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Bought a new bike today...

Old 06-03-19, 07:50 PM
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Bought a new bike today...

Just picked up a new(2018) Giant TCR advanced pro disc. The bike was originally an advanced pro 0 disc but the shop robbed the di2 and replaced it with the newest mechanical Ultegra gear set. I plan to run Schwalbe Pro ones tubeless.

It should be a nice upgrade from my 2015 SuperSix evo 105.
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Congrats on the purchase, get us some pics.
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Pix or it didn’t happen
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It should be shipped on Wednesday....Iíll take pics as soon as it arrives!
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This thread is worthless without pics!
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Are you keeping the Evo as a backup bike
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I havenít decided if Iím keeping the evo. I might as of now.
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I have fancy wheels, and didn't want the ones that came with my bike. (Small apartment, only room for one.) But I kept them because the shop wasn't going to give me much for them. They're tubeless only, and shops don't stock the tires I like. Cut one of them a week ago and it took several days for the new ones to arrive. It was really, really nice to have those other wheels so I could ride anyway for half a week.

Keep the Evo.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I have fancy wheels, and didn't want the ones that came with my bike. (Small apartment, only room for one.) But I kept them because the shop wasn't going to give me much for them. They're tubeless only, and shops don't stock the tires I like. Cut one of them a week ago and it took several days for the new ones to arrive. It was really, really nice to have those other wheels so I could ride anyway for half a week.

Keep the Evo.
Amen. Spare wheels are great, spare bike is greaterer. And you'll probably enjoy taking it out for a spin from time to time too.
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I don't mean this to sound snarky - serious question:
Is the new bike really that much of an upgrade over a 2015 SuperSix Evo?
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Originally Posted by Stratocaster View Post
I don't mean this to sound snarky - serious question:
Is the new bike really that much of an upgrade over a 2015 SuperSix Evo?

The reason I picked up a newer bike is because my ss evo that came with 25mm tires had wear marks in the chainstays from tire rub. I was wanting to upgrade my wheels from the heavy rs11 wheelset, but the chainstays were too tight. Performance will probably not be that much different, but I will be able to run larger tires if I want, and I wonít continue to damage the chainstays while running 25mm tires. But....I would say a full Ultegra bike with carbon wheels will be somewhat of an upgrade.

plus, I can buy a set of gravel rims if I want to give that a shot.

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The reason I picked up a newer bike is because my ss evo that came with 25mm tires had wear marks in the chainstays from tire rub. I was wanting to upgrade my wheels from the heavy rs11 wheelset, but the chainstays were too tight. Performance will probably not be that much different, but I will be able to run larger tires if I want, and I wonít continue to damage the chainstays while running 25mm tires. But....I would say a full Ultegra bike with carbon wheels will be somewhat of an upgrade.

plus, I can buy a set of gravel rims if I want to give that a shot.

I see. Wow, that seems odd that 25mm tires would rub. I've got 25's on my CAAD10 of the same year that I have no issues with. Sure, different bike - but both Cannondale racey bikes... I would have thought they would be pretty similar.
Anyway, who needs an excuse to buy a new bike?
I hope you enjoy the new bike.
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