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Raimundo
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Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Location: Flanders

by Raimundo

Indeed, the CAAD13 and the Allez, the last of the Mohicans.

Actually one of my first wet dreams was the CAAD3, in Saeco red obviously!

I even tried to source one a couple of years ago just so i could put some Spinergy wheels on it and stare at it the whole day long, but aluminium frames back then, especially the early CAAD's had a tendency to rot away at the BB, all the ones i was able to track down here in belgium were pretty much totaled due to corrosion :cry: needless to say i could never find one in decent shape.

Either way, very cool that you gave a honorable new life to that bike.

Noctiluxx
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Location: Southern California

by Noctiluxx

My 2019 TCR SL (chameleon Blue) is 6.3KG's and comes with Enve 3.4, DA 9150, Cane Creek EE brake calipers, Extralite stem, Berk saddle, Tune bottle cages, and Enve tan tires.
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Bianchi Oltre XR4, De Rosa SK Pininfarina, Trek Madone SLR, Giant TCR Advanced SL, Cervelo R5 Disk, Giant Revolt

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Wattsofhair
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Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:31 am

by Wattsofhair

My 2020 TCR SL with my Cadex 42 and Hunt 65. 42x12 integrated SLR Aero bar, flush headset bearing cover.

Currently 7.39kg with the 65mm wheels but I've got a pleather of light weight parts rn route.
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2020 Giant TCR Advanced SL (6.98g w/Cadex42/65)
6.8kg TCR build
2000 Klein Quantum 8.4kg (w/ spinergy)
I just wanna go fast

IG: @wattsofhair

Wattsofhair
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by Wattsofhair

Amrlrshd wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:34 am
2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL S size
Custom wheels with dt350 hubs
Sram Red Axs wthout pwer meter 48/35, 10-28
Sram 160mm rotor
Schwalbe Pro One
SqLab saddle
Giant Contact SLR integrated handlebar 110x420 with mount
Look Keo Carbon pedals
Burgh Bartape

7.3kg


Any idea why is my bike quite heavy on the full setup?
Those integrated handlebars aren't the lightest. I've got the same ones. Also rotors and lock ring, thru axles, expander plug... there's more wiggle room than most realize. Also slam that stem and cut the excess off.

I'm 7.39kg with my heavy ass Hunt 65mm wheels and Tubless 28mm pro one TTs
2020 Giant TCR Advanced SL (6.98g w/Cadex42/65)
6.8kg TCR build
2000 Klein Quantum 8.4kg (w/ spinergy)
I just wanna go fast

IG: @wattsofhair

shotgun1
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Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:33 am
Location: Manila

by shotgun1

Order finally arrived!

2021 TCR Advanced SL Zero
Size Medium
AXS Red 12s Groupset


Some small changes/additions:
Deda Carbon Bartape
S-works Toupe Saddle
Absolute Black Lockrings
J&L Thru Axles
Used motorcycle tire sealant (as suggested by my LBS)
Carbon Bar Ends
Giant Carbon Bottle Cages
Look Keo Carbon Ti Pedals

Current Weight: 6.88kg

Position still needs to be dialed in, lots of spacers up front, higher than my other rides.
I'll probably shave a wee bit more when some of my items on order arrive.
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2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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shotgun1
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Location: Manila

by shotgun1

Just sharing some better photos.

Just some quick notes:
- eTap 12s is noticeably faster, and drivetrain is quieter as well
- Cadex wheels spin fast, comparable to WTOs
- Geometry change not as noticeable from previous models, maybe I'll need more mileage on it

LBS suggested using thicker motorcycle/scooter sealant, which in theory should be better but it might be too thick that I can feel it pooling and creates some wheel jitter when descending past 50kph.
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2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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damond
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by damond

Beautiful bike and house :mrgreen:

shotgun1
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Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:33 am
Location: Manila

by shotgun1

damond wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:01 am
Beautiful bike and house :mrgreen:
My bike, but sadly not my house. Rented it for the weekened, it's at the top of a hill surounded by climbs. Win-win. I'll definitely be back
2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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romanmoser
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by romanmoser

etap 12 is faster ? for changing gears ?
otherwhise it isn't , it's a turd according to efficency tests etc, might be better now that they area releasing bigger chainrings to the public

bruno2000
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by bruno2000

shotgun1 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:05 am
Just sharing some better photos.

Just some quick notes:
- eTap 12s is noticeably faster, and drivetrain is quieter as well
- Cadex wheels spin fast, comparable to WTOs
- Geometry change not as noticeable from previous models, maybe I'll need more mileage on it

LBS suggested using thicker motorcycle/scooter sealant, which in theory should be better but it might be too thick that I can feel it pooling and creates some wheel jitter when descending past 50kph.
I would expect the Cadex wheels with carbon spokes to be stiffer than the Bora WTO?
In general I woudl suggest tan wall tyres to finish it off.

shotgun1
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Location: Manila

by shotgun1

bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:40 pm

LBS suggested using thicker motorcycle/scooter sealant, which in theory should be better but it might be too thick that I can feel it pooling and creates some wheel jitter when descending past 50kph.
I would expect the Cadex wheels with carbon spokes to be stiffer than the Bora WTO?
In general I woudl suggest tan wall tyres to finish it off.
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Early days, probably put in less than 100km on them so far. Our goverment just announced a full month's lock down, so it'll be some time before I can add some more. Duly noted on the gumwall. Only "compatible" choice are Schwalbe Pro One TT tires, which won't last long on roads I ride on sadle. But, I'm on the lookout.
2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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shotgun1
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Location: Manila

by shotgun1

romanmoser wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:49 pm
etap 12 is faster ? for changing gears ?
otherwhise it isn't , it's a turd according to efficency tests etc, might be better now that they area releasing bigger chainrings to the public
Yup, from the 11s shifting. Yeah, 10t cassette and smaller chainrings are going opposite the trend. If we choose to move up chairning, it'll include the power meter as well. SRAM claim that they'll offer a discount for replacement, but its still a good waste of a working PM.
2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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bruno2000
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by bruno2000

shotgun1 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:47 pm
bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:40 pm

LBS suggested using thicker motorcycle/scooter sealant, which in theory should be better but it might be too thick that I can feel it pooling and creates some wheel jitter when descending past 50kph.
I would expect the Cadex wheels with carbon spokes to be stiffer than the Bora WTO?
In general I woudl suggest tan wall tyres to finish it off.
Early days, probably put in less than 100km on them so far. Our goverment just announced a full month's lock down, so it'll be some time before I can add some more. Duly noted on the gumwall. Only "compatible" choice are Schwalbe Pro One TT tires, which won't last long on roads I ride on sadle. But, I'm on the lookout.
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If I'm correct Veloflex has tubeless tyres with tan/gum wall?
https://www.veloflex.it/en/tubeless-ready

shotgun1
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by shotgun1

bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:54 pm


If I'm correct Veloflex has tubeless tyres with tan/gum wall?
https://www.veloflex.it/en/tubeless-ready
Thanks for this Bruno2000! I'll try to source this soonest. Looks like Cadex hasn't tested it yet.
2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Disc 6.8kg
2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Disc 7.9kg
2017 Festka Scalatore 5.375kg


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aug11x
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Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:00 am

by aug11x

Hi
I have surfed a lot of pages here now, but still wondering; are there someone here who have 28mm tires on the 2018-2020 TCR with rim brakes? I am looking for a new frame, and both the new and the last TCR is on the list, but i need space for 28mm GP5k with 18mm rims.

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