Show us your Giant road bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby chriso_29er » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:00 pm

Picked up my first road bike this week.
This morning was its first real ride.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby doggatas » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:13 pm

^^^Great looking bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rheicel » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:16 pm

doggatas wrote:^^^Great looking bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:37 am

chriso_29er wrote:Picked up my first road bike this week.
This morning was its first real ride.

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That looks great - nice colours too. Giant sometimes makes some curious colour choices. This one they got right. :) By the way, I'd recommend against those tyres, in my experience they won't last long. Use them for a track bike instead.

I put some Xentis 2.5 SL wheels on my TCR SL3. :) I won't say what it weighs now, only that it is adequately light. :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

The weight saving was even greater than I was expecting. Quite shocked! I haven't ridden it yet so I don't know what it'll feel like. It was already light...

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rheicel » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:04 am

Sub 5 kg now boaf?
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:02 am

With lights and Garmin, I weighed it at 6.7kg. I could get it below 6.5kg with a different stem and chain (and a few other things) but it's good as it is (and no weight weenie components).

From the Giant wheels that were on it to these ones, it lost a lot of weight.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby chriso_29er » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:40 pm

Thanks all.

Did another 120km ride on it this morning. Lovin it so far.
Does seem very brightly coloured compared to most of the road bikes out there but seems to get people talking to me lol. Gets a lot of interest, which I find great as a beginner roadie as it gets conversation started with some much more experienced riders.

Massive difference coming off a 13kg mountain bike. ha ha
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby bane » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:18 am

This is my Giant. I've had it about four months. Ride mostly in country NSW, but occasionally make it back to the city for some group rides.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:41 pm

Nice ride through Akuna Bay today

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby HenryCharlie » Thu May 05, 2016 11:29 am

My Defy 1 I've had since June 2015

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Modified with Fulcrum Racing 3's, 105 front and rear brakes and 105 pedals.
I overtook some people going uphill once.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Duck! » Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 pm

Reposting 'cos the pic link in the original is broken. :?
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'05 TCR Composite 2 (essentially the equivalent of the current Advanced 1) - First year of 6600 10-sp. Ultegra. Only changes from stock are the addition of aerobars, the "long-range" rear bottle rack (I'm not a triathlete, I used to do a lot of solo long-distance stuff), and the 38mm Gravity-Zero carbon clinchers. Doesn't get out as much as it used to, but it's still a bloody nice ride.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Grgic » Thu May 05, 2016 11:47 pm

I like the colour scheme on your frame Duck!.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Duck! » Fri May 06, 2016 1:15 am

Thanks, so do I. 12 years on I still reckon that year is one of Giant's best for paint jobs. :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:32 pm

New tri whip...

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:30 pm

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby chriso_29er » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:34 pm

Early morning run along the beach.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:33 pm

Put a set of 25c GP 4000 II's on the Propel. Very, very happy with the difference they've made.

Here's a shot from today's ride.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rheicel » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:42 pm

Its windy!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:06 pm

I'm guessing cross winds don't go exactly un-noticed!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rheicel » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:18 pm

Bourney wrote:I'm guessing cross winds don't go exactly un-noticed!

Yeah mate, a little more noticeable than what you get from your wheels. Nice rig there btw :D
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:12 pm

Considering mine keep me well and truly on my toes in a cross wind, I can only imagine what it's like for you then!!

Cheers mate, I'm pretty fond of it :)

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby jack11 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:43 pm

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Brand new TCR Advanced SL 1 at the Mount Cootha lookout this morning. Absolutely love it so far!
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:09 pm

Beautiful pic!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:56 pm

Love the Propel above, and the new TCR. :)

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That's the green one I have. That's just off the top of Old Razorback Road hill near the tower. I think I picked one of the most windy days to go down there. :)

Lovely riding down that way, so peaceful.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby chriso_29er » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:34 pm

jack11 wrote:Image

Brand new TCR Advanced SL 1 at the Mount Cootha lookout this morning. Absolutely love it so far!


Love the pic and the bike.
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