Giant TCR Composite 2 ...with modifications

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by centaur4608

Hi all,

It's my first post on the introduce section. I'm from Belgium and sorry for my poor english ... :oops:

I have buy my first road bike 6 month ago. After some search i have choose the Giant TCR Composite 2 from 2011. Middle equipement but a good basic frame.

Here the spec of this bike from the Giant website : ... 425/44036/

After some rides, i decide to upgrade this bike to this actual version :


Some details :

Frame: Giant TCR Comp 2 size ML
Fork : Giant TCR
Seatpost : Giant
Headset: Giant from FSA.
Stem : Zipp Service course 120mm ( waiting the new Ritchey C260 )
Bars : Ritchey WCS Classic 44 cm
Saddle : SLR 2011 with Ti rails
Crankset : Sram Red Black 175mm 53/39
Pedals : Speedplay inox
Brakes : Sram Red Black
Der's: Sram Red Black with steel version for the front.
Command : Sram Red Black
Chain : Sram Red
Cassette : Sram Red Black 11/26
Wheels : Custom with 56 mm rims/ home made hubs and Cx Ray spokes 20/24.

The final weight it's about 6,7/6,8 kg.

This bike are really good for my style of riding. I live near the Amstel Gold Race/Liège-Bastogne-Liège circuit.

Hope you like it !


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by Ozrider

Nice and understated. A good solid build.
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by SDP

very nice ! :thumbup:

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by schmiken

Lovely bike, but much more interested in this:
centaur4608 wrote:Wheels : Custom with 56 mm rims/ home made hubs

Can you tell us more?

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by centaur4608

Thx !

For the wheels, it's a generic carbon rims. 56mm, not light ( 450 grams/rims ) and the hubs are a specificic model make by a Belgium local store.
The complete wheels weight 1450 grams.

I make some others pics soon.

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by maverick_1 this is what i call a pro setup :D
nice bike, nice pic, liking it!

pretty decent weight as well.

cheers and ride safe always!

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by Zitter

very nice build. is it just me, or does the fork look really thin?

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by kgt

Nice and simple :thumbup:

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by centaur4608

Just for show you my last upgrade :


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It's the WCS version of the new Ritchey C260 stem for 2012.
Not really easy to install but after 3 weeks of riding with this stem, i'm happy with this new purchase. It's light: 113 gr for the 120 mm version and the rigidity are good enough for me ( i'm a 95 kg rider for 189 cm )

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by 5shot

I hope that Ritchey hurries up and releases the C260 here in the United States. I've been wanting one for my new (re)build of my replacement Cervelo frame. I am hoping that next week, after Interbike, they will be made available.

By the way, I am not usually a Giant fan but I love the way yours looks. Great component choice as well. Do tell us more about those hubs.

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by bearsdidit

can you post some more info and pictures of the headset? i need to get rid of the huge factory cone.

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by centaur4608

For the headset, it's a homemade parts. 3mm high :beerchug:

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by cl9k24la

Excellent build!

I want to build that exact same frameset to race on for next year...

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by majklnajt

Looks nice!

What rims are on those wheels?
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by ultyguy

Very nice racy build! :thumbup:

I rode one of these built up with 105 at a Rabo corporate event on Friday. It didn't light the world on fire but at the same time I can see how it is a really good race tool. It's just one of those bikes that just goes where you want it too and is super stable. I have to say that I was impressed.

Even with the heavy parts it didn't stop me from winning the 'King of the Mountain' compeition...which doesn't mean too much when you're riding with a bunch of flat landers and live in the alps. :mrgreen:

I wouldn't mind finding this frameset even in the alu to build up.

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