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Giant TCR TT

Jan rides one so we had to too. This is the long awaited RCUK TT bike…

It’s taken a while to get this baby together and the list of suppliers is a long one; wheels from Zipp, brakes from Cane Creek, Bottom bracket from Royce, Pedals from Speedplay… but at long last we finally finished building the RCUK speed machine.

The build-up takes a while because this bike needed to match up perfectly with a previous TT position. The adjustability is incredible especially the seat cradle that can be moved to alter the effective frame angle. The Nokon cable set (supplied with the farme) also takes a while to install… we’ll no doubt be changing stuff around a little, watch this space.

So last night it got it’s first outing at the Hounslow CC 10. Safe to say that it had a crowd of admirers at the start.

But is it any good? Yep. It flies, a full report will follow.

Jan's bike
Grrr…
fly baby...
Carbon, carbon everywhere…

Rolls
British bearings at the heart of the drive
Cane Creek
integrated and moulded seat post
carbon bling
Super-trick Cane Creek carbon levers
scary fast
Zipp’s speed weapons

Specification
Frame sizes: S, M & L
Size tested: M
Frame tubing: Giant carbon monocoque
Fork: Giant Carbon integrated
Headset: Giant Integrated
Crankarms: Campagnolo Record Carbon
Chainrings: 53/44
B/B: Royce Carbon sleeved Racing Gold
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless
Chain: SRAM 10
Freewheel: Miche Alloy 11-21, 10 speed
F/D: Campagnolo Record
R/D: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record bar end
Handlebar: Giant carbon
Stem: 12cm Deda
Tape: Benotto
Brakes: Cane Creek with carbon levers
Wheels: Zipp 999
Tyres: Continental 19mm Sprinter Tubs

Cost: £1999.99
From: Giant bicycles

Contact: Giant UK 0115 977 5900

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