2013 Giant TCR SL Aluminum!

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yeagermeister
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I just recently picked up my TCR and have about 200 miles on it so far. As soon as I heard Giant was bringing back the Alloy TCR I knew I wanted one. Initial ride reviews, As I expected the bike is very stiff. It climbs better than my 2012 Tarmac SL4 I had before this. Handling is smooth and predictable like all Giants I have ridden but the surprising thing is that is extremely comfortable. If I couldn't see the welds I wouldn't believe it is aluminum! Unfortunately it does not come as a frame set yet so I bought the Ultegra version, stripped it down and rebuilt it with a Red kit I had. It weighs in a 15 pounds with cages and pedals and garmin sensor. It is a size Large which for Giant is about a 58cm frame. I am 6' 2". Please comment/critique!

Build list:
2013 TCR SL Frame Large
Sram Red Black Shifters
Sram Red Black Crankset 53/49 175mm arms
Sram Red Black RD
Shimano Ultegra Braze on FD
KCNC C7 Brake Set
Stock Giant Bars/stem/seatpost
Stock Jagwire cable and housing
Sram Red OG-1090 cassette 11-26
Lizard Skin DSP Bar Tape
Stock KMC X10 Chain
HB Custom 38 Protoype Tubular Wheels
Vittoria Corsa Evo CX Tubular tires
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle
Giant Carbon Bottle cages
Look Keo2Max pedals chromoly axle

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yeagermeister
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Sorry just realized I posted this is Road rather than the Gallery

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by lechat

Giant's don't get the love they deserve. I'm curious about the weights of the new frames. The '08 aluminum TCRs were 1400gms+. That's uncomfortably close to Steel territory.

yeagermeister
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by yeagermeister

I stupidly did not weigh the frame when I had it stripped down but after the winter I'll be putting new cables on so I will strip it down again and weigh everything.

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by Guerdi

Would love to see your bike, but pictures don't load.

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Hey guys sorry about the pictures any tips to load them on here properly?

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Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

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by btompkins0112

Success!! Very nice looking......now take it apart and weigh it. :smile:

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by WileEcoyote

According to the Giant testing document they published a size medium should weigh 1,050 grams with the fork weighing 388 grams. Curious how close it came. Nice looking bike.

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by yeagermeister

Ha yes took me a while, my shop has a another one of these stripped down as well. I'll weigh that one over the weekend and report back.

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by BmanX

I have an older Giant TCR Zero Once frame from 2001 which was their lightest Aluminum frame that I know of and that one is 1076g with a touch of paint and anodized. There is no way any of their new aluminum frames come in at 1050 with paint. I had mine stripped and repainted in black and it comes in at 1072g.
BIG DADDY B FLOW
AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

yeagermeister
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by yeagermeister

We'll have to wait and see then! That is very light though what size was your frame?

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