TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby SmellyTofu » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:36 pm

I like the silver black and blue combo but I don't have $3k to burn right now so for now I'm stuck with my black bike which I don't like the colour simply because I want a bike that's at least visible in low light conditions.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:53 pm

SmellyTofu wrote: I want a bike that's at least visible in low light conditions.

Easy - Get a load of Scotchlite and sticker her up a little or a lot.
It's a bit warmer here than Scotland isn't it!
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby SmellyTofu » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:02 pm

You have a point. I like white or silver bikes anyway. I wonder why we can't choose colours like we can for cars.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby ppywong » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Well we do pay a lot more for cars and the colours available are usually ones that are common. The turnover for a select number of colours for bikes is probably pretty low. Considering there'll be more people buying cars than push bikes, then a smaller percentage still for people who buy the 'better' brands, e.g. Trek, Specialised, Giant etc. and then shrink that percentage even further for people who'd actually buy road/racing bikes. You wouldn't get enough profit for different colours.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby SmellyTofu » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:00 am

We bought more bikes than cars and given the simplicity of bikes, why isn't there frames of different colours and the bike shop build it up in the 0, 1, 2, 3 specs. You can't tell me the TCR Adv bikes have different frames from 0 to 3. Same for the Defy Comp being all the same and Defy Adv. I remember buying a bike for my wife and it was an ugly teal colour (Cross City 4W). Certainly didn't want the bike even though spec-wise, it was exactly what we wanted. If cost is an issue, then charge a colour option. Why doesn't someone just do something differently and be a trend setter rather than do the same old year in, year out. We all know this time of the year, bike companies bring out next year's range so this year's stuff is on discount. It's all too predictable.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby ppywong » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:33 pm

Have been casing the Giant Australia website. Looks like the new 2013 model is now displayed on the main website.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby dale79 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:30 pm

ppywong wrote:In a way I agree with you Waramatt. The specs is the most important in the bike.

I had a choice between TCR Advanced 0 2012 vs Scultura, and even though Scultura did look better than the TCR, I felt the Giant's bike had better bang for bucks. The only reason I didn't buy it was because the 2013 was on its way for release and I wanted to wait to see specs of 2013. Now that it's about to be released, I feel I'd be happy to wait for the price to come down with the 2013 model to give me just one more reason to love the bike. The only reason I wouldn't buy the 2013 is if the 2012 model comes down a significant amount in price.

We'll see!


exactly the same choice i had 3 weeks ago,

i went with the 2012 TCR 0, the main reason the Giant had FULL shimano ultegra DI2 groupset, the Merida had no name brakes, FSA cranks, tiagra casette, another brand chain and the only shimano ultegra was the shifters and mechs,
the giant was also a few hundred cheaper and i personally love the colours on it,

ive only done 400km or so on it but i LOVE the DI2, it just works perfectly, the changes are fast and smooth even with up out of the seat.

i dont think the 2013 looks all that great but thats just me..
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby danny the boy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:20 am

One massive advantage of the silver is road grime doesnt seems to show up at all. My other bike is white which needs to be washed every 3rd ride whereas I don't think I've washed this more than 2-3 times in 4 months.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Just*managing » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:53 pm

I am pleased to hear people are impressed with this bike. I pick mine up this week.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:02 pm

Just*managing wrote:I pick mine up this week.

2012 or 2013?
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby dale79 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:36 pm

Just*managing wrote:I am pleased to hear people are impressed with this bike. I pick mine up this week.

you will love it...

ive done 600km on mine and its gold... the DI2 is down to 50% charge, i change gears alot compared to people i ride with so i cant complain about the battery life,
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby drnick79 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Not a TCR, but I picked up a 2013 Defy Advanced 0 last week. Damn the Di2 is great!

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Just*managing » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:56 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:
Just*managing wrote:I pick mine up this week.

2012 or 2013?

2012 model.+ Shoes, lights, computer, pedals and a just a smidge over $3k
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:33 pm

Just*managing wrote:2012 model.+ Shoes, lights, computer, pedals and a just a smidge over $3k

You did well. Enjoy! :D
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Tarquin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:09 pm

SmellyTofu wrote:You have a point. I like white or silver bikes anyway. I wonder why we can't choose colours like we can for cars.


You can have any colour you want if you buy an "Orange" mountain bike.

