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Giant TCR frames on Ebay real or fake

Old 05-29-13, 02:38 PM
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Giant TCR frames on Ebay real or fake

I see a lot of giant TCR aluminium frames on ebay, they are from China, how can I tell if they are real or fake ?
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2012-GIANT-Ro...#ht_3846wt_734
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Old 05-29-13, 02:43 PM
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My guess would be fake ....
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Old 05-29-13, 02:48 PM
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Given that Giant doesn't allow the sale of their frames online, if its not fake, it's at least outside normal (read with a warranty) distribution channels.
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Old 05-29-13, 03:47 PM
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I like how in the picture it says L 53.5, but the geometry chart has 53.5 as M/L.

seems legit.
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fake, giant carbon is made in taiwan, seems suspect to have it sold from China.
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Geez..... 1680g for just the frame.
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Old 05-29-13, 06:46 PM
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Giant only produces carbon fibre frame for the bikes they assemble. They don't sell them separately. I would be sceptical.
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Originally Posted by Canadian_giant View Post
Giant only produces carbon fibre frame for the bikes they assemble. They don't sell them separately. I would be sceptical.
really?

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...t/11488/56758/
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Old 05-29-13, 08:08 PM
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if it sounds too good to be true, it is...buyer beware!
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is 550 really a good deal anyways for a giant aluminum frame?
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ok I think I have my awnser, thanks guys.
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I like Giant, but I'd pass on an aluminium TCR on Ebay that is this ugly. I'm not sure my '08 TCR Advanced would sell for this much.
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The new TCR alloy frames are very light. In the 1100gm range. Those frames are heavier then some high end steel ones. At that weight, might as well buy a $99 Performance/Nashbar house frame.
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Originally Posted by escarpment View Post
is 550 really a good deal anyways for a giant aluminum frame?
My thought, too.

Why would anyone bother to counterfeit an aluminum Giant?
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Doesn't look like a compact frameset. They usually have a sloping top tube.
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