'12 Specialized Tarmac Elite vs '13 Giant TCR Advanced 2?

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'12 Specialized Tarmac Elite vs '13 Giant TCR Advanced 2?

Postby edward_tc » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:16 am

Hi Guys,

Looking to upgrade my bike, and have set the budget at approx. $2000

I'm looking to start riding a lot! And want a bike that is responsive and can be used for racing.

The two I have come down to are the 2012 Specialized Tarmac Elite Rival and 2013 Giant TCR Advanced 2.

These are the web links to each bike.

Specialized: http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /100384552

Giant: http://www.ivanhoecycles.com.au//bikes/ ... d_2745.php

Any feedback would be great. I'm going to test ride both before making my choice as well.
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by BNA » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:39 pm

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Re: '12 Specialized Tarmac Elite vs '13 Giant TCR Advanced 2

Postby sb944 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:39 pm

Tarmac for me, but both would be good bikes. Can you go in to each store and have a look or possibly test ride, you might notice some difference that draws you to one bike or the other.
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