Cannondale CAAD10 Vs Giant TCR SL 1

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
federalex
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by federalex

I was going to collect a 2013 CAAD10 105 from evans tomorrow but have just seen the Giant TCR SL 1 on offer for £90 less! I can't find much on it but the geo spec and weight are very impressive (full ultegra).. Which one would you choose?

Thanks Jase

A quick link to the TCR SL1 http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 419/65274/

5 8 5
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by 5 8 5

No-brainer really if the Giant fits you. Much better kit on it especially the chainset and brakes.
Giant P-SL1 wheels seem to have a good rep as well. Looks to be a bargain!

justkeepedaling
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by justkeepedaling

I'd go for the Giant

iswmhamc891
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by iswmhamc891

I have a 2013 TCR SL 2 (105 group and different wheels are the only real differences) and I'm very happy with it. My personal choice would be the giant (But hey, I'm biased!).

SDP
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by SDP

giant ...biased but a great spec & a fantastic chassis

Stoo
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by Stoo

I've got a TCR SL ISP and its aweeome
'18 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'18 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 - R8000 - QuarQ DZero - SLR1
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

sawyer
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by sawyer

Cannondale - I've actually owned both of these bikes (previous TCR iteration).
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Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:

federalex
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by federalex

Thank you everyone

I went with the Giant, really excited for my first proper road bike. I was reading on a jap site that it weighs 7.5kg, I would be surprised if its that light..

austke
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by austke

Congratulations on the new ride. Many great rides ahead.
7.5kg is quite possible depending on size.
My 2013 TCR SL0 is 6.9kg in a Medium. With the Dura ace pedals. Needless to say I was stoked and have had a ball on it. :)
2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0, 6.92kg
2013 Giant Defy Composite 2 M, 8.5kg - Wife's
Azzurro Torino 8.55g
Fuji 650 10.8kg
Miele Lupa Triple Tandem 38,89kg

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HakeemT
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by HakeemT

Yes but you forget to mention your 'TCR SL0' is in fact a TCR Advanced SL 0, as in the top of the line full carbon frame. The TCR SL 1 the OP is referring to is Giant's aluminium frame with good, but not top of the line, components. 7.5kg for that bike would be amazing (don't get me wrong I would love to get my hands on a frameset!).

austke
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by austke

Yes Hakeem. I seem to forget all the time that Giant sells different bikes to different countries under the same name. And assumed that he was talking about our carbon SL1.
If OP is in USA, then yes, they will receive a AL frame.
:)
2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0, 6.92kg
2013 Giant Defy Composite 2 M, 8.5kg - Wife's
Azzurro Torino 8.55g
Fuji 650 10.8kg
Miele Lupa Triple Tandem 38,89kg

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HakeemT
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by HakeemT

Even in "our" (as in, yours and the one I'm living in) country the TCR SL 1 is Giant's aluminium frame. The 'Advanced' bikes are the carbon ones.

austke
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by austke

I stand corrected. :)
Admittedly I was focused on top of the line. When I was looking around.
Must have only looked advanced models. :-))
2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0, 6.92kg
2013 Giant Defy Composite 2 M, 8.5kg - Wife's
Azzurro Torino 8.55g
Fuji 650 10.8kg
Miele Lupa Triple Tandem 38,89kg

applebaconator
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by applebaconator

TCR SL1 > CAAD10.

TCR SL1 rides way faster. CAAD geometry is great, but is not as race-machine-like the TCR SL1.

yeagermeister
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by yeagermeister

My TCR SL 1 is 15 pounds right now with 2011 RED. It is easily the fastest Aluminum frame I have ridden including a CAAD 10 and an older Allez. Its also very comfortable considering how stiff it is.

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