Giant TCX Advanced Pro "custom"

Hey all, put together a new TCX last week.

Ended up going with a bit of a custom build with old and new bits to make more sense for both CX, Gravel Grinding and Overnighting. Pretty happy with it, the Cazadero’s are awesome and I can’t wait to get them on the new wheels!

Frameset - 2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 M/L
Bars - S-Works carbon shallow drop 44cm I had kicking about
Tape - Arundel Gecko Grip
Stem - Giant Contact SL 100mm 1 1/4" - Stock
Shifters - Shimano RS685 hydro mechanical - Stock
F Mech - Ultegra 6800
R Mech - Ultegra 6800 GS
Crankset - Rotor 3D+ 110bcd 36/46t
Cassette - Sram Force 11/32t
Chain - Ultegra
Pedals - Deore XT
Wheels - Giant PX-2’s - Stock (these are fine but heavy, have a pair of Belgium+'s to put on soon.)
Tyres - Soma Cazadero 42mm Gumwall, will set these up tubeless on the new wheels.
Saddle - Fizik Antares (Never thought I’d run it, but it looks nice and wasn’t any near as bad as first predicted)
Cages - Elite custom race
Saddlebag - Lezyne Roll Caddy

Are they not the R685 shifter? The 105 level is the RS505 and from what I’ve seen, look different to yours.

Fuggin ripper of a dirt sled tho.

Derp! you’re right, I had a brain fart, RS685’s.


Best looking tcx I ever did see.

Top notch.

Nice one. Good that you could fit those tires in there. Tight clearance or fine?

Glad you didn’t break its wrist on its first ride

much nice. glad to hear it survived sunday’s ‘adventures’ too.

how was that 36x32 going up beale ave? my 40x32 definitely didnt cut it :frowning:

looks friggin sweet