Giant has been refining their race-ready TCR series of bicycles for years, but somehow they've kept the prices pretty chill. The TCR Advanced 2 Disc is a perfect example: The Advanced-Grade carbon fiber Composite frame shows off new flowing lines that help cheat the wind, along with absurdly light weight. Those truncated shapes found at the head tube, down tube and fork legs help the TCR Advanced 2 Disc slice through the air with less effort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube interface adds handling precision in fast corners. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket ensures instant response with every pedal stoke. The TCR Advanced 2's carbon fiber Composite fork helps keep weight low as well. There's even room for tires up to 32mm wide. All this makes for a pretty strong argument for a bike that can brag about best-bang-for-your-buck.
But there's more. Lots more...
Shimano recently redesigned their venerable 11-speed 105 component group. Called R7000, the new 105 components are a direct descendant of Shimano's pro-level Dura-Ace component group. The Shadow-style rear derailleur shifts even smoother and boasts a wider gearing capacity, the toggle-pivot front derailleur requires less effort to operate, and the new levers adjust to fit smaller hands better. A Shimano RS510 52/36T alloy crankset and 11-30T Shimano 105 cassette makes the TCR Advanced 2 Disc an even better choice for tackling otherwise fearsome hills and inclines. Tubeless alloy PR-2 wheels and Giant Gavia Course 1 tubeless tires take grip and smooth ride quality to another level. Helping to reign in speed is the job of Shimano's (you guess it) 105 hydraulic brake calipers. A Giant Approach road saddle, Composite carbon fiber Variant seatpost, alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact road handlebar complete this race-worthy machine.
The Checkpoint SL 5 boasts plenty of great features and combines them to make a brilliant all-rounder. It can take on plenty of weeklong adventures and still commute to work on Monday. Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber makes up the Checkpoint SL 5's frame, making it very light yet incredibly strong for excellent handling and power delivery. The fit of the Checkpoint is more upright, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable easily. Trek's Checkpoint bicycles received a geometry update since last season. By lengthening the top tube slightly and moving the front wheel out ahead of the rider, the Checkpoint SL 5 is much more stable on rough and technical descents. Called "progressive geometry", this design has been used on mountain bikes for decades to help riders descend with greater confidence. A correspondingly shorter stem and short-reach handlebar produces an identical fit when compared to last year's Checkpoints. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface adds to the Checkpoint SL 5's handling precision, while a threaded T47 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. The Checkpoint's all-carbon fork is also thru-axle equipped, adding an extra dash of handling precision.
Little details on the Checkpoint SL 5 add up to huge versatility. A 3S chain keeper that prevents dropped chains, roadside delays and greasy fingers. Asymmetrical chainstays offer better tire clearance up to 45mm if you get really adventurous. Internal cable routing for a clean look. A rear IsoSpeed decoupler to soak up fatiguing vibration when thundering over washboard surfaces and rough pavement. Downtube-mounted Carbon Armor defends against rock strikes and front tire "roost". There's plenty of frame mounts and eyelets for racks, fenders, bags and bottle cages.
Shimano's rugged gravel-ready GRX components are found throughout the Checkpoint SL 5. The GRX rear derailleur features a clutch that helps prevent dropped chains on rough and bumpy roads. The new GRX front derailleur's toggle pivot design is much more compact, easier to adjust, and improves clearance for wider tires at the cage's trailing edge. A Shimano GRX crankset features 46/30T chainrings and is matched with an 11-speed 11-34T Shimano HG700 cassette, bringing a very wide gearing range to help tackle challenging terrain. The GRX dual-control levers have a wider range of adjustment for smaller hands, as well as improved lever hood texture. Less effort is needed for each shift, too. The flat-mount Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes found on the Checkpoint SL 5 help regulate speed with excellent lever feedback and sheer stopping power, rain or shine. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Paradigm SL wheels are shod with Bontrager's 700x40c tubeless-ready GR1 Team Issue semi-treaded tires, giving the Checkpoint SL 5 excellent grip on road, gravel and hardpan surfaces alike.
Bontrager's Verse Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem and alloy Elite Gravel short-reach road handlebar completes this epic-ready machine.
This might be the best entry level to a carbon fiber road machine with electronic shifting. Trek's Emonda SL 6 eTap shares the same Kammtail Virtual Foil (or KVF) aero frame shape as its big brother SLR version. This feature alone will save you a minute over 25 miles compared to the previous Emonda SL version. But the reason Trek built the Emonda is all about lightness...
With a sub-19 pound build, the Emonda SL 6 eTap will make every hill just a bit easier to tackle. Trek's 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber is a proven material to build outstanding performance road bicycles. A rock-solid T47 bottom bracket ensures no energy is wasted with every pedal stroke; perfect for attacking steep inclines and sprinting away from the peloton. Internal brake hosing and a chainstay aperture for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) keeps the Emonda SL 6 looking clean and sleek.
SRAM's wireless Rival eTap AXS component group lowers the threshold for every rider looking for lightning-quick shifting, precise operation and a wide gearing range.Emonda SL 6 Disc has all the advantages of an ultralight carbon road bike, with the added benefit of aero tube shaping that will make you faster on flats and up climbs, too. An ultra-smart and smooth SRAM Rival AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, lightweight carbon wheels, and an included power meter make this bike a great choice for fast roadies who want every performance advantage. It's right for you if... You're no stranger to long, fast rides and you're looking for an ultralight, aerodynamic bike with race-ready parts. You also want the incredible speed, precision, and clean looks of SRAM's newest wireless electronic drivetrain. The tech you get A lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork, a SRAM Rival eTap AXS 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain, Rival AXS power meter, and Aeolus Elite 35 tubeless ready carbon wheels. The final word Yes, you can have it all: a super lightweight, aero frame for more speed on any terrain, exceptional handling characteristics, and an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain for lightning-fast shifts (even under load) and less maintenance. All without the sticker shock! Why you'll love it - Aerodynamic tube shaping makes this our fastest Emonda SL platform ever—on flats and climbs alike - The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain won't leave a hole in your wallet, and you can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app - The 12-speed cassette lets you be more precise about your cadence - Comes with a SRAM Rival AXS power meter for more effective training rides from the start
This Trek road bike that has the handling and pedigree of a Paris-Roubaix winner, yet remains affordable. It's still a Domane.
