TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Ozkaban » Tue May 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Don't know anything specific about the giant in question, but after recently shopping for a bike I found the NSW dealers were almost always way higher than Vic for similar bikes. I ended up with the Onix, but the best I could find it in Sydney for was about $22-2,300. Ordered it from Melb and it was $1600 shipped. I know it's a run out model, but I've still noticed that in general Vic stores are cheaper than NSW.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Wed May 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Seems my local dealer is now doing test rides and deals on the Advanced 0 with Ultegra Di2
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby sparkyscott » Thu May 31, 2012 11:23 pm

Must resist... must resist... :roll:
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:20 am

Let yourself go...... :D
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby MarkG » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Just make sure this doesn't happen to your Giant!

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby __PG__ » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:08 pm

What did you hit?
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby MarkG » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:40 pm

That was my mate - and it was a car!
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:35 pm

MarkG wrote:That was my mate - and it was a car!

Can't really blame Giant for that! :lol:
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:45 pm

TCR Advanced 0 11spd.... :shock:

Even though Ultegra Di2 doesn’t have any mechanical changes for 2013, it rides the coat tails of Dura-Ace Di2 9070 and gains some cool upgrades. Since the two Di2 groups will now be sharing the same E-tube wiring harness, the new three or five port junction box can be used with Ultegra, allowing satellite shifters to be added (satellite shifters were not available for Ultegra Di2 for 2012). But, the biggest news is that with an 11-speed wheel, cassette and chain upgrade, the current 10-speed Ultegra Di2 can be converted to 11-speed. Syncing your system to the E-tube software will give you the option of changing the shifters and derailleurs from 10 to 11-speed.


http://www.roadbikeaction.com/tech--fea ... speed.html
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Marty Moose » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:35 pm

MarkG wrote:Just make sure this doesn't happen to your Giant!

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Is he ok?? OUCH OUCH
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby ciclista » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Excuse my ignorance, Is it a carbon fiber frame or some mixture?
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby MarkG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:02 pm

That's a result of car + full carbon fibre frame.
He's fine.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:19 am

Must be Le Tour time...
Now they're selling them for only $3k!
http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /102105958
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby bjohnson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:44 pm

I actually really like the colour scheme :oops:

I've been trying to decide if I want to pick up one of these or a Felt F4 to replace my Defy..

Discounts are making the decision easier :wink:

Any feedback on how well it handles neglected paths/country roads?
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:31 pm

bjohnson wrote:Any feedback on how well it handles neglected paths/country roads?

On the Giant/MC Cyclery test ride day last year, I had out on the roads around Ourimbah with some pretty poor road surfaces and it handled it all with aplomb.
I was totally sold on everything except the colour...
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby sparkyscott » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:19 am

It's a helluva lot of bike for the dough...

I'm just trying to see if I can get over the color scheme.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby wannaberoadie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:52 am

Hey Sparky, what is it about the colour you don’t like? The only blue colour you see is along the top tube. You don’t even see the down tube.

I only see black and silver painted on an awesome frame.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby DustyWheels » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:52 pm

Bit the bullet - I pick one up tomorrow. :D
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:59 pm

DustyWheels wrote:Bit the bullet - I pick one up tomorrow. :D

Congrats :)
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby sparkyscott » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:08 am

wannaberoadie wrote:Hey Sparky, what is it about the colour you don’t like?


Don't know, it's just not my thing I guess - I'm more of a black and red type of guy...
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:08 pm

sparkyscott wrote:Don't know, it's just not my thing I guess - I'm more of a black and red type of guy...

Ditto.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Snagdog » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:36 pm

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with these bikes. With the current specials available they seem very hard to look past.
Where have they shaved off the costs? For 3K budget it seems to be a one horse race

And it puts me in quite the pickle as my LBS doesnt stock Giant.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:25 pm

Snagdog wrote:Can anyone tell me what's wrong with these bikes. With the current specials available they seem very hard to look past.

The colour for some people (i.e. me) but that's it.
Where have they shaved off the costs? For 3K budget it seems to be a one horse race
And it puts me in quite the pickle as my LBS doesnt stock Giant.

Nowhere that I can tell. My wife has a Defy Advanced which is slightly lower spec (105 groupo) but I can't see any corners cut with it or the TCR.
Own brand stem & bars are fine. Own brand wheels and tyres are great. Fizik saddle is quality. The frame is fantastic (light, stiff, compliant, etc etc) and the Di2 groupset is as good as you'll ever need. You get Ridesense (speed/cadence sensor) built in - just add a Garmin 500 and you're set.
Find your nearest Giant dealer and pay them a visit.
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TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby gassyndrome » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:42 pm

Great bikes but the colour schemes of a couple of years ago were so much more appealing. An odd choice.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby MREJ » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:48 pm

Wrong with it? Nothing. It's a top quality bike from a world leading manufacturer. See the latest Ride magazine for a review which says it's hard to distinguish from the frame that Rabobank rides in Le Tour. I had the previous edition of this bike and I thought it was terrific. With an updated frame and Di2, I doubt there is a better buy out there. Admittedly, it's important that you actually like the bike, and colour is part of that. The colour isn't "wrong" though - just a personal preference thing.
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