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    Quote Originally Posted by ceugene View Post
    I've used three different rims (Venn Rev 35, Velocite Aileron, ENVE SES 5.6 Disc) and four different tires (Schwalbe Pro One, S-Works Turbo, Bontrager R3, Zipp Tangente Speed RT.)

    I've only needed to use more than a track pump once...for a particularly tight Schwalbe Pro One. I'm not even sure I needed to do that because I didn't bother lubricating the bead with a soapy solution. The soap probably would have been enough to allow the bead to move out of the center channel.

    I cant imagine ever going back to tubes. I don't even carry a tube on my rides anymore. Anything that doesn't seal immediately gets sealed by a DynaPlug.
    Well,it must be something with Giant SLR wheels then. Even made it to scratch the the carbon rim with the tire lever..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Well,it must be something with Giant SLR wheels then. Even made it to scratch the the carbon rim with the tire lever..
    I had issues as well using Bontrager r3 tubless tires. It ended up working after I took the valve core out and pinched the tire in so that the beads were sitting as close to the center of the rim as possible. Spray the rim with simple green and then hit it with 120+ psi from a compressor and they seated tight up. I hardly have issues with my mtb tubeless and these rims are indeed a pain, but it will work.

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    I highly recommend these. I haven't had one issue. Mine are paired with a set of Chain Reaction's house wheels (Prime).

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    May I ask why you guys don't consider building up your bikes instead of buying complete? Here in Southern California, I can get the green TCR Advanced SL frameset for $2300 out the door. Giant full carbon cockpit for $380, OTD. Purchase Dura Ace Di2 9150 through UK retailers for around $2100. Thats less than $5000 without wheels and saddle. Comparable TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc Di2 complete bike is $10,200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    May I ask why you guys don't consider building up your bikes instead of buying complete? Here in Southern California, I can get the green TCR Advanced SL frameset for $2300 out the door. Giant full carbon cockpit for $380, OTD. Purchase Dura Ace Di2 9150 through UK retailers for around $2100. Thats less than $5000 without wheels and saddle. Comparable TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc Di2 complete bike is $10,200.
    What makes you thinks some of us haven't? I have actually built more bikes up than I have purchased complete bikes over the years. I know some people on here built their TCRs up from the frameset as well. Anyway, it usually comes down to the amount of time and energy one has to devote to the cause. That and when a bike is in a shop, you can lay the cash down one day and then be riding that bike the next. That's appeals to some people as well. There can be a lot of waiting, bargain hunting, and saving up involved when it comes to building a dream bike and some people just aren't into that. Sometimes I am in the mood for it and other times I am not.
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    Saw this being built up at a local Giant shop. Bike was gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    Saw this being built up at a local Giant shop. Bike was gorgeous.
    That's actually better looking than I expected it to be. Pretty cool actually. It's tough to beat the price for a top of the heap frameset as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    That's actually better looking than I expected it to be. Pretty cool actually. It's tough to beat the price for a top of the heap frameset as well.
    Yeah I didn't think much of that green color until I saw it myself. That bike was completed with e-tap, and Enve Aero Cockpit.

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    I have had very good luck with the Hutchison Sectors on my Defy.

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    Wow, the green looks great, better than I expected

    Updated to the Sram Centerline X rotors 160mm f/r and with a few hundred miles it is so far so good eliminating the pulsing. No pinging as was mentioned earlier, but the occasional squeak or squeal as I come to a stop, it is not bad and I can totally live with it. I think they look better than the Shimano rotors too

    Went permanent with the black paint too








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    Anyone riding the 2017 TCR disc?-oi000007.jpg
    Welp, here she is! I know this is for the 2017 TCR Disc, but I believe the 2018 frame is essentially the same with different paint options. Went with a custom build using the SL frameset (therefore highlighter green). Component highlights include:

    - Mixed SRAM Red 22/Force groupset (Red brifters and cranks, Force everything else)
    - TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes with Shimano Ice Tech rotors
    - Mavic KSyrium UST Elite tubeless wheelset
    - Selle Italia Flite Flow saddle
    - Yes there is a poorly positioned front light.

