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Old 01-17-18, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
Almost as bad as the bars. Either the angle or the curve of them, but holy hell those are ugly. Doing 0 for the bike, which aside from those two items, isn't bad. Only other issue I see is that stem. Dang that is ugly.
Thanks. Bar and stem were rescued off of two bikes now and are past their time. That ugly bend in the drops does allow for a much more comfortable grip in the drops though. But yes bars, stem since its the older thinner bars, and bar tape are the next project.
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Old 01-17-18, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Is that even a road bike?
Not really.
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Old 01-17-18, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
Build finished until winter is over and I can get it on the road. Have at it...

Smokin'!!!!!!! Love this everytime I see it!
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^ The plain sibling to the one above.

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Originally Posted by redfooj
9.0/10

the seatpost and saddle looks a bit down-market imo. rest is superb
Bars, stem, and post are Cannondale C2 with the white lettering removed and only the silver "Cannondale" remains; a zero SB post is possibly in my future once the fit transfer is done. Yeah, I wish I didn't have to run a Spesh saddle, but that's what the pelvis wants.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
^ The plain sibling to the one above.

Grubby bar tape, not ready to ride (brakes open, pedals?), cross chained, and it just looks ALL crooked - a graphics train-wreck. You should know better - no, you should be ashamed.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Grubby bar tape, not ready to ride (brakes open, pedals?), cross chained, and it just looks ALL crooked - a graphics train-wreck. You should know better - no, you should be ashamed.
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I'll add: Two different wheels and the saddle looks like a ski slope.
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
If it were me I would do black bar tape and not use that pink and call it a day. Gum walls look fine but all black wheels/tires are even better imo.

This is making me want to buy a lighter new road bike in white (love white cars as well). Had to post cause of the inspiration I'm getting from your bike. HOT
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
^ The plain sibling to the one above.

Id throw some pedals on it and ride. Needs some work but hot.
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Originally Posted by Da Reef
Id throw some pedals on it and ride. Needs some work but hot.
LOL, oh it'll be ridden plenty. It's just winter now and none of my good bikes get exposed to the harsh winter road chemicals. Once the spring rains have cleaned the roads the good steel will get back on them.
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I do like the looks of the Cannondale. Please rotate those bars forward or down a little bit. Pointed up like that looks not so cool. I would not mind the blue on the bar tape if the hubs were also blue but the pink seems out of place. Oh yea, swap out that Shimano group for some Campy...
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm
I do like the looks of the Cannondale. Please rotate those bars forward or down a little bit. Pointed up like that looks not so cool.

Oh yea, swap out that Shimano group for some Campy...
the bars are fine, but the levers are mounted a tiny bit too high.

At least he doesn't have SRAM wiped all over it.
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My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
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Hot (for a little person's bike ) and impressively light as outfitted.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
HAWT! Can you please give feed back on the Pioneer system?
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.

Other than the tires being lined up differently to the wheels and the busy lettering on the wheel tire combo, I think this bike is HOT! I like the way the black bottle cages almost disappear. A really good looking little combo (pun intended).
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Originally Posted by Capo72
Other than the tires being lined up differently to the wheels and the busy lettering on the wheel tire combo, I think this bike is HOT! I like the way the black bottle cages almost disappear. A really good looking little combo (pun intended).
Yeah I'm not fond of busy lettering on the Michelin tires either. Maybe i'll sharpie them
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
HAWT! Can you please give feed back on the Pioneer system?
Love the unit! Only limitation is my Garmin only shows overall watts instead of R & L which is available with their own unit.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
I still don't care for the 9100 series DA components appearance, but I'm sure it'll grow on me like the 9000 series did.

nice looking ride, but that front tire needs to get the labels lined up with the valve stems.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
I can't look at it without seeing a mutated version of my TCX.
Must be the color.
Also, I'm afraid HOT is a visual thing: specs aren't enough, and as much as I usually like Giant designs, this doesn't spark. Nice, though.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
This Giant does look pretty hot, especially with the Chinese Red paint. I do wish that Giant would revise their graphics for their name. But that said, this bike is really sharp looking with the black and red contrast. Nice job!
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I like the Giant a lot. Only thing that strikes me poorly is the black on the integrated seat mast. For some reason it looks like you've got a mini pump strapped to the front of it or something lol. I rock a fairly small frame and have always found the requisite sloping top tube offputting, but I've gotten used to it now. My new frame which is custom still has a slope but only 3 degrees so it's barely noticeable.

Great looking bike, must be a dream to ride, be safe!
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I do wish that Giant would revise their graphics for their name.
Every time I see it I read GIQOT

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Had a chance to shoot a better photo with a better camera/lens. Also I sharpied out some ugly white lettering on the Michelin tires
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
Had a chance to shoot a better photo with a better camera/lens. Also I sharpied out some ugly white lettering on the Michelin tires
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