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Giant TCR Advanced 2

Giant

TCR Advanced 2

$2,000.00
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Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Giant TCR Advanced 2

Light, stiff, smooth, and oh so sweet, 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, 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain. Rounding out the bike is a selection of excellent Giant components, including an aero composite seatpost, supportive saddle, and lightweight handlebars and stem.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant Advanced-grade Composite, electronic ready
Fork Giant Advanced-grade Composite w/Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant PR-2
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road, sealed bearing
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires Giant P-SL1, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano 105
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 105
Saddle Giant Performance Road
Seatpost Giant Variant, Composite

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

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Pros

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

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

  • Fast
  • Comfortable
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Climbing
    • Serious Training

    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

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

    Cons

    • Heavy wheels

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training
    • Racing

    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

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Racing
      • Commuting

      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

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        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

        • Uncomfortable Seat
        • Brakes Could Be Better
        • Too Rigid

        Best Uses

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

        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

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

        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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