    Riding great with the exception of some spoke/hub rattle from the Mavic wheelset which I am addressing through Mavic. Will chop off the rest of the steerer tube when I'm confident I won't throw my neck/back out on longer rides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubbycosmos View Post
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    Welp, here she is! I know this is for the 2017 TCR Disc, but I believe the 2018 frame is essentially the same with different paint options. Went with a custom build using the SL frameset (therefore highlighter green). Component highlights include:

    - Mixed SRAM Red 22/Force groupset (Red brifters and cranks, Force everything else)
    - TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes with Shimano Ice Tech rotors
    - Mavic KSyrium UST Elite tubeless wheelset
    - Selle Italia Flite Flow saddle
    - Yes there is a poorly positioned front light.

    Riding great with the exception of some spoke/hub rattle from the Mavic wheelset which I am addressing through Mavic. Will chop off the rest of the steerer tube when I'm confident I won't throw my neck/back out on longer rides!
    Look like you have a very short stem..

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    Looks like 100mm to me? I consider 100-110mm “normal” for medium sized bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceugene View Post
    Looks like 100mm to me? I consider 100-110mm “normal” for medium sized bikes.
    100 you say ? A bit more like 90 to me. We'll see what he'll say. I have TCR ML size and I've had to move from 110 to 100,the bike feels perfect now. Generally speaking a lot of people tend to swap stems more often on TCRs. That looks like a ML size anyway,I'm really curious to hear that stem's size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    100 you say ? A bit more like 90 to me. We'll see what he'll say. I have TCR ML size and I've had to move from 110 to 100,the bike feels perfect now. Generally speaking a lot of people tend to swap stems more often on TCRs. That looks like a ML size anyway,I'm really curious to hear that stem's size.
    It's a size M and it's a 100mm stem. I believe that's what giant spec with their medium build, but more importantly that happens to be my preferred reach anyways. Might look a bit short because of the angle of the shot, but I'm no pro anyways.

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    Anyone riding the 2017 TCR disc?-greenmachine.jpg

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    Looks great even sideways. Congrats!

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    Anyone riding the 2017 TCR disc?-greenlightning.jpg
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    Looks great even sideways. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic_ View Post
    I've got the the 2017 TCR Advanced Pro Disc and done about 2000km and so far not that impressed. In terms of the discs, I find the levers annoying, there is way too much free play in the them before the they engage and to adjust them otherwise I find is not that easy.

    The hubs are also to be pretty average.....they just don't spin well. I have cheaper shimano wheels on my old bike and they spin for at least twice as long. The rear appears to have an issue as well. When I tighten the rear thru axel it appears to put pressure on the hub bearing and effects how well it spins. It's not as if I am doing it up super tight either. When I release it 3/4 turn it free's up the wheel. Has a
    nyone else had this issue?

    Anyway, just thought I would share my experiences.
    Mic_ and others ... I had a similar experience with my rear wheel not spinning as freely as the front. I loosened the through axle and the wheel spun better. I didn't think much more about it until I replaced my pads. Upon spinning the wheels, both seemed to slow down much too quickly. Some quick research into replacing disc pads revealed to me that I should check to see if the discs are centered in the calipers once the pads have been replaced. Mine weren't, and I was getting some friction from contact from one of the pads on both the front and rear. The problem was alleviated by loosening the through axel, but that only addressed the issue not the problem. The correct solution to the problem was to loosen the two caliper bolts with the wheel installed and the through axel tightened properly, and then adjust the caliper so that the disc is centered and there is no contact from the pads. Retighten the two bolts. My wheels now spin beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocEndurance View Post
    Mic_ and others ... I had a similar experience with my rear wheel not spinning as freely as the front. I loosened the through axle and the wheel spun better. I didn't think much more about it until I replaced my pads. Upon spinning the wheels, both seemed to slow down much too quickly. Some quick research into replacing disc pads revealed to me that I should check to see if the discs are centered in the calipers once the pads have been replaced. Mine weren't, and I was getting some friction from contact from one of the pads on both the front and rear. The problem was alleviated by loosening the through axel, but that only addressed the issue not the problem. The correct solution to the problem was to loosen the two caliper bolts with the wheel installed and the through axel tightened properly, and then adjust the caliper so that the disc is centered and there is no contact from the pads. Retighten the two bolts. My wheels now spin beautifully.
    Thanks for the info. I have centred the pads, but it is still the same. I ended doing a roll test with my other bike down a short hill to see how it compared and the TCR rolled further. Not the most acccurate test ever, but enough for peice of mind. I feel it must just relate to the free hub.

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