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Buying a Giant Defy 1 Disc with BC Discount

bikegangsterbikegangster Posts: 98
edited July 2016 in Road buying advice
Yesterday I went to Cycle Surgery and asked if they accept British Cycling discounts and they said yes. But its for equipment, not bikes.

So is there any retailers that accepts BC discounts and also sells Giant bikes?

I bought a BC membership because I thought I would be entitled to some discounts (and some legal help if I ever need it) after what I learnt from reading posts on the 'bargains you spotted' thread. I was very close to buying a Zenium VR from Chain Reactions.

The Defy is better bike as its got everything the Zenium has. Plus eyelets for mudguards which the Zenium lacks. And the Defy's rear rotor blade is 160mm whilst the Zenium's is 140mm. I don't like the look of the cable wiring for the Zenium's rear brakes either.

I also learned BC discounts is only limited to chain stores like Evans, Halfords, Surgery, etc. It does not apply to independent bike shops. I will have to have a We Are Cycling membership for that. I already got one membership so I can't be bothered to buy another. I never thought British Cycling had a rival competitor!


  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    The Defy 1 Disc is already discounted by £200 pretty much everywhere.
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  • I know. It dropped to £800. I was hoping the discount card will knock off 10%. So down to £720.

    It looks like its not possible. So looks like I'll have to pay the full eight hundred. Thats my budget anyway. I'll apply the discount card on something else then.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,725
    The Defy is a lot of bike even at the full retail. Enjoy it when you get it.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 11,406
    Wheelies have it for £800, plus 4.2% cashback through topcashback. Best you can do I reckon.
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Chris Bikes in Cambridge has them for £750 as per

    I would recommend you call Tredz and tell them about this - as they might match this price. Same goes for Rutland Cycling, as they do price matching.

    Or you can order it from Wheelies and get £50 in a voucher with GET50.
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    I wonder if that's an error given they have the 0 at the same price. Have to say, if you want to save even more money the 0 isn't far off being as good.
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