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Old 02-15-17, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by cellery View Post
2017 TCR Advanced 2 with WH-6800 tubeless rims & Gavia tubeless tires.

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I was wondering how blue bar tape would look on the bike. What kind of tape is it? I have to get new bars and tape, so I might go that way as well.
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Old 02-16-17, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by San Pedro View Post
I was wondering how blue bar tape would look on the bike. What kind of tape is it? I have to get new bars and tape, so I might go that way as well.
To be honest I have no idea what tape it is, but I get this question a lot. The shop I purchased the bike from offered to throw it on and showed me the box only in passing. They had a few other bikes setup with it and I couldn't pass up how it it looked. Next time I go in there I'll ask them what it is. It's a really high quality tape too - lots of padding and a nice rubbery grip; it's one of those dual color tapes so it fades to black on top.

Anyway, I updated the photo links in my original post for better pics of my bike and cockpit.

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Old 02-17-17, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by San Pedro View Post
I was wondering how blue bar tape would look on the bike. What kind of tape is it? I have to get new bars and tape, so I might go that way as well.
I'm pretty sure it's this


https://supacaz.com/shop/bar-tape/si...olor=neon-blue
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Old 02-17-17, 06:46 PM
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Changed the decals to black.

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^ Love the new look. Not only makes the wheels look cooler but the rest of the bike pops too.
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Old 02-18-17, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by VeeArSix View Post
Yep that's the stuff!

I think it's this one specifically:

https://supacaz.com/shop/bar-tape/st...ngle=neon-blue
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Old 02-25-17, 07:45 PM
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2016 Defy Advanced 3

Here's mine:





More than I can ask for in features, performance, stiffness, and compliance. Not content to keep things factory spec, I upgraded from the stock Tiagra to Ultegra 6800 shifters and rear derailleur, 6700 crankset, and 105 5800 cassette. Swapped out stock saddle for a Fabric Line. Biggest performance upgrade was the switch to tubeless Schwalbe Pro One tires and A-Class CXD4 wheelset. It's great to join the family!
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This was my first "real" road bike. Loved this bike and if my Spooky ever dies I'll be back on the Giant train.
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@geluzj Looks great.
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Originally Posted by San Pedro View Post
I was wondering how blue bar tape would look on the bike. What kind of tape is it? I have to get new bars and tape, so I might go that way as well.
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Starfade Blue
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Old 07-13-17, 01:25 PM
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Old 07-14-17, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by geluzj View Post
Swapped out stock saddle for a Fabric Line.
How do you like your Fabric saddle? I just received mine today but haven't had a chance to ride it yet.
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Old 07-16-17, 04:49 PM
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How do you like your Fabric saddle? I just received mine today but haven't had a chance to ride it yet.
Thanks for asking. It's okay, but not quite as comfortable for me as my favorite Selle Italia SLR Flow. I knew I should have transferred it off my other bike!
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Old 07-28-17, 02:06 AM
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Not the best photo, but I don't have a smart phone, so I used my works ipod, lol... I'm digging the look of the blue tires with the bike. They're Rubino Pro G+, alright tires, but I've already got a deep cut in them in less than a week. I should buy my next set of tires before it's destroyed. The second drink bottle went on too, only used it for one ride so far, but if I take it out for longer rides in summer it will be very much needed.
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Old 08-06-17, 08:18 PM
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2016 Giant SCR 2

My return to the road bikes (since an un-branded steel framed bike that I had when I was a teenager), a new SCR 2 has arrived yesterday at home.
AluxX aluminium frame and fork, 50/34 Ounce Prowheel compact crankset, Shimano Claris 8-speed drivetrain (12-25) and Tektro brakes is a basic but reliable equipment.
Because the weather, I can't ride my new beauty yet... but I'm very happy with her





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Old 09-04-17, 10:52 AM
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Still the most comfortable bike I've ridden...IMG_2848sm.jpg
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Old 09-05-17, 07:15 AM
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My 2016 TCR Advanced 2 with my current setup and my setup for the mountains with aluminiums wheels
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Old 09-19-17, 11:17 AM
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Hi,
I have a 2016 Defy Disc 1. I need to replace the freehub and rear bearings but I am having trouble finding a parts source. Hoping someone here knows of source.

Thanks

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I bought a 2018 Contend SL Disc 1...I am loving this bike, my first ever road bike. My next bike is definitely going to be a race road bike instead of an all-arounder.
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Old 09-23-17, 10:49 AM
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I bought a 2017 Defy Advanced Pro 1 in the summer and really loving it. Subsequently, cooler weather is coming now and road conditions will soon not be as optimal for the road tires so my local store gave me a great deal and I picked up their last 2017 Anyroad CoMax as well.


Really like Giant as my first bike back in 2014 was a Seek 3 and now I've upgraded and got hooked on cycling!
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