Giant TCR Aluminum 12lbs!!

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JummsBikeStudio
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by JummsBikeStudio

Hi all WW,

I'm Jumm. I've been following this forum for long time, my last post was in 2008 so i already forget my username by now :oops: anyway, nice to be here posting my new bike at this time.

The frame is an aluminum Giant TCR something in S size, I just do sanding job and repaint in matt black(save 120g.) put a new Easton EC90SLX fork and every parts from my old bike. Now it weight as shown on a pic include front and rear lights, bottle cage and pedals.

The next step is reaching to reduce a half kg. so now I'm looking for Zipp VumaQuad(as i posted in Wanted forum :P ) new handle bar(now is Zipp, it was XXX but broken by bike crash few weeks ago) new cassette, headset, saddle and post. I'll post again when I got all stuffs. :D

Thanks for watching,
Cheers
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by btompkins0112

Nice rig! Stealth looks good... :welcome:

JummsBikeStudio
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by JummsBikeStudio

Thanks btompkins0112,

Here is the list
Frame: Giant TCR (s) tuned
Fork: Easton EC90SLX
Stem: Rotor S2
Handlebar: Zipp SL
Seatpost: Bontrager XXX
Saddle: Tioga spyder
Brakes: Zero gravity NG
Shifters: Sram Red
FD: Sram Red
RD: Sram Red
Crank Set: Rotor 3D
Pedals: Speedplay x1
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Cassettes: Shimano Ultegra
Skewers: Tune
Wheels: Zipp 202
Tyres: Continental Podium
Cables: Nokon
Bottle Cage: Speedplay

Total weight 6.24kg.

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by JummsBikeStudio

Just change the crank to Easton EC90 and the wheels to Edge+M5+Extralite. But still waiting for The Recon, Speedneedle and new fork. :D
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by JummsBikeStudio

Still addicted to this frame, got a new one to built this list :D

Frame: Giant TCR ALUXX 2009 (s) tuned
Fork: Scapula SP
Stem: Rotor S2
Handlebar: Chinese manufacturer (183g)
Seatpost: Chinese manufacturer (125g)
Saddle: Tune Speedneedle
Brakes: EE Cycle
Shifters: Sram Red
FD: Sram Red
RD: Sram Red
Crank Set: Zipp Vumaquad
Pedals: Speedplay x1
Chain: KMC
Cassettes: Sram Red
Skewers: Tune
Wheels: Chinese manufacturer (915g)
Tyres: Tufo S3
Cables: Nokon
Bottle Cage: Tune

Total weight 5.48kg.
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Great job!!!
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Tomstr
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by Tomstr

Dude!! :shock:

That is an impressive score on the scale, respect!
Ride it like you stole it

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Damn, you just built what I was planning to do for a long time: an ultra lightweight aluminium bike! Great bike :beerchug: . Deserves better pictures. Lots more of them.

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Well done!
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by Dimitri

very cool. i love these older alu' road bikes. such interesting frames. work on them from time to time and seem to be high quality.

did you ever weigh the actual frame?

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by Guerdi

Excellent job. Incredible how weight you save going "raw".

JummsBikeStudio
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by JummsBikeStudio

Hi all, thanks for your attention :D

About the frame weight, it was 1350g. After took all finishing off, it down to 1185g. then I powder coating and finally it is 1240g which different to the black one, after sanding and coating with matt black's then weight reduce to 1195g.

Sorry for more pics, I'd like to but my wheels broke on one of the sprinting compettition in Thailand. So I decide to get a reynolds RZR to still this weight, a lots of pics will coming soon! :wink:



Ps. I use to built a Bianchi FG Lite for my client, the frame was 985g. on S size :shock: If I could find one, it's gonna be my next project!!

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Just borrowed for an idea, cheers :D

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Damn thats sweet :shock: Didn't they make ultralight climbing versions of the TCR frame for Jalabert to use in the Tour mountain stages before the UCI minimum weight limit came in, maybe actually causing the weight limit to come in? I think I remember reading that the tube thickness was so thin that stones flying up dented the tubing? Imagine getting your hands on one of those 8)
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by BmanX

Yes they did. It was the TCR zero frame that was 2.2 lbs or 1000g. They painted part of the front triangle and the rest was anodized. I had two of the frames and still have one built up with random parts. I had the frame stripped and repainted by Rocky Mountain bikes and it weighs in at 1074g painted. Just imagine what the OP's bike would weigh with that frame.

The only issue is that the frame used a 1" steerer and the best forks for that frame and lighterst are the Easton EC90sl forks so really the OP's forks are much lighter.

This is how it looks now. This is 14lbs and the bars weight over 450g but this is just my town bike.
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AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

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