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Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:37 am
by PaulMoran
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 ?

cheers

Paul

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:20 pm
by MichaelB
As stupid as it sounds, best to ask a giant dealer.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:27 pm
by Alien27
From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:32 pm
by PaulMoran
cheers guys -

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:12 pm
by Alien27
Dont take what i said as gospel, as MichaelB said best confirm from Giant.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:22 pm
by PaulMoran
no worries - will do - thanks again fellas

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:48 am
by Hammo
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!

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:55 am
by PaulMoran
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 ?

Cheers
Paul

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:22 pm
by Hammo
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!

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:29 pm
by PaulMoran
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

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:31 pm
by Hammo
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.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:35 pm
by grnis200
Alien27 wrote:From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)


Same with 2010 & 2011 models - same frameset but different colours.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:45 pm
by usernameforme
grnis200 wrote:
Alien27 wrote:From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)


Same with 2010 & 2011 models - same frameset but different colours.


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

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:25 am
by mirz
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.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:09 am
by frb_bike
mirz wrote: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.


You referring to 2012 or 2013 model?

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:12 am
by mirz
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.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:31 pm
by __PG__
usernameforme wrote: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.

That would be because Giant make the CLX-1 I presume?

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:57 pm
by usernameforme
Don't know...

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:18 pm
by biker jk
__PG__ wrote:
usernameforme wrote: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.

That would be because Giant make the CLX-1 I presume?


Giant make the Colnago CLX, CX1 and M10.

Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:35 pm
by antipodean
usernameforme wrote:Don't know...


Serious?