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Old 02-16-11, 05:02 PM
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My Custom Giant Rapid 1 2010 Modded






















Color ----------------- White/Silver/Black
Size ------------------ L 59.5cm
Frame ---------------- ALUXX-Grade aluminum
Fork ------------------ Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
Stem ----------------- Giant Connect 120mm - No Spacers --------------------------------- 170g
Handlebar ------------- Giant Contact, 620mm flat 31.8 ------------------------------------- 150g
Seatpost -------------- Giant Connect SL Composite, 30.9 ---------------------------------- 250g
Saddle ---------------- Specialized TriTip Gel 40mm ----------------------------------------- 280g
Shifters --------------- Shimano SL-BS77 -------------------------------------------------- 178g - Pair
Front Derailleur -------- Shimano FD-R440 --------------------------------------------------- 96g
Rear Derailleur --------- Shimano 105 RD-5600 ---------------------------------------------- 228g
Brakes ---------------- Shimano BR-R450 W/R55C3 Pads And BR-R6700 Shoes ---------------- 390g - Pair
Brake levers ----------- Shimano BL-R770 --------------------------------------------------- 175g - Pair
Cassette -------------- Ultegra 6600 9-Speed 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21 ----------------- 176g
Chain ----------------- SRAM 991 9-Speed ------------------------------------------------- 302g
Cranks ---------------- Ultegra FC-6700 53/39 172.5mm ------------------------------------- 698g
Bottom Bracket -------- Dura Ace BB-7900 -------------------------------------------------- 90gg
Rims ------------------- Dura Ace 7850-SL ------------------------------------------------- 1514g - Pair
Tires------------------- Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless --------------------------------------- 580g - Pair
Pedals ----------------- Shimano SPD-PD5610 Clipless --------------------------------------- 322g - Pair
Computer -------------- CatEye Strada Cadence --------------------------------------------- 86g
Lights ----------------- Blackburn Flea Front/Rear -------------------------------------------- 34g - Pair

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Old 02-16-11, 05:37 PM
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It looks too big for you.

Adjust aerobars so pads are lower, shift levers higher. Think praying mantis. That will get you in a better position, but I think a smaller frame is what you really need.

Zero offset seatpost would be a nice upgrade.
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Old 02-16-11, 06:43 PM
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Better = Subjective

When I do 50-60 miles in a day, it feels very comfortable to me and that's all that should matter.... does it not? Things could be a little different, but I like the way it is.
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Old 02-16-11, 06:55 PM
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It looks fast!

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[QUOTE=OblivionLord;12236261]...
A few faults...
Chain should be on large chain ring and smallest cog on your cluster.
I believe if in the US, your crank should be level with your chain stain (as close as possible) In Japan the norm is in line with your seat tube.
Your valves should be in line with the ground ie. symetrical.
Most of all your wheel set should be on my bike.
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Old 02-17-11, 11:16 AM
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Sounds interesting, but it doesn't seem that everyone in this thread is positioning their components as such before taking pics. Perhaps there is a different thread where people are doing this?

Ok I retook pics to match the Japanese style. Also reversed the seat post so it doesn't look like the seat rail isn't hanging at the far edge.

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Old 02-17-11, 06:22 PM
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Were the valve stems supposed to parallel to or perpendicular to the ground?

Mikey

P.S. Are there supposed to be colored dots all over your rim, like Giantcfr1 does?

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Originally Posted by OblivionLord View Post
Sounds interesting, but it doesn't seem that everyone in this thread is positioning their components as such before taking pics. Perhaps there is a different thread where people are doing this?
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Sorry I was just kidding. Other areas on the forum are very particular about it. Thankfully, the Hybrid Threads don't reflect it.
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P.S. Are there supposed to be colored dots all over your rim, like Giantcfr1 does?

Don't go picking on a bike with measles. That's mean.
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Old 02-18-11, 02:22 AM
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I actually thought those red dots were photoshoped until I looked at the rest of the bike LOL
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Old 02-26-11, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
Your valves should be in line with the ground ie. symetrical.

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Giantcfr1,

Does that mean parallel to the ground or perpendicular to the ground?

I plan on taking some pictures today... and of course, I'd like to get it right!

