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Old 08-11-17, 03:09 AM
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I'm not convinced of the 1x setup - see the earlier post about Sickbiker's opinion. And also cost wise 1x setup is so much more expensive (and also maintain). I didn't want to spend too much on the toughroad.....it was meant to be my hybrid go anywhere where my roadie and full-sus is not being used.
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1x is not more expensive and it's easier to maintain. No derailleur and one less shifter and cable.
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Hello's there, I'm Simon, ordered myself a Toughroad 2, should have it later on this week.

quick question.

Can the anti splash flaps on either side of the down tube be removed for summer use and then refitted in winter ?
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You don't want to remove them. They are there to protect the downtube from rocks in addition to water splash.

It's not a summer/winter thing.
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Originally Posted by cirian75
Hello's there, I'm Simon, ordered myself a Toughroad 2, should have it later on this week.

quick question.

Can the anti splash flaps on either side of the down tube be removed for summer use and then refitted in winter ?
What PRJ said. They also protect the the cables on the bike. It does come off though if that is the look you want.
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Had to cancel my 1st order, supplier rang and I'd got the last one, but when they pull it out for pre inspection, the fork was damaged.

I have how ever found a localish supplier

I have a big favour to ask though.

Can someone with a medium, put their seat to 700mm/27.5" from the centre of the crank top of the seat and post a picture?


So I can see how much seat post I'll have exposed when set up for me.
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Originally Posted by prj71
You don't want to remove them. They are there to protect the downtube from rocks in addition to water splash.

It's not a summer/winter thing.
I've removed the splash guard cover on the downtube - this is the one which flares out. I figured it gives pretty minimal protection from debris/water/mud so it's not having it. If anything it probably does a good job of being an air drag. There is another plastic covering holding the cables to the down-tube which i have not bothered to remove.
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Originally Posted by Machoman121
I figured it gives pretty minimal protection from debris/water/mud so it's not having it. If anything it probably does a good job of being an air drag.
You're worried about aero and you bought a gravel bike?
As for the benefits of it, I just ran my finger up under mine and came out with a mass of dried dirt that probably would have gone all over my shirt had it not been there. How is that possible? have a look down from the top tube, the 2-inch tire is actually wider than the tubes, not the case on my MTB as its tubes are wider than the tires. My older bikes have tubes wider too I noticed.

BTW, I never ride in the rain and never ride on wet roads, but every now and then you encounter some water here and there. As long as you slow right down you'll be fine
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Originally Posted by cirian75
Had to cancel my 1st order, supplier rang and I'd got the last one, but when they pull it out for pre inspection, the fork was damaged.

I have how ever found a localish supplier

I have a big favour to ask though.

Can someone with a medium, put their seat to 700mm/27.5" from the centre of the crank top of the seat and post a picture?


So I can see how much seat post I'll have exposed when set up for me.
See attached (if it works - no matter what I do, it's inserting it upside down!) - that's just about 700mm I think (to the top of the seat) on my Medium frame. I've since raised it a bit.

Hope that helps.
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cool, looks like a go, I think most of us like to see a bit of seat post exposed

but short legged guys like me, well, we always end up being a lower sometimes ruining the look

But the TR looks good
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place had sold the last one at 7.30 this morning

But they have taken a deposit and another is on order direct from Giant UK
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Originally Posted by VR88
See attached (if it works - no matter what I do, it's inserting it upside down!) - that's just about 700mm I think (to the top of the seat) on my Medium frame. I've since raised it a bit.

Hope that helps.
VR88, have you flipped your stem or something ?
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Originally Posted by cirian75
VR88, have you flipped your stem or something ?
Yep, stem has been flipped to lower the bars slightly
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Originally Posted by cirian75
cool, looks like a go, I think most of us like to see a bit of seat post exposed

but short legged guys like me, well, we always end up being a lower sometimes ruining the look

But the TR looks good
Yeah I like to see a bit of post for visual balance. How tall are you?
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Here's an updated pic from today. I've got a Quadlock iPhone mount, Ergon GP3 grips and a Topeak Explorer rear rack installed on it. Waiting on some Ortlieb back roller classic panniers and I'll be all set for commuting.

The rack sits low, which is what I was after and it has a top plate which will act as a fender of sorts, but will see if I ever need full fenders to squeeze in under there.
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Originally Posted by VR88
Yeah I like to see a bit of post for visual balance. How tall are you?
5 9 with 29 legs
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what is the max PSI on the stock Giant sycamore tyres?

I run 87% of max rear and 78% of max in my fronts, works well for me.
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Originally Posted by prj71
Still haven't figured out why this model hasn't made it the US yet...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/toughroad-slr-0
I nearly bought one myself, but I saw a SLR-1 reduced to $1200 as an end of year sale and got it instead. I don't regret it, the silver is pretty ostentatious
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LBS has a 2016 TR SLR1 leftover medium for $1,100. Is that a good price for it? Or should I offer $1k. I'm 5'9" with 30"-31" inseam

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sounds pretty good.
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Originally Posted by coominya
sounds pretty good.
He's talking about American dollars.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
He's talking about American dollars.
Yes, it's still good for a SLR-1, but not as good (adjusted) as the price I got mine for down here under similar circumstances. How's the new seat post holding up, no more issues?
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Originally Posted by jase33
I have a 42T chain ring with an 11-42 cassette no my DS4 and it's perfect for me. The bike came with a 2x10 setup but I noticed I never shifted from the large chain ring so I got rid of the second ring.
I'm contemplating to convert to 11-speed (maybe 2x11 first). Did you have to replace the freehub, or is the freehub already an 11-speed type (and had the 1.8mm spacer to use the smaller 10-speed cassette). I couldn't find out what the hub (Giant Sport Tracker Disc, 32h) is rated for assuming the freehub rated for, but they also could deliver them with different freehubs.

And could you keep the chainrings with the thinner 11-speed chain? I wouldn't want to replace the chainring.

and could you use the X7 derailleur for 11-speed? Officially I think SRAM says no, but they have same 1:1 actuation ration. I realize i need new shifter.

(my real motivation is to recycle the 10-speed derailleur and shifter on ana currently 9-speed bike)
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun
I'm contemplating to convert to 11-speed (maybe 2x11 first). Did you have to replace the freehub, or is the freehub already an 11-speed type (and had the 1.8mm spacer to use the smaller 10-speed cassette). I couldn't find out what the hub (Giant Sport Tracker Disc, 32h) is rated for assuming the freehub rated for, but they also could deliver them with different freehubs.

And could you keep the chainrings with the thinner 11-speed chain? I wouldn't want to replace the chainring.

and could you use the X7 derailleur for 11-speed? Officially I think SRAM says no, but they have same 1:1 actuation ration. I realize i need new shifter.

(my real motivation is to recycle the 10-speed derailleur and shifter on ana currently 9-speed bike)
Not sure about the hubs.
Definitely need: new shifter, cassette, and rear derailleur. If you want 2x11.
Existing chainrings will work.

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