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Old 10-11-13, 05:31 PM
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Some nice rigs in here thus far!

Although this is my second-string bike, which I ride when I am away at work, my 2009 Defy 1 Aluxx with DA7800 is a smooth ride and is fairly quick - dependent upon how my legs feel on the day!

Here it is stopped on The Esplanade, outside Luna Park in St.Kilda, which is a bit of an iconic Melbourne fixture.






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About 220km in to a 420km ride last week.
Giant Defy Composite, ultegra.

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These are mine

TCR Advanced Team - T-Mobile



TCR Advanced Team SL 0 ISP

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Originally Posted by macca33 View Post
Some nice rigs in here thus far!

Although this is my second-string bike, which I ride when I am away at work, my 2009 Defy 1 Aluxx with DA7800 is a smooth ride and is fairly quick - dependent upon how my legs feel on the day!

Here it is stopped on The Esplanade, outside Luna Park in St.Kilda, which is a bit of an iconic Melbourne fixture.






cheers
Nice Defy!
Mine basically the same setup, full 7800 too.
I like the touch of green it livens it up a bit.
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Here's my TCR Advanced Rabobank - it's currently sporting a DA 7800 crank and drive train. This pic is a couple of years old.

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Old 10-11-13, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedud View Post
Here's my TCR Advanced Rabobank - it's currently sporting a DA 7800 crank and drive train. This pic is a couple of years old.

Damn!!! I didn't know 7800 crank sets came in black?
What chainrings are those?
I would've thought that was a 105 group if you didn't mention it.
I love the Rabobank colors.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Nice Defy!
Mine basically the same setup, full 7800 too.
I like the touch of green it livens it up a bit.

Cheers mate - green on both of my rigs, for that exact reason!
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Old 10-12-13, 09:57 AM
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That's not mine! Still one left for me! Also, looks great! Let us know how it rides!
Did a 48 mile group ride today;
The bike accelerates fast and once you get going it begs to be ridden harder I found myself forcing myself to slow down when I was pulling so I won't separate the group. Most comfortable bike I've ever ridden bar none.
When I was pulling I noticed that I could keep up at 25mphr with head wind same road I usually struggle to keep up at 23mphr with other bikes. Lots of compliments and curious eyes from other riders..probably din't have guts to ask me about the bike. Overall i'm very excited and this one is a keeper.
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Originally Posted by kleng View Post
These are mine

TCR Advanced Team - T-Mobile



TCR Advanced Team SL 0 ISP

Those are HOT bikes. Lovely pink touch!
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Originally Posted by TexMac View Post
Those are HOT bikes. Lovely pink touch!

Thanks, I've had them a while, I just keep upgrading the components and wheelsets
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Originally Posted by kleng View Post
Thanks, I've had them a while, I just keep upgrading the components and wheelsets
what's with T mobile? you race for them?
Those wheels look Sick! how much ?
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T-Mobile (well known for there doping) was a german pro team that Giant sponsored for along time, they produced consumer versions of the Team bike, that's what mine is.

You, don't want to know the price for wheels, lets say they are an extravagance, google Reynolds RZR and you'll see the price range.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Damn!!! I didn't know 7800 crank sets came in black?
What chainrings are those?
I would've thought that was a 105 group if you didn't mention it.
I love the Rabobank colors.
I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, as sarcasm often escapes me when it's presented in printed text, but did you read the entire post?
"it's currently sporting a DA 7800 crank and drive train. This pic is a couple of years old."
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2013 TCR Comp 2

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No sarcasm, just an honest question/observation.
Where did you find a black 7800 crank set/drive train?
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Originally Posted by ColtJ View Post
2013 TCR Comp 2

Nice bike/pic!
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
No sarcasm, just an honest question/observation.
Where did you find a black 7800 crank set/drive train?
The picture is two years old and was taken at a time when it did have a black 105 group. When I purchased the bike it came with 105. Shortly after the photo was taken, I replaced the 105 group so it now (as in October 2013) has DA 7800, but I do not have a recent picture. I don't have a lot of photos of my bikes, maybe I'll work on that.
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My 2011 Giant TCR Advanced recently upgraded to full Dura Ace 9000
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My 2011 Giant TCR Advanced recently upgraded to full Dura Ace 9000
Sexy!
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You, don't want to know the price for wheels, lets say they are an extravagance, google Reynolds RZR and you'll see the price range.
I was falling asleep and that made me almost have a heart attack
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2013 TCR Comp 2

Nice looking bike! Bottle cages compliment the overall color scheme quite well. Nicely done.
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Heres a pic of my 13' Giant TCR Composite 1 w/ Ultegra group the first night I had her, I took the pic when i was swapping my pedals over. since then ive only done a few things to her;

Thomson 90mm stem
Added a quadlock iphone mount

and looking into a powertap based wheelset soon, most likely getting it over the winter.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Nice bike/pic!
Originally Posted by bgrider View Post
Nice looking bike! Bottle cages compliment the overall color scheme quite well. Nicely done.
Thank you for the kind words.

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My 2011 Giant TCR Advanced recently upgraded to full Dura Ace 9000
Nice. Very nice.
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"Heres a pic of my 13' Giant TCR Composite 1 w/ Ultegra group the first night I had her,...."


One thing about a white bike - they stay clean because the dirt is very visible and you feel compelled to clean it frequently.

Nice looking ride!
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Here is my 2014 Giant Defy 1. In the process of swapping some of the white for more of a black and red theme. Will post pictures when done.
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