Show us your Giant road bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby jarwil80 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:10 pm

Delivered by Santa yesterday, my first road bike, Giant Defy Advanced 3 2017.

The flat pedals look out of place on the bike, think road shoes and cleats won't be too far away.

Bike will have its first ride tomorrow. Fingers crossed all goes well.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:26 pm

jarwil80 wrote:Delivered by Santa yesterday, my first road bike, Giant Defy Advanced 3 2017.


Looks nice. Enjoy.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:55 pm

Can't show you my bike, because it's been at the LBS for a week waiting on a part from Giant :( So no commuting, group rides or training for an upcoming hills event for me.

FYI the mechanic found a small crack in the hydraulic converter unit on my first gen Giant Contend SL1 Disc. I had to provide proof of purchase for the warranty claim, and they're waiting on the part from Giant.

Still, this is why I booked it in for a checkup before the hills event. It wouldn't have been good to have a brake failure on a descent...
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby fergy1987 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:50 pm

Mububban wrote:FYI the mechanic found a small crack in the hydraulic converter unit on my first gen Giant Contend SL1 Disc. I had to provide proof of purchase for the warranty claim, and they're waiting on the part from Giant.

Uhhh that seems concerning! - Did the mechanic seem shocked by that discovery? - I want to buy a Contend but this converter puts me off a little bit.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:33 pm

fergy1987 wrote:Uhhh that seems concerning! - Did the mechanic seem shocked by that discovery? - I want to buy a Contend but this converter puts me off a little bit.


They're still waiting on the part from Giant so I haven't been back in person to get all the details. Should be by the end of the week, hopefully before the weekend!
He mentioned something about a crack where a grub screw goes in? I hadn't noticed any problems with braking in any way. Once I get details I'll let you know what he says.

No idea if it's a one-off as the Contend is such a new model.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:26 pm

The mechanic had to replace the whole Conduct hydraulic converter unit. He said the hairline crack was inside it, where the grub screw inserts and helps adjust the physical brake cable into the plunger (?) thingy that then pumps the hydraulic fluid. So full marks to him to spot a hairline crack, inside an all black component.

Now for my first road ride in 3 weeks tomorrow. The brake throw seems significantly shorter after the service than when I dropped it in so here's hoping I don't lock anything up.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:29 pm

Keen eyed mechanic, may have just saved you from injury. Buy that guy/gal a coffee next time you're nearby.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:54 pm

My 2017 Contend SL1 Disc with new Prime RP-38 carbon clinchers, upgraded Ultegra rotors, and GP4000sII Reflex tyres:

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These are the tyres with the camera flash on, should come in handy for early morning riding:

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It's my commuting and group ride bike, plus I ride around on this with the kids sometimes, so the pedals are clipless one side and flat on the other. Plus the saddle bag, tool bottle, and Fly6 and Fly12...she ain't no lightweight :)
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby CaffeineAU » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:41 pm

Looks good! How do you find the wheels?

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Arbuckle23 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:16 pm

The camera flash lights up those wheels :)
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:48 pm

CaffeineAU wrote:Looks good! How do you find the wheels?


It hasn't been an "oh my god amazing" life changing experience, but they definitely made the commute easier. In places where I typically gear down or get out of the saddle, I found myself maintaining momentum and not needing to do either of those things.
My average speed was up about 1.5kmh according to Strava. They're only 6mm deeper than the alloy rims so no problems with wind buffeting yet.

So far so good. Saturday morning it'll be the group ride and maybe a hills ride if I get time.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby CaffeineAU » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:53 pm

Nice work! Thanks for the feedback :)

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Drizt » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:03 pm

JohnAng wrote:The only thing i would like to do with the propel is to get a second set of wheels for it, as i do find the deep dish ones play havoc with crosswinds.


I even feel cross winds with Zipp 303 discs. :/


JohnAng wrote:here she is, a quick snap in the garage
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Lovely bike, and sensational car mate.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby JohnAng » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:02 am

Drizt wrote:
JohnAng wrote:The only thing i would like to do with the propel is to get a second set of wheels for it, as i do find the deep dish ones play havoc with crosswinds.


I even feel cross winds with Zipp 303 discs. :/


JohnAng wrote:here she is, a quick snap in the garage
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Lovely bike, and sensational car mate.


Thanks mate, and bugger regarding the 303's, i did think about them also, but decided on some 202's and now i either throw just the front 202 on for windy days and it works a treat and for lots of hills i put both 202's on

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:47 pm

CaffeineAU wrote:Looks good! How do you find the wheels?


Now that I've done some climbing, I take it back - the new wheels are amazing!!! They're a total game changer for climbing.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby CaffeineAU » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 pm

Oh nice

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