The Bike

24 August 2019 ·

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This is my bike there are many like it but this one is mine!

I bought the bike in 2012 as mentioned before, after the London Olympics. The only thing that is standard on the bike is the frame. It’s gone through a lot of modifications over the years.

Specs

  • FRAME: Giant TCR Composite 2 (54cm)
  • STEM: Zipp Service Course SL Stem (90mm)
  • HANDLEBAR: Zipp SL-70 Aero (42cm)
  • CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra R8000 compact 50/34t
  • GROUPSET: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • WHEELS: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Clinchers 
  • SADDLE: Specialized S-Works carbon Power
  • TYRES: Vittoria Corsa G+ (25mm)

As we enter 2020 I am looking at getting a new bike, I am looking at the Venge Pro - SRAM eTAP The Giant will be my dedicated training bike / crit racer, this will mean once again the Giant will go through some changes.

Proposed Changes.

  • Swapping the frame to a Specialized Allez Sprint
  • Swapping the crankset from a 50/32 to a larger 53/39
  • Installing Ceramic Speed BB bearings to help save important watts.
  • I will be keeping the bike with rim brakes, braking in crits isn’t really the done thing apparently. LOL!

I will keep the blog up to date with bike changes and modifications. I will be posting a similar post when I get my new bike.