Some colours cost more than others, but they have a MASSIVE range.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby dude18 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:51 pm

I bought one two weeks ago.
Trade in -$150
TCR 0 : $2799
Pedals: $170
Total: $2819

I love it.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Pawesome » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:05 pm

ciclista wrote:Excuse my ignorance, Is it a carbon fiber frame or some mixture?


Long time first time.. Can anyone help as I'm also confused about the frame.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby dude18 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:35 am

TCR advanced is fully carbon frame. it uses a lower grade carbon fibre compared to the TCR Advanced SL. The SL uses toRay 8 carbon while the non SL TCR uses toray 700. Both are still full carbon, just different grade resulting in different weight and stiffness.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sydguy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:51 am

My TCR Adv 2 was pinched - so once insurance money comes through I plan to grab another TCR.

3 options:

$2,600 for TCR Adv 0 2012 Silver
$3,999 for TCR Adv 0 2013 Black
$4,495 for TCR SL1 (2012) Black

Actually swaying towards the SL1 but it is non Di2 which might be good, I can't be bothered worrying about battery charge.

Is there any additional service requirements for Di2? Harder to clean?

I want a black bike but would I pay $1,400 for black if I opt for the TCR Adv 0....

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby danny the boy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:36 pm

Sydguy wrote:My TCR Adv 2 was pinched - so once insurance money comes through I plan to grab another TCR.

3 options:

$2,600 for TCR Adv 0 2012 Silver
$3,999 for TCR Adv 0 2013 Black
$4,495 for TCR SL1 (2012) Black

Actually swaying towards the SL1 but it is non Di2 which might be good, I can't be bothered worrying about battery charge.

Is there any additional service requirements for Di2? Harder to clean?

I want a black bike but would I pay $1,400 for black if I opt for the TCR Adv 0....

JM



Battery charges. Im getting minimum 1500k's out of a charge, obviously depends on how many gear changes you make, but there is also a battery meter to tell you when to charge it back up and seems to recharge a lot quicker than a phone or anything like that. There is plenty of nut jobs on here that will tell you otherwise but.

Servicing. There is no cables to stretch or knobs to tune. Im over 4000k's now and hasnt skipped a beat in terms of shifting from day 1 to now. For me this where di2 wins hands down, my bike with mechanical groupset starts to get a mind of its own once the chain gets to this age.

Cleaning. Exactly the same as mechanical. Ridden through rain and puddles, no problems.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sydguy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:26 pm

Checked out the whole range today at Giant Sydney. Noted that the TCR Advanced 1, which last year was the Advanced 2 has lost its wheels to a lower model in the Giant in-house range.
The other difference is the chain.

I just don't like the red/white of the TCR Advanced 1. I would live with the Silver/blue of the 2012 Advanced 0 for a $1,000 saving but alas it is getting hard to nail down one in M/L. I'll make some calls and see what turns up.

Might have to step up to the 2013 TCR Advanced 0 at $3,999 or wait for that factory backed sale to save 20%... I imagine once the heat goes out of the 2013 range they will launch the sale. It is a slippery slope if I decide to splash out $3,999 then why not go an extra $500 and try to get a TCR SL1 (2012), :twisted:

Ultegra Di2 > Mechanical Dura ace? Hmmm

Interesting Giant Sydney sold both of their TCR Advanced 1's this morning which included the display one. Pretty popular machines.

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Costanza » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:32 pm

I have a TCR Advanced SL0 with Dura Ace DI2 - I agree with Danny's comments and am rapt with the electronic shifting and would not return to the mechanical versions again.

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby HAKS » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:47 pm

Giving the 2013 TCR Adv0 a 45min spin on Sunday at the Giant demo day. Looking forward to it although i wish they had some SLs with the new Dura-ace on them :(
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:12 pm

HAKS wrote: i wish they had some SLs with the new Dura-ace on them :(

I think the mechanicals are a bit thin on the ground (Di2 won't be available for months) and they can probably sell any they do get in stock without needing to demo them.
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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Postby HAKS » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:22 pm

So rode the 2013 Adv0 on the weekend for about 45min (20km). Not completely sold on Di2. Took a bit of getting used to and the bike wasn't setup exactly how i like it (handlebar wise) so it was hard to get comfortable. I liked it but did miss the resistance/feedback you get with mechanical.
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