Giant TCR Advanced SL 2014

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kolarzyk
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by kolarzyk

Hi!

After few years of riding on Simplons i decided to try something new. The choice fell on Giant TCR SL mainly due to compact geomtery and simple design oriented on racing. After several rides i think the choice was right bike is very nimble and corners very confident(much more than Simplon Pavo). Headtube with 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" bearings is really nice feature and increased stifness can be felt very easily. Despite ISP whole bike is quite harsh and doesn't absorb much from the road but instead of this feels very stiff and accelerates very very wilingly. I'm really happy with this bike.

Giant TCR Advanced SL "M" size
Mavic CCU and Continental Sprinter tubs
Ultegra 6870 with Sram 1190 cassette
SRM with Rotor 3D+ cranks
Speedplay pedals
Zipp 80 bars
Fizik Arione 00

Total weight: don't know yet


GALLERY -> https://plus.google.com/photos/112265187285892954182/albums/5987433548150405681?authkey=CLGx8dql14ORbg

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zulu695
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by zulu695

Wow congrats, it looks really nice. Great color scheme.

paradawt
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by paradawt

What a machine.

Beautiful! Congrats.
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MoPho
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by MoPho

kolarzyk wrote:Despite ISP whole bike is quite harsh and doesn't absorb much from the road


That's interesting because I have the same bike and I can't believe how smooth and comfortable it rides :noidea:
Absolutely blows away the BMC I had before it.

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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

That's beautiful mate

BWO
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by BWO

That looks stunning, generally not a huge fan of Giant's but really like that one. Well wear

kolarzyk
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by kolarzyk

Thanks!

Comfort not only depends on frame and it's largely subjective feeling, wheels and tires can change this feature to a large degree. Giant has nothing except tubes with square profiles and isp is aero shape that generally doesn't help in smoothing road bumps. I think that compact construction with smaller triangles(than most frame) and short wheel base has also influence on absorbing uneven roads.

bananasbrah
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by bananasbrah

Wow. I'll be honest and say one thing TCRs are not, on the whole, is attractive.
That though, is one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen.

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MoPho
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by MoPho

kolarzyk wrote:Thanks!

Comfort not only depends on frame and it's largely subjective feeling, wheels and tires can change this feature to a large degree. Giant has nothing except tubes with square profiles and isp is aero shape that generally doesn't help in smoothing road bumps. I think that compact construction with smaller triangles(than most frame) and short wheel base has also influence on absorbing uneven roads.



Well I carried over my wheels and tires from my BMC, so that eliminates that variable. The difference is huge, particularly in terms of high frequency vibration.
There is quite a bit more to how a frame is tuned than the shape of the tubes.



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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Those skirting boards are deep too!

gravity
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by gravity

That Rotor crank matches the bike perfectly.

ttigg
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by ttigg

stealth! :thumbup:

bencolem
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by bencolem

Thought it was a cross bike for a minute with those pics! Nice.

Peter_E
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by Peter_E

Great looking bike. Don't see that many of those.

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austke
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by austke

I love mine, and am just about to head out for a ride. :)
I don't find mine harsh at all. Very racy, but not harsh.
2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0, 6.92kg
2013 Giant Defy Composite 2 M, 8.5kg - Wife's
Azzurro Torino 8.55g
Fuji 650 10.8kg
Miele Lupa Triple Tandem 38,89kg

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