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Old 11-19-08, 04:32 PM
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Replaceable metal derailleur hanger is a positive.
Thanks (at least I think so... it sounds like you're stating this is true). Can anyone confirm or deny that the bike has metal dropouts?

It's on my very short list, and I'm just curious about its "crashability"-- provided of course that it doesn't just EXPLODE
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Old 11-19-08, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by larrs View Post
TCR Advanced SL...Top of the line frame, higher level carbon fiber-T800, and manufacturing technique, most models have ISP

TCR Advanced...Lesser carbon fiber-T700, manufacturing technique cheaper, supposedly still stiffer than the '08 with the higher level T800 carbon, no ISP

They sell the TCR Alliance or something too which looks like the same frame from previous years
I have seen the SL with the standard seat post. It is equally cool looking.
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Old 11-19-08, 04:44 PM
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Weight for my advanced 2 before I swapped stuff was 18.8 for a size large with plastic platform pedals. 18.03 after the swap and throwing on some eggbeaters.
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Originally Posted by sfwhiteman View Post
Thanks (at least I think so... it sounds like you're stating this is true). Can anyone confirm or deny that the bike has metal dropouts?

It's on my very short list, and I'm just curious about its "crashability"-- provided of course that it doesn't just EXPLODE
Replaceable derailleur hanger
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Old 11-19-08, 05:13 PM
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Do carbon fiber TCRs generally stand-up well in crashes?
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Shrug. I crashed my 06 TCR at least three times and it was fine each time. Carbon isn't going to crash like steel though, so it really depends on the kind of impact.
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Old 11-19-08, 06:18 PM
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just ordered the 09 TCR andvanced 1 last weekend at local shop.. waiting for it to come in!! will post pics when it gets here
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Originally Posted by larrs View Post
Do carbon fiber TCRs generally stand-up well in crashes?
I got pushed into a barrier @ 35mph, the bike went about 30' down the road... that didn't harm the bike... then someone ran into it @ ~35mph and put a small crack in the seat stay - its being repaired. I was suprised that was the only damage. It all depends on how it gets hit in the crash though, could have been much worse.
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Old 11-19-08, 06:22 PM
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Good enough for the best sprinter in the world , good enough for you.
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Old 11-19-08, 06:28 PM
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Does anyone have a verified actual weight of the
-Frame?
-Frameset?

in both ISP and standard versions...?
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Originally Posted by larrs View Post
Do carbon fiber TCRs generally stand-up well in crashes?
I've crashed my TCR (06 also I think) many, many times, including a few bike vs. car and it is still going strong. Suckers are built like tanks.
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Old 11-19-08, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Cautionless View Post
Fast, very stiff.
I had a CAAD9 08 and I can really feel the difference.
Weight: 16.1 lbs as shown on pic
Full Ultegra SL
Ksyrium SL
Different in what sense? Full ride report please
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I was fortunate to ride vast number of bikes at the Interibike east show in Oct and honestly found the TCR Advanced SL to be to my liking the best overall, but thats just me.
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Originally Posted by Cautionless View Post
Replaceable derailleur hanger
Thanks for the pic. As of tomorrow I think I'll have one on order, also ('09 TCR Advanced 1)

I'll post pics when it arrives...
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