Newbie - Giant TCR Pro 1 build

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Dave88
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by Dave88

Hi all,

New on here.... so be gentle plz!

I have a 2012 giant tcr (old 10 speed 105). This will be kept for winter, bad weather, training and turbo

Also just bought a new 2017 giant tcr pro 1 frame (with standard stem and seatpost), so far I've purchased full ultegra 6800 groupset.
Hoping ye can shed some light as to what components to fit for this build? I'm 6'6" tall, it will be used for solo and group rides...... no real plans to race.

All help and advice is welcome & greatly appreciated!

Dave

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

So much out there.
If its any help I have a set of £200 generic ebay 55mm clincher wheels and a pair of £1900 Mavic Comete wheels and you'd be hard pushed to notice any difference so make sure you consider all options with wheels in mind.

by Weenie


jfranci3
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by jfranci3

I'd put a new BB in it. Either BBInfiniti and Hambini one-side insert. Token or Wheels Mfg threaded are nice too, but you'll need tools and they can damage the paint right there are you thread them in.

10mm heat strink wrap on any parellel cables coming out of the bars. You need it on there before you route the cables internally. It can also be used to help route teh cables through the frame and bars.

chris14
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Location: France

by chris14

Hi Dave, welcome. Looks like a great project. Tarmac Kev is right there is some much info here! A couple of things to start with firstly we all like photos of builds so snap a couple to get the ball rolling if you can. What riding do you like doing? Hilly or rolling?

integration
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by integration

jfranci3 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:18 pm
I'd put a new BB in it. Either BBInfiniti and Hambini one-side insert. Token or Wheels Mfg threaded are nice too, but you'll need tools and they can damage the paint right there are you thread them in.

10mm heat strink wrap on any parellel cables coming out of the bars. You need it on there before you route the cables internally. It can also be used to help route teh cables through the frame and bars.
With a solid 1 piece/2 piece BB you will need a version that has a cut out in the middle connecting piece. There's a block instead the TCR frame that will interfere. Had this issue with a BBinfinite BB, but a swap for the cutout version will do the trick.

Highly recommend a deeper set of wheels, my TCR felt substantially quicker upgrading from the SLR 1.

shotgun
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Location: Philippines

by shotgun

Welcome! I've stayed with TCR in all its iterations since 2008, good choice. If your LBS has it, the in house Giant components. Handlebars and their carbon wheelsets are great choices, without breaking the bank. I've also heard good feedback on their saddles.
2018 Giant TCR Advance SL0 Disc
2017 Festka Scalatore
1989 Battaglin Roche
1985 Alan Carbonio

Dave88
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by Dave88

chris14 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Hi Dave, welcome. Looks like a great project. Tarmac Kev is right there is some much info here! A couple of things to start with firstly we all like photos of builds so snap a couple to get the ball rolling if you can. What riding do you like doing? Hilly or rolling?
Cheers Chris!
My rides are mostly mixed, live on top of a hill so climbing is inevitable (unfortunately)...
Pics to follow :thumbup:

Dave88
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chris14
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by chris14

Hi Dave, thanks for the photo.! Shot gun is right giant components are at a good price point and reliable,however if you want to go ultra lite your budget and weight comes into play. What sort of handlebars and stem were you thinking of? I have found Ritchey aluminum or Zipp carbon comfortable for me.

Dave88
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by Dave88

I've opted for DEDA (carbon) Superleggera handlebar and stem.... awaiting delivery :D
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K4m1k4z3
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by K4m1k4z3

Dave88 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm
I've opted for DEDA (carbon) Superleggera handlebar and stem.... awaiting delivery :D
You're aware you need a wider 1 1/4" stem instead of a standard 1 1/8", right?
PRO and SL level Giants use wider and stiffer OverDrive 2 headsets, steerers and stems.
Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc '18

Dave88
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by Dave88

K4m1k4z3 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Dave88 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm
I've opted for DEDA (carbon) Superleggera handlebar and stem.... awaiting delivery :D
You're aware you need a wider 1 1/4" stem instead of a standard 1 1/8", right?
PRO and SL level Giants use wider and stiffer OverDrive 2 headsets, steerers and stems.
DOH!!!! No I was not aware..... looks like back to drawing board for stem. Assume handlebar is not a front-runner also? (Safer to ask now)
If only stem needs to be returned, any suggestions as options seem limited (on second glance) based on slightly obscure size?

shotgun
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by shotgun

Some brands that carry OD2 (overdrive 2)
Giant
Easton
Pro
Zipp

Alum stems are generally lighter, and you can use any 31.8 handlebar you prefer
2018 Giant TCR Advance SL0 Disc
2017 Festka Scalatore
1989 Battaglin Roche
1985 Alan Carbonio

amngwlvs
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Location: Barrie, Ontario

by amngwlvs

integration wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Highly recommend a deeper set of wheels, my TCR felt substantially quicker upgrading from the SLR 1.
How deep did you go? I'm thinking about replacing my SLR 1's next season.
2018 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc
2015 Giant Propel Advanced 2
2013 Trek 520

by Weenie


Dave88
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by Dave88

shotgun wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:35 am
Some brands that carry OD2 (overdrive 2)
Giant
Easton
Pro
Zipp

Alum stems are generally lighter, and you can use any 31.8 handlebar you prefer
Cheers - DEDA received and returned.......back to the drawing board I go :oops:

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