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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Tags: Asterisk*Cycles, bikes, cycling, Di2, electronic, giant, shimano, TCR Advanced
Tags: Advanced SL, Asterisk*Cycles, bicycles, bikes, cycling, giant, prices, road, sales, T-800, TCR, Toray
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.
Tags: Asterisk*Cycles, cycling, Dogma, Dogma 2, frameset, Italian, Pinarello, road
During this year’s Tour de France, we got our first glimpses of Pinarello’s new Dogma 2. It’s stiffer, more aerodynamic, and lighter. Pinarello examined how riders used the Dogma and improved on it. The top tube of the Dogma 2 is slightly off center to the right, allowing the rider more balance. The aerodnyamics and stiffness of the front end were improved. It’s 19% stiffer, so it will allow you to brake more precisely. The sculpted crown integrates seamlessly into the re-shaped down tube.
Tags: Asterisk*Cycles, bicycles, bikes, cycling, giant, order, taiwan
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.
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Tags: 2011, Andy, bicycling, bikes, Cadel Evans, champs-elysees, creteil, cycling, France, Frank, mark cavendish, Paris, Samuel Sanchez, Schleck, Tour de France
Run of the mill last stage of the Tour de France, with no attacks from the favorites, it was all up to the stage win, that finally went to Cavendish, as he out-accelerated everyone to win the stage and to win the Green Jersey. Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France, with Andy and Frank Schleck rounding up the top three. The rest of the GC didn’t change from yesterday. Pierre Rolland wins the White Jersey by 46″ over Rein Taaramae, and Samuel Sanchez gets the Polka Dot Jersey. The most aggressive rider of this year’s tour is Jérémie Roy, who spent over 800km in breakaways.
Tags: bicycling, bike, cycling, France, grenoble, races, road, time trial, Tour de France
It was well known that both Schlecks didn’t really perform well in time trials, which turned out to be their Achillles’ Heel today as Evans rode clear of them and into yellow. He didn’t just beat them by a few seconds, he rode clear of Andy Schleck by more than 2′, which was impressive but expected, as Andy Schleck is nowhere near the timetrialist that Evans is. So this year, Evans will win the Tour de France since no one will attach him in Paris tomorrow.
Tags: 2011, alpe-d'huez, bikes, cycling, france stage 19, modane, races, road, Tour de France
Everyone was expecting big things of this final mountain stage, which includes a mountaintop finish at Alpe d’Huez, but no one thought that Contador would attack so early on. He managed to ride away, get caught, and then ride away again while the Schlecks labored on the final climb of Alpe d’Huez. Sanchez brought Rolland up to the front, within a few hundred meters of the finish, and Rolland promptly made a move to distance himself from both Contador and Sanchez to give the French their first stage victory, and it comes from the Europcar team, a French wildcard team, which had held the Yellow Jersey for the last 10 days.
Unfortunately, Voeckler was also on the attack, and stayed a long time in a chase group by himself, which must have drained his energy, because he lost a lot of time on the other favorites. He’s still in 4th position, and now we are left to see what will happen in the individual time trial in Grenoble. Unless Evans rides a superb time trial, Andy Schleck will win the Tour, at least I hope so. Evans could be better at this, and we saw that last year, Contador and Andy Schleck were almost evenly matched.