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    The New 2018 Giant Propel

    I'm not exactly feeling this one at the moment. It just looks a little awkward. Maybe it will look better with other paint jobs and a standard/aero seatpost (non-ISP).

    Spotted: Giant Propel Disc prototype at the Tour de France | Cyclingnews.com
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    I think it's the stem than makes it look a bit strange, but it could still be a prototype ... so, who knows.

    I will say though ... I'd ride it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiebiker View Post
    I think it's the stem than makes it look a bit strange, but it could still be a prototype ... so, who knows.

    I will say though ... I'd ride it
    No doubt, lol.
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    Based on picture #19, I would say that is not the final top cap/stem integration.

    Otherwise, that's a slick looking bike!

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    I guess I don't like the seatube area design or the seat stays much.
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    Giant's Italian localized website has the updated 2018 colorways for the old rim-brake model up.


    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/it/bi...anced-pro-2018
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/it/pr...nced-sl-1-2018
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/it/bi...-advanced-2018

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    As for how the new disc frame looks. Big ol' meh from me. Hard to believe it improves much on the old frame considering how derivative it is. Looks like the only significant updates are the completely hidden cables, stem, and the radius at the seat tube/top tube junction.

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    I was just told that details on the new Propel will be released at Eurobike this year and that everything is hush hush secret secret for Giant until then.
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    Wasn't the Eurobike 3 weeks ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K4m1k4z3 View Post
    Wasn't the Eurobike 3 weeks ago?
    Nope, end of the month:

    August 30 - September 2, 2017
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    My bad.

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    Im waiting to see the specs and graphics on the SL frameset on the 2018 Propel. I assume the price will be around $3000 (Frameset) and it will be more aero, lighter, and hopefully, more comfortable than the previous generation.

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    Those are probably safe guesses though I kind of doubt the more comfortable part given the tube shapes. Here's more:

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/07/04...our-de-france/

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    If it has clearance for 28mm tires, it will be more comfortable...

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    I just hope its available with brake calipers and descent color. Please Giant, tone down on the graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceugene View Post
    If it has clearance for 28mm tires, it will be more comfortable...
    Good point, I forgot about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    I just hope its available with brake calipers and descent color. Please Giant, tone down on the graphics.
    I have been hearing no rim brakes on the new SL model, disc only, but I guess nobody really knows for sure at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    I have been hearing no rim brakes on the new SL model, disc only, but I guess nobody really knows for sure at this point.
    2018 Propel SL from Giant Italian website
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    2018 Propel SL from Giant Italian website
    I guess what I'm saying is the new frameset won't be offered in a rim brake model. That is clearly the old design. The new frame will be disc only.
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