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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Ok, that's nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Thanks Geoff.

The more I ride this thing, the more I fall in love with it!

I did a 'regular' 65mi training loop yesterday.
Knocked 15 minutes off my time and added 1.5mph to my average speed!

19.9mph and 3h16m

Incredible speed from this thing!

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2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - Dura Ace 7900 - Zipp 303 FC's w/PowerTap G3
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Couple of tweaks.

Raised the seat 10mm.
Swiss stop yellow pads.

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Other than that, I've been riding and enjoying it.

Started crit racing too a few weeks ago.

I only started riding road in January.
Start out as a 4th cat.

2nd in my first race.
Win in my second race! Straight up to 3rd cat!
5th in my first 3rd cat race.....

Happy :)

May be ordering a P2M soon depending on house sale.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:13 am 
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That looks like n stealth man!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:02 am 
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Power 2 max idea has been sidelined.

I've been picked up by a local online based bike shop with a bit of sponsorship.

My last 2 races I got 2nd and 3rd. So I'm only 3 points away from moving up to 2nd Cat already!

Anyway, said shop deals powertap.
New G3 hubs, at a steal!

I'm going to sell my P-SLR1 training rims and have a custom set of training wheels built with a powertap. And also have my rear 303 rebuilt with a powertap too.

So for the price of one crank based system, I can have two sets of wheels with power, easily interchanged.

Result.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:50 am 
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Big crash last week...

Front 303 has a whole lot of trashed spokes. Hopefully good to be rebuilt.
While it's in, the rear is having the G3 built in to it.

Frame suffered no damage thankfully :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Awesome bike! I just purchased a similar one, the 2012 frameset. I am currently fitting it with an Ultegra 6800 gruppo and Reynolds FortySix clinchers. Really looking forward to trying it out:-). Just out of curiosity, what frame size is yours?

Cheers:-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I recently went to 2013 Advanced SL0 as Giant in Australia were selling them with DA 9000 and PSL0 wheels (DT Swiss) for under $4000.
Light, stiff and responsive!

Just need the adapter freehub to run 11 speed on my Reynolds carbons.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Year, but luckily with Reynolds all you need is an adapter free hub. No need for re-dishing as with fx Zipp:-)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Mines an M/L
I alsor run a defy in L.

Much prefer the responsiveness of this one though.

I run 10spd 7900 on this and 6700 on my defy so the wheels and powertap(s) I have are interchangeable easily.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:17 am 
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Just got my wheels back from the bike store yesterday - you were right superpippo - no dishing!

Here she is on her Reynolds - love this bike.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Very very nice!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:49 am 
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what's the weight of the full bike?
frame/fork/isp seatpost?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Why are these sharing one thread with two bikes/users. They're both excellent, start one for the Reynolds/9000 one.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:43 am 
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Nothing much to report here.

Swapped the stem out for a 110mm Giant connect with Ti hardware and fitted some elite stealth matt black cages.
Just the steerer to cut soon and hopefully fit a low profile headset top cap.

Not sure of exact weights of this build, but I did a rough measurement (me on bathroom scales plus bike) and it came out at around 7kg with the zipps w/powertap, cages, and barfly mount.

Light enough for me :)

She also endured her first race last weekend in the local crit.
4th place from a field of 80, performed flawlessly.

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2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - Dura Ace 7900 - Zipp 303 FC's w/PowerTap G3
2012 Giant Defy Advanced - 105


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