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Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
by onemanpeloton
congrats. you made the right choice! pictures arent working but maybe thats just me? :noidea:

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
by Weenie

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Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:52 pm
by amngwlvs
syplam wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Congratz ! Welcome to the TCR camp.


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Thanks! :beerchug:
onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
congrats. you made the right choice! pictures arent working but maybe thats just me? :noidea:
Nah, not just you. I'm getting owned by Photobucket. Post preview looked fine but now they don't show. :oops: I'll get them posted one way or another! :thumbup:

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:57 pm
by onemanpeloton
amngwlvs wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:52 pm
syplam wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Congratz ! Welcome to the TCR camp.


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:beerchug:
onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
congrats. you made the right choice! pictures arent working but maybe thats just me? :noidea:
Nah, not just you. I'm getting owned by Photobucket. Post preview looked fine but now they don't show. :oops: I'll get them posted one way or another! :thumbup:
I use imgur now because PB was more hassle than it was worth

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:01 pm
by amngwlvs
onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:57 pm
I use imgur now because PB was more hassle than it was worth
Haha literally just created an imgur account. Pics should work now. :thumbup:

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:08 pm
by onemanpeloton
that looks great, I'm not surprised you're happy with it! I've never seen that colour/design either!

Impressive weight. My tcr is 9kg stock!

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm
by TonyM
Looks good.
But is it your size? I wonder about all these spacers....or are you going to get rid of these?

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 pm
by amngwlvs
onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:08 pm
that looks great, I'm not surprised you're happy with it! I've never seen that colour/design either!

Impressive weight. My tcr is 9kg stock!
It's super hard to get a good photo of the neon red. Sometimes it looks orange and others red. I haven't found a photo online yet that does it justice. I wasn't sure if I'd like it but in person it's gorgeous.

Yeah, it's no slouch. Definitely lighter than my Propel and has discs so that's a bonus!
TonyM wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Looks good.
But is it your size? I wonder about all these spacers....or are you going to get rid of these?
Thanks; it's a medium. At 5'10 I'm right on the line of a M and a ML. Were you thinking I should have gone up to the ML? The ML may have given me a more approptiate stack height but would have made the reach longer than I wanted. I always found my M Propel a little long feeling and with the same geo on paper I definitely didn't want to size up. I'd rather run a 110mm stem on this down the road than a 90mm on a bigger bike right off the hop.

The stack of spacers right now represents a lack of flexibilty in my back (probably in part (25%) from a fall off a ladder two years ago) and a lack of self dicipline (75%) in the beer department over the long winter we had in Ontario. Goal would be to lose the 10lbs of beer weight and work on flexibility to get down to a more "appropriate" stack (ideally as close to zero as is comfortable) of spacers under the stem.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 pm
by Hexsense
I like that Giant TCR Advanced Pro disc can be bought as the frameset at very good price (MSRP 1800) .

The Propel disc, however, only available as full bike at the moment. The build is no where close to what i personally want to use (Sram mechanical+cable disc) so it's a no buy for me.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:16 pm
by amngwlvs
Hexsense wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 pm
I like that Giant TCR Advanced Pro disc can be bought as the frameset at very good price (MSRP 1800) .

The Propel disc, however, only available as full bike at the moment. The build is no where close to what i personally want to use (Sram mechanical+cable disc) so it's a no buy for me.
Not that I would have gone the frameset option anyways but you're lucky to have it! In Canada you have two choices: Ultegra mechanical or Ultegra Di2.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:36 pm
by LiquidCooled
Good choice. You're going to love that bike. I've had mine for almost a year (I have the 2017 version), and it still brings a smile to my face every time I'm about to go for a ride. More importantly, I'm smiling after every ride.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
by TonyM
amngwlvs wrote:
onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:08 pm
that looks great, I'm not surprised you're happy with it! I've never seen that colour/design either!

Impressive weight. My tcr is 9kg stock!
It's super hard to get a good photo of the neon red. Sometimes it looks orange and others red. I haven't found a photo online yet that does it justice. I wasn't sure if I'd like it but in person it's gorgeous.

Yeah, it's no slouch. Definitely lighter than my Propel and has discs so that's a bonus!
TonyM wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Looks good.
But is it your size? I wonder about all these spacers....or are you going to get rid of these?
Thanks; it's a medium. At 5'10 I'm right on the line of a M and a ML. Were you thinking I should have gone up to the ML? The ML may have given me a more approptiate stack height but would have made the reach longer than I wanted. I always found my M Propel a little long feeling and with the same geo on paper I definitely didn't want to size up. I'd rather run a 110mm stem on this down the road than a 90mm on a bigger bike right off the hop.

The stack of spacers right now represents a lack of flexibilty in my back (probably in part (25%) from a fall off a ladder two years ago) and a lack of self dicipline (75%) in the beer department over the long winter we had in Ontario. Goal would be to lose the 10lbs of beer weight and work on flexibility to get down to a more "appropriate" stack (ideally as close to zero as is comfortable) of spacers under the stem.

No based on this you made the right choice in terms of size! If too long a shorter stem will have killed the geometry and handling.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:14 pm
by amngwlvs
TonyM wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
No based on this you made the right choice in terms of size! If too long a shorter stem will have killed the geometry and handling.
Yeah, thanks, I was pretty confident the M was the way to go. I tried a 90mm stem on my Propel for a hot minute to shorten my reach and it definitely didn't help the handling any. Just need to get working on my flexibility this season and start working my way lower up front! The saddle can probably go up 5-10mm too.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:28 am
by henryj30
Will the Propel SL be fitted with Rim for 2019? Or will they keep discs permanently for 2018 and beyond?

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Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:35 am
by glam2deaf
^lol

Noone is going back to rim brakes. Road disc is here to stay.

Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:35 am
by Weenie

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Re: Giant Defy vs TCR vs Propel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:07 am
by henryj30
glam2deaf wrote:^lol

Noone is going back to rim brakes. Road disc is here to stay.
You shouldn't laugh at me for asking a question but thanks for your answer.

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