Giant TCR Team ONCE 2002

Giant  TCR Team ONCE  2002


5 Reviews

Brand: Giant
Category: Road Bikes

Description: TCR used by Team O.N.C.E

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Senior Reviewer

" a light bike with a decent price! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 1st Dec 2003 from Singapore

The Review
climbing in all kind of slope or hills with this bike is no problem for me as the sloping top tube gave me clearance when doing a stand up climbs unlike other road frame.managed to change the fork to a better one as the old one was way too heavy and they could do better on the headset as the stock cane creek is not a seal bearing type, but overall rating i should it is good! no doubt,no guessing and i am very 101% sure of it.

Strengths
1)sloping top tube for climbing purposes.
2)very light weight depend on what is stock onto the bike.
3)decent price
4)stiffness in all situation.

Weaknesses
1)paint come off easily even a slight knock
2)cane creek headset have no seal bearings,lost some of the bearings when changing fork,
3)stock carbon fork is abit heavy.

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Giant TCR Team ONCE 2001 stock adjustable stem,Icon sterling handlebar,ultegra groupset except Dura Ace Rear D.,LOOK Carbon fork,Cane Creek headset,carbon seatpost,san marco azoto magnesium rail saddle,LOOK P206 pedal,Italian Gipiemme Grecal wheelset with campy 9 speed cogset,Dura Ace chain,ultegra crank with stronglight chainring.

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Senior Reviewer

" Economical & race proven steed "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 15th Sep 2003 from Singapore

The Review
A wallet friendly bike that delivers killer climber capabilities. Decent speed demon but slow to accellerate on single-speed. Minimum up-grade on middle grouppos like 105 as they can provide you with a light set-up already. Best if full-DA and can achieve 7.5 Kg easily.

A comfortable and rigid bike that is race proven.

Strengths
Smooth and fast climber. Light & rigid frame that provides a comfortable and fast ride. Race and sloping compact geometry. Value for money as the frame n fork can be upgraded cheaply bcuz they are already light.

Weaknesses
Not that responsive to accelerate fast. Must also check the headset calibration as the bike will be a bit twitchy sometimes.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
2001 Giant Eroski Team Once with Profile stem, Elementi Handlebar, Sora shifter lever, DA calipers & 8 speed DA rear D, Colnago/Campagnolo Limar Crankset, Look pedals, Campy chorus front D, Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon/Titanium saddle, USE Alien seatpost, Shimano wheelset, Conty 3000 tires

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Freshie Reviewer

" Love it "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jan 2003 from Singapore

The Review
87kmh on slight downhill, didn't dare go any faster, on impact frame sure break or my head break.

Strengths
Very light

Weaknesses
A bit too flexi

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
Full 105 Grouppo
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Freshie Reviewer

" bang for buck "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 11th Nov 2002 from Singapore

The Review
Instead of campy components like on the Giant website, mine is outfitted with full 105 grouppo (no $$$ lah), performs very well. The bike is pretty light and handles well. Not too much flex and the carbon fork does a decent job of getting rid of road vibe.

Strengths
Value for money, not too much flex, carbon fork takes away most of the vibrations

Weaknesses
the thin aluminium, very scared will break

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
TCR Team Frame full 105 grouppo Alexrims DA22 wheelset Panaracer Stradius extreme tyres

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Senior Reviewer

" Value for $$ "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 23rd Jun 2002 from Singapore

The Review
A good frame that does not flex, carbon fork takes away road buzz and the carbon seatpost also helps. Can build up the bike with low end parts or the very best. This way, it is upgradeable.

Strengths
Value for $$, light weight, easy sizing, cool carbon seatpost, carbon spacers and carbon fork.

Weaknesses
Yellow color loh, get dirty easy.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Black 'Ah Pek' bike and yellow yellow dirty fellow bike

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