Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 Bike Review Video

Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 Bike Review Video


hey folks this is peter from bikes and
life that are here today to review a bike in my very own this is actually a 2013 giant propel
advanced SL 1. Now the reason i’m reviewing a 2013 bike
is because this really represents a moment of innovation in cycling the
culmination of a two-year project. The giant undertook to create the
fastest lightest and stiffest aero road bike ever produced. The development of propel frame was
actually the hardest project that giant ever marked in. After 88 frame revisions and
two years spent refining that design through wind tunnel testing the
development of new ways the simulated human body movement while riding. Giant
released a bike that for two years running consistently, won like radars
competition for the best aero road bike so giant was actually in a unique
position to accomplish this goal because not only their brand of bicycles they’re actually manufacturing in fact
that the world’s largest manufacturer of bikes. so they have control and insight
all the way from the design process down to the actual materials they use in the
bike. so one of the biggest selling points to
propel frames and any of giants advanced SL little frames is they’re using their
own blend of proprietary in-house carbon fiber. so they’re able to tune in exactly
the kind of composite properties of materials that they want before the
right even goes into production. From the first moment I stepped onto the giant
propel I was just blown away by the performance,
part of the reason why the propel feel so good when you ride it is based off of
giant TCR road geometry which is total compact road and if you’ve watched our TCR
review which you can actually check out right here. you’ll see that the TCR
was designed to stiffen up the frame to increase the performance while
preserving a feeling of comfort and increasing the power that you get out of
the pedals through a frame that just takes the fullest advantage of your
pedaling effort. so not only is the propel designed to be
a fantastic like a cheating the wind. it’s also a pretty darn good climber
when you stop on the pedals it goes probably the most obvious thing visually
about this bike is that the seat post is part of the frame so by drawing the seat
tube straight up into and creating this integrated seat post – ISP they’ve reduced the weight by preventing
you from having two different tubes in here and they have increased the ability
to add vertical compliance in this part of the frame because the entire frame
can now flex without to carbon tubes being made it into each other and
resisting the movement so it’s lighter it’s more compliant it also looks fantastic. A subtle detail
that you see when you’re up close is these mini V breaks that giant is
integrated and hidden behind the frame so that the air flow comes right over
them underserved and that reduces the aerodynamic drag that you have on your
riding. Now you may be wondering again like why
you show me a 2013 bike it’s 2016, let’s get with the times well the truth
is that the giant frame hasn’t changed all that much since 2013. Infact this bike is very much the same
except for a few subtle differences the first one the price has dropped significantly it
used to retail at 7,500 2013. Now the bike is 6900, but probably the
biggest difference is giant SLR 0 wheelset which is a full carbon clincher that is tubeless compatible. it’s a 2200
dollar retail wheelset despite the price drop, that wheel set is built in-house
by giant not only improves your handling and your aerodynamics, but it also transfers power from your
legs into the road more effectively. The giant propel comes in a variety of
different models from 2100 to 10,000. we have these bikes at our stores you can
come in and test ride the bike, once you’re ready you can get a fit from our
fit technicians to ensure that you’re perfectly tuned to the bike and the bike
is perfectly tuned to you, giving you the best possible experience of comfort and
performance. To watch more road bike reviews and click here to watch our road
bike playlist and to learn about the giant TCR which is the bike that this
geometry is based on, click down here to watch the giant TCR
video review. I hope you subscribe to the channel to get an automatic update each
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important, get out there get riding take care, have
fun..