2016 Range

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Re: 2016 Range

Postby shutuplegs » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:22 pm

Very minor difference it seems, have Giant released any data comparing their current frame to the previous and also competitor's frames?
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Re: 2016 Range

Postby Duck! » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:53 pm

They did have some stuff at the launch, but whether or not it's been released to the wild I haven't seen yet.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 2016 Range

Postby fingy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:01 pm

Disappointing to see no mech DA TCR SL versions, not sure what get next.
Will be interesting to see what Canyon can do in a top tier frame with mech
DA pricewise.
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Re: 2016 Range

Postby shutuplegs » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:40 pm

Giant were probably in a sticky situation for the TCR SL.
SL0 - DA Di2 - A must for those who want the best of the best. What the pros ride.
SL1 - Ultegra Di2 - For the 'practical' user who realises the only practical difference between DA Di2 and Ultegra Di2 is the weight. The price is much sharper than the SL0 ($2000 saving). Same wheelsets for both bikes.
SL2 - Ultegra mech - Limited edition bike for those on a budget.

Giant at most have 3 models of the same frame, seems like they're pushing Di2 to the masses! I'm not complaining!
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Re: 2016 Range

Postby Duck! » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:53 pm

Basically it's been a spec reversal between the Advanced SL 1 & Advanced Pro 0. Maybe Giant were finding a preference for electronic on the top frame & mechanical on the second-tier frame. Or perhaps there were customers who wanted a Dura-Ace spec on the Advanced frame. Dunno.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 2016 Range

Postby shutuplegs » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:41 pm

I believe TCR Advanced SL models have been delayed till October, can anyone confirm this is the case around Aus?
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Re: 2016 Range

Postby Duck! » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:49 pm

The SL2 was always slated for October due to being a limited run allotted wholly on dealer pre-orders. Others in the Series I'm not aware of the delivery times for.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 2016 Range

Postby jerrah » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:59 pm

I saw an SL2 at a dealer tonight.
I don't think I would buy a bike without Di2 again.

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Re: 2016 Range

Postby kx315 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:03 pm

jerrah wrote:I saw an SL2 at a dealer tonight.
I don't think I would buy a bike without Di2 again.


I used to say the same thing owning a 2013 Defy Advanced 0 Di2 Ultegra........have put 600+km on my new 2016 TCR Advanced Pro 0 with the Dura Ace Mechanical....I have to say I am not missing the Di2 at all. It is certainly not worth the extra $2000+ IMHO.

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