Giant TCR SL1 road bike - full Ultegra @ rutland cycles £999
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Giant TCR SL1 road bike - full Ultegra @ rutland cycles £999

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Found 24th Dec 2013
just bought this, lighter than a lot of carbons and with a top end groupset this is great value. Its down from £1750. Not read a bad review yet. med and med/large in stock. Nearly went for the low end carbon until I seen this.
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Frame: ALUXX SL Ultra Light Edition-Grade Aluminum
Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
Bars: Giant Connect SL, 31.8
Stem: Giant Connect SL
Speed: 20
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters Shimano Ultegra
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Cassette: Shimano 105 11x28, 10-Speed
Chain: KMC X10SL
Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra
Rims: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Front Hub: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Rear Hub: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Spokes: Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
Tyres: Giant P-SL1, 700x23, Folding Front Giant P-SL1, 700x23, Folding Rear
Seatpost: Giant Vector Composite

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39 Comments

Original Poster

3% quidco too so down to £970 hopefully, dont know what happened to the link. cant change as on a tablet

Nice bike, can't go wrong with a giant, currently riding a giant defy , great bike..

Hot

Original Poster

Yeah I couldn't change it from my tablet. Thanks for sorting if it was you. It's arriving next week.

Well spotted, wish I had room for a 3rd bike.

Very nice.

Nice - after a bike this price range for husband. Medium sold out now though and not sure if he's M or M/L.

I wouldn't buy him a bike if you aren't sure of his size.

Original Poster

Med/large is from 5'9 to around 6ft but wouldn't buy without trying

He has tried both say he wants the m/l. Stats say M. I want to get him a proper fit but shops round here are useless! They just say "oh get whats comfortable". Which, given he is a mountain biker and is used to a totally different geometry, may well be wrong.

Hmm he is 5 ft 10. I thought he was firmly in the M category

giant-road-bike.com/ind…es/

Suggests ML for 5'10.

The top tube length is the most important measurement, and there is only 15mm difference between M and ML, so you could always fit a shorter stem if it's a problem.

Go for it, looks like a nice bike without the cost of having a carbon frame for the sake of it.

I've had a Giant SCR 1.0 for 5 years and still ride it everyday.

At 5'10 I suggest medium unless he has a long torso. Currently riding a tcr myself

Oh dear. Too tempting. He did look more comfortable on a m/l. May have to do some husband measuring later. Have been looking at alu frames with good components rather than cheap carbon so it does fit the bill. Rutland is also not that far from me if there are problems.

udders

Oh dear. Too tempting. He did look more comfortable on a m/l. May have to … Oh dear. Too tempting. He did look more comfortable on a m/l. May have to do some husband measuring later. Have been looking at alu frames with good components rather than cheap carbon so it does fit the bill. Rutland is also not that far from me if there are problems.


All bikes are sized slightly different. All bikes fit differently.

Original Poster

udders

Oh dear. Too tempting. He did look more comfortable on a m/l. May have to … Oh dear. Too tempting. He did look more comfortable on a m/l. May have to do some husband measuring later. Have been looking at alu frames with good components rather than cheap carbon so it does fit the bill. Rutland is also not that far from me if there are problems.



That was my thinking, with full ultegra and half decent wheels this is without a doubt better than most low end carbon bikes and about £300 cheaper. Will need to change those slicks in this weather though. I'm 5"8 and have ordered the med.

if hes 5'10 he will be a M/L. its the same as 56cm. I'm 5'10 and M/L

Giant I'm6ft and ride a medium large comfortable. Medium is a touch to small

http://i.imgur.com/hoFl590.jpg
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Chainset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53



just to be aware it is a full size grown-up chainset, not the more usual and popular compact 34/50. Wouldnt put me off buying the bike its a good deal (in fact the Lapierre I bought last year at similar bargain reduction came with a 39/53). Rear goes to 28T to semi compensate (mine came with an 11-25 so is a proper mans bike (_;)

own this bike and it is superb for the price..I put on a set of Ultegra wheels which can be had for £180 from Ribble with their current 10% discount...you'll get a ton for the Giant wheels. .yes the Shimanos are an improvement.

hot indeed. Went for a CX bike for some offroad fun, but if I was after road only, I'd be all over this puppy

That's an excellent bike for the ££

Looks like there is some bike experts on here !!!

