Any news on potential 2020 TCR SL update?

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

jlok wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:53 am
Glad to see Giant ditching the Propel/Defy way of integrated routing.
Not a fan of the internal routing? I was hoping the new TCR would of had it but then again it probably would add too much bulk and weight.

Now to decide whether I get the rim or disc in the new frame.

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Just seen new photos floating around IG https://www.instagram.com/p/B3A8Uq8Fncd/

- Internal cabling for front disc
- some porting for junction box or cabling? (area above bottle cage)
- still uses compact geometry (thankfully not touching seatsays)
- slimmer/flatter tube profiles
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jlok
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Schulzy wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:58 am
jlok wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:53 am
Glad to see Giant ditching the Propel/Defy way of integrated routing.
Not a fan of the internal routing? I was hoping the new TCR would of had it but then again it probably would add too much bulk and weight.

Now to decide whether I get the rim or disc in the new frame.


Exactly, the bulk, plus their bad usability. The carbon stem and cover weight is much heavier than most normal alu stems. With the bulk it couldn't easily contain the WU111 D-Fly unit. Their design looks worse when some spacers are needed. AND you got to love their proprietary handlebar or you have to hate it (almost all the time).

Re: rim or disc, for me it's disc b'cos I could only own one single RB, which has to handle multi-day tour, racing, training, leisure ride, and of course rain. If you could maintain N+1 then you are flexible. I'd say keep as many horses for courses, if you can.
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Anyone know if the port on the down tube can house the di2 junction box?

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7075 is used for hardness as well as strength. For extruded tubes it's not the best choice. To expensive for little gain.

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The downtube on the new TCR is about as aero as a combie van with roofracks in a headwind.

g32ecs
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by g32ecs

Are Giant bikes just naturally long and tall?

Im looking at an XS for the TCR

51.5 TT, 51.7 stack, reach is 37.2

Do people just ride shorter stems with Giant bikes in general? I can slam the stem with this size but the S/R/ETT is just a bit longer than most manufacturers.

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by CAAD8FRED

Any updates? Haven't been a TCR fan in the past but this one looks pretty good.

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by jasjas

Hi
Thinking SL 2019 on offer or a 2020 frame only,
Does anyone have a Giant SL seat clamp and could give me an idea of how much height it adds to the seat mast? (without a saddle)

I carry my bikes around with the saddle and f/wheel removed and the bike upright in the car, using a QR on the fork and need to know if the ISP will be too tall.... my Look 595 isp is ok but that has a tall seat clamp, the SL looks a whole lot shallower.

i don't want a non ISP Advanced pro.

Bagz
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by Bagz

CAAD8FRED wrote:Any updates? Haven't been a TCR fan in the past but this one looks pretty good.
My local bike shop have said 12 months from now with the 2021 range. Gutted really as I won't buy the current TCR disc with its external front brake hose but really want a TCR disc....

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by Jimboslice

Hey y’all,

I just got 2020 TCR advanced SL 2. I realize this isn’t the new frame, but I have a photo of it on the scale for anyone interested in where this thing checks in at.

All in at $4500

Weighs 7.2 Kg with pedals. Out of the box it would have been 7kg even.
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Jimboslice wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:07 am
Hey y’all,

I just got 2020 TCR advanced SL 2. I realize this isn’t the new frame, but I have a photo of it on the scale for anyone interested in where this thing checks in at.

All in at $4500

Weighs 7.2 Kg with pedals. Out of the box it would have been 7kg even.
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Shpox
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Hi guys! So I've been looking at 2019 Advanced SL 1 in Rainbow black but they are all literally sold out in Australia in a size small.

The closest equivalent is the Giant Advanced Pro Disc 1 in red which is quite nice, my LBS is building up but I can't help but feel for the same price, you're losing the SL grade of Carbon. I don't mind the ISP.

Seems we're all better off waiting for the 2021 release so this 5 year model can go to bed.

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by rick222

jasjas wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Hi
Thinking SL 2019 on offer or a 2020 frame only,
Does anyone have a Giant SL seat clamp and could give me an idea of how much height it adds to the seat mast? (without a saddle)

I carry my bikes around with the saddle and f/wheel removed and the bike upright in the car, using a QR on the fork and need to know if the ISP will be too tall.... my Look 595 isp is ok but that has a tall seat clamp, the SL looks a whole lot shallower.

i don't want a non ISP Advanced pro.
Very close to 4cm, unless you add any height spacers.

jasjas
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by jasjas

rick222 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm

Very close to 4cm, unless you add any height spacers.
Cheers Rick :)

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