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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:48 am 
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a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:


I wonder what the smaller sizes look like.


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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:18 am 
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I like everything, visually on just the frame's shape and features minus the graphics, except the ISP. Some like ISPs, some don't. I'm in the latter category.

Also, does anyone have info about weights?

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:33 am 
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duke249 wrote:
a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:


At last!

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:15 pm 
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duke249 wrote:
a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:48 pm 
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The level top tube reduces the "frontage" of the bike. You can't do aero correctly with a sloping TT.


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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Never heard of the term "frontage" before. If by frontage you are referring to frontal area then no, you aren't decreasing the frontal area because it is already behind the head tube. It is, however, aligning the toptube to the direction of the flow so as to decrease the interference with streamlines.


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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm 
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According to Cervelo, sloping the S5's toptube had no real negative aero effects. It all depends on how you shape the toptube "airfoil"


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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:27 am 
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I like everything, visually on just the frame's shape and features minus the graphics, except the ISP. Some like ISPs, some don't. I'm in the latter category.

Also, does anyone have info about weights?

1,675g for a medium frame, fork, integrated seatmast and clamp, front and rear brakes, and headset plug

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Their aero bikes were announced today. Looks pretty nice.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/ ... mes_271764" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:18 pm 
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With the offerings in the lower price points and the telescoping post, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few men riding the WSD bike...


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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:01 pm 
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really like one of these in di2 but not an ISP....

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 Post subject: Re: New Giant Propel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I am not 100% sure, however I would be supprised if we don't see an advanced grade carbon version of the mens bike as well. They won't leave the entry price point at $7000


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Have the Giant people designed a flawed bike with clearances this tight? http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... -sl/249255


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Flawed because you can't fit 28s and mudguards to it?

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Clearances that tight on a TT bike are possible, but on a general road bike?


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