New Giant Propel

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luckysix
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by luckysix

duke249 wrote:a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:


I wonder what the smaller sizes look like.

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prendrefeu
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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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by kgt

duke249 wrote:a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:


At last!

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by hansonator69

duke249 wrote:a Giant road bike with a level top tube? :scared:

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?
Slam your stem.

Ryan94
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by Ryan94

The level top tube reduces the "frontage" of the bike. You can't do aero correctly with a sloping TT.

whilgenberg
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by whilgenberg

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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by justkeepedaling

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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prendrefeu wrote: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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by darwinx

Their aero bikes were announced today. Looks pretty nice.

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NGMN
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by NGMN

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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really like one of these in di2 but not an ISP....

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Ryan94
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by Ryan94

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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by Valbrona

Have the Giant people designed a flawed bike with clearances this tight? http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... -sl/249255

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euan
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by euan

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

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

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