden a bike since my teenage years. Now I am taking it even more seriously as a way of keeping fit and also to raise money for the charity Diabetes UK.
I have two bikes – a Specialized Sirrus Elite hybrid for commuting and a Giant Defy 1 road bike. My Sirrus Elite is the workhorse I use to commute to Reading Station during the week.
The Giant Defy is my road bike and the one I rodeCoast to Coast on in August 2013. I am hoping to complete JOGLE (John O’Groats to Land’s End) on it in June 2015.
For the biking geeks amongst you, the spec for my Giant Defy 1 is:
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Brakes||Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Cassette||Shimano Tiagra 12×28, 10-Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano R565, 34/50|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, Press Fit|