Giant TCR Two

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mzagorski
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by mzagorski

I've got a light bike, on a budget... Trying to find ways to save more weight without going into major debt... Any tips for small things would be good.

Any good skewers out there?... dont have to be QR... for use in a hillclimb.

Anyone ever put a non-Giant fork on a TCR frame? I like the look of some of those light ~350g Easton's...

And I'll be sticking with my SRM :D

My weights might be slightly off...

Frame Giant TCR 2 1240.0
Fork Giant Carbon 570.0

Handlebar TTT Prima 199 217.0
Tape Cork (black) 35.0


Seatpost Thomson Masterpiece 27.2 x 330 158.0
Seat Selle Italia Carbon 98.0

DRIVECHAIN
Bottom Bracket Dura-Ace 7700 175.0
Front Der. Dura-Ace 73.0
Rear Der. Dura-Ace 2004 10 Spd 180.0
Chainset SRM Amateur 600.0
Cassette Dura-Ace 9 Spd 11-23 156.0
Shifters Dura-Ace 9 Spd 395.0
Pedals Aerolite 100.0
Headset FSA Orbit ZR 82.0
Callipers Zero Gravity 200.0
Chain Dura-Ace 290.0
Chainring (Dura-Ace 53 = 91g) Fiber-Lyte (52t = 42g) -50.0
WHEELS
Front Wheel Zipp 303
Rear Wheel Zipp 303 1124.0

Wheel Skewers Salsa (80g pair vs 120 for Mavic) -40.0

Tyres Continental Supersonic 300.0
Tubes
Rim Strips Continental 36.0

Bottle Cages Elite Patao Carbon 29.0
Bottle Cages Elite Patao Carbon 29.0
Weight in Grams 5997.0
Weight in Lbs 13.22
Weight in KGs 6.00

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by ShinyBaldy

any possiblity for you to get your fork exchanged for a FF-CF10XL (the composite fork/steerer that the other TCR uses) ?

358 grams with a 300mm steerer - should be cheaper than getting an entire fork seperately, tossing out a perfectly fine fork and replacing it.

Just in case you want to do the altenrative fork

rake is 45mm.. just for comparison a EC90 SL is 43mm

mzagorski
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by mzagorski

I already own most of the above other than a few tweeks ... so can't have fork switched before purchase. I'd be interested in buying the full carbon Giant fork... Anyone got any sources?...

ShinyBaldy
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by ShinyBaldy

mzagorski wrote:I already own most of the above other than a few tweeks ... so can't have fork switched before purchase. I'd be interested in buying the full carbon Giant fork... Anyone got any sources?...


Should be about 300~400 dollars at your LBS. Altho I know someone who acquired one from his at 200~300 dollars not a bad deal.

or if you are evil..

try getting it warrentied and offer to pay the price difference ;)

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by nikh

mzagorski wrote:Any good skewers out there?... dont have to be QR... for use in a hillclimb.


Non QR, check out Dusted74 or try finding a pair of Control Tech ti skewers on eBay. Another option is Heylight, super light skewers but the downside is you need a spanner to remove them.

If you want the ultimate chi-chi in QR then take a look at the Bold Precision skewers.
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Fork is definitely #1 item to replace.....
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