New Giant Propel

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
whilgenberg
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:54 pm

by whilgenberg

Reading elsewhere, the Propel is apparently supposed to debut at the Tour Down Under in January but the frames won't be shipping until March 31.

by Weenie


User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8609
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

Maybe it will be spotted at EuroBike?
Or InterBike?
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

hillierious
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:16 pm

by hillierious

No, that's what I thought but then I spoke to one of the sales reps. He said theyve shown a few media members a quick photo but still has a long way to go for even sneak peeks. He said to expect it at the very latest for 2014 (unlikely).

hansonator69
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:23 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

by hansonator69

Image

From Mark Renshaw's Twitter.
Slam your stem.

jsinclair
Posts: 396
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:26 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

by jsinclair

Jesus Christ, finally! This thread sucked up until now.

Half baked paint job aside, i think it looks pretty good. Looks a lot like their cross bike. Will probably be even better looking in a smaller size.

daj
Posts: 246
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:36 pm

by daj

I wonder about those brakes. New Shimano-style 2-point mount? Giant's own aero creation? Mini v-brake style?

kudeta
Posts: 32
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:43 am

by kudeta

daj wrote:I wonder about those brakes. New Shimano-style 2-point mount? Giant's own aero creation? Mini v-brake style?

I spoke to a leading Bike Aero guru about brakes in front or behind the front steerer. He said there is that much dirty air at that point there is no benefit in moving the brake to behind the fork. Just marketing.

kentkreitler
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:50 pm

by kentkreitler

Image

Looks like something not so far from a Mini-V?

TheWizard3000
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:34 pm

by TheWizard3000

kudeta wrote:
daj wrote:I wonder about those brakes. New Shimano-style 2-point mount? Giant's own aero creation? Mini v-brake style?

I spoke to a leading Bike Aero guru about brakes in front or behind the front steerer. He said there is that much dirty air at that point there is no benefit in moving the brake to behind the fork. Just marketing.


Thats an interesting point, I always had thought he advantage would be minimal at best.

Ryan94
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:36 pm

by Ryan94

That picture is of an early version of the Propel. It has been refined quite a bit since this picture. Look for some teasers to leak out during Eurobike.

The bike should be fully released in Jan.

User avatar
743power
Shop Wrench
Posts: 746
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Colorado

by 743power

Ryan94 wrote:That picture is of an early version of the Propel. It has been refined quite a bit since this picture. Look for some teasers to leak out during Eurobike.

The bike should be fully released in Jan.


Most accurate post in this thread right here.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

hansonator69
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:23 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

by hansonator69

daj wrote:I wonder about those brakes. New Shimano-style 2-point mount? Giant's own aero creation? Mini v-brake style?

They look like the same TRP V Brakes used on the Giant Trinity Composite frame.
Slam your stem.

Ryan94
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:36 pm

by Ryan94

*PROPEL Advanced SL 0
*PROPEL Advanced SL 2
*PROPEL Advanced SL 3
*PROPEL Advanced SL 4

*PROPEL Advanced 0 W
*PROPEL Advanced 1 W

3/1/13

User avatar
pritchet74
Posts: 1315
Joined: Tue May 30, 2006 10:38 pm
Location: NorCal

by pritchet74

kudeta wrote:
daj wrote:I wonder about those brakes. New Shimano-style 2-point mount? Giant's own aero creation? Mini v-brake style?

I spoke to a leading Bike Aero guru about brakes in front or behind the front steerer. He said there is that much dirty air at that point there is no benefit in moving the brake to behind the fork. Just marketing.


I have heard exactly the same thing.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

by Weenie


User avatar
micky
Posts: 4681
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:57 pm
Location: Vicenza
Contact:

by micky

prendrefeu wrote:Maybe it will be spotted at EuroBike?
Or InterBike?


Behind a glass with not much info about it.

Image

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post