Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Marpan
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Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby Marpan » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:45 pm

Hello,

I am looking for a new set of wheels to replace the current RS80 Carbon/Alloy. I need something lighter for hill climb and some flat roads.

My budget are $1500 - $2000.00

Thanks for the help.

stang1
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby stang1 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:24 pm

PM sent, but if you want really really really light wheels, tubulars are a go, but a pain if you have a puncture.

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Parrott
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Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby Parrott » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:45 am

Could grab a set of dura ace carbon . There are a couple of sets in our club, pretty good apparently.

How do you find the bike? Is the frame nice and stiff around the bottom bracket?

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby open roader » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:35 pm

I ride my 2010 TCr Adv. 1 with TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers.

1380 grams the pair (I weighed mine)

$1,600 - purchased early 2010

Lovely, fluid rolling TWE hubs

Compliant, comforable ride

Hand made to order in Sydney by Greg Ryan who listens to what you have to say and makes expert suggestions

Exceptional lifetime warranty / at fault - at cost repairs

Highly recommended by me and maybe some others on this forum
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Marpan
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby Marpan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:28 pm

Thanks for the info
Parrott wrote:Could grab a set of dura ace carbon . There are a couple of sets in our club, pretty good apparently.

How do you find the bike? Is the frame nice and stiff around the bottom bracket?


I am looking at a set of dura ace carbon but with the same money you can acquire Reynolds MV32 at Jensenusa. I just need a set of wheels which can perform well on hills mostly and sometimes on flats.

This is my first carbon bike and over a period of three months road test several brands of bikes before deciding on Giant TCR Advance 1. Initially, my friend is tried to push me towards Advance SL with dura-ace. I was tempted but decided that I am not competitive enough to enjoy the bike. Getting Giant TCR A1 gives me loose change to acquire several other upgrades.

I personally love the TCR A1 because is comfortable and stiff with power transfer at your disposal. At the end of the day, is those legs that gets you over the line.

That's why after getting a good sets of wheels, I will stop upgrading and enjoy the ride.

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 1 2011 - Wheels

Postby rustychisel » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Marpan wrote:

That's why after getting a good sets of wheels, I will stop upgrading and enjoy the ride.


chortle chortle. You say that now.

The upgrade bug has bitten, my friend, the venom has already worked it's magic... :wink:

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