Show us your Giant road bike

Bourney
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:39 am

Mucking around with a bike light and an empty garage

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby VinceGU05 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:30 pm

new to road biking. still love my MTBing, but couldnt walk away from this bike.

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i nicked named it the Lamborghini as its loud and fast :P :D

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:13 pm

Not to mention gorgeous! Nice mate.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby VinceGU05 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:54 pm

Bourney wrote:Not to mention gorgeous! Nice mate.


thanks!! i love yr garage shot. artistic and clever. a bit of dry ice smoke would finish it off real cool. :D

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:47 pm

VinceGU05 wrote:new to road biking. still love my MTBing, but couldnt walk away from this bike.

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i nicked named it the Lamborghini as its loud and fast :P :D


That is nice - good colour combination. :)

Out of curiosity, what stem is that? What length and angle?

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:26 pm

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Took a pic after the new saddle (Specialized Romin Pro) and giving the bike a good clean up and service (drive train was a bit noisy).

The saddle looks pretty unforgiving at first glance, but it's amazing how comfortable it is. Absolutely brilliant.

I wouldn't mind finding a different stem to get the bars a little bit lower - otherwise this bike goes very well, fun to ride.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby VinceGU05 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:55 pm

g-boaf wrote:
VinceGU05 wrote:new to road biking. still love my MTBing, but couldnt walk away from this bike.

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i nicked named it the Lamborghini as its loud and fast :P :D


That is nice - good colour combination. :)

Out of curiosity, what stem is that? What length and angle?


thanks :D its the SL Contact 8* x 110

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:54 pm

Thanks for that - so not much different to what I have already. Hmm.

As for the Lamborghini reference, I think the Huracan is available in something very close to that scorching colour of your bike. Pretty eye catching.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:58 pm

Couldn't wait and collected my Contend SL1 Disc today. Took it for a quick spin around the block and after years riding the MTB and knowing what that bike and my legs feel like as the local roads rise and fall, this was a totally different experience. I'm in love already.

9.905kg including a bottle cage and 415g worth of my old Shimano MTB pedals. The Fly6 and Fly12 went on after I weighed it:

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rodneycc » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:03 am

Paint job on that looks awesome mate. If I knew the paint job looked that good you may have got me to change my mind the other day about the high end alloy vs carbon debate. So good choice!
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby chriso_29er » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:53 pm

Love the look of your new contend. Great colour and decals and I like the look of the more conventional frame/rear triangle.
Great pickup.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:53 am

Mububban wrote:Couldn't wait and collected my Contend SL1 Disc today. Took it for a quick spin around the block and after years riding the MTB and knowing what that bike and my legs feel like as the local roads rise and fall, this was a totally different experience. I'm in love already.

9.905kg including a bottle cage and 415g worth of my old Shimano MTB pedals. The Fly6 and Fly12 went on after I weighed it:


That's a very different, and very nice colour scheme from Giant! 8)

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:16 am

g-boaf wrote:That's a very different, and very nice colour scheme from Giant! 8)


Needs more orange :D I was eyeing off some orange bar tape even before I'd wheeled it out of the shop. It might have been a bit much though....but one day.... :)
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:32 am

Mububban wrote:
g-boaf wrote:That's a very different, and very nice colour scheme from Giant! 8)


Needs more orange :D I was eyeing off some orange bar tape even before I'd wheeled it out of the shop. It might have been a bit much though....but one day.... :)


Lizardskins bar tape should be available in orange. I've got some green bar tape for mine, but I'm not changing it until the current black tape wears out,and at my rate, that's not going to be soon. I used to be clocking 350-400km/week consistent. Not now. :oops:

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby ADF_Sutto » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:48 pm

g-boaf wrote:
Mububban wrote:
g-boaf wrote:That's a very different, and very nice colour scheme from Giant! 8)


Needs more orange :D I was eyeing off some orange bar tape even before I'd wheeled it out of the shop. It might have been a bit much though....but one day.... :)


Lizardskins bar tape should be available in orange. I've got some green bar tape for mine, but I'm not changing it until the current black tape wears out,and at my rate, that's not going to be soon. I used to be clocking 350-400km/week consistent. Not now. :oops:


Supacaz has a neon orange which goes pretty well with the orange used on the Giants. Here's my Propel Adv Pro 1 with the Supacaz bar tape.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Bourney » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:33 pm

^ that's mad!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Mububban » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:50 pm

Yeah, it's gonna happen whenever the current tape needs replacing :)
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:43 am

ADF_Sutto wrote:....


That Propel looks great with the bright orange. 8)

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby li2099 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:31 pm

My new road bike/ commuter.
First day out and it felt faster than my TCR.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby rodneycc » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:48 pm

^^New bikes do that! :-) (i.e feels faster)
Nice bike btw...
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby piledhigher » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:37 pm

Mububban wrote:Yeah, it's gonna happen whenever the current tape needs replacing :)


Should always happen for the first set of tape, by the second tape on a bike you are over the new bike feels and just want black. My green, blue, pink, red and purple tapes were all part of me confirming this rule...

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby li2099 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:28 pm

rodneycc wrote:^^New bikes do that! :-) (i.e feels faster)
Nice bike btw...

Thanks. Must be the new bike feeling. 2 PRs in Strava on a daily commute path.
Next just need to adjust those shifter angle as it's very upright.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Death_defying » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:13 pm

My whip. TCR Advanced pro 2

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby andrich » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:32 am

My Advanced SL

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby samuel86 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:28 am

This is my 2016 TCR Pro 0

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