Giant Propel

yehuda
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:06 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby yehuda » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Dirty32 wrote: Iv gone from hating having to use my brakes (I guess most riders generally do anyways) because i'd need to give them a push after to re-align them,

This is exactly what I'm going through now.
I don't even ride anything with hills as the brakes are always so off alignment it's constant rub. (thankgod I have another roadie)
CNY has halted any shipping for the last week, but hopefully I get my order through tomorrow.

Dirty32
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Dirty32 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:23 pm

Yeah... It's horrible.

Not so bad out on the open road, but commuting into the city with a few tight turns and pedestrians out and about, every single time I touched the front brake, i'd have to reach down and push the left arm in, so the right arm popped off the brake track and wasnt rubbing...

I was literally riding around (semi cautiously) hoping that I wouldnt have to use the front brake at all...

No such problems now... it wasnt really the bikes fault, but its much more enjoyable to ride now and not having to worry about it anymore.

yehuda
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:06 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby yehuda » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:29 pm

So after a few enquiries with Aus stores Re:Fouriers, without much luck, I ordered from an ebay store.
$264 AUD delivered. Pretty happy with the price, and will be even happier once I can start riding the bike without worrying about the brakes.

Dirty32
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Dirty32 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:03 pm

Wow... that is a good price! I thought I managed to get good pricing a couple weeks back, but your's blows mine out of the water.
Good going dude!

User avatar
singlespeedscott
Posts: 5126
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Giant Propel

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:13 am

So what has Giant done to rectify these deficient brakes on their latest propel? It's got me buggered why they don't use direct mounted Shimano calipers TBH.
Image

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:14 am

singlespeedscott wrote:So what has Giant done to rectify these deficient brakes on their latest propel? It's got me buggered why they don't use direct mounted Shimano calipers TBH.


Because aero

User avatar
Lukeyboy
Posts: 3387
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 2:38 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:09 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:So what has Giant done to rectify these deficient brakes on their latest propel? It's got me buggered why they don't use direct mounted Shimano calipers TBH.


Yep aero. :P They've released a new model brake which has fixed some of the problems but at the same time introduced a new set of problems especially in regards to tyre clearances on particular rims and tyre combos with the tyre physically rubbing against the brake cable. It's a catch 22. We've fixed some of the problems....buuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttt if you run this tyre on this rim you might have some problems.

User avatar
singlespeedscott
Posts: 5126
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Giant Propel

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:05 pm

Ah, mounted on the front of redesigned fork you will get all your supposed aero benefits with something that actually works
Image

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:06 pm

Everyone is an engineer

User avatar
singlespeedscott
Posts: 5126
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Giant Propel

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Just stating its a stupid design thst doesn't work. Admit defeat and start again. I'm sure Giant has a more then large enough engineering/design dept. to sort it.
Image

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:09 pm

It's fixed with the 2015 design...

User avatar
Duck!
Expert
Posts: 6204
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: On The Tools

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Duck! » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:25 pm

The new TRP brales are a lot less temperamental than the old ones. I haven't dissected a set of either model to see what's changed in there, but the pivots are a lot less sticky, making the springs much easier to balance. I think they've tweaked the floating nut in the brake shoes too, they're a lot easier to get toed properly than the old ones, which really had a mind of their own.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

R12RT
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:47 am
Location: Ballajura, Western Australia

Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:31 pm

Is anyone selling their old 2015 model TRP brakes?
John Beaven
2010 Malvern Star Oppy C6
2014 Giant Propel Advanced 1

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:32 pm

R12RT wrote:Is anyone selling their old 2015 model TRP brakes?


I didn't think people with the 2015 models bothered upgrading to the fouriers ?

R12RT
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:47 am
Location: Ballajura, Western Australia

Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:34 pm

Drizt wrote:
R12RT wrote:Is anyone selling their old 2015 model TRP brakes?


I didn't think people with the 2015 models bothered upgrading to the fouriers ?


It looks as though a couple have...
John Beaven
2010 Malvern Star Oppy C6
2014 Giant Propel Advanced 1

Dirty32
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Dirty32 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:25 pm

Not I... Only had 2014 spec brakes, now upgraded to Fouriers. Sorry!

yehuda
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:06 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby yehuda » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:01 pm

My Fouriers arrived today.
Pretty excited to install them.

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:02 pm

Dirty32 wrote:Not so bad out on the open road, but commuting into the city with a few tight turns and pedestrians out and about.


Hang on ... you commute on a Propel ???

Dirty32
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:14 pm

hahaha... I guess you could say I do. Iv got a TCR advanced 0 that i'll be using when it starts to get wet and for most of the commuting duties, but i'll try and use the Propel when its good weather and dry days. Why not? Iv paid for it, may aswell use it...

But the Propel is still for club rides and longer weekend rides... It isn't solely a commuter. I just try and use it as much as I can, I guess.
Doesnt have mudguards or a rack or anything...!

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:15 pm

Nothing wrong with it ... just a pretty aggressive bike for such duties.

Dirty32
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:27 pm

Yeah, I guess it could be... My most direct commute is only 8.5km each way, though. Even if I take a longer and more scenic route, its still only 20km each way, so its not like im long and low, for hour upon hour and causing any problem or issue with fit / pain.

As I say, id rather ride it than not, when I can.
I'd hate to have bought it to never use it...!

User avatar
Drizt
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 9:51 am

Re: Giant Propel

Postby Drizt » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:29 pm

I'm with you on getting the most out of your expensive bike. My commuter is worth more than my propel

R12RT
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:47 am
Location: Ballajura, Western Australia

Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:01 am

yehuda wrote:So after a few enquiries with Aus stores Re:Fouriers, without much luck, I ordered from an ebay store.
$264 AUD delivered. Pretty happy with the price, and will be even happier once I can start riding the bike without worrying about the brakes.


The Fourier's website listed two versions of these brakes:

BR-DX005 are CNC machined for $425.

BR-S005 are forged for $225.
John Beaven
2010 Malvern Star Oppy C6
2014 Giant Propel Advanced 1

User avatar
singlespeedscott
Posts: 5126
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Giant Propel

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:29 pm

I'd go forged over cnc every time. A much stronger process of manufacture.
Image

R12RT
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:47 am
Location: Ballajura, Western Australia

Re: Giant Propel

Postby R12RT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:49 pm

I'm about to replaced the brake cables on my Propel.

Can anyone tell me if where the cable disappears into the top tube has an internal guide?

Cheers.
John Beaven
2010 Malvern Star Oppy C6
2014 Giant Propel Advanced 1

Return to “Giant”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users