Giant 2016 models

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Giant 2016 models

Postby jtrappett » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:58 pm

Just wondering when the 2016 models will be on the website and for sale? Someone mentioned to me it should be soon, but nothing more definite than that.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby biker jk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:16 pm

From memory Giant launched it s 2015 range at the end of July 2014. So the timing might be similar for the 2016 range except for the new TCR which is likely to be launched a little earlier prior to the start of the Tour de France.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Duck! » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:44 pm

Some "recreational" models start sneaking through around June/July, but the main "Performance" launch is late July or early August.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Xplora » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:13 pm

Just a personal comment - I feel that if you are talking about the 2016 release date at the end of April 2015, then you need to back away from your current approach to buying stuff.
This makes me want to stop buying Giant. :lol:

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:51 pm

When I checked recently I was told August/September for 2016 Giant.
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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:57 pm

I have asked officially but they don't seem to want to share this information.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Duck! » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:36 pm

Giant Australia themselves are probably still discussing details with the factory, so may not have an exact launch date yet. I've worked in a shop that is a Giant dealer for close to 11 years, and the launch has always been sometime in the first three weeks of August, sometimes right in the last couple of days of July, although as I said previously, some of the lower-spec "recreational" models will start sneaking in a little bit sooner. Typically these will be kids' bikes, hybrids, budget MTBs, Cross Cities & the alloy Defies.

They're probably also under instructions from Taiwan to keep a lid on things until certain dates that HO has in mind to release details of things globally.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Strydz » Fri May 01, 2015 2:11 am

Duck! wrote:Some "recreational" models start sneaking through around June/July, but the main "Performance" launch is late July or early August.


We are due for a new TCR this time around aren't we Duck! ? Surely the 1st we will see them is at Le Tour so late July makes sense, it will be interesting to see what they have coming with it
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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Carrots » Fri May 01, 2015 10:42 am

Strydz wrote:We are due for a new TCR this time around aren't we Duck! ? Surely the 1st we will see them is at Le Tour so late July makes sense, it will be interesting to see what they have coming with it


This would all but confirm the new TCR will be out in July, well with Giant Alpecin anyway....

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Duck! » Fri May 01, 2015 10:46 am

Yes, there is a new TCR this year. What the details of it are at this point are still unknown.

And while it's highly probable that it will be ridden in the Tour this year, that's no guarantee that Giant will push the launch to market ahead of their usual timing.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Grgic » Fri May 01, 2015 1:35 pm

Anyone know if they are sticking with quick release on their disc brakes or are they moving to through axle?

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri May 01, 2015 8:55 pm

I wonder what wheel size is the must have in Mountain bikes this year?

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Duck! » Sun May 03, 2015 8:09 pm

Grgic wrote:Anyone know if they are sticking with quick release on their disc brakes or are they moving to through axle?

Given that the disc-braked road bikes were only brought in last year, and they work on a (typically) three-year production run, I doubt it.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 03, 2015 9:09 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:I wonder what wheel size is the must have in Mountain bikes this year?


36" - 700mm BSD rims with fat bike tyres.

Just the thing for riding round the yard. :wink:

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Re: Giant 2016 models

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby g-boaf » Fri May 08, 2015 8:35 am

The silver one looks good.

I'd better see about getting a fork for my old TCR SL3 frame, I want to get it going again as well.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby JdM » Mon May 11, 2015 8:29 am

The 'new' Giant TCR has also appeared at the Tour of California this week:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/05/ ... tcr_369472

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby g-boaf » Mon May 11, 2015 1:10 pm

Looks alright - be interested to see where it improves on the current ones and by how much. Especially if it is lighter. My SL1 is just under 7.0kg without any weight saving efforts.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 11, 2015 4:33 pm

I like the colour. Looks good with the skin wall tyres.
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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby danny the boy » Mon May 11, 2015 6:10 pm

So looking at that photo am I right in saying they have put the top tube back to a more normal position rather than the ergo type frame that it used to be?

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby biker jk » Mon May 11, 2015 6:57 pm

danny the boy wrote:So looking at that photo am I right in saying they have put the top tube back to a more normal position rather than the ergo type frame that it used to be?


Are you suggesting the top tube slope has changed? That doesn't appear to be so.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Duck! » Mon May 11, 2015 7:49 pm

The frame looks fairly evolutionary; probably lighter and perhaps even a little less rigid than the outgoing frame, improving all-day comfort wile still in a more racy package than the Defy.

At the '15 model launch last year, when queried about the TCR not being updated along with the other models, the rep suggested, while not giving any details away, that with the Propel staking its place as the super-stiff powerbrute, this new TCR would be refocused as more of a "climbers' bike".
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon May 11, 2015 11:09 pm

Duck! wrote:At the '15 model launch last year, when queried about the TCR not being updated along with the other models, the rep suggested, while not giving any details away, that with the Propel staking its place as the super-stiff powerbrute, this new TCR would be refocused as more of a "climbers' bike".


Which is what many have been saying since 2013 in the tcr vs propel trade offs. Propel trumps tcr on the flat while the tcr trumps the propel in the hills.

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby CKinnard » Mon May 11, 2015 11:31 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
Duck! wrote:At the '15 model launch last year, when queried about the TCR not being updated along with the other models, the rep suggested, while not giving any details away, that with the Propel staking its place as the super-stiff powerbrute, this new TCR would be refocused as more of a "climbers' bike".


Which is what many have been saying since 2013 in the tcr vs propel trade offs. Propel trumps tcr on the flat while the tcr trumps the propel in the hills.


Certainly explains why the Propel brakes are carp! :lol:

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Re: Giant 2016 models

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 12, 2015 4:28 am

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