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My Giant Propel Advanced Build (complete build)

jon_lee9900jon_lee9900 Posts: 44
edited October 2014 in Your road bikes
As there are not very many pictures of the new Giant Propel Advanced, especially from the frameset, I thought I would share my build with you.
I chose to build the frameset as I felt that the factory builds would not suit my riding and for the personal satisfaction.
I choose each component myself to suit my riding style and my riding environment.

Collected the frameset from the Giant shop. Headset, forks and BB installed.




The complete build:image_zpsff8cc22e.jpg
IMG_20140815_161603_zpsf0b59a02.jpg

COMPONENTS
Handlebar Easton EA50
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
Saddle Fi'zi:k Tundra
DRIVETRAIN
Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 22 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
Brakes Giant SpeedControl
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 12-25
Chain Shimano Ultegra
Crankset Shimano Ultegra 6870 - Double 53-39 22 speed
Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
WHEELS
Front Wheel Shimano R81 C50 Carbon Alloy Clincher
Rear Wheel Shimano R81 C50 Carbon Alloy Clincher
Tyres Michelin Pro 4



Let me know what you think. The ride is incredible. Very stiff, very fast and very comfortable.

Posts

  • mitchgixer6mitchgixer6 Posts: 729
    Thanks for posting. As you say not seen many of these about, think they're pretty rare. Will look forward to the progress pictures.
  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    The new Propel? Is it just a different colourway?
    Canyon Roadlite AL-Shamal Wheels-Centaur/Veloce Group
    Canyon Ult CF SL- Spin Koppenberg-Ultegra group
  • Updated with photos of the final build.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Looks very nice...and quick!
    FCN 3 / 4
  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    That's a beaut. I don't think I will ever get tired of Giant.
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Nice one and good shed shots.
  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    RideOnTime wrote:
    Nice one and good shed shots.

    Definitely needs a new coat of creosote, though. Does the bike stay in the shed? If I were a robber, I'd bypass the padlock and rip the hinge straight out the wood. Best keep the bike in the bedroom.
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • As there are not very many pictures of the new Giant Propel Advanced, especially from the frameset, I thought I would share my build with you.
    I chose to build the frameset as I felt that the factory builds would not suit my riding and for the personal satisfaction.
    I choose each component myself to suit my riding style and my riding environment.

    Collected the frameset from the Giant shop. Headset, forks and BB installed.




    The complete build:image_zpsff8cc22e.jpg
    IMG_20140815_161603_zpsf0b59a02.jpg

    COMPONENTS
    Handlebar Easton EA50
    Stem Giant Contact
    Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
    Saddle Fi'zi:k Tundra
    DRIVETRAIN
    Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 22 speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
    Brakes Giant SpeedControl
    Cassette Shimano Ultegra 12-25
    Chain Shimano Ultegra
    Crankset Shimano Ultegra 6870 - Double 53-39 22 speed
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
    WHEELS
    Front Wheel Shimano R81 C50 Carbon Alloy Clincher
    Rear Wheel Shimano R81 C50 Carbon Alloy Clincher
    Tyres Michelin Pro 4



    Let me know what you think. The ride is incredible. Very stiff, very fast and very comfortable.

    Very nice. Here is a shody video I shot mine with my daughter..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcRdhyDf8gk
  • oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
    Not really a fan of Giants but that's nice 8) and I must admit admiring one in the Cambridge Giant shop window;pretty sure I could get away with it with the other half by saying "well it's just like Marcels'" :roll:
    Ridley Helium SL (Dura-Ace/Wheelsmith Aero-dimpled 45 wheels)

    Light Blue Robinson(105 +lots of Hope)

    Planet X XLS 1X10(105/XTR/Miche/TRP Spyre SLC brakes

    Graham Weigh 105/Ultegra
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    Thoroughly recommend the Fourier brake upgrade. Fantastic bikes though and hope you enjoy it.
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