TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MDL » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Been lookin at a fair few bikes and saw this come up in my size for $5k. Has dua-ace and c50 wheels.

Was lookin at a supersix evo with red. But crappy wheels. Atleast this way I can get everything in one.

My biggest concern is the intergrated seat post.

Anyone have any feed back?

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MarkG » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:00 pm

Sick bike.
Always loved the Rabo edition
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MDL » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:08 pm

Yeah doens't look to bad value for money that's all.

- Good Frame
- Dur-Ace full group set
- Good wheels.

What the thoughts on the intergrated seat post?

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MarkG » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:15 pm

No dramas if done right .
Measure twice and cut once.
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby ratter » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:45 pm

hopefully you get good reviews as I just purchased the same but as a frame set, the isp should have 2 different mast caps and they are different heights, there should also be some shims to allow some seat adjustment
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MDL » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:06 pm

ratter wrote:hopefully you get good reviews as I just purchased the same but as a frame set, the isp should have 2 different mast caps and they are different heights, there should also be some shims to allow some seat adjustment



Thanks for that Ratter, had any problems? I can't see any downside to the purchase or other option?

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby ratter » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:33 pm

not yet, still sitting in my office unassembled, may be a little while before I have all the parts needed
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby dale79 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:47 pm

my old bike had a ISP, it was fine, just be carefull cutting it
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MDL » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:28 pm

Well got it today, have had a test ride for fitting. Will take it out for a spin tomorrow. About 4kg's lighter than my current cannondale.

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Postby MarkG » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:13 pm

Pics or it never happened!
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby Benny_SL » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:35 am

I've got a 2012 Giant TCR SL0 with Dura Ace Di2 and ISP. I had it fitted by Giant in Sydney and it's been genius ever since. Best bike I've ridden so far.

Super light, super stiff.

Mine has C50's instead of the Giant P-SLR-01's. Rumour has it they had some issues with those wheels and Giant was replacing them with C50's. Not 100% though. My C50's are off a Rabobank bike. Love the blue C50 logo.
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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby MDL » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:21 pm

Benny_SL wrote:
Mine has C50's instead of the Giant P-SLR-01's. Rumour has it they had some issues with those wheels and Giant was replacing them with C50's. Not 100% though. My C50's are off a Rabobank bike. Love the blue C50 logo.



Yeah the Blue C50 does help, got a set of the Blue Pro 4 tyers on there now too.

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby Benny_SL » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:27 pm

MDL wrote:
Benny_SL wrote:
Mine has C50's instead of the Giant P-SLR-01's. Rumour has it they had some issues with those wheels and Giant was replacing them with C50's. Not 100% though. My C50's are off a Rabobank bike. Love the blue C50 logo.



Yeah the Blue C50 does help, got a set of the Blue Pro 4 tyers on there now too.

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby ratter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Benny_SL wrote:I've got a 2012 Giant TCR SL0 with Dura Ace Di2 and ISP. I had it fitted by Giant in Sydney and it's been genius ever since. Best bike I've ridden so far.

Super light, super stiff.

Mine has C50's instead of the Giant P-SLR-01's. Rumour has it they had some issues with those wheels and Giant was replacing them with C50's. Not 100% though. My C50's are off a Rabobank bike. Love the blue C50 logo.



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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby Benny_SL » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:12 am

ratter wrote:
Benny_SL wrote:I've got a 2012 Giant TCR SL0 with Dura Ace Di2 and ISP. I had it fitted by Giant in Sydney and it's been genius ever since. Best bike I've ridden so far.
Super light, super stiff.
Mine has C50's instead of the Giant P-SLR-01's. Rumour has it they had some issues with those wheels and Giant was replacing them with C50's. Not 100% though. My C50's are off a Rabobank bike. Love the blue C50 logo.

pics?


Sure do. Have to get a few more now but here it is post build:

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Re: TCR advanced sl rabobank 2012 ? Good buy?

Postby ratter » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:28 am

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