Giant TCX SLR 2 Cyclocross Bike 2015 at jejamescycles.co.uk
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Giant TCX SLR 2 Cyclocross Bike 2015 at jejamescycles.co.uk

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Found 12th Aug 2015
Sizes 52 and 54 only.

This bike looks like a good deal to me.
Full 105,
TRP Spyre mechanical disc
hidden rack mounts
Under 10Kg weight?.

This high performance cyclocross machine was designed to excel in the most demanding conditions and built to handle a wide range of adventures. Engineered with a premium ALUXX SLR alloy frame its light and agile enough to burn up any cross course in all kinds of conditions. With asymmetrical chainstays for pedalling stiffness, plus clean internal cable routing and a compliant D-Fuse SL composite seatpost, you're ready for anything.

Sizes XS, S, M, M/L, L
Frame ALUXX SLR-Grade Aluminum with hidden rack mounts
Fork Advanced-Grade Composite, ALUXX OverDrive Steerer
Shock N/A
Handlebar Giant Connect
Stem Giant Connect, ±8-degree rise
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse SL Composite
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Pedals N/A
Shifters Shimano 105 22 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Brakes TRP Spyre mechanical disc 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano 105 11-28
Chain KMC X11L
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro Cross, 36/46
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo
Rims Giant S-X2
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tyres Schwalbe Super Swan, Performance Line, 67 EPI, Dual Comp, wired, 700x35mm



RRP £1049
- rodman

16 Comments

Good deal if you're short!

Short? Pretty sure a 54cm would suit someone of 5'10 stature, bearing in mind the UK average is 5'9.

Nice find. A bit too sporty for me. But a decent spec for the price.

Confusing sizing, what is 54? Is that M or M/L?

have some heat! good find, but worth noting its not full 105

chrisbass

Confusing sizing, what is 54? Is that M or M/L?



​Not confusing at all.
Probably not best buying a bike at this price if your relying on medium/large etc. No offence intended

Unsure about the brakes. Always have been about mechanicals discs (besides BB5 and BB7). Can't be much worse than cantis though!
If you are using for cross, be sure to get a chain catcher. Huge problem for double chainring set ups.
More people are using 1x now

chrisbass

Confusing sizing, what is 54? Is that M or M/L?

54cm is a medium I reckon

I've got one of these and it was a good deal at £1k. HOT!!

Full 105?
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro Cross, 36/46

MAdam98

Unsure about the brakes. Always have been about mechanicals discs … Unsure about the brakes. Always have been about mechanicals discs (besides BB5 and BB7). Can't be much worse than cantis though!If you are using for cross, be sure to get a chain catcher. Huge problem for double chainring set ups.More people are using 1x now


The TRP Spyre brakes get great reviews, they are dual side actuation so both pads in each brake move.

This looks like a lot of bike for the money. My Genesis CDF is providing my fast off road duties at the moment though.

spoon_2000

The TRP Spyre brakes get great reviews, they are dual side actuation so … The TRP Spyre brakes get great reviews, they are dual side actuation so both pads in each brake move.This looks like a lot of bike for the money. My Genesis CDF is providing my fast off road duties at the moment though.



​The fact that both pads move is in no ways better. Just makes it more problematic for repairs

Great bike at this price. I did want one of these when I was last in the market, but they sold out my size L very quickly after initial release which I why I ended up with Boardman Team CX (which Im more than happy with after a few upgrades BTW).

MAdam98

​The fact that both pads move is in no ways better. Just makes it more p … ​The fact that both pads move is in no ways better. Just makes it more problematic for repairs



"In no ways better" is a very bold statement. Not sure what type of repairs you are referring to.

Better clearance - both pistons move back out the way, easier to get rid of the squeaky disc problem.
Even wear - both pads should touch the disc at the same time
Easier adjustment - can use on cable adjusters (you can do this on one piston disk brakes but only for so long)

I find them eaiser to use, as in easier to get just the right amount of braking.

Review
http://road.cc/content/review/90569-trp-spyre-mechanical-disc-brake

Bottom line these are very good mechanical disc brakes. On a well specced bike for the money.

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