I'm looking for a hybrid for my son - £250 - £350

I'm also looking for a bike for me, not sure what to get - fancy doing some distance rides but I like off road - was thinking of a cyclocross ( what do you think ) - about £250- £400 price range

Harry21180

Looks like there is some bike experts on here !!!I'm looking for a hybrid … Looks like there is some bike experts on here !!!I'm looking for a hybrid for my son - £250 - £350I'm also looking for a bike for me, not sure what to get - fancy doing some distance rides but I like off road - was thinking of a cyclocross ( what do you think ) - about £250- £400 price range



hotukdeals.com/dea…848

that looks good for your son.

wagendeal

Well spotted, wish I had room for a 3rd bike.


3? If only.

Great deal

This bike is so sexy I'd almost want to make love to it. Just within the employee cycle scheme budget too!

If only London wasn't so dangerous to be cycling in, otherwise I'd get this in a flash.

Great bike, good price.. Just for info.. 53 / 39 is the more standard chainset option. Compact chainsets.. 34/50 are the quickest way to put me off buying a bike..
@Taz101, wish I could justify adding a fifth bike......

Billy

Chainset preference will depend on rider and locality. Round here (Devon / Cornwall) you only really see racers ride standard chainsets.

For a recreational cyclist on this terrain a compact makes a lot of sense. There are no prizes or hero badges for being under geared.

Original Poster

miles16v

Chainset preference will depend on rider and locality. Round here (Devon … Chainset preference will depend on rider and locality. Round here (Devon / Cornwall) you only really see racers ride standard chainsets.For a recreational cyclist on this terrain a compact makes a lot of sense. There are no prizes or hero badges for being under geared.



I know what you mean. I'm in Plymouth and sometimes wish I rode with a compact but the 28t is a good bail out gear.

beautiful. heat is on its wayy.

po57405k11 hours, 20 minutes ago#30Reply ReportLikeIgnoreHide full … po57405k11 hours, 20 minutes ago#30Reply ReportLikeIgnoreHide full quotemiles16vChainset preference will depend on rider and locality. Round here (Devon / Cornwall) you only really see racers ride standard chainsets. For a recreational cyclist on this terrain a compact makes a lot of sense. There are no prizes or hero badges for being under geared. I know what you mean. I'm in Plymouth and sometimes wish I rode with a compact but the 28t is a good bail out gear.



Forest of Dean... anything less than 1in 4 is a flat road round here... made the concession from a 42 (West Sussex) to a 39 when I moved up here to Gloucestershire.... T.T. bike is a single 54 aero chainset....

Anywho, we digress, still a great deal..

Is this brand any good as I have never heard of them or would I be better sticking with Raleigh of Falcon bikes?

beckysdaddy

Is this brand any good as I have never heard of them or would I be better … Is this brand any good as I have never heard of them or would I be better sticking with Raleigh of Falcon bikes?



You are, of course, having a joke.....Giant bikes provide a comfortable ride and often win bike of the year awards......as you are probably aware...as with most things...you get what you pay for and with cycling quality comes at a price.
Edited by: "currychops" 26th Dec 2013

I'm seriously considering this as my first road bike. I went to Halfords today to try and work out what frame size I would need - got talking to their bike expert and he mentioned that If I were to spend £1000 on a road bike I should have a second bike for the winter as well, as they don't like the bad weather! Bad for the bike or something???

I'm probably better getting a hybrid since it's December???

Original Poster

cwh0001

I'm seriously considering this as my first road bike. I went to Halfords … I'm seriously considering this as my first road bike. I went to Halfords today to try and work out what frame size I would need - got talking to their bike expert and he mentioned that If I were to spend £1000 on a road bike I should have a second bike for the winter as well, as they don't like the bad weather! Bad for the bike or something???I'm probably better getting a hybrid since it's December???


my mate has bought this as his winter bike! he has a little more money than me though. This is going to be my year round bike for the time being and if well maintained shouldn't be affected to much by a bit of weather. Just got rid of my allez to part fund this.

As said, for many a £1k bike is the winter bike. Things wear out quicker in winter, but a bit of cleaning and lubing and it will be fine.

Keep the chain and rims clean and there's not much that cab go wrong, and if bits wear out it's because you've been using them, which is what you want when your making an investment in a bike.

Thanks both

So Giant stopped selling these in the UK this year, but I can see that the 2014 (6800 Ultegra) 11 speed version is available on the giant website. Not sure why these are not available in the UK.

giant-bicycles.com/en-…80/
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