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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:43 pm 
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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. :D :D
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. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:32 pm 
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Very Nice Bike :shock: :wink:
Maybe a picture from the front and the rear would be nice

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:57 pm 
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it's very hard to say...

i think IF you choose white bar tape, you should also get a white saddle, thoose 2 thinks seems to follow hand in hand

NICE bike, and eventhough i'm a Campa fan, i can't help saying those Shimano wheels are a + for every bike! (unless it's mounted with Campagnolo ofcourse)

but i thought there was some red in them also :?:


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does look very nice! but those bars look a bit of a funny angle?
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Cool lookin bike.

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thats a niiiice bike!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:40 am 
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fast700c wrote:
By the way, I like white bar tape. Do you think it will look OK on this bike?


Looks great !!! & that bike NEEDS white bartape :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:15 am 
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sweet ride man!

Is the frame an M/L size? And how tall are you?


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Coppi51 wrote:
sweet ride man!

Is the frame an M/L size? And how tall are you?


It's a M/L and I'm just under 6'2".

I've had 3 Giants, the first was a XL TCR 0. The bike shop I got it from assured me it was the size I needed, it was way to big!! :?

I had last years Advance ISP in a large and it was good but I still felt it was a bit to long in the top tube.

I'm actually in the range that can fit either a M/L or a L so for this one I went for a M/L. I didn't need to cut the seat post at all but will need to put a longer stem on (it comes with a 110mm) either 120 or 130mm. The drop is about 140mm from saddle to bars so I'll probably use a Deda Newton 31-86 stem that will raise the bar about 10mm to the 130mm drop I like.

I like the smaller frame it feels nice and tight and of course is a bit lighter, however fit and feel is what is the most important thing to me.


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Kuiper wrote:
Very Nice Bike :shock: :wink:
Maybe a picture from the front and the rear would be nice


As requested


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Too cool !

Their new paintscheme is great (seen the black/white/red one?) !

Congratz, & enjoy the ride !!

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Those pictures that you took outside make the bike looking even better, better lightning :thumbup:

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yeah the new pics are very nice but the pics are too small. put some bigger pics.

I agree the new paint job is very nice.


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