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Klein Q pro V vs Giant TCR C3, Look and See what I picked up!

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Klein Q pro V vs Giant TCR C3, Look and See what I picked up!

Old 09-04-06, 10:48 PM
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Klein Q pro V vs Giant TCR C3, Look and See what I picked up!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=225079
Thx guys for all the opinions, I really appreciate it; it really helped me a lot. And Sorry about the Late Responds. I was enjoying my ride out side for too long, I wish I would had more time to ride though.

It came down to this. Klein was all 105 around but 9 speed, and Giant had 105 Rear Derailleur, Ultegra Frong Derailleur, TK423AG Dual Pivot Brake(it works great, but wish it was 105). My Turned off point from Klein was 9 speed, and Giant's was Crank(TruVativ Elita Compact GXP 36/50 T) and brakes. Any how after riding it Giant and Klein, Giant was a great value and better bike and it felt great on it.

Yesterday, I took a 20 miles ride, and today 35 miles riding on the Coast. SO NICE. I am thinking of Putting other Crank Set on my bike, but I dont' want to spend too much money(I would want 39/53, I need more speed). What do you think? Also I hear Xero XSR-3 Wheel Set are not good wheels, so I asked the Dealer if he can put Mavic Aksium Wheel Set Instead that is on TCR C2. He said he will when they have it in stock in about a week. I was looking at Shimano R550 Wheel Set too, but what do you think?

Like you can tell I am a begginer for Road, I am a Moutainbiker. So if you can give me lots of lots of good Advise, I'll be nice. I am now Road and Mountain biker

Sean

Hope to meet you guys on the road


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im not voting because my vote was obviously not heard.
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Could you at least keep your bike polls in one place? My goodness.
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im not voting because my vote was obviously not heard.
just sent you a friend's request on my space
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are you paying more for these different wheelsets? If so keep the xeros none of the others are that much better.
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If you want higher gearing, just change the cassette, it's a lot cheaper and easier than swapping out the cranks for a double. What size cassette you currently running?
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None of those wheelsets are all that great. Keep the Xeros and then upgrade later to a better wheelset. To me, it doesn't make sense to buy a pair of Aksiums (or R-550s) when the ones you have are really of the same quality.
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I have the same bike (except in red, 2005 model). I upgraded my wheels to Easton Circuit (way lighter than stock, r-550, or the Aksiums). Don't change the crank, just change your rear cogs (I went with a 11-21) plenty fast, and still good in the hills. I love this thing. I changed a few other components to suit my needs, my bike rides great, and weighs under 17 1/2 pounds for a medium (with pedals and bottle cage!).
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Ride it as is until you can get a MUCH nicer wheelset then those options. Later.
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Originally Posted by craign04
are you paying more for these different wheelsets? If so keep the xeros none of the others are that much better.
no i don't have to pay a dime
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my tire just went flat..... damn i didn't have extra tube either... some mexican guy picked me up.. respect for latinos
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Keep the Xero's- they're like what, 1500g? The rest are like 1800+g
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Originally Posted by badkarma
If you want higher gearing, just change the cassette, it's a lot cheaper and easier than swapping out the cranks for a double. What size cassette you currently running?
+1

Get an 11-23 cassette if you're not going to do any extended climbing....you'll have a bigger gear than you would with a 53x12. However.....unless you're bombing some downhill runs, what do you need the 11T for? When hammering on the flatter sections at 23-28 mph, your current gearing (looks to be a 12-25) is more than adequate.

As far as the wheels, unless you're having problems with them, they should be fine. However, if you need a stiffer wheel, then yeah......go with something a bit more stout. Have your local shop build up a set of DT RR1.1 wheels w/ Ultegra hubs (or DT Swiss hubs if you have the extra money laying around).....28 bladed spokes should be adequate, and you'll be good to go.
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That is the ugliest Klein I've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
Keep the Xero's- they're like what, 1500g? The rest are like 1800+g
The Xero XSR-3 wheels are over 2000g, and flexy as all get-out. I can't imagine a worse wheel.
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You didn't get the Klein...

Just kidding. I wish you many happy miles on your new Giant.
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Just curious...what did you end up paying for your Giant?

My buddy just picked up the same bike, and he is trying to convince me to go pick up the ML size for myself. Before I do, I want to make sure our LBS isn't insane on pricing.

I rode it on Monday...and it is one sick ride...congrats!!!

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Originally Posted by larue
That is the ugliest Klein I've ever seen.
lol
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
The Xero XSR-3 wheels are over 2000g, and flexy as all get-out. I can't imagine a worse wheel.

+1 , and the Aksiums and R-550's aren't much lighter (1850 or better)
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guys... another flat... 30 miles today... luckly i had extra tube this time... but sucked

is there a way to prevent a flat. Today's flat was caused by a staple.
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Originally Posted by SeanKimStyle
is there a way to prevent a flat.
use good tires, keep your eyes open, and don't ride over shizzle.

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Originally Posted by SeanKimStyle
is there a way to prevent a flat. Today's flat was caused by a staple.
avoid raod debris. What tyres you rockin? But a tyre war should probably be left to the search function.
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I'd upgrade the cranks first too. Hold out for Ksyriums ES.
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