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

Giant TCR Advanced 2

2018

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

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

 
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    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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Carbon / X-Small 04712878191259 80001612 GIA-80001612
    Carbon / Small 04712878191266 80001613 GIA-80001613
    Carbon / Medium 04712878191273 80001614 GIA-80001614
    Carbon / Medium/Large 04712878191280 80001615 GIA-80001615
    Carbon / Large 04712878191297 80001616 GIA-80001616
    Carbon / X-Large 04712878191303 80001617 GIA-80001617
    Neon Red / X-Small 04712878191396 80001622 GIA-80001622
    Neon Red / Small 04712878191402 80001623 GIA-80001623
    Neon Red / Medium 04712878191419 80001624 GIA-80001624
    Neon Red / Medium/Large 04712878191426 80001625 GIA-80001625
    Neon Red / Large 04712878191433 80001626 GIA-80001626
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 6 reviews)

    83%

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

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

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      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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