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Giant TCR Advanced 2 2018 Road Bike

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Giant TCR Advanced 2 2018 Carbon Road Bike

Upgraded for 2018 with tubeless tyres, with its Shimano 105-equipped handcrafted carbon frame, the TCR Advanced carbon road bike rivals any for the money.

Apart from coming Shimano 105 rather than Ultegra equipped, the Giant TCR Advanced 2 is every bit as wonderful as the Giant TCR Advanced 1 which was awarded a perfect 5/5 score by Cycling Plus in October 2017. See full review.

Previously reserved for Giant's £2K-plus Pro models, for 2018, every Giant TCR Advanced model rolls on tubeless tyres for extra comfort and fewer punctures. Why this is a good thing.

Giant Advanced Grade Composite Frame
Every Advanced composite frame is hand made by Giant in their own specialist carbon frame-building facility, using the following process.

  • Blending performance-grade Toray T700 carbon filament and resin with vibration-absorbing particles helps maximise frame strength and rider comfort.
  • Modified Monocoque Construction: the front triangle is assembled and moulded as one continuous piece.
  • The main frame is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process.
  • This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

 

Watch the Giant video: from raw carbon threads to finished machine

Giant TCR Advanced 2 Features

  • The Advanced Grade Composite frame delivers an optimal balance of speed, responsiveness and shock-damping comfort
  • The lightweight shock-absorbing Advanced Grade Composite carbon fork legs further contribute to the Giant Defy Advanced's responsive, fast-steering, exciting ride
  • The fork's Giant OverDrive Steerer tapers from one and an eighth inch external diameter at the top to inch and a quarter at the crown
  • As well as reinforcing the front end of the bike, oversizing the bottom of the steerer helps eliminate flex-induced brake juddering
  • Classic road bike geometry (73 degree head and seat tube angles) for speed and confidence-inspiring handling
  • The Variant Integrated carbon seatpost balances compliance and efficiency for a superior race-tuned ride quality
  • The full Shimano 105 2x11 transmission (bar the KMC chain) and dual pivot brakes match the frame and fork's smooth, confidence-inspiring performance
  • As well as building their own frames and forks, Giant extrude their own rims to build their own high quality sealed-bearing wheels
  • Giant then equip their wheels with their own front and rear specific 700x25 folding tyres
  • Controlling every aspect of designing, engineering and building the wheelset ensures every component works perfectly with its partner to create a more laterally stiff wheel which will take less effort to accelerate faster

Here's how Giant describe the TCR Advanced 2 2018
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.

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Technical Specifications

 

Giant TCR Advanced 2 2018

 
SizesXS, S, M, ML, L, XL
ColourMatt Neon Red / Matt Black
FrameAdvanced-grade Composite
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, Hybrid OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Contact
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Variant, Composite
SaddleGiant Contact (Forward)
PedalsNot Included
ShiftersShimano 105 22 speed
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
BrakesShimano 105
Brake LeversShimano 105
CassetteShimano 105, 11x28
ChainKMC X11EL-1
CranksetShimano 105, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano PressFit BB-RS 500
RimsGiant PR 2 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing
SpokesSapim Race
TyresGiant Gavia AC 1 Tubeless, 700x25, Folding with Tyre Sealant
Weight- weighed in our Leeds shop March 2018Medium/Large Frame: 8.28kg/18.25lb

Disclaimer

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