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Giant Riders Unite! Show off your Giant!

Old 11-23-18, 09:26 PM
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My 2019 TCR Advanced SL in Chameleon Blue.
Size XS, 14.03-lbs with pedals and bottle cages
Dura Ace Di2 9150 (52-36)
EE brake calipers
Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST (tubeless)
Enve 420mm SES aero bar
Giant 100mm Flux stem
Bontrager XXX saddle
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Tube bottle cages
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Old 11-23-18, 09:58 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 11-23-18, 10:02 PM
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Old 11-24-18, 02:47 AM
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The Advanced SL is hot stuff.

Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
This bike has become my experimental platform, and the latest trial is a set of China bombs. I went with the 38mm x 25mm, but the 12k twill was a straight out blingy decision. No test ride as of yet.



So how are the wheels? Is there any braking? How much were they?
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Old 11-24-18, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
The Advanced SL is hot stuff.


So how are the wheels? Is there any braking? How much were they?
They have been fantastic. I have another thread with occasional updates, but I'm at 2000 miles and 103k of climbing on them so far. I rode this bike all summer. The wheels still roll smooth and true. I've had plenty of fast descents, some wet braking, hit some big potholes, and even ridden some gravel rail trail. Only squeel was a steep short descent with a stop sign at the bottom. I'm totally happy with them so far and would/probably will buy another set.
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Old 11-26-18, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
They have been fantastic. I have another thread with occasional updates, but I'm at 2000 miles and 103k of climbing on them so far. I rode this bike all summer. The wheels still roll smooth and true. I've had plenty of fast descents, some wet braking, hit some big potholes, and even ridden some gravel rail trail. Only squeel was a steep short descent with a stop sign at the bottom. I'm totally happy with them so far and would/probably will buy another set.
Cool, thanks. How does the basalt brake track compare to aluminium?
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Cool, thanks. How does the basalt brake track compare to aluminium?
No basalt coating on these. The braking feels no different than my Zipp 404s honestly. Same stock Giant Propel carbon brake pads on both bikes.
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Whats everyones thoughts on the Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem and Gavia AC 0 tubeless tires?
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Originally Posted by Chris(NJ) View Post
Whats everyones thoughts on the Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem and Gavia AC 0 tubeless tires?
Here's a comment from @Trsnrtr from another thread - I'm sure he'd be kind enough to elaborate if you have more specific questions.

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My new tubeless tires are 25c Giant Gavia AC0s. Minimum pressure is supposed to be 85 PSI. I'm running them at 80 PSI and they still feel hard. They were ridiculously easy to mount on my Giant tubeless rims so that's a plus. They roll fine but I just thought they would be more comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Chris(NJ) View Post
Whats everyones thoughts on the Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem and Gavia AC 0 tubeless tires?
I just installed a 25C set on my SLR 0 rims. They mounted easier than the Schwalbe Ones that I tried a couple years ago. I used Stans tape and Silca valves which are really nice valves. I used orange seal on one wheel but ran out so I used Stans in the second wheel. Both tires snapped into place immediately with an air compressor.

Like I mentioned elsewhere, pressures on the sidewalls are marked 85-125 PSI and I think 85 is a little harsh or at least harsher than I remember the Schwalbe Ones to be. I weigh 220# and have settled on 75-80 PSI in the front and 80-85 PSI in the rear. They roll nice, just feel a little hard. Might be the 55 mm rims, though, because I haven't ridden them for a year and I might have forgot how they feel. I only have 80 miles on them so far.

Anyway, I love the ease of fit.

Here's a closeup of the Silca valve. It has this cute little faring thing to help seal the valve. Slick valves BTW, ignore the dirty rims; the white dust crap is salt residue from the wet winter roads.


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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post




My 2019 TCR Advanced SL in Chameleon Blue.
Size XS, 14.03-lbs with pedals and bottle cages
Dura Ace Di2 9150 (52-36)
EE brake calipers
Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL UST (tubeless)
Enve 420mm SES aero bar
Giant 100mm Flux stem
Bontrager XXX saddle
Speedplay Zero titanium pedals
Tube bottle cages

That's one sexy ride! Love the "flop" paint.
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Old 12-08-18, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver Steve View Post
That's one sexy ride! Love the "flop" paint.
I swapped out my black Cane Creek brake calipers with these magenta ones just in time for Christmas

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I swapped out my black Cane Creek brake calipers with these magenta ones just in time for Christmas
That bike looks fantastic.
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That bike looks fantastic.
Sure does. Looks like a rocket, amazing.
TCR is one of the top race bikes on the planet.
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I've clicked the imaginary "like" button.
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That TCR is sweet!!
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