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MrecklessMreckless Posts: 214
edited January 2019 in Your road bikes
Interested in seeing everyone's giants and seeing what upgrades they have done
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  • MrecklessMreckless Posts: 214
    My giant started like this

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    With a few upgrades and a lot of weight saving

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  • mr_eddymr_eddy Posts: 800
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    Its ugly and heavy but I love it !
  • BagggersBagggers Posts: 348
    This thread is going to drive me to distraction. I have just parted with 2k and had my heart set on a Giant at the time but changed it last minute to a Ribble. Ill be watching this one closely.
    Cervelo S5 VWD DA Di2
    Cervelo P5 Six RED
    Cervelo R5 Record 11
    Dolan Preffisio Winter Trainer
    Scott Plasma Ltd SRAM Red
    Scott Foil Premium Di2
    S-Works Venge Di2
    Giant TCR Adv SL Di2
    Ribble Gran Fondo built for our 10 month winter
  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    edited May 2013
    Only had mine a couple of months now and really pleased with it!
    upgraded bar tape to black
    Upgraded black brakes
    Wrapped seat post black
    Giant cages
    Strada Cateye
    Shimano pedels black

    Plans

    Ultegra chain set
    Some nice wheels when I spot in classifieds!


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    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Here is mine.

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    The only significant changes I've made were to swap the RS80 wheels for some Fulcrum Racing Zeros, and to try some garish bar tape!

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  • SquillinossettSquillinossett Posts: 1,678
    Cubic,

    I have said it before, stunning bike, love the wheels but a big no on the bar tape.

    White would look good
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Cubic,

    I have said it before, stunning bike, love the wheels but a big no on the bar tape.

    White would look good

    Yeah, I bought it in a moment of madness, thinking it would look awesome! I'm not so sure now, although sometimes,when the light is just right, I do think it looks quite cool. I'll probably get something more sensible soon.

    It doesn't match my kit anyway....
  • notlongnownotlongnow Posts: 176
    Mreckless wrote:
    My giant started like this

    9C34EF81-19FC-47CB-9134-974A4114CA31-2024-0000012DCEF0AD30_zpsab3c600c.jpg

    With a few upgrades and a lot of weight saving

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    What does the bike ride like with the stock wheels and tyres?Is the geomotry aggressive ? I'm half tempted by one of these myself
  • ct8282ct8282 Posts: 414
    edited May 2013
    No upgrades yet as I've only just got her, but here she is when she arrived last week. Giant TCR Advanced 2.

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    Bike by ct8282, on Flickr

    I have since removed the dork disc and added some white Look Keo 2 Max pedals which look epic, like they were made for this bike.
  • elderoneelderone Posts: 1,410
    Heres my defy comp 2.Still standard but looking at new wheel upgrade.
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    Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
  • elderoneelderone Posts: 1,410
    Mreckless wrote:
    My giant started like this

    9C34EF81-19FC-47CB-9134-974A4114CA31-2024-0000012DCEF0AD30_zpsab3c600c.jpg

    With a few upgrades and a lot of weight saving

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    What wheels are on the second picture.Look well smart.
    Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
  • MrecklessMreckless Posts: 214
    Notlongnow- Yes its still quite aggressive. I found it pretty fast and handled pretty well just a few of the standards components are on the heavy side. Get one you won't be disappointed.

    Elderone- I had them made from a local wheel builder near me. http://www.velo-smith.com/ here is his website. They will save you about 500grams and your average will fly up :)
  • rglinianyrgliniany Posts: 753
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    got new bars ..... stem and most recently new wheels which i will take a pic of tonight and stick up sometime soon.
    It's a boy , It's a boy , I Shouted Running Into The Street With Tears Running Down My Face.....

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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    It take long to get a few on here :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  • MrecklessMreckless Posts: 214
    What do you mean rideontime
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    ct8282 wrote:
    No upgrades yet as I've only just got her, but here she is when she arrived last week. Giant TCR Advanced 2.

    8705260848_e8420cd34f_b.jpg
    Bike by ct8282, on Flickr

    I have since removed the dork disc and added some white Look Keo 2 Max pedals which look epic, like they were made for this bike.

    I really like this Bike, kind of wish i'd have blown the budget and gone for this, it feels so much lighter than mine.

    Anyway on my budget I ended up with the cheaper alternative:

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  • rickyriderrickyrider Posts: 294
    I've just given my TCR comp it's summer coat:

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  • DavdandyDavdandy Posts: 571
    mr_eddy wrote:
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    Its ugly and heavy but I love it !


    Your not wrong there Eddy,that's one ugly beast all right. :mrgreen:

    But its how it rides that counts.
    Cannondale CAAD 8 105
    Rockrider 8.1
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Mreckless wrote:
    What do you mean rideontime

    in a day of starting the thread.
    15 or so posted...
    there's a good few out there...
  • Fat HeadFat Head Posts: 765
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  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    Oh sweet Lord, that's a very sexy bike, I don't want to look at it, I want to cuddle it!
    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    Update on a modification,
    A lovely new set of Mavic Ksyrium Elites that I'm over the moon with. The weight difference between the OE Giants wheels is astonoshing to say the least! Thanks to my LBS http://www.spiralcycles.com/ for swapping these over at short notice.
    Just awaiting delivery on my Ultegra chainset to turn up now followed by rear derallieur, front mec and cassette.
    Happy day's!
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    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    Nice! These wheels and an ultegra chainset will transform the look and should make a difference to the ride.
    One step at a time though, Changing derailleurs just yet is a touch hasty.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Fat Head wrote:
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    oh the carbon on that...
  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    dwanes wrote:
    Nice! These wheels and an ultegra chainset will transform the look and should make a difference to the ride.
    One step at a time though, Changing derailleurs just yet is a touch hasty.
    Thanks mate, chainsets just arrived by post and bike is in LBS for fitment as we speak! Yeah, think your right about derailleurs and may well wait! Just the seat as a priority but have no idea what to go for as yet..
    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    Saddles are a personal thing and can be hit and miss regarding comfort. So i started cheapish and went for madison prime and found it comfortable enough so stuck with it. Wouldnt pay a lot unless you can trial it before paying.
    Looking forward to your updates.
  • MrecklessMreckless Posts: 214
    I have a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio on my TCR and it looks amazing. Really light and comfort is amazing considering there isnt much padding. 2 hours on the turbo with minimal sore butt.
  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    Mreckless wrote:
    I have a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio on my TCR and it looks amazing. Really light and comfort is amazing considering there isnt much padding. 2 hours on the turbo with minimal sore butt.
    useless without pics!
    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • VandieselVandiesel Posts: 506
    Woooow that is a nice looking chair and deep pockets needed
    Giant TCR Composite 3
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    Agree, it looks the business....BUT that price :?
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