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Giant's 2020 vs 2021 TCR - How do you feel about it?

Old 09-18-20, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
Lots of wheel companies seem to dislike the GP5kTLs. Enve doesnt support them either. A former Spesh product designer over on WW says he wouldnt use them on any tubeless tire, period.
Not a big loss! Never was a fan of Conti. Schwalbe Pro Ones FTW!
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Old 09-25-20, 04:54 PM
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Thread update & closure: I ended up buying a 2021 Pro 0 today that I am picking up on Monday at a LBS a few hours away from where I live. The pandemic resulted in a shortage of bikes across the country, but I was lucky enough to find a LBS that had a large in stock. The Giant store close-by could order me one, but the delivery date was around April 2021...insane!

Can't wait to install my pedals & go for a long ride!

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Old 09-27-20, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
To my knowledge, USA and Canada both have the same models.



Agreed. I would not use tires that aren't ''hookless compatible''. Giant has tested a few of them and put the list on its website. Schwalbe Pro Ones are in the list of approved tires so I'm good! lol

Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models are not the same. The US version that my wife has does not have hookless rims, hence there not being a link to approved tires on the US site.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models are not the same. The US version that my wife has does not have hookless rims, hence there not being a link to approved tires on the US site.
They are the same. Hookless rims comes on SLR1 wheels which are included in the Advanced Pro lineup (disc or non disc). Your wife probably has the ''regular'' TCR Advanced with the PR-2 aluminum wheels.
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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
They are the same. Hookless rims comes on SLR1 wheels which are included in the Advanced Pro lineup (disc or non disc). Your wife probably has the ''regular'' TCR Advanced with the PR-2 aluminum wheels.
Here is the verbatim response from Giant:

Thank you for contacting us. I believe you were looking at the new hookless SLR 1 rims that are available in Canada right now. The reason there is only certain tire compatibility is because those rims are hookless. The only hookless rims on 2020 bikes were the ones on with Cadex wheels. If you have a 2020 model bike with SLR 1 wheels, then you don’t need to reference the hookless tire compatibility chart.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Here is the verbatim response from Giant:

Thank you for contacting us. I believe you were looking at the new hookless SLR 1 rims that are available in Canada right now. The reason there is only certain tire compatibility is because those rims are hookless. The only hookless rims on 2020 bikes were the ones on with Cadex wheels. If you have a 2020 model bike with SLR 1 wheels, then you don’t need to reference the hookless tire compatibility chart.
And here's the link to the US website for the 2021 Pro 0. See ''Technology and features'' section. As I said, we have the same models in both countries.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tc...ro-0-disc-2021

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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
And here's the link to the US website for the 2021 Pro 0. See ''Technology and features'' section. As I said, we have the same models in both countries.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tc...ro-0-disc-2021
Now I see the disconnect. We're talking about different model years. I'm referring to the 2020 TCR Pro 0, which does not have hookless rims: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tc...o-0-disc-force
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I just got the 2021about a month ago. I love the blue and sometimes purplish color. The Schwalbe's offer a plusher ride, but the GP5000 S TRs(Hookless Compatible) deliver on the speed. Hope you are loving the bike as much as I am!


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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Interestingly, when I look on the US site, I don't see any mention about the hookless issue.

The Canadian site you originally listed has a link to what tires work. The US version does not. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/sl...sc-road-wheels

Are the US rims different? Did I put improper tires on my wife's bike? Now I'm a bit worried.
Giant's US web site page regarding the hookless issue:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/hookless-technology
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Originally Posted by ringolong View Post
I just got the 2021about a month ago. I love the blue and sometimes purplish color. The Schwalbe's offer a plusher ride, but the GP5000 S TRs(Hookless Compatible) deliver on the speed. Hope you are loving the bike as much as I am!
Where'd you find the new Conti?
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Merlin Cycles had them in stock last week, but they sold out pretty quick.
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