Giant TCX Advanced SL build
Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Tue May 15 2012
This Giant is built up with Zipp Service Course SL bars and stem, Shimano Ultegra Controls, Shimano Ultegra derailleurs, cassette and chain, Rotor 3D Plus cranks, chainrings and BB, TRP Mini V brakes, and Challenge Grifo 33 tires mounted to Madfiber wheels. The Madfiber wheels though are not meant to stay on the bike. They are here for a general road test, and because we were told they are cross worthy we thought we ought to play with them here too.
Total bike weight as it sits right now, 16.2 pounds for this size Medium Giant TCX Advanced SL. But this will be an evolving project with a variety of wheels and parts tested and played with, and an eventual rebuild into a very nice road bike. Although cyclocross season itself is over, a cross bike is a bike for all seasons.
The good folks at Mock Orange Bikes in Winston-Salem know quite a bit about cyclocross as the sponsor of a Pro cross and Pro road team, and they made sure this bike was built up properly.
All images © Herbert Krabel / slowtwitch.com
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