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Old 02-23-18, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sumgy
I posted a Moots dripping with Chris King, Record and plenty of other bling and got roasted.
What makes your Giant so special?
If I recall correctly you got roasted because of bizarre seat and bar angles that help you go super fast or something...And then didnt handle it in what would be considered a graceful manner lol. Maybe that was someone else, I cant remember. Its cool man, we all make mistakes. For instance I posted a gravel bike here and got destroyed, but I will be back!

That Giant on the other hand is set up perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
If I recall correctly you got roasted because of bizarre seat and bar angles that help you go super fast or something...And then didnt handle it in what would be considered a graceful manner lol. Maybe that was someone else, I cant remember. Its cool man, we all make mistakes.
It doesn't help that he posted with a google pics link that evidently has the shelf life of room temperature milk that we can't see anymore:

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Old 02-23-18, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sumgy
Yep, that is obviously it.
It's a Giant.
Enjoy it if it makes you happy.

Buying a Giant is like buying a house in the suburbs. Well maybe not exactly as most Giants don't start crumbling due to poor construction after 5 years. Some people don't care if there are 6 houses on their block that are identical to their own.
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
For instance I posted a gravel bike here and got destroyed, but I will be back!
On that note, here is my gravel/cross bike updated. I changed out the ugly bars and tape. Got a Salsa Cowbell 3 and put Salsa cork tape on. I also swapped over to the Eurus wheels.

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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Buying a Giant is like buying a house in the suburbs. Well maybe not exactly as most Giants don't start crumbling due to poor construction after 5 years. Some people don't care if there are 6 houses on their block that are identical to their own.
Thats a good way of putting it. Giant have incredible experience in building bombproof aluminium frames - superb warranty too.

It does look the same as others being black - though its definitely not identical, The Giant SL1 ALUX (anodised silver) is fairly uncommon bike in the UK and the SLR ALUXX hydro-formed frameset I have was never retailed and only available to dealers. The components I chose to suit my riding and budget. Setup/fit was established with the assistance of a former track/road racer and also trained fitter.

Gratuitous opportunity for another pic so its not all words.

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I like the colour! And that it looks to have exactly the same geometry/angles as my TCR (when you overlay the images).

Erm! - perhaps remove the sub branding/logos (rims/stem) and an have an all back saddle/post combo.

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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
I like the colour! And that it looks to have exactly the same geometry/angles as my TCR (when you overlay the images).

Erm! - perhaps remove the sub branding/logos (rims/stem) and an have an all back saddle/post combo.
I like those ideas. I actually want to black out the FD, pedals, and skewers too, because was built with on hand parts so little by little I will.
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
If I recall correctly you got roasted because of bizarre seat and bar angles that help you go super fast or something...And then didnt handle it in what would be considered a graceful manner lol. Maybe that was someone else, I cant remember. Its cool man, we all make mistakes. For instance I posted a gravel bike here and got destroyed, but I will be back!

That Giant on the other hand is set up perfectly.
I love how he said it was "dripping with Chris King". It had a CK headset. He makes a nice headset(and serves up some mean tri-tip), but that description was just sooo (French for shower).
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Old 02-23-18, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
I wont go into depth, I'll just say not. Not ever (IMO of course)
Never ever. Just makes you wonder what went on in the design room that day.
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Old 02-24-18, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Da Reef
Never ever. Just makes you wonder what went on in the design room that day.
It looks like they focused on being different, instead of just being better.
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My Canyon Ultimate Disc


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Old 02-24-18, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by eric1971
My Canyon Ultimate Disc


Ultimate
hot like dragon burps, just cut that steer tube down though.
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My Canyon Ultimate Disc
Pulled the Cosmic stickers off the wheels? I'm liking that.
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Originally Posted by eric1971
My Canyon Ultimate Disc


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HOT


For shot - centre valves top/bottom, small ring at rear, flatten peddles and shift some leaves. Background a bit distracting/fussy.
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Originally Posted by eric1971
My Canyon Ultimate Disc


Ultimate
Hot.
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Old 02-24-18, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Pulled the Cosmic stickers off the wheels? I'm liking that.
They were super easy to remove. Came right off with no residue left behind.
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
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For shot - centre valves top/bottom, small ring at rear, flatten peddles and shift some leaves. Background a bit distracting/fussy.
Yes, I definitely could have done more, but this was a quick shot before a ride.
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Super nice Ultimate! A beauty!!!
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The patterns on the fence overlayed with the striations on the wheels, monochromatic Canyon logo and odd white rotors are all very disconcerting.

The way the pattern on the fence interacts with the shape of the bottle cages is particularly disorienting. I feel dizzy.

I'm unconvinced that there isn't a zebra in the photo somewhere too.

The whole thing needs to be pressure washed and sprayed with Olympic.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The patterns on the fence overlayed with the striations on the wheels, monochromatic Canyon logo and odd white rotors are all very disconcerting.

The way the pattern on the fence interacts with the shape of the bottle cages is particularly disorienting. I feel dizzy.

I'm unconvinced that there isn't a zebra in the photo somewhere too.

The whole thing needs to be pressure washed and sprayed with Olympic.


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Dude, its a bike forum not a fence forum.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
and odd white rotors
Not white - it just looks like light reflecting off of Ultegra rotors with the big cooling fins.
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Old 02-24-18, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Not white - it just looks like light reflecting off of Ultegra rotors with the big cooling fins.
You are correct. They are not white, but a light silver. Dura-Ace ones are black. I don't really like how they look either, however. I'll probably change them out for something else at some point. Those fins are a sail for crosswinds.
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
Background a bit distracting/fussy.
More than a bit; aside from the wheels, perhaps, it's the only source of visual interest.
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Old 02-26-18, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by eric1971
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Great bike, but the newer canyons just look odd to me. I think I have narrowed it down to being the proprietary stem they use and headtube. Dont know if you can swap it out for a standard stem or not. The shape of it just looks so blocky to me.
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Bianchi10 nice bike
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