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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:34 pm 
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Hello all,
Here's my new (to me) Propel. Got it pretty much new from a guy who recently had an operation on his chest.
Let's cut to the chase: (I apologise for the uncut steerer tube)
The bike in its raw form:

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Frame: Giant Advanced-grade Composite, size ML
Fork: Giant Advanced-grade Composite
Handlebars: Giant Contact 2, compact bend, 42 cm c-c
Stem: Giant Contact, 110 mm
Seatpost: Giant Vector, composite
Saddle: Giant Performance Road*
Pedals: Shimano PD-6700 (cheers Sleepless! :) )
Shifters: Shimano ST-6800
Front derailleur: Shimano FD-6800, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano RD-6800-SS
Brakes: Giant SpeedControl SL
Cassette: Shimano CS-6800, 11-25
Chain: Shimano HG700
Crank: Shimano FC-6800, 53-39, 172.5 mm*
BB: Shimano BB-9000 pressfit
Wheels: Farsports 50x25 mm clincher
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix S II, 23/25 mm
Computer: Garmin Edge 520 with Wahoo HRM. Looking fot a RideSense sensor.

* mark denotes parts to be updated. My backside does not like this saddle after 100 km.

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Thanks for looking.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:41 am 
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Nice one Efe. :thumbup: I can help you with Ultegra pedals. 8)

-Can.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:43 am 
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waiting for your pics and full weight :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:50 am 
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IIRC the stock brakes are made by TRP and if anything you might consider Fouriers as an "upgrade," though I'm not sure how much one can really upgrade alloy V-brakes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:16 pm 
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kkibbler, you're right, I was thinking of Fouriers brakes.
The bike weighs 7.9 kg with pedals and carbon wheels. Will shave off 100g with Ultegra pedals. Sleepless, we should talk.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:28 pm 
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New pics!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:04 pm 
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Looks pretty good.

The seatpost sort of bothers my eye, but this is the anal retentive bike forum.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Nice bike and nice wheels too ; you have the Farsport wheels weight ? I'm interesting to buy a set like this .


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:53 pm 
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Thanks all for the kind comments.

v0coder, is it the length of the seatpost that bothers you? Do keep in mind that the steerer is not cut yet, try to unsee it and it looks better 8)

Zirinpio, the wheels weigh 1480 g without skewers and rimtape. I posted a full review on Farsports 50mm Review thread, will post a link when I find it.

EDIT: found it, viewtopic.php?t=108798#p1126434

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Very nice bike, those wheels really work. :)

The Fouriers are nice but if your current TRP's work with 25mm tyres I'd try Swissstops or another more agressive pad first. The braking of the TRP's is fine but the first 2 versions didn't clear the bigger tyres correctly.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:17 pm 
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Thanks tomstr.
Tyre clearance is no problem, I just find braking power a bit worse than caliper brakes. I'll try better cables and pads first, instead of shelling out for Fouriers.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Tomstr wrote:
Very nice bike, those wheels really work. :)

The Fouriers are nice but if your current TRP's work with 25mm tyres I'd try Swissstops or another more agressive pad first. The braking of the TRP's is fine but the first 2 versions didn't clear the bigger tyres correctly.


No need to change for fouriers anymore! The latest version brakes just as well as fouriers and accept very wide tyres/rims
I use mine (on a 2015 propel isp) with enve ses 4.5 and veloflex 25 witn no problems at all (braking is nearly as good as ultegra 6800 brakes)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:54 am 
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If you can clear your current setup (which is very likely as Sharkman notes as well) I'd go for better cables and pads first.

Giant does an ok job with the standard cables though, I suspect pads wil make a bigger difference. That said, mine is on Shimano PFTE inners & swissstop and will lift the rear wheel under heavy braking. Given it's essentially a V-brake I wouldn't go too crazy and swap everything at once since they are quite progressive in their action. :)

I'm hoping to take it to the mountains soon to see if it holds up to it's MotoGP style cornering downhill as well. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Looks real nice in those colours!

Not too keen on the cabling on these Propels. Get me nose tickled when I'm crouched! I'm sure it wouldn't really.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Tomstr wrote:
If you can clear your current setup (which is very likely as Sharkman notes as well) I'd go for better cables and pads first.

Giant does an ok job with the standard cables though, I suspect pads wil make a bigger difference. That said, mine is on Shimano PFTE inners & swissstop and will lift the rear wheel under heavy braking. Given it's essentially a V-brake I wouldn't go too crazy and swap everything at once since they are quite progressive in their action. :)

I'm hoping to take it to the mountains soon to see if it holds up to it's MotoGP style cornering downhill as well. :)

The front brake cable housing looks too long to my eyes but I'll have to undo the cable and check before cutting anything.

Terrible1, thanks, I also liked this black-white-gray scheme a lot. The cable routing is clearly designed more for Di2/EPS wires rather than cables, so it reduces performance considerably and also looks bad.

I'm all ears to anyone with better cabling solutions.


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2011 Pinarello Dogma 60.1(loaner)
2011 Scott SUB 45(sold)
ITU Aeronautical Eng.


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