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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:22 am 
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Hi All,

Just finished build up my new 2015 Propel


FRAME: SIZES S
HANDLEBAR: Giant Contact SLR Aero, Composite, Integrated
STEM: Giant Contact SLR Aero, OverDrive 2, Integrated
SADDLE: Fi'zi:k Arione R3, K:ium rails
SHIFTERS: Shimano Dura­Ace Di2, Electronic with sprinter shifters
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura­Ace Di2, Electronic
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura­Ace Di2, Electronic
BRAKES: Giant SpeedControl SL Ti, Titanium hardware
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Dura­Ace Di2, Electronic
CASSETTE: Shimano Dura­Ace 11x25, 11­speed
CHAIN: KMC X11SL
CRANKSET: Shimano Dura­Ace, 36/52
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano, Press fit
WHEELS: Zipp 404 Firecrest carbon clincher
Internal DI2 battery

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:00 pm 
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Nice ride! Would you mind sharing what your saddle height is as pictured?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:50 am 
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dreden513 wrote:
Nice ride! Would you mind sharing what your saddle height is as pictured?



Saddle height is 72 cms as shown it is the same as my TCR Advanced SL 0


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:24 am 
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Nice bike! How does it compare to your TCR Advanced SL?
I would suppose the Propel is stiffer and has a more jarring ride. Is the "aero-ness" of the Propel significant over the TCR? I have a TCR Advanced SL (2011 model) and it's a great bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Looks slick - weight?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21 am 
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Very nice! I am about to build up my 2015 Propel Adv 0 (not Pro or SL)...can you share details on wire routing and internal battery placement? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:50 pm 
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jonloh wrote:
Nice bike! How does it compare to your TCR Advanced SL?
I would suppose the Propel is stiffer and has a more jarring ride. Is the "aero-ness" of the Propel significant over the TCR? I have a TCR Advanced SL (2011 model) and it's a great bike.


The ride is a little more harsh than the TCR but not too bad, The propel does feel a tad faster than the TCR. Both are really good bikes


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Very nice setup.

Can you share with me the details for the internal battery? I'd like to do this to mine also.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:17 pm 
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Like to know how difficult the set-up of the Di2 was?

Lovely looking bike I love my Propel and I'm thinking of a Di2 upgrade. Putting me off is the faff running the internal cables. Had a nightmare running a new derailluer cable after one snapped.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:36 am 
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gazzaputt wrote:
Like to know how difficult the set-up of the Di2 was?

Lovely looking bike I love my Propel and I'm thinking of a Di2 upgrade. Putting me off is the faff running the internal cables. Had a nightmare running a new derailluer cable after one snapped.



The cables are easy as pie to run for the Di2 on the Propel. In through the hole on the top tube, back to the front and down bottom tube to the BB. Your local Giant dealer should be able to get you some of the rubber grommets needed to tidy things up also.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:15 am 
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I got my Propel Advanced SL size small down to 6.8kg with SRAM RED, Zipp 404 tubs and a P2M. The frame is noticeable lighter than the non-ISP version


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:19 am 
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Found a picture:
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Cable routing obviously changed since i picked it up from the shop, not quite sure how the mechanic thought he could get away with that mess :-)
Also thrown on a 130mm stem (Ritchey - planned to use a Specialized one but doesn't quite fit...). Not allowed to cut the steerer cos it still technically belongs to the shop


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Nice Propel! I like how understated it looks even with the fancy wheels.

I'd go for a different color bartape though. :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:02 pm 
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New Hed Jet Black 9 added, great wheel not so light but they roll so so good


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:00 pm 
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I'm curious about your long term review. Now that you've had the Propel for a year how would you describe it? I'm particularly interested in your thoughts on this bike vs. your TCR. I have a TCR adv sl myself and am looking at a Propel for my next ride. I may reconsider and get a new TCR. It's been great to me.

I am intrigued by the Propel.

Please be as specific as you can with regards to the ride quality, harshness etc., ease of handling in cross winds, brakes, and any other points. If you could contrast with the TCR it would really help my decision making process.

Thanks!


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