2014 Giant TCR SLR Build (Updated Page 3)

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mannequinforce
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by mannequinforce

Love to see a breakdown of parts if you could! Looks fast and quality built.

bencolem
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by bencolem

Looks ace. Is it just the picture or is the head angle super slack? Stable for fast descents I guess!

JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

mannequinforce wrote:Love to see a breakdown of parts if you could! Looks fast and quality built.

Of course! I'll post up a full parts list with the weights I have once I finish up the build and take better pictures of it.

bencolem wrote:Looks ace. Is it just the picture or is the head angle super slack? Stable for fast descents I guess!

I'm guessing it's just the picture, it has a 72° head tube angle and a 73.5° seat tube angle. Those numbers seem pretty normal to me. I have not read into geometry angles too much, so correct me if I'm wrong.
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istigatrice
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by istigatrice

72 is pretty normal for a smaller sized bike, guessing yours is a size S? If it's a size S I'd argue it is already quite steep, not shallow. The shorter wheelbase/front center keeps the handling fairly lively.
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JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

Well it's been a minute since I've posted anything about this bike for a while, but here is my race bike for this season and seasons to come.
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Frame: TCR SLR 1175g
Fork: OverDrive Fork 459g
Headset: Giant + Slamthatstem bearing cover 59g
Seatpost Collar: 26g
Bottle Cage Bolts: 5g
Seatpost: 243g
Compression Plug: FSA 40g
Crankset: Sram Red 50-34 GXP 569g
Left Crank Arm: Stages Rival 229g
Rear derailleur: Sram Red Wifli 164g
Front derailleur: Sram Red yaw 102g
Shifters: 2013 10 Speed Sram Red 286g
Brakes: TRP R979 280g
Pedals: Shimano 105 320g
Cassette: Sram Red 11-28 166g
Rear wheel: China Carbon 38mm 795g
Front wheel: China Carbon 38mm 639g
Front Skewer: Enve Ti 29g
Rear Skewer: Enve Ti 31g
Tires: Open Pave 25mm 246g x 2

Final Weight: 7.24kg just below 16lbs
There are many places where I can save weight, (pedals, bars, brakes, tubies :noidea: ) but I want to keep a solid race ready build. Hopefully eventually I'll be able to bring it below 6.8kg. Any thoughts or recommendations appreciated.
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locktopus
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by locktopus

That frame! Love it.

AZR3
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by AZR3

Whoa! That's hot! Always a fan of simplicity :thumbup:

mannequinforce
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by mannequinforce

Killer build! Added it to my favs on PedalRoom unknowingly!

totalcompactroad
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by totalcompactroad

Strong work!

I've been trying to pick up one of these frames second hand in small but they are like hen's teeth in the UK!

CaptainP
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by CaptainP

JoeFlan wrote:...
Pedals: Shimano 105 320g

....Hopefully eventually I'll be able to bring it below 6.8kg. Any thoughts or recommendations appreciated.


Looks cool!

Well, you have almost 200g savings if you go for a pair of tuned Speedplays.

mannequinforce
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by mannequinforce

Latex tubes, carbon DA pedals, lightweight cables and housing are easy and cheaper options to save some grams.

ChrisTalks
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by ChrisTalks

Fasi cable housing, Barbieri brake pad holders, Michelle power comp tyers, KMC X11SL Chain, Stans rim tape - all "cheap" but very good quality upgrades that should save you 100-150g in weight and about £100

Great looking TCR by the way,

JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

mannequinforce wrote:Latex tubes, carbon DA pedals, lightweight cables and housing are easy and cheaper options to save some grams.

I've thought about all these things and carbon DA pedals are probably my next purchase, but they will probably go on my EVO and my carbon 105 pedals will go on this bike.
I don't particularly want to take the risk of running latex tubes in carbon clinchers, but maybe ill get lighter butyl tubes next time.
ChrisTalks wrote:Fasi cable housing... ...Stans rim tape ...

These rims already have stans rim tape, and the wheel set weights included it.
Most of my riding throughout the year is in the PNW and rain is pretty frequent, so I use regular housing on all my bikes and replace it whenever needed.

Does anyone have any recommendations for light weight cables and housing that can also take some weather?
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Giant TCR SLR 6.8kg
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JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

Picked up a cheap set of KCNC CB1s but haven't decided if I am going to use them or sell them yet.
They would save over 100g versus the TRPs I currently have, but I don't know how good the stopping power will be.
If anyone has any experience with these, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Current Steed
Supersix Evo 6.25kg
Giant TCR SLR 6.8kg
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Focus Izalco Pro
Cervelo S1

DCWheeler
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by DCWheeler

Subscribed!

I have a M/L TCR SLR build - the stealthy factory black version supplied to me as a warranty replacement. I think it may be extremely rare in the UK.
My build was 7.5kg

Great bike!

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