Custom Giant TCR SL disc build

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Mort
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by Mort

My TCR Advanced SL Disc custom painted by Ron Jones, check out his work at probikedesign.com

Frameset TCR Advanced SL disc
Stem Giant SLR
Bars Shimano Pro Vibe Aero
Groupset Shimano Dura Ace 9170
BB Ceramicspeed bb86 coated
RD Cage Ceramicspeed OSPW coated
Chain Ceramicspeed UFO blue
Saddle Specialized S-Works Power Arc
Wheels Enve 4.5 AR Disc
Hubs Chris King R45 C in Matte Jet
Tires Schwalbe Pro One 28mm
Thru Axle RockShox Maxle 12mm
Pedals Shimano Dura Ace
Bottle Cage Giant Airway Lite
CPU Mount Alptitude Stelvio
Weight 7.18kg / 15lb 13oz
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Those tires sure did balloon up huge! What’s their effective width when inflated and how much room have you got at the chainstays?

Frame colour is lovely, rich. Not a fan of the chain and pulleys colour though.


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Mort
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VTR1000SP2 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Those tires sure did balloon up huge! What’s their effective width when inflated and how much room have you got at the chainstays?

Frame colour is lovely, rich. Not a fan of the chain and pulleys colour though.


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They measure almost 32mm inflated but still have plenty of room on the chainstays, about 4mm to each side. And the chain and pulley looked much darker on the website when I ordered them. I’ll swith to a black chain when the ufo coating runs off and an all black OSPW and put the blue one on my defy.

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Nice bike, one to be proud of.


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by wolfesquire

Love it! Would think the bike would be sub 7kg for having top tier parts on it.

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by LiquidCooled

Very nice!
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Mort
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wolfesquire wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Love it! Would think the bike would be sub 7kg for having top tier parts on it.
Sub 7 was the goal and after all that work, hunting down each part and putting it all together I was a little annoyed when I finally got to weigh it. Although, I’ve found most people weigh theirs without pedals, cages and cpu mounts in which case it is under 7kg.

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Mort wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:09 pm


Sub 7 was the goal and after all that work, hunting down each part and putting it all together I was a little annoyed when I finally got to weigh it. Although, I’ve found most people weigh theirs without pedals, cages and cpu mounts in which case it is under 7kg.
It's the paint. :twisted:

Actually, my previous rim brake TCR SL with Sram Red mechanical, Giant Carbon cockpit and Reynolds Assault wheels was exactly 6.8kg with pedals cages and comp mount, so with disc brakes and those fairly heavy enve wheels that is a good weight, and yeah, the paint adds a bit too.

A riding buddy had his painted the same color as yours. I just used a spray can to paint mine (and it came out pretty great too) :lol:


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by refthimos

Our bikes are very alike, but yours is 170g lighter! I think the saddle, pedals, stem and bars on my bike viewtopic.php?f=10&t=154608 are lighter than yours, and while my crankset/PM and bottle cages are heavier than yours, I'm a bit surprised that the net result would be 170g. What size is your bike? Mine is an ML but yours looks similar and can't be any smaller than a M. Maybe it's the paint... Hmm...
EVO | 5.37kg
SystemSix | 8.01kg
TCR Advanced SL Disc | 7.35kg
P5 | 9070 Di2 | SISL2 SRM | Enve 7.8 | Alto Disc
T1 | P2Max Type S | Rolf Prima FX58/Zipp Super 9 Disc

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by shotgun

Respectable weight, you could go for a few lighter items that won't break the bank and hit 6.8kg but I gotta say I can imagine this rides pretty smooth already.

Congratulations on the build, and the custom paint is well worth the few grams.

Be careful in wet or dirty roads, the paint of the underside of my fork crown already shows paint primer.
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refthimos wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Our bikes are very alike, but yours is 170g lighter! I think the saddle, pedals, stem and bars on my bike viewtopic.php?f=10&t=154608 are lighter than yours, and while my crankset/PM and bottle cages are heavier than yours, I'm a bit surprised that the net result would be 170g. What size is your bike? Mine is an ML but yours looks similar and can't be any smaller than a M. Maybe it's the paint... Hmm...
That’s a sweet bike, I like the red they went with this year so much better than last years green on green. My bike is a M, so that’s probably where the weight difference comes from. And the paint only added 57 grams to the frame, I weighed it before and after. Ron Jones paints all the custom specialized bikes ridden by the pros, like Sagan and Alaphilippe, so he knows how to keep the weight down. I think what hurts us is the wheels, my set with Chris King hubs weighed in at 1,583g. The 3.4’s by comparison are 300g lighter. Although, under 16lbs is still incredibly light! I can definitely feel the difference from my Defy.

Mort
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shotgun wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:32 am
Respectable weight, you could go for a few lighter items that won't break the bank and hit 6.8kg but I gotta say I can imagine this rides pretty smooth already.

Congratulations on the build, and the custom paint is well worth the few grams.

Be careful in wet or dirty roads, the paint of the underside of my fork crown already shows paint primer.
What do you suggest will help lower the weight? I’ve been thinking about switching to Carbon-Ti cranks but that’s all I’ve come up with so far.

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MoPho wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Mort wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:09 pm


Sub 7 was the goal and after all that work, hunting down each part and putting it all together I was a little annoyed when I finally got to weigh it. Although, I’ve found most people weigh theirs without pedals, cages and cpu mounts in which case it is under 7kg.
It's the paint. :twisted:

Actually, my previous rim brake TCR SL with Sram Red mechanical, Giant Carbon cockpit and Reynolds Assault wheels was exactly 6.8kg with pedals cages and comp mount, so with disc brakes and those fairly heavy enve wheels that is a good weight, and yeah, the paint adds a bit too.

A riding buddy had his painted the same color as yours. I just used a spray can to paint mine (and it came out pretty great too) :lol:

I saw a guy on the “show us your Giant” thread who spray painted the fork and some other parts and you honestly would never be able to tell that it didn’t come like that. I used vinyl wrap to delete the orange bits and wheel decals on my defy and from afar you would never know.


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Mort wrote:
What do you suggest will help lower the weight? I’ve been thinking about switching to Carbon-Ti cranks but that’s all I’ve come up with so far.
Lighter disc rotors, 23mm Pro Ones instead of 28s, and a weight weenie cassette from B-Dop or Recon.


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