Giant TCR Advanced 2012 W

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by zmjones

Medium Giant TCR Advanced 2012 W

Got the frame off craigslist (new crash replacement) as well as all the parts. Goal was to keep it under $2k USD and below 17lbs w/ cages and pedals (my gravel/allroad bike comes in at 20lbs). Built this up before joining WW so no individually weighted parts, but if/when I rebuild it I'll weigh everything.


2012 54cm giant tcr advanced women's frame
110mm giant contact slr stem
specialized power ti 155mm saddle
ultegra 6800 170mm 50/34 cranks w/ stages pm
ultegra 6800 pedals
ultegra 6800 shifters
ultegra 6800 brakes
dura ace chain w/ quicklink
105 5800 rd
105 5800 11-32 cassette (since worn out and replaced with an r8000 11-32)
dura ace 9100 fd
generic shimano shift cables/housing & brake cables/housing (have some dura ace brake cables that will go on eventually)
hed ardennes lt wheels
schwalbe pro one 25mm tires (tubeless)
bontrager xxx vr-c bars 42cm
fizik superlight soft-touch tape
radon bottle cages
k-edge garmin mount

total weight is 7.6kg.


i'm inclined to put r8000 di2 mechs/shifters on w/ some sprint shifters. the routing for that is going to be a faff though. i've tried fitting schwalbe pro one 28mm tires on these rims and they barely rubbed, but i think the casing on that particular tire rubbed, so i may try that again. the roads in seattle are awful. there are also lots of 15%+ climbs around here, i don't like to grind, and i weigh 75kg, hence the 32t cassette.

as far as making it lighter i could do the s-works power, some sort of carbon wheels (skeptical though), and dura ace throughout. but i am rough on my bikes so i think this is a good setup given my current income.

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by jbaillie

Nice bike, no-nonsense build. What are the stickers?

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by zmjones

jbaillie wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Nice bike, no-nonsense build. What are the stickers?
one is a cat showing his asshole saying "we bad"

and the other one says "make your legs great again"

both in poor taste of course

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