Giant TCR Advanced SL with Aero Cockpit?

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tposs001
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by tposs001

I'm trying to build my stealth black weight wennie project. I have most of the pieces purchased.
I'm a huge fan of the simple 2016 Giant TCR Advanced Pro SL2. I have the frame already.
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Full 9100 Dura Ace Gloss Black Mechanical Groupset with Ceramicspeed bottom bracket. I have these components already
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I'm undecided on the cockpit. I live in Miami, I could get away with an aero cockpit, but wanted some imput.
I have the Giant Contact SLR Aero Flux stem as it the best one for the overdrive2 steering.
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I have an ZIPP SL70 Aero Beyond Black. that I had spare, but not sure if it's the right combination on the tcr.
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Should I keep the Aero cockpit or opt for the ZIPP SL70 Ergo in Beyond Black?
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Wheels will be ZIPP Beyond Black Clincher 202's running 23mm Conti GP4000's.
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Any thoughts or imputs? Would you swap or change anything? I will update as build is being complete.
Thanks

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Nice choice! I went aero cockpit on my 2017 TCR Advanced SL (Neon Red) using the Contact SLR OD2 stem with Giant's SLR Aero handlebar. I'm currently in the process of swapping out the Neon Red frame for a 2019 Chameleon Blue SL while replacing the cockpit to the Aero Flux stem and Enve's new aero bar. The new SL is currently 14.3 lbs but should drop another ounce once the steerer tube is trimmed. The bike is XS and comes with DA 9150, Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST wheels, Bontrager XXX saddle, and Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals.
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shotgun
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by shotgun

I've used the one-piece aero cockpit from Giant on my TCR. I didn't look out of place, if that's what you're asking.
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amngwlvs
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by amngwlvs

Very interested in the options that will come up in this thread because I've definitely been toying with the idea of an aero cockpit for my TCR next season.
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chorus88
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by chorus88

Noctiluxx wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 am
Nice choice! I went aero cockpit on my 2017 TCR Advanced SL (Neon Red) using the Contact SLR OD2 stem with Giant's SLR Aero handlebar. I'm currently in the process of swapping out the Neon Red frame for a 2019 Chameleon Blue SL while replacing the cockpit to the Aero Flux stem and Enve's new aero bar. The new SL is currently 14.3 lbs but should drop another ounce once the steerer tube is trimmed. The bike is XS and comes with DA 9150, Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST wheels, Bontrager XXX saddle, and Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals.
Beautiful frame.
BTW, I'm 168 cm & I'm considering a SMALL Chameleon TCR Advanced SL.
How tall are you?

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

chorus88 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 am
Nice choice! I went aero cockpit on my 2017 TCR Advanced SL (Neon Red) using the Contact SLR OD2 stem with Giant's SLR Aero handlebar. I'm currently in the process of swapping out the Neon Red frame for a 2019 Chameleon Blue SL while replacing the cockpit to the Aero Flux stem and Enve's new aero bar. The new SL is currently 14.3 lbs but should drop another ounce once the steerer tube is trimmed. The bike is XS and comes with DA 9150, Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST wheels, Bontrager XXX saddle, and Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals.
Beautiful frame.
BTW, I'm 168 cm & I'm considering a SMALL Chameleon TCR Advanced SL.
How tall are you?
I'm 171cm and used to ride a small 2017 TCR SL. I really prefer the more aggressive, more responsive, lower center gravity of the XS over the Small.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)

tposs001
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by tposs001

Noctiluxx wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 am
Nice choice! I went aero cockpit on my 2017 TCR Advanced SL (Neon Red) using the Contact SLR OD2 stem with Giant's SLR Aero handlebar. I'm currently in the process of swapping out the Neon Red frame for a 2019 Chameleon Blue SL while replacing the cockpit to the Aero Flux stem and Enve's new aero bar. The new SL is currently 14.3 lbs but should drop another ounce once the steerer tube is trimmed. The bike is XS and comes with DA 9150, Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST wheels, Bontrager XXX saddle, and Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals.
That looks epic! I'm glad I wasn't alone in my choice! I'll post pictures once its ready.

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amngwlvs
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by amngwlvs

onemanpeloton wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:54 pm
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Gorgeous. Do you have a built list and more close ups of the cockpit?

edit: Damn, with those wheels I didn't even realize that I had already looked at your build thread. What wheels are those?
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by parleez1

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Great thread! I’m working on the cockpit of my new 2019 TCR, will need s shorter stem, 90mm and wider bars, 44cm. Unsure of what stem, probably going with the Zipp SL -70 ergo bars. Also thinking of putting a red crankset on with 165mm arms, have hip and knee issues, so it would be less stress on both. Waiting to receive a Fizik Antares saddle to replace the Specialized. Otherwise all stock for now.

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onemanpeloton
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by onemanpeloton

amngwlvs wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:19 pm
onemanpeloton wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:54 pm
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Gorgeous. Do you have a built list and more close ups of the cockpit?

edit: Damn, with those wheels I didn't even realize that I had already looked at your build thread. What wheels are those?
Thanks. Its a fairly stock/budget TCR disc - has the alu steerer, not the carbon one :cry:

I've just added the slr integrated bar/stem (with graphics removed), dura ace 9000 and the wheels which are ICAN 40mm tubular carbons.

I'll update my build thread soon but I've been busy building up a TCX :)
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