Show us your Giant road bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby WackRider » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 pm

Dirty32 wrote:Agreed... Top looking bike!

Bars I get, but what made you go with the 3T stem?
I had read that the 3T stem might not fit the Giant because of the OD2 overdrive system?


Ah. I hadn't read that. I guess I will answer that question in a couple of days... stand by for my success or failure with the new stem!

I'm a fan of 3T gear and I really wanted to replace the Contact SLR stem. I know it's strong and a good stem, but I've just had a bit of an issue with it ever since I rode this bike for the first time. I just don't like it. Not a great reason I know, but it has always seemed a little out of place to me.

Thanks for the comments on the bike. I'm really happy with it. And it makes me seem like a much better rider than I actually am... :wink:

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:04 pm

3T stem will be 1 1/8" so won't fit as the OD2 is 1 1/4".

Ritchey make a stem which fits. Just put one on my propel with new bars.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby WackRider » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Carrots wrote:3T stem will be 1 1/8" so won't fit as the OD2 is 1 1/4".

Ritchey make a stem which fits. Just put one on my propel with new bars.


Looks like the Giant stem will stay a bit longer then. I can find a nice home for the 3T stem on my other ride fortunately. Just didn't even consider the 'oversized' steerer tube, oh well, not to worry...

EDIT - looks like FSA make a K-Force stem in 1 1/4" also. Might go that route instead.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Duck! » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:40 pm

Carrots wrote:3T stem will be 1 1/8" so won't fit as the OD2 is 1 1/4".

Ritchey make a stem which fits. Just put one on my propel with new bars.

FSA also make some stems compatible with the 1 1/4" steerer tube. :-)
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 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:47 pm

Duck! wrote:
Carrots wrote:3T stem will be 1 1/8" so won't fit as the OD2 is 1 1/4".

Ritchey make a stem which fits. Just put one on my propel with new bars.

FSA also make some stems compatible with the 1 1/4" steerer tube. :-)


True true. Hard to find mind you.

The stem Canyon use is 1.25 too from memory.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby WackRider » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks all, issue sorted, will post more pics when complete.

Now, back to cool pics of people's rides!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Dirty32 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:23 am

Carrots wrote:3T stem will be 1 1/8" so won't fit as the OD2 is 1 1/4".

Ritchey make a stem which fits. Just put one on my propel with new bars.


Yeah, I thought so... Was keen on a 3T stem and some Ergonova bars myself, but didnt think the Stem would work.

Any pics of your new stem / bars?
How come you swapped out? Dont the propel come with an Aero bar / integrated stem?

And, my question on the C50's on the previous page. I think you might have missed it...
Thanks!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:48 pm

Dirty32 wrote:Yeah, I thought so... Was keen on a 3T stem and some Ergonova bars myself, but didnt think the Stem would work.

Any pics of your new stem / bars?
How come you swapped out? Dont the propel come with an Aero bar / integrated stem?

And, my question on the C50's on the previous page. I think you might have missed it...
Thanks!



Sorry thought I'd replied. Oops!

Wanted to change stem length for starters, and liked the Zipp bars. Although now Enve have finally released their aero bar. Doh!

C50s are great. Quality wheelset with pretty decent weight for an alloy braking surface and non tubs. Value for money you can't go wrong, plus they're pretty much bombproof for my fat ass!

I picked them up at my local for about $1700 ish from memory.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Dirty32 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:49 pm

Ta!

Yep, ill be on the lookout for some shortly I think.
Just gotta see whether any of the LBS' can get close to the pricing available on the net.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:11 pm

Hey carrots you know where to send those integrated bars if you decide to get rid of them!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:32 pm

Tempt me... Send me a PM.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:13 pm

See if this dodgy screen grab from insta-stalk works.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby WackRider » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:32 pm

Looks awesome Carrots, great shot. Those wheels are great.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby doggatas » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:52 am

Rebuilt with 6800
Ultegra 6800 is a fantastic group. Bit much for a rain bike, but oh well.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:45 am

Schmicko rain bike indeed! Noice.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby WackRider » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Awesome doggatas. That's an aggressive fit, I like it. The newer ultegra crank is sooooo much nicer than the old one. It was such an awful hunk of grey blandness.

Great looking bike. Love it.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Benny_SL » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:29 pm

My name is Benny. I'm from Sydney Australia. I currently ride a Giante (joking) Propel SL1. Specs are:

- Dura Ace 9000 (53/39 & 11-12)
- Giant stem (not a whole heap of choice here aside from FSA and the yet to be released PRO stem)
- Prologo scratch nack carbon saddle (inc carbon rails)
- DA9000 pedals
- Stages DA9000 power meter
- Garmin Edge 510 on garmin rubber band mount
- Dura Ace 9000 C35 w/ Conti GP4000S
- Giant carbon bottle cages

In the next few weeks there will be a few changes:
- Fouriers pro team brakes front and rear
- 52/38 & 11-28 drive train
- DI2 DA9070 upgrade w/ internal battery

At the moment without pedals and the Garmin mount etc it weighs about 7.15kgs. That was with the Giant PSLR1 wheels. I'll get a proper weight this week with everything on it race ready.

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Any questions please shout.

Benny
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:29 pm

great looking bike! let me know how you go about the internal battery install i have just done one on a tcr sl but i am worried it is just going to work its way down to the bb and be stuck down there for ever!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby liont » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:05 pm

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum, will be residing in Australia for a few months, here's my new bike for 2014. Very nice climbing feel.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:29 am

Welcome! Nice TCR and by the looks it even has a Pro Vibe stem? Rare!


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:26 am

judging by the shimano sticker on the chain stay i am going to guess its a team bike of sorts.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby liont » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:30 am

Carrots wrote:Welcome! Nice TCR and by the looks it even has a Pro Vibe stem? Rare!


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Yes, rare 1 1/4 pro vibe stem

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:33 am

Cmm wrote:judging by the shimano sticker on the chain stay i am going to guess its a team bike of sorts.


Whoops. Call me blind freddy. Spose that's what you get for looking on your phone first thing!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby liont » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:34 am

Cmm wrote:judging by the shimano sticker on the chain stay i am going to guess its a team bike of sorts.


It's actually a Shimano sticker. Same as the Giant sticker on the fork

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Liont i just made the assumption that it was a team bike as its the same location the giant shimano have there stickers set up. my mistake! where did you get the stem if you dont mind me asking?

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