Giant proto, any link?

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spytech wrote:[...] he did say they were 178g :shock:

or so... AFAIK different figures are floating around.
Probably different versions (normal/Skyline) - who knows...
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Florian wrote:
spytech wrote:nino says "some new cranks (should be lighter than the Storck)" which cranks is he talking about.

I guess he means the upcoming tune carbon cranks said to weigh 210 g - still in prototype stage though!


i think he said 178g - or did he mention 210g somewhere else?
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spytech wrote:i think he said 178g - or did he mention 210g somewhere else?

Nino is not the only source out there. ;)
I read the 210 g in a German forum.
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Florian wrote:
spytech wrote:i think he said 178g - or did he mention 210g somewhere else?

Nino is not the only source out there. ;)
I read the 210 g in a German forum.


as always a very resourceful man. any test done on the prototypes? any numbers on stiffness or assumptions.

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is there any pics of the Tune cranks??

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Sheesh i wonder what crazy stuff will nino do now...

Its amazing how weight weenieness came, since back in the days.
I remember it was crazy when nino had his light 18lb specialized mtb back then... :o

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spytech wrote:ahhh, sucks, i was looking forward, to losing 1/2 lb if that frame ever came into market this year. so i guess we wont see a 800 gram frame :(

I once read that framebuilder Teschner advertised a 750g-Frame (with a 1-year warranty as opposed to the 10-years he hves to all his other frames...)

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Ok guys fill me in what´s the point in striving after a bike and the components like the Giant when it´s under UCI weight limit anyway? Excepts for the moment when UCI lowers it ofcourse.

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mrowkoob, i'm not sure where you're writing from, but in the usa and other countries, much of the amateur racing is not governed by uci regulations, so anthing goes.

for me, it is a challenge and fun to build a bike as light as possible, yet have it remain 100% usable, be reliable, etc. i also like having trick looking parts on my bike, that set themselves apart from the norm.

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jim wrote:for me, it is a challenge and fun to build a bike as light as possible, yet have it remain 100% usable, be reliable, etc. i also like having trick looking parts on my bike, that set themselves apart from the norm.


Isn't this why we, the weight weenies excist? :D

We like to do such things! Some people like to follow the UCI regulations, but some others like to squeeze every unnesserery ballast out of their bikes!

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mrowkoob wrote:Ok guys fill me in what´s the point in striving after a bike and the components like the Giant when it´s under UCI weight limit anyway? Excepts for the moment when UCI lowers it ofcourse.


I don't ride in UCI races. I do Centuries and Doubles these days, and some of those have up to 18,500 feet of elevation gain, so a light bike is a nice thing to have along for the ride.
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mrowkoob wrote:Ok guys fill me in what´s the point in striving after a bike and the components like the Giant when it´s under UCI weight limit anyway? Excepts for the moment when UCI lowers it ofcourse.


There's a reason this forum is not called UCI weenies. :!:

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lol uci weenies

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Hey not questioning your motives just qurious.

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On the TCR Advanced my LBC has told me that their contacts in Giant said that the Advanced will definitely be produced this year, but they don't think in time for the TdF. Probably August. SO, not sure where the story came from that it was only a one-off. I think they will be able to sell as many as they can produce.

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