Giant Propel

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby slian » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:11 pm

What is the current status quo regarding Garmin mount for the Giant Contact SLR Aero bar?

Are the options still the Fetha and the RaceWare mounts?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:22 pm

Ask for a 3t bar and giant alu stem imho.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby sdnelson19 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:01 pm

any of these bad boys suit? I've got one on my 3T stem/bar combo and they're awesome.
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Cmm » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:30 pm

No internal guide for the brake cable through the tt so run some sort of chaser as you pull the cable through

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:33 pm

Cmm wrote:No internal guide for the brake cable through the tt so run some sort of chaser as you pull the cable through


Thank you for the reply.

Adds to the challenge! :roll:
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby th8410 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi,
I just purchased the Fouriers (forged model br-s005) to replace a set of the 2015 brakes due to the 25c clearance issue. $258.00 delivered from their website.
To be honest, I didnt have too many issues with the stopping power of the Giant brakes. That is until I fit the Fouriers. They have a much better initial bite and feel, particularly the rear where I noticed a huge difference in stopping power without it feeling grabby. It really is night and day.
I haven't had the chance to test them out on a decent ride, or on a climb (which is the only place I noticed any minor rubbing on the giant brakes) but initial impressions are very positive.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:32 am

Thanks for the info.

Where did you buy from? And how long did it take for the parts to arrive?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:32 am

Anyone know why the forged version is so much cheaper?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby th8410 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

Im guessing it would be a lot cheaper to mass produce the forged version as opposed to CNC.


I purchased from the Fouriers website through their cycling-e space or something like that. The link is on the contacts page. It took about 10 days to receive the parts.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:07 am

Thanks.

If the forged is cheaper to make and better, why do they bother with the cnc'd version?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:14 am

I just received some from:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171666962494?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


Ordered them on the 7th April. Received them on the 13th April.
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby th8410 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:07 am

Drizt wrote:Thanks.

If the forged is cheaper to make and better, why do they bother with the cnc'd version?



I wouldn't necessarily say that the forged is "better", the forged would be stronger due to the denser material and Fouriers assured me that in their testing performed exactly the same as the more expensive CNC'd version. However they also stated some riders preferred the feel of the CNC'd version, albeit just and there wasn't anything to support this from a testing standpoint.
I'm no racer so the forged sounded fine for almost half the price and after receiving them I'm more than happy.

I honestly think they persist with the CNC version because the Giant Alpicin team use them. I got the impression they are very proud of this, he would have repeated it 3 or 4 times in as many emails :D . He also said the CNC looked better but hey, you don't wear a suit to a BBQ.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:10 am

Thanks for the reply

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby shutuplegs » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:39 pm

~$216 AUD
http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/pro.php ... UBDViGqpBc

~$365 AUD
http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/pro.php ... UBDViGqpBc

Seems like the Forged (cheaper) version is the way to go then? Just picked up a 2015 Propel last week and I'm missing the stopping power of DA9000.
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:57 pm

I contacted them directly and it seems that Forged is the way to go.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby yehuda » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:12 pm

After purchasing a set of Fouriers a while back, I finally had them installed. And the difference from the stock (2014) brakes is huge.
I fell out of love with my propel for a bit, but now it's back on!

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:16 pm

Hmmmmm I still haven't received my 2015 propel. Should I just bite the bullet and buy the fouriers straight away?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby yehuda » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:33 pm

Drizt wrote:Hmmmmm I still haven't received my 2015 propel. Should I just bite the bullet and buy the fouriers straight away?

I'd wait and see how the 2015 stock brakes work.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:35 pm

At the Anzac 25 crit meeting I was surprised at just how many propels had the Fouriers brakes on them.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby shutuplegs » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:07 pm

shutuplegs wrote:~$216 AUD
http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/pro.php ... UBDViGqpBc

~$365 AUD
http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/pro.php ... UBDViGqpBc

Seems like the Forged (cheaper) version is the way to go then? Just picked up a 2015 Propel last week and I'm missing the stopping power of DA9000.


Sweet, just got approved for the 'Rider' membership, discounting 25% of the total cost.

So it's now $161AUD for the forged and $303AUD for the CNC'd, excluding delivery!

Sounds like a pretty good upgrade now, I've got the 2015 Propel brakes and I'm still wishing for a bit more stopping power!
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Carrots » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:04 pm

What's this riders membership?!

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby shutuplegs » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:15 pm

http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/mb.php?m=login

http://shop.cycling-e-space.com/ab.php?id=8

SPECIAL: If you are an enthusiastic/professional rider, you are welcome to join us as a premium member for free. Please fill out the form and provide all required information (including race experience, rewards and pictures) to us. After our approval, an invitation for premium member will be sent to your registered email address.


I just uploaded some photos of myself racing and at a tri and they approved the membership. It offers up to 25% off all items!
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Re: Giant Propel

Postby TcrNick » Mon May 04, 2015 8:52 pm

After having a mishap with my 2015 propel, I've been riding a 2014 propel, and i now see why everyone complains about the brakes.
The 2015 brakes are a massive improvement. In saying that I'm yet to try out the fouriers.

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Mon May 18, 2015 2:28 pm

So, I received the forged fouriers...

Did you guys use the pads that came with them? I have a set of swisstop green aluminium pads I could throw on..

?

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Re: Giant Propel

Postby Carrots » Mon May 18, 2015 3:55 pm

Are they still coming with Swisstop blue pads?

Either or are going to work well. I think from memory the blue sits above the green pads, but it'd be like splitting hairs!

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