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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Hi guys. WW Noob here.
Please don't flame me for her being a lard arsse!!

She's a 2012 model Giant Defy advanced 2, in Large.
I bought her new in January as my very first road bike and so far she's done about 2000 miles.

As sold spec as follows;
Frame/Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite with full carbon fork, OverDrive 2 front end, 1 1/4"-1 1/2"
Bars: Giant Contact
Stem: Giant Contact Ti
Seatpost: Giant Vector Composite
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta
Pedals: Ultegra 6700
Brakes: Ultegra 6700
Cassette: Ultegra 11-28T
Chain: Ultegra
Chainset: Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace, Press Fit
Wheels: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Tyres : Giant P-SL1 23mm

Only changes I've made are a set of Ultegra 6700 pedals, a set of Giant's P-SLR1 rims with Bontrager R2 23mm tyres, 12-25T Ultegra Cassette and Dura Ace chain.

She is my current do-it-all bike but will soon become the training/winter hack as I will soon be building a 2012 TCR Advanced SL with ISP.
That will have UDi2 and probably P-SLR1 Aero wheels.

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Great Giant.

But hard to flame the weight when you don't give it ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:51 pm 
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This is very true.

However I only have my crude bathroom scales to measure with!! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:55 pm 
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7.7-7.8kg with 2x cages, SRAM Garmin mount and Lezyne pressure drive pump and mount.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Nice looking frame! Please ditch the red tires!!! Why do folks insist on buying colored tires....it only encourages the manufacturers to produce them!

:welcome: Looking forward to the TCR, for sure!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Hey... they came on the wheels!! Haha!

I usually have Conti GP 4000S' on there.

I actually quite like the red.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Nary a chance a Giant came with Bontrager tires.

That said, a very nice looking bike. Will you be lobbing off the top of the steerer?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Aye, the fella I bought the wheels off had a Trek.
Giant wheels on a Trek...

Steerer, probably, maybe....
I may sell the thing yet.
Moving to sunnier climes soon, so may not need a training/winter hack.

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:38 pm 
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So the TCR build parts are coming in :)

Zipp 303 firecrest clinchers
Power2max on rotor 3D cranks with 53/39T rotor rings
Fizik arione cx
Now do I go DA 9000 or 7900....

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
2012 PX Exocet 2 - SRAM Force - PX 101/82mm - PM TBC


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:48 pm 
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DA9000, no question.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Only thing holding me back is my spare wheels are only 10spd..

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
2012 PX Exocet 2 - SRAM Force - PX 101/82mm - PM TBC


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Replaced the bar tape for black fizik performance stuff and replaced the saddle with a black Arione.

Will get new pics of her soon.

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
2012 PX Exocet 2 - SRAM Force - PX 101/82mm - PM TBC


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Need to cut the steerer. I know!

And change that compact to a standard!!!

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
2012 PX Exocet 2 - SRAM Force - PX 101/82mm - PM TBC


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Bike now in bits.
Frame cracked
Warranty replacement inbound in a slightly smaller size too hopefully

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:53 am 
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New frame arrived, same size :S

Never mind, freshly rebuilt with fresh cables, chain, cassette and chainset.

Like a new bike! :)

New wheels also, a set of Stans Alpha ZTR 400's with Powertap front and rear (G3) hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes.

Training bike complete.

I'll be bacjk training once I'm healed:)

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2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - DA 7900 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3
2011 Giant Trinity - Ultegra 6700 - Zipp 303 FC - PT G3/Disc
2012 PX Exocet 2 - SRAM Force - PX 101/82mm - PM TBC


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