Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 – Combining Comfort and Low Weight
One of the bikes to cause a revolution in bike design over the last 20 years is the Giant TCR. It was the first road bike to use a sloping top tube. This increased the rigidity of the frame, reduced the weight, and improved rider comfort. All of these properties show once again in the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2. Other manufacturers have taken this clever concept introduced by the TCR and created their own versions over the years.
After all this time, the TCR still remains one of the nicest road bikes to ride. Tom Dumoulin, one of the big names in the pro peloton these days, still prefers the TCR over the aerodynamic Propel!
This blog highlights the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2. A notably rigid and lightweight bike fitted with high quality components.
The Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 Frame
Giant produces 3 different versions of the TCR: the TCR Advanced, TCR Advanced Pro, and TCR Advanced SL. The first two -the TCR Advanced and Advanced Pro- both use Giant’s very own “Advanced-Grade” carbon fibre, while the Advanced Pro also has a full carbon front fork and an Overdrive 2 head tube.
This extremely oversized head tube creates a very rigid front end, giving the TCR razor sharp handling. The short wheelbase further livens the character of the bike. Like the handling, the geometry and rider position is race-orientated.
This is a bike for speed freaks then. The slim seat post offers a little extra comfort, meaning you’ll have enough power left at the end of your ride to absolutely hammer it home!
Shimano 105 Groupset
The Shimano 105 groupset fitted to the TCR ensure high quality shifting performance. Though you might have hoped for an Ultegra groupset with a frame like this, the Shimano 5800 series of the 105 group is hot on the heels of the Ultegra tier when it comes to performance.
Shifting performance is well taken care of then. The semi-compact crank and 11-28 cassette allow you to both fly on the flats and climb up mountains comfortably.
If you really want your bike geared towards Alpine climbing, you could always fit an 11-32 cassette. Note that you’ll need a long-cage rear derailleur for that!
The Advanced Pro models always get better components from Giant than the regular Advanced models. A lighter and more rigid stem as well as a lighter set of handlebars are fitted as standard, for instance.
Furthermore, Giant uses her own proprietary wheel set fitted with excellent DT-Swiss hubs and slightly wider rims. This means smoother rolling tyres, more rigid wheels, and well-spinning hubs.
Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 – Pro bike at a great price!
The Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 builds on the legendary TCR geometry.
The lightweight frame and excellent components mean Giant can offer you a lightweight, rigid, and agile bike which will particularly warm the hearts of racers and enthusiastic riders!