Since Giant manufactures its own frames, it has come up with an excellent alloy which allows the Defy 2 Compact to go over rough, unpaved ground without the bounce of other alloy bikes. In addition, the carbon-bladed and -crowned fork absorbs road shock unusually well with no twitching, fluttering or wobbliness. After long rides, there is no discomfort in the back and wrists area. Like other Giant bikes, the Defy 2 Compact is meant for those who want to go fast and far - but not race. The Defy 2 Compact comes in Red/White/Black and Blue/Silver/Black.