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giant tcr advanced 1 rim or discs help

Going to buy a new bike its looking like 2019 model giant defy advanced 1 model disc or rims the rim version is shimano ultegra and the disc is its own brand conduct sl disc which one.


  • Are you going to be using it for commuting or leisure riding?If commuting and there is alot if stop/start,Id go disc,if leisure Id probably go it a TCR or defy you are looking at
  • will be my summer bike its the tcr advanced 1 thanks for the advice i dont know much about giants own brand discs .not bought a new bike for a few years so the voices in my head are back lol .
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,746
    Personally I'd go with disc,s, unless only as a dry day bike. The conduct system basically uses manual levers going to a hydraulic converter aka conduct system. Only downside I can see is it reduces the space available on the bars. There are a few bolt on bits available for garmins etc now. The wheel set are pretty bombproof, certainly mine have been on my Defy.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,483
    The conduct system is really pretty good - excellent feel and stopping power. My conduct came with 10-speed Tiagra, tempted to go for an 11-speed upgrade (just because!) and I’m finding it difficult to justify spending extra on getting rid of the conduct stuff
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