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    Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP - Which size with 1,76m

    Hi,

    I am going to buy a giant TCR Advanced SL ISP but i am not sure which size i should take.

    My High ist 1,76m (5' 9") and my step length ist 78cm ( 31")(i have short legs...)

    At the moment my seathigh from the middle of the bottom bracket until the top of my saddle ist 69,5cm.

    I think i am between size S and M.

    What do you think?

    Chris
    Last edited by XTR_Chris_XTR; 10-12-2008 at 02:53 AM.

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    I think you're an M but it pays to try both sizes out. The new TCR Advanced SLs, although redesigned still have the same geometry as the 2005-2008 models. Maybe you could try an S and an M of these preceding models if an Advanced SL isn't available.
    Last edited by Italianrider76; 10-11-2008 at 06:05 AM.

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    This is the bike of Marc Cavendish:



    (www.cyclingnews.com)

    Full specification (nearly the same as my!)

    Frame: Giant TCR Advanced SL Team prototype, size 'Team S'
    Fork: Giant TCR Advanced SL Team prototype

    Critical measurements
    Rider's height: 1.75m (5' 9") ; Weight: 69kg (152lb)
    Seat tube length, c-c: 430mm
    Seat tube length, c-t: n/a
    Top tube length: 555mm (horizontal)
    Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 707mm
    Saddle nose tip to C of bars: 532mm
    C of front hub to top of bars: 546mm

    I think the bike looks like size M, but in the text they say size S!! Top Tube 555mm, seat tube 430mm...is size M i think?????

    Has the pro tour team other frames???

    What do you think?
    Last edited by XTR_Chris_XTR; 10-12-2008 at 02:30 AM.

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    TT 555 mm is size medium, 535 mm is size small. If you have 31' inseam and set your seat at 69.5mm consider and test the small.

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    Hi Chris

    I have the M size, which fits me. I am 1.78 height. Middle of BB to top of saddle is 75cm for me. I suspect you might just be an S, but try both, Good luck!

    Mike

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    I rode tested the Advanced (small size) last weekend, my size is definitely SMALL (see pic), I'm 5'8" (1.78cm) and most certainly will need a 120mm stem on this bike. Very smooth, climbs like a goat and felt comfortable in spite of the ISP, which i've been told made the last year's model rather harsh.
    The small and medium sizes, specially the small one look like a "BMX" on steroids thanks to the rather small rear triangle conformed by the setastays and chain tubes.

    Corsaire
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    This Bike looks great!

    do you know your inseam? Or your saddle-high from BB to the top of your Saddle?

    Is that a PRO handlebar?
    Last edited by XTR_Chris_XTR; 10-21-2008 at 03:16 AM.

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    Recommend a size Small

    I would recommend a size Small frame. I had a 2007 TCR Advanced - Small, I'm 175cm and have a seat height of 690mm and use a 110mm stem.

    Ensure your LBS cuts the seat tube correctly with no spacers, will allow maximum height if you want to sell it later.



    Last edited by steelisreal2; 10-21-2008 at 09:45 AM.

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    what did you buy, s or m?

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    Size S

    I was at my shop and make a measurment!

    Result: I am 1,74m, inseam 81cm, Seathigh 71,5cm (nearly the same high as i have at the moment on my old bike!)

    The shop owner advices me to take a S!
    Last edited by XTR_Chris_XTR; 12-05-2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    Thanks XTR. Now i'm interested to here your ride report. Cheers.

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