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Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby PaulMoran » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:37 am

Hi All -

apart from the new livery - is there any difference that anyone knows about between the 2012 & 2013 TCR Advanced 0 ?

Personally, i like the 2013 scheme better than the silver and teal of 2012 ....but im wondering if that where the differences end ?

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:20 pm

As stupid as it sounds, best to ask a giant dealer.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby Alien27 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:27 pm

From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby PaulMoran » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:32 pm

cheers guys -
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby Alien27 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:12 pm

Dont take what i said as gospel, as MichaelB said best confirm from Giant.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby PaulMoran » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:22 pm

no worries - will do - thanks again fellas
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby Hammo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:48 am

I purchased a 2012 TCR0 2 weeks ago and I can confirm after speaking to the LBS that the only difference is the colour scheme! For me i couldn't justify $1,000 more for a paint job. Plus I actually prefer the silver over the black.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby PaulMoran » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:55 am

thanks mate -

i agree - id probably personally prefer the black one ....but the coin is WAY too much for colour .....

how much did u pay for yours ?? and more importantly, are you happy with her ?? How does she ride ? Hows the Di2 perform ?

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby Hammo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:22 am

Personal preference all good!

I paid $2999 and got a free Green Edge kit with it. I am from Brisbane and they were not willing to drop the price (I did ask!)

I actually purchased a Fuji SST2.0 about 3 months ago, it was a good bike very stiff and looked nice. I had a lot of problems with the mechanical ultega on it! After 5 or 6 visits back to the shop I bought if from I gave up and they offered me my money back.

So I decided that I wanted either di2 or SRAM red. I couldn't really go past for the price the Giant. It has ended up working out really well for me as the ride is a lot smoother it seems to absorb the bumps much better. Also the standard wheels are pretty light and noticeably better than what I had on the Fuji. After only a couple of rides I took it on the Brisbane to Gold Coast (100Km) ride and it was awesome! Very comfy and the gears are silky smooth!

To sum it up, I don't think they are the best looking bike but for the specs they are awesome bang for your buck. I am very sold on the Di2 and don't think I could go back to mechanical!
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby PaulMoran » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:29 am

nice one - that pretty much sums up the verdicts i have heard from all the new-to-Di2 peeps throwing a leg over ....

think i might dig out the extra few bucks myself as I was eyeing off a TCR Advanced 2 2012 model ....which is mech Ultegra ....price difference is around an extra $500....

from your point of view ....the 500 clams is worth it for the Di2 upgrade ?

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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby Hammo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:31 am

Yeah 100% I would pay the extra $500! Take it for a test ride first and see what you think! You will struggle to find too many bad reviews on the di2.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby grnis200 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Alien27 wrote:From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)


Same with 2010 & 2011 models - same frameset but different colours.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby usernameforme » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:45 pm

grnis200 wrote:
Alien27 wrote:From what I understand there is zero difference other than colour... and price :)


Same with 2010 & 2011 models - same frameset but different colours.


The 2013 Giants have a slightly different construction method, its a "modified" monocoque construction instead of a "full" monocoque construction. Basically its a multiple piece frame (and as far as I'm aware), its similar construction method to the Colnago CLX-1 and FACT-IS construction. In terms of production its slightly easier to make, I've never ridden a 2013 frame so I can't comment about if it effects the ride
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby mirz » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:25 pm

so far two bike shops I came across selling di2 for $2990. It look pretty cool in that colour but again it's very personal preference.

In 2010-2011 there wasn't trc advanced 0, pls correct me if wrong.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby frb_bike » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:09 am

mirz wrote:so far two bike shops I came across selling di2 for $2990. It look pretty cool in that colour but again it's very personal preference.


You referring to 2012 or 2013 model?
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby mirz » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:12 am

Yes, that's 2012 model. I seen it in two shops in Melbourne, I.e. one in Burke street CBD, and mega bike store in Ivanhoe. Both advertised for same price.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby __PG__ » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:31 pm

usernameforme wrote:The 2013 Giants have a slightly different construction method, its a "modified" monocoque construction instead of a "full" monocoque construction. Basically its a multiple piece frame (and as far as I'm aware), its similar construction method to the Colnago CLX-1 and FACT-IS construction.

That would be because Giant make the CLX-1 I presume?
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby usernameforme » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:57 pm

Don't know...
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby biker jk » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:18 pm

__PG__ wrote:
usernameforme wrote:The 2013 Giants have a slightly different construction method, its a "modified" monocoque construction instead of a "full" monocoque construction. Basically its a multiple piece frame (and as far as I'm aware), its similar construction method to the Colnago CLX-1 and FACT-IS construction.

That would be because Giant make the CLX-1 I presume?


Giant make the Colnago CLX, CX1 and M10.
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Re: Giant TCR Advanced Zero - 2012/2013 differences ?

Postby antipodean » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:35 pm

usernameforme wrote:Don't know...


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