Hi all, I've been reading this site for a while now and always enjoy the informative information and the characters who take the time to post, some of you are very funny.
Any way I've just picked up my new bike and thought I'd share my pride and joy with you all.
It's an 07 GIANT ADVANCED 0 (top of the line in Australia)
It has the standard spec (Shimano DA group, Deda newton stem and bars) and the only thing I need to change is the stem length.
I had last years model and the difference is enormous. All the tubes have grown in diameter and the BB area is much beefier (almost the same sort of bulk as a Cervelo). The chain stays are much bigger and are now assymetrical, the drive side being much deeper than the drive side.
The result is a frame that is much stiffer but still maintains a good level of compliance. I guess all the feedback from T-mobile (and all teams) finally ends up in our bikes.
I haven't ridden the DA 50 wheels yet, I have to read the threads and learn how to glue the tubs on. I'm pretty sure they will be fantastic, they look fast just sitting there.
I haven't got a set of scale but I'd say the bike weighs about the 7.2kg with the pedals. I will try to get it weighed and let you know.
here's a few pics (will get some more if anyone is interested).
By the way, I like white bar tape. Do you think it will look OK on this bike?