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Giant TCR Advanced 2
  • Color: Carbon
  • Color: Neon Red

Giant

TCR Advanced 2
2018

$1,700.00
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

2018 Giant TCR Advanced 2

Climb faster. Corner quicker. Break away from the pack. For all-around road racing performance, look no further.

The most efficient race bikes have the perfect balance of light weight, stiffness and smooth compliance on the road. The TCR Advanced delivers on all three, making it a versatile performer for competitive road riders. The Advanced-grade composite frame manages to shave every gram possible, while retaining pedal-stomping stiffness. The OverDrive steerer system and MegaDrive downtube are engineered for the precise handling so you can rail corners at speed. And the Variant seatpost is engineered for an ideal blend of efficiency and compliance—so you stay fresh until the finish on those big days in the saddle.

- High-performance Advanced-grade composite frame with Variant composite seatpost
- Advanced-grade composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid steerer
- Giant PR-2 wheelset with Giant Gavia Race 1 tubeless tires
- Shimano 105 11-speed componentry

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Advanced-grade composite
Fork Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant PR-2, Tubeless
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearings, QR, 28h
Spokes Dynamic Balanced Lacing, Sapim Race 14/15g
Tires Giant Gavia Race 1 Tubeless, 700x25, Folding
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 34/50
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
Chain KMC X11EL-1
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 105 11x28, 11-Speed
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Giant Contact, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano 105
Saddle Contact Forward
Seat Post Giant Variant composite

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

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83%

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Pros

  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Handles Well  (5)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Responsive  (4)
  • Fast  (4)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat 
  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • Too Rigid 
  • Heavy wheels 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (6)
  • Exercising  (4)
  • Serious Training  (3)
  • Climbing  (3)
  • Racing  (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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4.0

A bit of an update

By Joe

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Serious Training
    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    Still tweaking position on the bike gradually and that's going well. Have had more chances to do hills with it now...and I'm also faster on hills with this bike. A note about the 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I'm taking one away because of the wheels. On the plus side they are very robust and don't seem to really hinder the bike. On the minus side, they're heavy. Portly even. I know its a pretty standard wheel-set but there are much better options out there. I suspect that swapping them out for some Easton wheels will turbo charge this bike.

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    4.0

    Nice fast bike

    By Joe

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Durable wheels
    • Really holds a line
    • Handles Well
    • Good power transfer

    Cons

    • Heavy wheels

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Racing
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    Added this bike to the stable about twelve days ago and have ~400 miles on it since then. My other road machines are a bit more recreational and the Giant has completely ruined me for them. They will all have to find other homes. IN the short time I've been using it, I've been impressed by the TCR's ability to hold a line at high speed on descents. By its relentless ability to seemingly convert all the energy I put into it, into forward motion. By the fact that it does not beat me up on longer rides while doing this. I also find that I'm suddenly winning sprints on training rides which has been a surprise because I never win sprints on my other bikes. Anyway, I think there is much to like about this bike, and I just might buy another one.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    [...]

    By Jimbo

    from Camarillo CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I used to think all bikes were created equal, all I can say now after purchasing the TCR advanced is was boy was I wrong!!!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best of the best.

      By CID

      from New York N,Y

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Exercising
        • Racing
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        This bike just begs to go fast just updated wheels to HED Ardennes C2 wow what a bike.

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        (5 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Thumbs Down

        By Dana

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Too Rigid
        • Uncomfortable Seat
        • Brakes Could Be Better

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Commuting
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        This TCR fell short of my expectations. The ride is very compact and I felt an aggravating pain surging through my wrist. The ride itself is uncomfortable because of the compact positioning of the bar and seat, which is due to a design flaw that had been discovered after it came to market. The price is not unreasonable, but I`d put more stock in endurance riding comfort. Stay away from this one.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Bike...

        By Rs

        from Indianapolis

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Great Components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          This bike is a great product by Giant. I was looking Felt F4 but this is a better bike. Felt (for me) is too rigid and my test ride doesn't to comfortable. Now with Giant I feel that I'm in other level... I have only one word for this bike... Awesome

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