Posts Tagged 'giant'

Twisted iPhone Sculpture: Hope Yours Doesn’t End Up Like This

While I have trouble imagining what could transform a normal-sized iPhone into this bizarre construct, it’s definitely something that will catch your attention. It’s part of an installation by two Russians artists, Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev, who are also known as Electroboutique.

electroboutique twister iphone art installation

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65-Inch Android Touchscreen Tablet: Big Enough for Ya?

When considering tablets, most people consider 7-inch or 10-inch models. No one in their right mind would think about using a 65-inch tablet, but the folks at Ardic Technologies in Istanbul have come up with one.

giant android tablet ardic technologies presentation touchscreen

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2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 + Upgrade Kit

Giant TCR Advanced 0 with Ultegra Di2

New for this year, Shimano has released their second electronic shifting group, Shimano Ultegra Di2. This 2012 component group includes a host of improvements, which will be transfered over to the next iteration of Shimano Dura Ace Di2.

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2012 TCR Advanced Frame Upgrades & Available Models

2012 TCR Advanced 0

The TCR Advanced has a conventional seatmast and is supposed to be 15% more comfortable because of this. It is made out of Toray’s T-700 fibers. The dropouts and bottom bracket sleeve is made out of aluminum, and the whole design uses a more modular monocoque construction.

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2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL Frame Upgrades & Model Range

2012 TCR Advanced SL 0 ISP

For the 2012 model year, Giant tweaked their top-of-the line TCR Advanced SL frameset. It’s by no means drastic, but it follows the same lines and technology that they established with the previous model. Giant tends to work in 3-year product cycles, so the 2012 model is a safe bet for the next few years.

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2012 Giant Models Available for Order

2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 ISP

The 2012 Giant models are finally available for order. We have the full line of Giant bikes, from low end to high end. There have been a few changes from the 2011 model year and ultimately, it’s going to be a great time for some good bikes. The 2012 model range from Giant hasn’t gone up on the Taiwanese website, but you can check out what’s available on the US site. We have good prices on most bikes and frames. Be advised that there are some spec changes and model changes in each of the different world markets.

Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com or visit Asterisk*Cycles.

Giant Digital Atomic Wall Clock and Thermometer: You Won’t Have Any Trouble Reading This

Wall clocks are a dime a dozen, but there’s something quite appealing about this one. It’s the Giant Digital Atomic Wall Clock and Thermometer, and it’s basically one of the smaller ones that has been made a lot bigger so that you can read it from clear across your room.

giant_lcd_wall_clock

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2011 Giant TCR Advanced SL XS Frameset

2011 TCR Advanced SL R1

We’ve just received a Giant TCR Advanced SL XS frameset and it’s ready to go to anywhere, worldwide. This is the non-ISP version of this frame. Send us an email to find out further details at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com.

2011 Giant TCR Advanced 1, SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 0 2-Way Fit

Giant TCR Advanced 1

It came as a surprise when I checked up the specs on the Taiwanese Giant TCR Advanced 1; it comes with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 0 2-Way Fit wheels, which is an unusual combo. I expected the bike to have Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels, but that isn’t the case.

At $4,100 USD, that makes this bike a great deal, especially since it comes with wheels that sell for $1,550 USD. The other bike from Giant that used to come with these wheels was the TCR Advanced SL 1 ISP from 2010, one of our best sellers. Send us an email to order your Giant TCR Advanced 1 at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com

Specials and Deals on Bikes, Frames, and Components


Things are going well over here and our e-commerce site will be operational within 2 to 3 weeks. Until then, here are the latest deals we have on components, framesets, and complete bikes. We’ve added a new BH and BMC supplier, which means that we’ve got the Impec. We’ve got good deals on Colnagos, Giants, and Scotts. We’ve got other brands as well, just ask us what interests you.

We are an official AX Lightness and Schmolke reseller.

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