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Third Road Bike

Postby HoldYaLine » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Hey guys,

Recently two friends bought the same bike and it was hilarious, they hate riding together in the club with the same colours, ahhhh so funny. But the scary part was, I was about to buy this bike aswell, so it could've been all three of us. it was the Giant TCR Advanced SL 1 (2012) for anyone wondering.

But since they just bought this bike, i don't know what to look at...

Because, they let me ride it the other day and it felt amazing so it would've been the perfect bike, the only thing stopping me is having the same bike as two other friends in the club.

The bike is full and quite a high grade of carbon, they havn't put good wheels on yet and it came in at a tad over 7.5 kg. So i will be looking at something similair to this weight. They also have Full dura ace componentry throughout so thats another thing i'd like. (doesn't have to be dura ace, quite a fan of SRAM Red and ultegra to save a bit of cash. (no di2 btw I dont' like it.) oh and less than about 6grand

So yeah, if any of you have bikes similair but not the same to the Sl 1 please, be my guest.
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby HoldYaLine » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:27 pm

failed last sentence, ment to say

So yeah, if any of you know of bikes similair please tell me
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby moosterbounce » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:09 pm

2013 model?

If you switch wheels etc it will look like a different bike I reckon. Just get it - you know you want to :)
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:16 pm

get it with sram red. some shops will let you change at time of purchase?!
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby deadrat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:23 pm

Just get the same one...then all three of you can be just like the other 20 people at the cafe with the same bike! Giant - about as unexciting as a bike can get.
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby warthog1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:12 pm

deadrat wrote: Giant - about as unexciting as a bike can get.


But also free of the poseur aspect that is sometimes associated with other bike brands :wink:
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby redcorpsjames » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Yeah saw this fat old poseur guy riding a 10k colnago at the gong ride with campy boras on it. I was a little bit jealous. The giants are not a poseur bike and in my opinion are not boring either. They used to be but the new ones are really nice.
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:40 pm

redcorpsjames wrote:Yeah saw this fat old poseur guy riding a 10k colnago at the gong ride with campy boras on it. I was a little bit jealous. The giants are not a poseur bike and in my opinion are not boring either. They used to be but the new ones are really nice.


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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby HoldYaLine » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:50 pm

redcorpsjames wrote:Yeah saw this fat old poseur guy riding a 10k colnago at the gong ride with campy boras on it. I was a little bit jealous. The giants are not a poseur bike and in my opinion are not boring either. They used to be but the new ones are really nice.


I did the gong too, such a fun and beautiful ride
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby Morrie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:02 pm

IMO the tcr advanced sl 1 is far from boring and looks unreal, but then I'm biased as I get mine in three weeks :wink:
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby Ross » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:56 am

warthog1 wrote:
deadrat wrote: Giant - about as unexciting as a bike can get.


But also free of the poseur aspect that is sometimes associated with other bike brands :wink:


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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby __PG__ » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:30 am

The TCR Advanced SL 1 is IMO more akin to a Lotus Exige, a Caterham or the Millenium Falcon.

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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:33 am

__PG__ wrote:The TCR Advanced SL 1 is IMO more akin to a Lotus Exige, a Caterham or the Millenium Falcon.

"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid".


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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby Xplora » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:27 am

You got 6K? Buy it because you like it, flip the wheels, and chuck on some TWE deep dish monsters. No one will look at the frame, they'll be jealous of your wheels. :shock:
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Re: Third Road Bike

Postby Pravda » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:31 pm

warthog1 wrote:
deadrat wrote: Giant - about as unexciting as a bike can get.


But also free of the poseur aspect that is sometimes associated with other bike brands :wink:


Buying a common bike brand so you don't look like a poseur puts you firmly in the poseur category in my opinion.
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