Giant TCX 2011

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slim83
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by slim83

Hello all,

I know it is an older topic, but I have an opportunity to get a newer TCX frame only and have to figure out a way to get a fork for it. My question is, anyone know where to get a good 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 fork or is there another way to get a 1 1/8 straight fork to work with a different lower bearing?

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ms6073
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by ms6073

Easton, Enve Composites, Origin 8, and Whisky Parts (to name a few) all offer tapered forks that would work for a TCX.
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slim83
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by slim83

Giant has a 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 taper and every fork you named is available in straight 1 1/8 or 1 1/2 taper. Any other options?

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by 743power

I have yet to find a fork that will fit that frame. You will have to contact a giant dealer. I do believe that the PRO 1.25 tapered headset that would fit that frame has a crown race for a 1 1/8" crown included, so you could try that with a standard fork.
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jonbek
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by jonbek

I have a 2011 TCX 0 with two seasons of cross and love it. I too really wanted a new fork, to loose some weight and get a third season out of the frame.

The most obvious solution was the one I didn't immediately see. Last week I ordered a TCX SL fork. It's the only all carbon fork that I could find. Plus it was relatively cheap compared to Enve and Easton. Let's hope it's light!

I should have it this week and I'll weight it vs the stock cf/al TCX fork.

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by Frans

Jonbek, did you ever take delivery of that fork? The alu/cabon fork on my TCX is 600grams which I think is quite respectable.

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by jonbek

I did indeed, but I was too excited to do weight comparos, so I fit it, cut it, and rode away happy. Can post pictures at least if you're interested. Changed the ride, killed some fork shudder, and overall was worth the investment.

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by jonbek

Here is a photo.
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by vcnz

nice ! :thumbup:

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by Frans

Looks sweet, what does it weigh? Are the Grifos tubs or clinchers?

Race it hard!

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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

How close to owners of a TCX run their frame to their road frame sizing?

I would be a M/L Giant road geo, so figure the same for the TCX.

I'm dead keen to get into CX, and Giant are coming on board as a team sponsor for next season.

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by colnagocross

timbat posted above that he was missing the cable stop inserts for a 2012 TCX Advanced SL, I'm having the same problem and my local shop wasn't able to find them for me, any suggestions?

Thanks.

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by timbat

colnagocross wrote:timbat posted above that he was missing the cable stop inserts for a 2012 TCX Advanced SL, I'm having the same problem and my local shop wasn't able to find them for me, any suggestions?

Thanks.


Hi ColnagoCross, I scored 2 sets in the end. Should have some spare. Where are you in the world ? PM me ...

Cheers TimBat

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