Giant Propel Advanced - '14 vs '15

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nameless
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by nameless

Does anyone know exactly what's the difference between '14 and '15 frames? Giant has '15 Propel Advanced 2 (105 group) listed for $2,250, vs. $2,300 '14 Propel Advanced frameset alone. Is this mainly weird marketing stuff or is the '15 frame somehow a downgrade, or both?

And what's the difference between '15 Propel Advanced and Propel Advanced Pro? It looks like the new Pro is equivalent to the previous model year Advanced ($2,350 for the frameset). But I don't see any differences, except that Pro has the chainstay-integrated speed/cadence sensor (RideSense) and Advanced does not.

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Ryan94
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by Ryan94

Pro bikes have carbon steer tubes vs non pro having alloy.

Pro bikes have a higher spec cockpit and parts group (NON DRIVE TRAIN PARTS). Pro defy models have hydraulic disc brakes vs cable.

Frames are all the same.

nameless
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by nameless

Aha! Yes, I see this now in the specs. '15 Advanced has "alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer". '14 Advanced and '15 Advanced Pro have "full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer, integrated OverDrive2 sealed cartridge bearing headset".

shotgun
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by shotgun

just to add OD2 Steerer would require Giant or Easton OD2 stems.

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kkibbler
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by kkibbler

Or Ritchey

ihs0yz
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by ihs0yz

The new Giant font is definitely a downgrade and has some uncanny similarities to the new Jagwire font, hmmm..

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by robertg

shotgun wrote:just to add OD2 Steerer would require Giant or Easton OD2 stems.


Since when does Easton make an OD2 stem? I thought it was only Giant, Ritchey, Syntace (they stopped), Pro (for the team) and Level Nine.

mattyNor
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by mattyNor

All I know is that the black and orange one is really making me think....

bungis
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by bungis

It looks really good in person. I should know it's in my living room right now :mrgreen:

The overdrive steerer might be my favorite riding feature of the bike, makes it feel really solid and confident.

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by robertg

Zipp is now making an OD2 stem: http://zipp.com/stems/service-course-sl-os-stem/

I think it is the best looking of the OD2 stems.

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