Giant Propel Advanced SL 14 pounds 14 ounces

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xntrickly
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by xntrickly

Weights in brackets are with my digital scale

Frame - Giant Propel Advance SL size XS
Fork - Propel Fork
hanger - Giant
Headset - FSA
Giant seat post topper (160 grams)!!
Seatpost - ISP
Seat - Fizik Antares 00 (145 grams)
Stem – Ritchey 4 axis 130mm 17/73 (141 grams)
Bar – 3T aeronova 40 cm (205 grams)
Bartape – Zipp service corsa (similar to Lizard Skins in texture)
bottle cages and hardware – Arundel trident and aluminum bolts (38 grams each)
Outer Cables – Nokon (replacing with Jagwire)
Inner Cables – Nokon liner
Brakes – stock
Front derailleur - Sram red 22
Rear derailleur - Sram red 22
Crankset – Rotor 3D+ 165mm 110 BCD (468 grams)
Bottom Bracket – Rotor PF4130 to run BB30 in PF86 frame (67 grams)
Chainrings – Rotor 52/36 aero qrings (188 grams)
Chainring bolts - Rotor
Chain - Sram red 22
Shifters - Sram red 22
Cassette - Sram red 22
Wheels: Powertap/Enve 6.7 carbon clinchers (1701 grams)
hubs: Powertap G3 and regular front hub
Spokes: DT aerolite
Rims: Enve
Inner tubes: Vittoria latex with Enve thread in extenders
Tires: Continental 40000 s II
Pedals – Speedplay stainless shorter spindle
computer mount: k-edge for Garmin (30 grams)
computer: Garmin 500 (60 grams)

Presently weighs 6990 but plans to lighten include titanium speedplays (-40 grams), lighter cages (-20 grams), titanium skewers (-30 grams), and jagwire iLinks. I am also committed to modifying the topper but would appreciate any input you might care to share.

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UPDATED 03/2016

New cages (- 38 grams), titanium mod for pedals (- 52 grams), new saddle (- 10 grams), upgraded ti brakeset (-30 grams), titanium skewers (- 30 grams), modified topper (- 30 grams), Jagwire elite housing (-25 grams) = 6800 grams with K-edge mount.

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UPDATED AGAIN 09/2016

New SRAM Red crankset with Absolute Black chainrings (70 grams lighter), new 4.5 wheelset with G3 hub (50 grams lighter) and new SRAM Red 22 levers (same). Now weighing 14 pounds 14 ounces complete and shifting much better !!

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My really fast midget Giant Propel Advanced SL viewtopic.php?f=10&t=132773&hilit=advanced+sl+propel

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by luisgvasquez

Daaammm, nice bike !!


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by kgt

Impressive build!

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by Tomstr

That looks like a proper racing machine, well done!
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Pimpmobile

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by nd2rc

Whoa! Nicest Giant I've seen yet.

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by zulu695

looks great and mean!

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by dellpan

Beautiful, but also very wild!!!!
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by spiderghost

Nicely done! The Propel looks really good in the small sizes.

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by 5DII

the matte and glossy black combination is badass

robsbc
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by robsbc

Very nice bike.

Just an observation not a criticism - interesting set up for your cock pit for the XS size frame. 13cm stem and the 3T aeronova bars which have a reach of 104 mm. How do you find the handling/steering with such a long reach on your bike?
Rob

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by Citizenfox

Mean looking.

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by Geoff

Ok, that' nice.

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by stuka666

Mean looking bike.. Awesome.

xntrickly
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by xntrickly

Good point. I went from a 50cm Cannondale Super Six and the difference between these framesets is 6mm less reach and stack so since the Super Six has a similar stem with ergonova bars, I had to go with bars with more reach hence the aeronovas. I've always tried to get on the smallest frameset which has always entailed a 120mm stem so I can't comment on what I am or am not compromising with handling... I just know I am super comfortable and measure my saddle to hood reach as well as the height of the hoods off the ground relative to the bb height so that it matches when I build up a new bike.

Thank you all for the kind comments. I am loving this ride though it is definitely stiffer than the Super Six. Future plans include replacing pedals and skewers with ti versions (~ 80 grams less combined) and the cages for lighter ones (~ 40 grams less) and then a few bolts/modified topper etc and I should be at my 6800 grams desired weight.


Best regards to all.

robsbc wrote:Very nice bike.

Just an observation not a criticism - interesting set up for your cock pit for the XS size frame. 13cm stem and the 3T aeronova bars which have a reach of 104 mm. How do you find the handling/steering with such a long reach on your bike?

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