Show us your Giant road bike

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby diventare » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:01 am

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Sorry giant people :lol: but it was bound to happen!
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby andrich » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:46 am

My Giant TCR Advanced SL

When i first got it
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On a recent ride to Watsons Bay
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On a recent ride to Bondi
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I love it

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:01 pm

That's one funky saddle angle. Are you constantly pushing yourself back under hard efforts because you creep forward? Do you get sore arms or hands on long rides?
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby andrich » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:19 pm

Yeh it's a strange angle. But after playing around with a lot of different angles I have found this works for me. Don't find myself pushing backwards or falling forward and don't get any aches or pains anywhere.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:28 pm

Not quite a road bike but close enough

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and the new roadie

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:01 pm

You guys are all SOFT!
here's my Giant :)
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby biker jk » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:43 pm

Derny Driver wrote:You guys are all SOFT!
here's my Giant :)
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Ha. That's a dinner plate rear cog. :lol:

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby mitchy_ » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:44 am

Cmm wrote:Not quite a road bike but close enough

Imageimage by d2dfitness23, on Flickr

and the new roadie

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i have bike envy of both of them... :cry: more so the TCX though, absolutely love the colour!
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:11 am

To stay, or not to stay... Gum walls. Hmmmm.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby mitchy_ » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:13 pm

noooooope!
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Carrots » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:17 pm

Strangely enough - I agree! They were the singles already on the 8.9s so they'll stay until they're stuffed before back to black.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby corey90 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:34 pm

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Nothin to spesh but my first roadie and I love it!!! :)


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:09 pm

Carrots wrote:To stay, or not to stay... Gum walls. Hmmmm.

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Stick with the skinwalls. Black tyres are meh and just blend into the background. Everyone else has a black bike. Be a little different.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Cmm » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:17 am

Carrots wrote:To stay, or not to stay... Gum walls. Hmmmm.

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Wow wee carrots!!!!!

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:46 pm

Derny Driver wrote:You guys are all SOFT!
here's my Giant :)
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What the heck? :shock: I bet that must get some interest! :D

This is mine after some quite radical fit changes, and some other little tweaks:

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Saddle went up 30mm, cleats went back a bit, bars were rotated down, hoods moved somewhat inwards, brake levers adjusted a bit. The next step is to change the bars to 40cm ones from the 42 that are on it. The changes have made a huge improvement to riding it over long distances and stopped the fatigue feeling in the upper part of my legs. It feels effortless now. A shame however that it has a small battle scar on the front fork, someone else riding along with me kicked up a small stone and it fired off sideways right onto the fork - chipped the paint. :( Otherwise - going strong, approaching 7000km.

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Show us your Giant road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:04 pm

30mm is a huge increase in saddle height. You must of been riding bow legged before the adjustment.

Lucky you had 30mm of adjustment in that ISP.
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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby g-boaf » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:39 pm

Not that I noticed - but I did note that my quads were getting fatigued and ending up quite sore after a long ride. I was using them mostly and not other muscle groups. Now that has changed.

The guy who did the changes mentioned that was probably happening before I said anything. I just thought I'd lost some strength and just had to tough it out and it'd get better. The changes solved a couple of other niggling complaints, and identified a couple of things I have to do a little bit differently.

I couldn't believe how much difference the changes made. :) Indeed very lucky that there was enough adjustment with spacers in there.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby cyclotaur » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:06 am

singlespeedscott wrote:30mm is a huge increase in saddle height......

Exactly what I thought.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby cyclotaur » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:06 am

singlespeedscott wrote:30mm is a huge increase in saddle height......

Exactly what I thought.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby armara » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:16 pm

nice looking bikes.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby lunar_c » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:53 am

My new 2014 Defy 1, no mods or upgrades as yet, need a proper bike fit first.

This is my first modern road bike (I've never had one without a quill stem!) and it's pretty different. So far it feels pretty composed and responsive though. Certainly more so than my steel bikes.


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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby JdM » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:24 pm

My TCR Advanced 1 after being cleaned the other weekend. Got a really good deal on it and happy with the bike so far.

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2014 Giant TCR Advanced 1

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby Gandalf » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:07 pm

Giant Defy Alliance 1 Full Ultegra, Mavic Ksyrium Elites a great all rounder.

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby CAAK » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:18 pm

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My whip. Fast bike. Just a shame I am not..

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Re: Show us your Giant road bike

Postby JdM » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:21 am

^ nice looking machine that :D
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