Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello dogma

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Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello dogma

Postby Giantrider1997 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:02 pm

I recently got a TCR and it feels really good and ive seen the stiffness/weight results and it seems that Giant tcr kicks the Pina's ass in stiffness and weight. Who's ridden both and can tell me their opinion haha?
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby MarkG » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:12 pm

I've never ridden a TCR but I've ridden my mates doggie and its a stiff as a honeymooner's ding dong!
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby 15wilsonwu » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:50 pm

MarkG wrote:I've never ridden a TCR but I've ridden my mates doggie and its a stiff as a honeymooner's ding dong!



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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:15 pm

I've ridden a prince not a dogma and chose the Giant hands down. Remember the tcr0 is their second tier frame not the sl.I'm am biased though I just update my 2011 tcr advanced 1 to a 2013 tcr 0.Not because I needed too but the deal was just to good to refuse :)

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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby sogood » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:17 pm

Top end frame mechanics are already way above what amateur legs can put down these days. It's getting meaningless apart for the mind. :wink: :P :P
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby optiumcarbon » Fri May 17, 2013 5:10 pm

ive riden both of these frames and the dogma felt much stiffer to me
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby xmpt » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:52 pm

I have not ridden a dogma but I compared the giant TCR 0 to a Cannondale and could not tell the difference. Maybe I am getting tight in my old age, but I think a lot of it is a name not necessarly quality. At the end of the day I got the Giant and I am very happy with it
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby le_quiet_uno » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:03 am

I have got both of them. I must say that the doggie feels a bit stiffer over the TCR and a lot more sturdy during descend.

The TCR feels muted over the bumps and slightly heavier on the climb. Not sure if it is due to the wheelset and tyre combo or not.
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby durianrider » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:21 pm

I test bikes on my youtube channel. I make sure to use the same wheelset so Im objective. I also use a power meter to be even more objective and compare against my times on local strava climbs.

I rode a doggie. Flexy. I prefer my Azzurri Forza and 2013 TCR Advanced SL isp.

Pinarello is cheap quality hence the poor warranty. Go with a Giant or Azzurri. Lifetime warranty on either.

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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:43 am

That explains a lot...
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby MarkG » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:05 am

Been riding a 2013 Giant TCR SL Advanced ISP for the past few days... Not as aero efficient as my S Works Venge, but a nice and stiff ride none the less...
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby winstonw » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:20 am

I find it difficult to swallow someone saying one bike is stiffer or looser than another.
How about qualifying your statement - where do you feel the stiffness? in the saddle, the bars, lateral flexion out of the saddle (and at the bb, wheels?)?
IME, variation in wheelsets varies ride comfort tremendously, so it's senseless to compare frames with different wheelsets.

If 'general' stiffness was the penultimate trait of a better bike, then why does Fabian Cancellara ride a Domane with a flexible seat post?
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Re: Stupid question, but Giant TCR Advanced 0 vs Pinarello d

Postby MarkG » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:40 am

[Moderator says - personal attack removed. Please debate the topic and not the person.]
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