Giant TCR Trinity 1 Triathlon Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $5500.00


Product Description

  • Frame: FomulaOne Composite, Compact Road Design
  • Fork: FomulaOne Aero Composite, 1 1/8" w/alloy steerer
  • Handlebar: Easton Delta Force composite
  • Stem: Easton EA50
  • Seatpost: Composite Aero
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Arione Tri w/Ti rails
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace Bar End 10 speed
  • Spokes: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL
  • Tires: Michelin Pro Race2 700x23c


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evolve a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2007

Strengths:    Super smooth
stiff
Agile (for a TT bike)
No need to cut the seat mast = better resale value
Comfortable over long distances
Michellie Jones won kona on one


Weaknesses:    front end feels a bit 'heavy' when riding steeper angles due to bike being optimised for shallower angles
head tube aero cone not very well integrated (ugly)
spec carbon wrap brakes look good but are rubbish
Im not convinced with the spec truvativ rolleur carbon cranks - cant really offer a good reason, just dont feel right for me



Bottom Line:   
Super smooth on the rough seal here in new zealand, kept thinking the tyres were not inflated enough the first few rides. Fast and aero, Nokon cables nice finishing touch. compact design seems to be a little bit more nimble than other TT bikes I have ridden. Head tube aero 'wedge' not particularly well integrated. head tube feels quite tall = more comfort which is nice over long arduous rides but difficult to get low and flat without a negative degree stem on fast tracks. Would be nice if it had horizontal dropouts with set screws - the baloon like spec michelin pro race2 clinchers fill out the seat tube cutout quite well, however more low profile clinchers eg Serfas seca comp race, and pretty much all decent tubulars leave a bit of a gap. Proprietry seat post does not require cutting like a scott plasma and whilst seat tube angle is only 74 degrees, 4 different seat 'settings' allow up to 78-79 degrees depending on seat length. Short chainstays can make fast downhill riding a bit dicey at steeper seat angles, perhaps a couple of degrees more rake in the fork may help this.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything through the waitakeres

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Full cycle, Whangapa

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed capella, DA9s, Mavic Cosmic Carbone
Cervelo p2k, FSA carbon cranks, DA9s, zipp 404 front, Hed3c rear
the P2K was stolen and replaced with
Cervelo p3sl, DA10s, 2x Hed3c

+ approx 30km test of:

Scott Plasma, Ultegra 10s, 2x Hed3c
Kestrel Airfoil pro, DA10s, 2x Hed3c
Kestrel Talon SL aero, ultegra 10s, 2x Hed3c
Genius Chronometro, ultegra 10s, 2x Hed3c
EMC2 Fluide, ultegra 10s, 2x Hed3c
Iverson carbon TT, campy record, Rear Campy Bora - front Hed3c
NOTE - THESE LAST 3 BIKES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME FRAME

I havent tried the next tier bikes (P2C, P3C, Kalibur, TT02, Equinox etc) as I could not afford them and if they felt that much nicer than the Trinity, I would be gutted I couldnt own it - what I dont know wont hurt me!!!!


Bike Setup:   Dura-ace 10s, truvativ rolleur carbon cranks (I think these are a bit average)
DA 10s chainring
DA brake calipers
Profile carbon TT bar
Profile T2 cobra carbon aerobars
Profile Quickstop carbon brake levers
Mavic cosmic elite clinchers (spec - training)
Hed 3c tubulars (race) OR if Im lucky and my mate isnt racing (ripping the legs off) me, his Zipp 999 disc.
Fizik arione tri 2
Custom urban camo "paintjob" (its actually signwriters adhesive vinyl)



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