Giant SLR1 carbon disc wheels.

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seve88
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by seve88

Hi all,

I am looking at the Giant Defy from last year. These seem good value given they come with the above wheelset, which would be my first set if carbon wheels.

Any experience of how good/bad people have found them? The only thing rhat puts me off a little is the width of 17mm internal and 24mm external, which is only a little but narrower than the curent trends. However I wouldn't run the tubeless Giant tyres that are supplied. How wide do the likes of Continent GP4000S size up on the rims?

Safe riding.
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TonyM
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The easiest (and best) would be to get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike instead of the stock Giant wheels. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
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seve88
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by seve88

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
The easiest (and best) would be get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
I would like to but finances mean I'm limited to the stock wheels.

seve88
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by seve88

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
The easiest (and best) would be get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
I would like to but finances mean I'm limited to the stock wheels.

seve88
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by seve88

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
The easiest (and best) would be get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
I would like to but finances mean I'm limited to the stock wheels.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

Ok. Fair point!

seve88
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by seve88

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Ok. Fair point!
Sorry, email issues so only meant to answer once.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

The Conti 4K in 25mm should be around 27.5mm wide in 17C rims at 100psi I would say.

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

For the right price, these would be great for an all-purpose wheelset. They won't win any wheel contests, but if you can get them for sub-$800 or so and aren't looking for a "sail" depth / super climber wheelset

K4m1k4z3
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by K4m1k4z3

Considering they already come with the bike I personally think they offer a tremendous value.
According to that one DT Swiss chart a 17C internal rim is going to work well up to about 35C tire.
The GP 4000 S II 28mm measures about 30.5-31mm on the 17C Giant PR-2 wheelset. I imagine it would be the same for the SLR's.

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by LiquidCooled

I have a pair on my TCR Advanced Pro Disc. They're pretty good. I may upgrade them at some point, but they're more than fine for now. They're not holding me back.

As for size and tires, I run Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm on them. After 4K kms, my front tire measures 27.2mm at 90 psi. I never got around to measuring the 25mm tires when newly mounted. I recently put on a Corsa 28mm tire on the rear and it is 28.5mm at 90 psi.
2017 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc
2003 Cannondale R1000 (CAAD7)

JS300
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I have the rim brake version SLR 1 30mm Climbing wheels for my TCR. They're solid wheels and decently light. Mine came in at 1425g for the pair with rim tape.

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by ongbenghui

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
The easiest (and best) would be to get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike instead of the stock Giant wheels. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
Just curious ? Any potential problem with the Giant SLR1 Wheels ?

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TonyM
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by TonyM

ongbenghui wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:16 am
TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
The easiest (and best) would be to get some nice new wheels for your endurance bike instead of the stock Giant wheels. Like DT Swiss ERC, Enve etc...
Just curious ? Any potential problem with the Giant SLR1 Wheels ?
No, the Giant wheels are good. But in terms of performances and quality there are a few brands and models that are better (for example DT Swiss ERC etc..) but however more expensive.

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The Giant wheels are good .... They weigh 1425g and are tubeless ready. No point in spending more money for aero wheels if your bike is not an aero frame. These are climbing wheels. I'd seriously look at getting a pair of IRC tubeless tyres or similar (25mm wide). If I were to use clinchers, I'd look at a pair of Specialized Turbo Cotton in 24mm wide.

They tyres ofer amazing value for money, and I may look at a set for my Giant TCR
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