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Color ----------------- White/Silver/Black
Size ------------------ L 59.5cm
Frame ---------------- ALUXX-Grade aluminum
Fork ------------------ Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
Stem ----------------- Giant Connect 120mm - No Spacers --------------------------------- 170g
Handlebar ------------- Giant Contact, 620mm flat 31.8 ------------------------------------- 150g
Seatpost -------------- Giant Connect SL Composite, 30.9 ---------------------------------- 250g
Saddle ---------------- Specialized TriTip Gel 40mm ----------------------------------------- 280g
Shifters --------------- Shimano SL-BS77 -------------------------------------------------- 178g - Pair
Front Derailleur -------- Shimano FD-R440 --------------------------------------------------- 96g
Rear Derailleur --------- Shimano 105 RD-5600 ---------------------------------------------- 228g
Brakes ---------------- Shimano BR-R450 W/R55C3 Pads And BR-R6700 Shoes ---------------- 390g - Pair
Brake levers ----------- Shimano BL-R770 --------------------------------------------------- 175g - Pair
Cassette -------------- Ultegra 6600 9-Speed 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21 ----------------- 176g
Chain ----------------- SRAM 991 9-Speed ------------------------------------------------- 302g
Cranks ---------------- Ultegra FC-6700 53/39 172.5mm ------------------------------------- 698g
Bottom Bracket -------- Dura Ace BB-7900 -------------------------------------------------- 90gg
Rims ------------------- Dura Ace 7850-SL ------------------------------------------------- 1514g - Pair
Tires------------------- Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless --------------------------------------- 580g - Pair
Pedals ----------------- Shimano SPD-PD5610 Clipless --------------------------------------- 322g - Pair
Computer -------------- CatEye Strada Cadence --------------------------------------------- 86g
Lights ----------------- Blackburn Flea Front/Rear -------------------------------------------- 34g - Pair[/QUOTE]

I like what you've done to your Rapid 1.
I bought one of these myself a while back and I was just wondering how much of a difference the Wheel upgrade made to the performance of your bike, particularly with climbing hills. Also whether swapping the cogs made much of a difference as well.
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Old 01-04-12, 01:02 PM
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In all honesty there is a very slight noticeable difference. The hubs on the original Mavic cxp22 wheels were a Giant exclusive through Formula were exceptional where if you were to spin the wheel weightless, they would spin just as long as my current DA wheels. The thrust take off on the DA is the only noticeable difference that I can actually say and even at that, it's still minor due to the fact that the weight difference of riding the cxp22 on tubes vs my DA's tubeless with liquid. It's not night and day however I am riding only on flats so I can't really answer for hills. Now if I were to do it over again then I'd rather get some carbon wheels which will be more wind resistant however they are quite expensive.

The main reason I went with these wheels was for the ability to use tubeless tires. With the liquid solution that you put in the wheel, it instantly patches a little puncher and from that point I've never had flats since. I still pump psi near max so I get a faster ride. I was at a time riding at 20psi less than max just for the smooth ride, but doing that adds a bit of friction on the road and you can feel the lag as you coast. I've been riding all year since last and don't even take spare tubes with me anymore hehe. Of course the roads I ride on aren't populated by virtually anyone. If I were to ride in the city then I would diffidently take a tube just incase.

The 6700 wheels would have sufficed, but my goal was to conserve weight as much as possible since adding the liquid inside the wheel also adds extra weight overall to each wheel. You are supposed to put 2oz liquid per wheel inside the tire. For this size wheel, it equates to 56g per wheel which is 112g added weight in total.

6700 --------------- 1,652g Pair
7850-SL ----------- 1,514g Pair
WH-7900-C24-TL - 1,464g Pair (would have spent the tiny bit extra if these were available at the time, they also look cooler)
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Old 01-04-12, 01:23 PM
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The Cogs being lighter made no difference to me. What made a difference from the stock cassette was that for me being on complete flat roads, I have more flexibility with the 6600's at 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21 vs stock H50 12,13,14,15,17,19,21,24,27. Also the cleaning process of taking the cogs off the 6600 vs the nearly 1 piece H50 is a ton better.

I mainly ride on flats so the 6600 is much more beneficial overall for my needs over the h50. If you are riding on hills, then I'd probably upgrade to a 10 speed just for that 1 added cog since the 105 derailleur will accommodate 10 speeds. Of course it's up to you if you want to spend the extra on 10speed shifters.
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Question Wheelsets

Thanks for your response Oblivionlord. My bike came with Giant's PR-2 wheelset and PR-3 700x25c tyres which are ok on the flat and downhill, but seem to bog down a bit when peddling uphill. As a comparison, I rode a friends Felt 75 road bike quite recently with Mavic cxp22s. His bike seemed to accelerate that bit quicker than mine, most noticeably uphill (there are quite alot of hills around here). Also seemed to run a bit smoother as well, even though he was running on 23mm tyres, though not sure how big a part the frame played in that.
I'll probably upgrade to a set of Mavic Kysyrium equipes when I get some spare cash as they seem to have had quite good reviews.
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Don't be hesitant to post pics of your bike. I'd like to see them.

Thanks
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