The New 2018 Giant Propel

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  • 06-30-2017
    Rashadabd
    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
  • 06-30-2017
    Wookiebiker
    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 :)
  • 07-01-2017
    Rashadabd
    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.
  • 07-01-2017
    Migen21
    Based on picture #19, I would say that is not the final top cap/stem integration.

    Otherwise, that's a slick looking bike!
  • 07-01-2017
    Rashadabd
    I guess I don't like the seatube area design or the seat stays much.
  • 07-28-2017
    ceugene
    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

    --

    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.
  • 07-31-2017
    Rashadabd
    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.
  • 08-03-2017
    K4m1k4z3
    Wasn't the Eurobike 3 weeks ago?
  • 08-03-2017
    Rashadabd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by K4m1k4z3 View Post
    Wasn't the Eurobike 3 weeks ago?

    Nope, end of the month:

    August 30 - September 2, 2017
  • 08-03-2017
    K4m1k4z3
    My bad.
  • 08-10-2017
    Aeolite
    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.
  • 08-11-2017
    Rashadabd
    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/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPaoy80BP_M
  • 08-11-2017
    ceugene
    If it has clearance for 28mm tires, it will be more comfortable...
  • 08-11-2017
    Aeolite
    I just hope its available with brake calipers and descent color. Please Giant, tone down on the graphics.
  • 08-11-2017
    Rashadabd
    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.
  • 08-11-2017
    Rashadabd
    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.
  • 08-11-2017
    Aeolite
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    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
  • 08-11-2017
    Rashadabd
    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.
  • 08-25-2017
    Jwiffle
    Me want.

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  • 08-26-2017
    Rashadabd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwiffle View Post
    Me want.

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    We should see the full range in week or so.
  • 08-28-2017
    ceugene
  • 08-28-2017
    Rashadabd
    It's an interesting bike. Not one that I would probably purchase, but it has some cool features. The most affordable version ($3700) is reportedly 18.4 pounds with carbon wheels though....
  • 08-28-2017
    MMsRepBike
  • 08-31-2017
    Rashadabd
    Liking it a lot more now that I am seeing the base model at different angels and the higher end bikes in motion. It's actually a pretty sweet setup.

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/propel-disc-range

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ucLQvza7WE

    https://cyclingtips.com/2017/08/gian...details-price/

    First ride: The new 2018 Giant Propel Disc - Canadian Cycling Magazine
  • 08-31-2017
    Rashadabd
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    A tad heavy, but not bad at all.

    Attachment 320356