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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:18 pm 
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I was going to collect a 2013 CAAD10 105 from evans tomorrow but have just seen the Giant TCR SL 1 on offer for £90 less! I can't find much on it but the geo spec and weight are very impressive (full ultegra).. Which one would you choose?

Thanks Jase

A quick link to the TCR SL1 http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 419/65274/


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:22 pm 
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No-brainer really if the Giant fits you. Much better kit on it especially the chainset and brakes.
Giant P-SL1 wheels seem to have a good rep as well. Looks to be a bargain!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:32 pm 
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I'd go for the Giant


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:15 pm 
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I have a 2013 TCR SL 2 (105 group and different wheels are the only real differences) and I'm very happy with it. My personal choice would be the giant (But hey, I'm biased!).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:54 pm 
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giant ...biased but a great spec & a fantastic chassis

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:06 pm 
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I've got a TCR SL ISP and its aweeome

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Cannondale - I've actually owned both of these bikes (previous TCR iteration).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:03 am 
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Thank you everyone

I went with the Giant, really excited for my first proper road bike. I was reading on a jap site that it weighs 7.5kg, I would be surprised if its that light..


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:58 am 
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Congratulations on the new ride. Many great rides ahead.
7.5kg is quite possible depending on size.
My 2013 TCR SL0 is 6.9kg in a Medium. With the Dura ace pedals. Needless to say I was stoked and have had a ball on it. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:57 am 
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Yes but you forget to mention your 'TCR SL0' is in fact a TCR Advanced SL 0, as in the top of the line full carbon frame. The TCR SL 1 the OP is referring to is Giant's aluminium frame with good, but not top of the line, components. 7.5kg for that bike would be amazing (don't get me wrong I would love to get my hands on a frameset!).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:17 am 
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Yes Hakeem. I seem to forget all the time that Giant sells different bikes to different countries under the same name. And assumed that he was talking about our carbon SL1.
If OP is in USA, then yes, they will receive a AL frame.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:21 am 
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Even in "our" (as in, yours and the one I'm living in) country the TCR SL 1 is Giant's aluminium frame. The 'Advanced' bikes are the carbon ones.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:17 am 
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I stand corrected. :)
Admittedly I was focused on top of the line. When I was looking around.
Must have only looked advanced models. :-))

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:32 am 
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TCR SL1 > CAAD10.

TCR SL1 rides way faster. CAAD geometry is great, but is not as race-machine-like the TCR SL1.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:11 pm 
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My TCR SL 1 is 15 pounds right now with 2011 RED. It is easily the fastest Aluminum frame I have ridden including a CAAD 10 and an older Allez. Its also very comfortable considering how stiff it is.


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