2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP

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Geoff
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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice.

Stoo
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by Stoo

Thanks Geoff.

The more I ride this thing, the more I fall in love with it!

I did a 'regular' 65mi training loop yesterday.
Knocked 15 minutes off my time and added 1.5mph to my average speed!

19.9mph and 3h16m

Incredible speed from this thing!
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

Couple of tweaks.

Raised the seat 10mm.
Swiss stop yellow pads.

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Other than that, I've been riding and enjoying it.

Started crit racing too a few weeks ago.

I only started riding road in January.
Start out as a 4th cat.

2nd in my first race.
Win in my second race! Straight up to 3rd cat!
5th in my first 3rd cat race.....

Happy :)

May be ordering a P2M soon depending on house sale.
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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MarkGiardini
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by MarkGiardini

That looks like n stealth man!
KWalker wrote:chill out perv dogs, homegirl is still only 17.

Stoo
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by Stoo

Power 2 max idea has been sidelined.

I've been picked up by a local online based bike shop with a bit of sponsorship.

My last 2 races I got 2nd and 3rd. So I'm only 3 points away from moving up to 2nd Cat already!

Anyway, said shop deals powertap.
New G3 hubs, at a steal!

I'm going to sell my P-SLR1 training rims and have a custom set of training wheels built with a powertap. And also have my rear 303 rebuilt with a powertap too.

So for the price of one crank based system, I can have two sets of wheels with power, easily interchanged.

Result.
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

Stoo
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by Stoo

Big crash last week...

Front 303 has a whole lot of trashed spokes. Hopefully good to be rebuilt.
While it's in, the rear is having the G3 built in to it.

Frame suffered no damage thankfully :)
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

superpippo
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by superpippo

Awesome bike! I just purchased a similar one, the 2012 frameset. I am currently fitting it with an Ultegra 6800 gruppo and Reynolds FortySix clinchers. Really looking forward to trying it out:-). Just out of curiosity, what frame size is yours?

Cheers:-)

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MarkGiardini
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by MarkGiardini

I recently went to 2013 Advanced SL0 as Giant in Australia were selling them with DA 9000 and PSL0 wheels (DT Swiss) for under $4000.
Light, stiff and responsive!

Just need the adapter freehub to run 11 speed on my Reynolds carbons.
KWalker wrote:chill out perv dogs, homegirl is still only 17.

superpippo
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by superpippo

Year, but luckily with Reynolds all you need is an adapter free hub. No need for re-dishing as with fx Zipp:-)

Stoo
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by Stoo

Mines an M/L
I alsor run a defy in L.

Much prefer the responsiveness of this one though.

I run 10spd 7900 on this and 6700 on my defy so the wheels and powertap(s) I have are interchangeable easily.
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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MarkGiardini
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by MarkGiardini

Just got my wheels back from the bike store yesterday - you were right superpippo - no dishing!

Here she is on her Reynolds - love this bike.

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KWalker wrote:chill out perv dogs, homegirl is still only 17.

Stoo
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by Stoo

Very very nice!
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

arcatern
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by arcatern

what's the weight of the full bike?
frame/fork/isp seatpost?

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

Why are these sharing one thread with two bikes/users. They're both excellent, start one for the Reynolds/9000 one.

Stoo
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by Stoo

Nothing much to report here.

Swapped the stem out for a 110mm Giant connect with Ti hardware and fitted some elite stealth matt black cages.
Just the steerer to cut soon and hopefully fit a low profile headset top cap.

Not sure of exact weights of this build, but I did a rough measurement (me on bathroom scales plus bike) and it came out at around 7kg with the zipps w/powertap, cages, and barfly mount.

Light enough for me :)

She also endured her first race last weekend in the local crit.
4th place from a field of 80, performed flawlessly.
Last edited by Stoo on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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