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The origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Olano on a size small?(8 posts)

The origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Olano on a size small?BAi9302010
Apr 18, 2002 5:44 PM
Hello, does anyone know anything about the origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Was it ever sold in th US (you can tell in the photo the differences that it has from the standard TCR, such as the extra molding in between the top tube and seat tube.)? You can see a bigger photo at:

http://www.giant.com.ua/bigfoto/rcr2.htm

Also, I was watching a tape of he '99 Tour prologue and Abraham Olano was riding one and it looked like he was riding a size small. Obviously this doesn't make sense because he is around 6' or 6'1", but it clearly wasn't a medium or large, because the top of the seat tube was lower than the rear wheel.
re: The origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Olano on a size small?RadicalRonPruitt
Apr 18, 2002 5:56 PM
I have seen these sold in Europe through advertisments in the back of cycling publications.
Team OnceRadicalRonPruitt
Apr 18, 2002 5:57 PM
BTW, is Team Once riding on the new carbon fiber TCR frames this year?
Giant carbon framesDave Hickey
Apr 19, 2002 4:10 AM
I cornered the Giant Rep at last weeks Ride for the Roses. I asked him when the carbon frames are coming out. Apparently, Giant is still working some bugs out on the frame. He would not commit to a release date.
Giant carbon framesgonzo77
Apr 19, 2002 4:20 AM
My Giant Sales rep says it could be as early as May when they come out.
Giant carbon framesRanierBeer
Apr 19, 2002 9:18 AM
What were the bugs?
re: The origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Olano on a size small?gonzo77
Apr 18, 2002 6:33 PM
Yeah they did sell that one here. I actually have one left at the bike shop I work at.. i think it's like $750 or something like that. The 2002 models are a bit different with an aero seat tube as well as downtube.
re: The origional Giant TCR Aero frame? Olano on a size small?fredly
Apr 19, 2002 8:10 AM
Olano (and Once) do/did not ride off the shelf Giants, Especially the TT bikes. If you look closely at Olano's TT bike you can notice several variations from the stock model, most obvious being internal cable routing, and a much longer top tube relative to the seat tube.
Giant had the Carbon bike at the Taipei show, and it looked really good... they had it specced with FSA carbon cranks (you can see pictures at WWW.cyclingnews.com).