Nature Boy’s 2014 Giant TCX Advanced 1
This isn’t the most exotic machine you’ll come across. But the bike and its owner get the job done. In fact, since the bike’s owner upgraded from a clunker Surly Cross Check (now relegated to commuting duties), he is a changed man. No longer is the Nature Boy floundering in Florida sandpits, or getting worked over on the nighttime GCX rides in Gainesville, Florida. At 19.2lbs for a bike in size Large (think 57cm top tube), this is a svelte and fast machine.
The bike was most recently raced at the Spaghetti 100 65 Mile Dirt Epic race in Tallahassee. See it in action in the Race Video.
The Giant TCX Advanced 1 also represents outstanding value for money, when compared to other more exotic offerings. Full SRAM force drive train, Rotor cranks, and hydraulic braking.
Frame: Giant Advanced-grade Composite, Electronic Ready. All cables are routed internally.
Fork: Giant Advanced-grade composite, Composite OverDrive 2 steerer, 15mm thru-axle.
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse SL Composite.
Saddle: Fizik Antares.
Wheelset: Giant P-CXR1 Wheel System.
Tyres: Schwalbe Super Swan Evo, 700c x 35mm, folding, configured tubeless.
Handlebars: Giant Connect SL, 31.8mm.
Stem: Giant Connect SL, OverDrive 2.
Shifters: SRAM S-Series HRD 700.
Derailleurs: SRAM Force 10 speed.
Crankset: Rotor 3DF, 46 / 36 chainrings.
Bottom Bracket: Custom Rotor 386BB for BB86.
Pedals: Shimano SPD compatible.
Cassette: SRAM PG1050 11×28, 10-speed.
Brakes: SRAM S-Series HRD 700, hydraulic disc.
Brake Rotors: Avid 160mm, front and rear.
Bottle Cages: Cheapo crap that doesn’t do the bike justice… tsk tsk.
We’re hoping to see this bike in action at Southern Cross 2015… Nature Boy needs a little convincing.
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