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Wheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Herman Hill Apr 15. 9 Replies

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

Bike Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by AndrewO Mar 26. 24 Replies

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

Bike Advice

Started Mar 16 0 Replies

Hi all,I was wondering if any of you own the Giant TCR Advanced 3 or the Giant Contend SL 1 disk bikes? If you do are they a good bike? Im comsidering purchasing one of them. Thanks very much.Continue

Price for a Giant Defy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Mar 6. 3 Replies

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

 

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Herman Hill replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"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…"
Apr 15
JamesD replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"+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…"
Apr 5
JamesD replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"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. Other…"
Apr 5
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"Thanks all for your advice!! I was going to use the bike to commute into work a couple of times a week and then ride with some mates on Saturday while trying to set som pr's."
Apr 5
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"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…"
Apr 5
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"The light wheel thing isn't a myth.. trust me. A nice set of wheels really do feel amazing. Heavy slow wheels just make the bike feel dead. The problem is it really is diminishing returns though..."
Apr 5
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"Congratulations on the new ride. What do you intend on using the bike for? How much do you intend riding it? For $500.. I really doubt you're going to get anything super great... certainly not new.…"
Apr 5
Daz replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"$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…"
Apr 5
JamesD replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"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…"
Apr 5
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Wheels

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
Apr 4
AndrewO replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"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…"
Mar 26
Daz replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"If you're getting disc, do not bother with mechanical disc brakes as they are shocking. Rim brakes are better than them. Hydro is the only way to go. You're wasting money with mechnical disc!"
Mar 22
JamesD replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"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…"
Mar 21
Geoff Tewierik replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"Meh, Jan has a product to sell, half the stuff on his blog is just their supporting the existence of his stock for sale. That being said, I use Compass tires and have minimal complaints."
Mar 21
JamesD replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"Well, that about wraps that up! This is an interesting article on brakes, pros and cons for other than racing: https://janheine.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/disc-brake-pros-and-cons/ There's plenty of other interesting reading on Jan's site…"
Mar 21
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"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…"
Mar 21

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