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totalcompactroad
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by totalcompactroad

Anyone found a good alternative to the Giant Carbon Brake pads? I've just got a set of SLR 1's and the braking is shockingly bad

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by efeballi

I've used Shimano and Reynolds carbon pads. Shimano's are okay in the dry and wear well, but are horrible in the wet. Reynolds are very good in the dry but I'm chewing through them. Didn't test in the wet.


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totalcompactroad
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by totalcompactroad

Yeah i've had a customer who's had problems with the Shimano ones aswell.

I'll try some Swiss stops and see how I get on with those

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by Juanmoretime

I've found the opposite using Reynolds blue pads. Great wet and dry braking and I get several seasons out of a set. this will be year three for the current set.
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by Attermann

Juanmoretime wrote:I've found the opposite using Reynolds blue pads. Great wet and dry braking and I get several seasons out of a set. this will be year three for the current set.



I had the same experience as you, but i tried the campagnolo red one's, dry was about the same, but bad weather performence was much better.

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by samuel86

[quote="totalcompactroad"]Anyone found a good alternative to the Giant Carbon Brake pads? I've just got a set of SLR 1's and the braking is shockingly bad[/quot

I use SwissStop Black Princes pads. They work so much better than the giant and carbon dura-ace pads. I use these on my 16 TCR SLR0's and my partners 16 Liv Avow Pro 0 with SLR0's.

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New ride for 2017
Upgraded Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 2017
7.22kg / 15lbs15oz

My first giant, just changed my specialized tarmac 2014 for this one.

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by rick222

bobzz wrote:New ride for 2017
Upgraded Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 2017
7.22kg / 15lbs15oz

My first giant, just changed my specialized tarmac 2014 for this one.

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Good choice, beautiful bike

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2016 TCR Advanced SL - 6590g
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 920g Frame (ISP cut, with RD hanger)
 284g Fork (cut)
  50g Headset
   2g Spacers
 143g Giant Contact SLR Stem (100mm)
 182g 3T Ergonova LTD Stealth (40cm)
 228g Shimano ST-R9150 STI Levers
  19g Shimano SW-R600 Climbing Shifter
   7g Shimano SW-R610 Sprint Shifters
   6g Shimano EW-RS910 Junction A
   3g Shimano EW-WU111 Wireless Unit
  75g Pioneer SGX-CA500 Cyclocomputer
  36g Rec-mount SGXCA-GIANT2 Computer Mount
 303g Shimano BR-R9100 Brakes
  36g Reynolds Cryo Blue Power Brake Pads, 2 pairs
 104g Shimano FD-R9150 Front Derailleur
 197g Shimano RD-R9150 Rear Derailleur
  51g Shimano BT-DN110 Internal Battery
 670g Pioneer SGY-PM910V Power Meter on Shimano FC-R9100 Cranks (170mm, 50-34)
 249g Shimano PD-9000 SPD-SL Pedals
 234g Shimano CN-HG901 Chain (cut)
  97g Wheels Mfg Thread Together BB86
1272g ax-lightness Selection 55T Wheelset
 183g SRAM XG1190 Cassette (11-30)
  42g ax-lightness QR Skewers
 596g Veloflex Arenberg Tubular Tyres, pair
   4g Valve Extenders, pair
  48g Tufo Extreme Tub Tape, pair
 103g Tune Speedneedle Marathon Saddle
 114g Giant ISP Saddle Clamp
  46g Arundel Mandible Bottle Cages, pair
 120g (?) Jagwire Elite Link Brake
  60g (?) Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Bar Tape
  85g (?) Shimano EW-SD50 Di2 Cabling and Junction B
  21g (?) Expander Plug/Top Cap

totalcompactroad
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by totalcompactroad

samuel86 wrote:
I use SwissStop Black Princes pads. They work so much better than the giant and carbon dura-ace pads. I use these on my 16 TCR SLR0's and my partners 16 Liv Avow Pro 0 with SLR0's.


Just did the same, difference is night and day, still not quite as good as alloys but not far off.

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Not quite a road bike but a Giant all the same...


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by chupster98

My latest addition to the stable: 2016 TCR Advanced SL2.
Bought complete with full Ultegra mechanical, with Giant SLR 1 carbon wheels.

6.75 kg /14.88 lbs - without pedals
6.91 kg /15.23 lbs - with pedals

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The trusty 2012 TCR Advanced SL Rabobank is now the designated winter/rainy day ride.

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I got the bike with the intention of upgrading to a full Dura Ace 9000 groupset later down the road, in order to get it down to a proper weight weenie 6.5 kg /14.33 lbs based on my calculations, I'm now having second thoughts.

I'm quite impressed with the quality/feel of the Ultegra group (compared to Dura Ace 7900). The most improved areas are braking & front derailleur shifting efforts.
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