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!

The Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 looks fantastic in matte orange!

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.

De Giant Ridesense sensoren passen zonder moeite in het frame voor een mooi weggewerkte cadans- en snelheidssensor

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.

Met de 11-28 cassette heb je voor lek terrein het juiste verzet.

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.

De 105-groep van Shimano maakt de fiets helemaal af

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!

Other Components

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.

De DT-swiss naven zorgen voor een goede stijfheid en lekker brede velgen.

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.

De D-fuse zadelpen zorgt voor optimaal rijfomfort.

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!

Bart van Es

Bart van Es

My heart stilll lies with my boat, though it's forever being tugged at by the bike. I spend most of my time on or around the water, either as a rower or a coach. However, I'm always up for a blast around the countryside after work with my colleagues! Proud owner of a Giant TCR Composite, and addicted to upgrading it...

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2 thoughts on “Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2 – Combining Comfort and Low Weight”

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your article.

    I’m really interested in buying either the TCR Advanced Pro Team or the TCR Advanced Pro 2.

    Apparently the only difference is the Ultegra (TCR Advanced Pro Team) vs 105 (TCR Advanced Pro 2).

    …but there is ONE data that I would like to know and I don’t find neither in your article nor on GIANT website.

    What is the weight of each bike in size ML ?

    Do you know how to find this data ?


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