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Hi All -
apart from the new livery - is there any difference that anyone knows about between the 2012 & 2013 TCR Advanced 0 ?
Personally, i like the 2013 scheme better than the silver and teal of 2012 ....but im wondering if that where the differences end ?
As stupid as it sounds, best to ask a giant dealer.
From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price
cheers guys -
Dont take what i said as gospel, as MichaelB said best confirm from Giant.
no worries - will do - thanks again fellas
I purchased a 2012 TCR0 2 weeks ago and I can confirm after speaking to the LBS that the only difference is the colour scheme! For me i couldn't justify $1,000 more for a paint job. Plus I actually prefer the silver over the black.
Hope that helps!
thanks mate -
i agree - id probably personally prefer the black one ....but the coin is WAY too much for colour .....
how much did u pay for yours ?? and more importantly, are you happy with her ?? How does she ride ? Hows the Di2 perform ?
Personal preference all good!
I paid $2999 and got a free Green Edge kit with it. I am from Brisbane and they were not willing to drop the price (I did ask!)
I actually purchased a Fuji SST2.0 about 3 months ago, it was a good bike very stiff and looked nice. I had a lot of problems with the mechanical ultega on it! After 5 or 6 visits back to the shop I bought if from I gave up and they offered me my money back.
So I decided that I wanted either di2 or SRAM red. I couldn't really go past for the price the Giant. It has ended up working out really well for me as the ride is a lot smoother it seems to absorb the bumps much better. Also the standard wheels are pretty light and noticeably better than what I had on the Fuji. After only a couple of rides I took it on the Brisbane to Gold Coast (100Km) ride and it was awesome! Very comfy and the gears are silky smooth!
To sum it up, I don't think they are the best looking bike but for the specs they are awesome bang for your buck. I am very sold on the Di2 and don't think I could go back to mechanical!
nice one - that pretty much sums up the verdicts i have heard from all the new-to-Di2 peeps throwing a leg over ....
think i might dig out the extra few bucks myself as I was eyeing off a TCR Advanced 2 2012 model ....which is mech Ultegra ....price difference is around an extra $500....
from your point of view ....the 500 clams is worth it for the Di2 upgrade ?
thanks again mate
Yeah 100% I would pay the extra $500! Take it for a test ride first and see what you think! You will struggle to find too many bad reviews on the di2.
Same with 2010 & 2011 models - same frameset but different colours.
Weekends: Giant TCR Advanced SL1 - Full carbon, Dura-ace, Custom 50mm tubulars
Commute: Giant TCR Alliance 1 - Carbon / Alloy Frame, full Ultegra G/set, Dura-ace 24mm CL rims, AYUP lights
The 2013 Giants have a slightly different construction method, its a "modified" monocoque construction instead of a "full" monocoque construction. Basically its a multiple piece frame (and as far as I'm aware), its similar construction method to the Colnago CLX-1 and FACT-IS construction. In terms of production its slightly easier to make, I've never ridden a 2013 frame so I can't comment about if it effects the ride
so far two bike shops I came across selling di2 for $2990. It look pretty cool in that colour but again it's very personal preference.
In 2010-2011 there wasn't trc advanced 0, pls correct me if wrong.
You referring to 2012 or 2013 model?
Yes, that's 2012 model. I seen it in two shops in Melbourne, I.e. one in Burke street CBD, and mega bike store in Ivanhoe. Both advertised for same price.
That would be because Giant make the CLX-1 I presume?
Giant make the Colnago CLX, CX1 and M10.
2013 Oppy SL
2013 Boardman CX Pro
2012 KHS Yuma 29er
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