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Giant TCR Advanced 2 - 2015

Giant TCR Advanced 2
$1,495.00 - $1,925.00
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Light as a feather, and smooth as silk, Giant's TCR Advanced 2 delivers a pro-level ride that's sure to please. It boasts Giant's exceptional TCR Composite frame with a PowerCore oversize bottom bracket and OverDrive tapered head tube for the efficiency and handling prowess to climb, accelerate, and corner incredibly. This beauty rolls fast and easy on a quality set of lightweight Giant wheels shod with corner-carving Giant tires. And, you'll cruise over the climbs with the wide-range, 22-speed Shimano drivetrain while the Shimano dual-pivot brakes provide excellent control on the descents. Rounding out the bike is a selection of excellent Giant components, including an aero composite seatpost, supportive saddle, and lightweight handlebars and stem.

Specs

Frame Giant Advanced-grade Composite, electronic ready
Fork Giant Advanced-grade Composite w/ Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires Giant P-SL1 Flat Guard, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano RS500
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 105; 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Giant Contact
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano R561
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
Accessories & Extras RideSense ANT+ ready

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
X-Small 08717611761085 50005112
Small 08717611761092 50005113
Medium 08717611761108 50005114
Medium/Large 08717611761115 50005115 11063
Large 08717611761122 50005116
X-Large 08717611761139 50005117

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (6)
  • Exercising  (4)
  • Serious Training  (3)
  • Climbing  (3)
  • Racing  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)

REVIEWS

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4

A bit of an update

By 

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.

    4

    Nice fast bike

    By 

    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.

    5

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    By 

    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!!!

      5

      Best of the best.

      By 

      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.

        2

        Thumbs Down

        By 

        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.

        5

        Awesome Bike...

        By 

        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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