Hi all, ive bought a new TCR Advanced 3. The wheels that come on it are the SR2 wheels. I was wondering what people think about these wheels?Also, if i was to upgrade ($500 budget) what would be a…Continue
Hi all,I was wondering if any of you own the 2017 Giant TCR Advanced 3 or the 2017 Giant Contend SL 1 disk bikes? If you do are they a good bike? Im comsidering purchasing one of them. Thanks very…Continue
Hi all,I was after some advice. I currently have a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 1 with mechanical disk breaks. It has a tiagra group set and is in immaculate condition. The frame is an XL. What i was…Continue
"On the tyres go for a wider. my 2nd hand trek came with 23mm GP4000s. poor traction & hard ride 110 - 120psi. a wider tyre will have negligible aero loss and a small weight penalty, however better rolling resistance even with lower pressure…"
"+1 on the tyre upgrade first. Plenty of light fast options out there.
Wheel weight? Makes a difference to the feel for sure, but as to performance?
Here are some opinions...as with all the interweb, there's the good, bad, and…"
"If you can stretch the budget a little, talk to Stephen at Craftworx. Tell him the riding you want to do and he'll recommend a few options. Hubs are just as important as the rim, rims wear out while quality hubs keep on going.
"I forgot to mention.. the tyres that come with the bike are 120tpi that get average reviews. They are probably equivalent to the $25 maxis refuse... which aren't a bad tyre. But - you'd probably notice quite big difference going to one of…"
"$500 isn't going to get you a great upgrade. Maybe some Fulcrums or Mavic Aksiums might do the trick.
I'd go on to the facebook group "Bicycle Market Brisbane" and look around. Try get something like some Craftworx hand built…"
"Congratulations on the new ride!
Without knowing the specs on the standard wheels it's pretty hard to advise on new wheels. It would be really nice to know the weight of the SR2 wheels, but Giant haven't listed anything on their web site…"
Hi all, ive bought a new TCR Advanced 3. The wheels that come on it are the SR2 wheels. I was wondering what people think about these wheels?Also, if i was to upgrade ($500 budget) what would be a worthy upgrade?Thanks very much.See More
"Upgrading mechanical levers to hydraulic levers on a road bike is very expensive, so in practical terms the answer would be no.
I upgraded my drop-bar touring bike from BB7s to the TRP Hy/Rd (hydraulic mechanism, but still cable actuated) and got a…"
"True, but I find many of his points valid, and others thought provoking at least. I respect him for thinking outside the box, and publishing his findings in the face of established views. The continual Rene Herse and Singer…"
"Look.. my official and less diplomatic reply to this now is "If you want to nobble yourself by carrying an extra kilo and a half of weight, plus a massive increase in rotational mass then you go knock yourself out!"
Disc braked roadies are…"