Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:30 pm

Hi, Does anyone out there have a 2012 Giant TCR Advanced 3 (105 G/set) in Red and white? I'm trying to decide between 2 bikes (2012 Adv.3 & Comp 1 (Ultegra)) and all I can separate them with now is the colour - I can buy either for witin £10 of each other. The Adv. 3 is usually seen in White & black here in the UK but I can only get it in red/white via mail order. As yet I've only seen a side view and really could do with more photos to make a choice. My research suggests that Red/White appears to the be the 'standard' colour for this bike in Australia (?) Can anyone help with photos - does anyone have this bike? Any leads and help very gratefully received.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:09 pm

I suggest jumping onto google and doing an image search.. or checking outthe Giant website and having a look. Sorry, can"t help you specifically.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks, have done that but found little. That said, someone on bikeradar.com found an example in Oz for sale 2nd hand which has helped a bit. Bizarrely even Giant can't help!
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby ririz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:04 pm

I believe this is what you are looking for
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/bik ... 671/50837/
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:45 pm

Yes, that is the bike but what I'm really looking for is more angles of it other than a standard side-view. Thanks for your help...
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Sydguy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:17 pm

The red bike looks a whole lot better in the flesh - I see one all the time raced at Waratah Vets races on Sunday mornings.

Was not a fan in the shops but out on the road looks a treat. Unique and really stands out in this black on black era!

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:21 pm

Interesting to hear that as I'm not too keen but can get one new over here in the UK at a very good price. Its a toss up between that and a Giant Comp 1 (full Ultegra) at the same price. The Comp has a nice Black/red/white finish and better groupset but the Adv 3 has a better frame abd rave reviews (105 G/set).....#
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:25 pm

i have a red and white one, you may have seen me at the vets races ive been out there a few times on it, mines equipped with Ultegra DI2

they are a great looking bike i reckon!!

here are a few pics for you

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Hi Dale,

That is the bike! do you have any other pics you can post please?
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:37 pm

yep ill go take some now for you
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:47 pm

You are a star! All I've been able to find in the last month is one side view in an online Giant catalogue and its hard to tell what the bike really looks like.....
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:56 pm

they are the best looking bikes i reckon, i love this one, i had 2 of these frames, this one with Di2 and the other had 6700 on it, but i needed some cash so sold the other red one.. i dont think ill ever sell this one, i took my first 2 wins on this bike so it will stay for a while lol

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:05 pm

This is exactly what I was after. It is a good looking bike. The sideview alone doesn't do it justice. I reckon it could be the one for me. Sadly I can only afford the Adv.3 (105) - and only that one heavily discounted being a 2012 model. Would like it with Ultegra but I think its a better overall package than the Comp1 with Ultegtra....

Thanks again for your time and help with this. Very much appreciated.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm

my training bike is a 2012 TCR advanced in the silver and blue colour (used to be sold as a TCR 0) it has 5700 105 on it and i cannot tell the difference between the 5700 and the other bike that had 6700 on it..
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:11 pm

PS all these frames are DI2 ready so just ride it with the 5700 on it and when its time to upgade throw some DI2 on it :)
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:30 pm

That is very interesting. I think the main difference between 105 & Ultegtra is a little weight more than anything. I'm sure 105 is prefectly adequate for me and it makes more sense to have the better carbon and frameset of the Adv. over the Composite 1. As I said before, the Adv. has had some excellent reviews and was top3 in bike of the year in 2012 on bikeradar.com in the UK....
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:04 am

Yep weight isn't a huge problem anyway on these bikes the frame a d wheels are pretty light
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:40 am

Hi Dale,
Just taken the plunge and ordered a Red/white TCR Advanced on the strength of your pics! My only concern is how I'll get on with the standard chainset - I'll try it for a while & if necessary change to a compact.... Thanks for your help with the photos, much appreciated.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:44 pm

nice work! you will love it,

you will be fine with the full size cranks, just put a 28 rear casette on it if you need some more!

put some pics up!
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks for your advice. I'll take some pics when it arrives which will probably be late next week. This will be quite a rarity on the roads here in the UK. Not sure why this particular shop ended up with Aussie colour bikes. Normal UK colour for this model is white/black....
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:52 pm

you got it yet mate??

i now have 2 of the things..

one 6700 ultegra and one 6750 DI2..

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi,
Yes! I have had it since early March but the weather over here was abysmal with snow and ice that I've only been riding it for a few weeks - brilliant bike but boy is it stiff! Harder than a corpse on vitamin a, b, c, d and e! Still getting used to it/getting braver with downhills and cornering but very pleased. I need to sort out a basic computer for it as my other bike has a non Ant+ compatible Cateye. I have been meaning to take some photos - will so soon and post up. How come you have another? Wet rides and dry rides??!

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby Davie F » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:05 pm

Can't actually see how to add pics? Tried clicking on img but no joy.... Just noticed my post was 'amended' as I referred to the bike being stiffer than a corpse on the little blue erectile disfuction pill. This has been altered to reference to vitamins instead!
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby dale79 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:13 pm

yeh ill use the DI2 for racing and the other for training which has 6700 ultegra on it.. Saves changing brake pads and wheels all the time..

to upload pics i usually put them on facebook then right click on the pic and it will give you the link for it then add it into the img tags..

i would look at geting a garmin 510 or something like that for the computer
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced 3 Help Needed...

Postby moomoonel » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi I have the same frame (same color ;) ) and also looking at upgrade to UDi2.
Which cable/battery kit should I order? Internal or external?
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