The Trek Domane AL 3 is much more than a "starter" road bike. The Domane AL has been developed from a proven platform that has conquered Spring Classics, double centuries and hilly commutes alike. The fit and handling of the Domane isn't oriented towards criterium racers. Instead of a short wheelbase and aggressive fit, the Domane's more upright fit, stable handling and longer wheelbase make every mile more comfortable. The slightly taller head tube allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilties- to get comfortable with minimal changes (if any) to the Domane AL's components. The Domane AL doesn't handle like a clumsy touring bike, though. It will track though corners and follow curves with ease. Built from Trek's 100 Series Alpha aluminum tubing, the frame displays tapered and shaped lines that enhance strength while keeping overall weight low. A threaded bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Useful details can be found on the Domane AL 3, like the aperture in the left chainstay for a DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor (sold separately). A rack and vanishing fender mounts make for easy installation of accessories for commutes and day-trips.
The Domane AL 3 is equipped with Shimano's redesigned Sora 9-speed components. Adjustable-reach dual-control levers are easier to fit, while both derailleurs require less hand strength to operate. A 50/34T Sora compact crankset and 11-32T Sora 9-speed cassette boast a massive gearing range for steep ascents and day-long adventures. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontager wheels are shod with smooth-riding 700x32c Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires, reducing road harshness while adding confidence-boosting grip in fast corners. The Domane AL 3's cable-operated Tektro disc brakes offer excellent lever feedback and stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. Bontrager also supplies the alloy seatpost, P3 Verse Comp saddle, alloy Comp VR-S road handlebar and accessory-ready Elite Blendr stem.
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Checkpoint's aluminum-framed ALR 5 represents Trek's commitment to riders looking for freedom and adventure, but who also look for value.
The Checkpoint ALR 5 combines rugged construction, a responsive feel, versatile design and a new geometry for riders looking to discover (or rediscover) adventure cycling. The frameset of the Checkpoint ALR for 2022 is slightly different with a slightly longer top tube and correspondingly shorter stem and handlebar reach. Mountain bike designers call this "progressive geometry", allowing better control on gravel-strewn descents. A change to the fork rake ensures the nimble handling of previous Checkpoint bicycles hasn't changed. An upright fit allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. The 300 Series Alpha aluminum frame features tapered and butted tubes created by hydroforming, keeping weight low while adding plenty of strength. There's room for tires up to 45mm (!), depending on rim width. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface also adds handling precision while traversing rough surfaces. There's more strength to be found at the threaded T47 bottom bracket that all but eliminates power-robbing flex at the crankset. A 3S chain keeper, Control Freak internal cable routing, and accessory mounts from stem to stern demonstrate how much this bike is ready for expeditions across town or across the state. There are even mounts under the top tube for a direct-mount frame bag.
Shimano's proven 11-speed GRX components are built for riding all day in the rough stuff, and are found throughout the Checkpoint ALR 5. Adjustable-reach dual-control levers, a clutch-equipped rear derailleur, toggle-pivot front derailleur, flat-mount disc brakes and a redesigned 46/30T compact crankset are all Shimano GRX components. An 11-34T Shimano cassette boasts a huge gearing range for tackling challenging terrain. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Paradigm wheels are wrapped with Bontrager GR1 Team Issue 700x40c tubeless-ready gravel tires, offering easy acceleration and confident grip in a wide range of surfaces. Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes bring effective stopping power to the Checkpoint ALR 5 in all conditions, rain or shine. A Bontrager P3 Verse Comp saddle sits atop an alloy Bontrager seatpost, while an accessory-ready Bontrager Elite Blendr stem and flared alloy Bontrager Elite Gravel road handlebars with a 13 degree flare complete this capable machine.
The Devote Advanced 2 isn't a repurposed cyclocross bike with wide gearing and wider tires. It's all about speed and smoothness in rough conditions for hours on end.
Liv's new Devote Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the line. Stability came first with the Devote Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse, frequently with no warning. The low bottom bracket keeps the rider's center of gravity low, allowing the rider to feel "in the bike" and between the wheels, rather than just perched on top. A more upright fit was needed for riders that are more interested in simply completing challenging rides and events rather than winning them.
The frame and fork of the Devote Advanced 2 is built with Giant's Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up fatiguing vibration, allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comfort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube enhances the bike's handling precision, especially in fast turns and descents. The chainstays have an almost droopy look to them, allowing very wide tires to be used (up to 45mm!) when tackling terrible gravel. The Devote Advanced 2 can also take 650B wheels if that's your preference (wheelset and tires sold separately). 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the crankset, providing flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek as well as extending shifter cable life in dirty conditions. The usual bottle cage mounts are found in the main triangle, but a third bottle mount is found under the down tube for especially long and hot rides. Cool, huh? Giant's clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost soaks up hard impacts with up to 12mm of flex, enhancing ride quality further.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Devote Advanced 2. The adjustable-reach GRX levers feature an improved hood shape and texture, keeping the rider's hands fresher over broken jeep double-track. The new long-cage GRX rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even has a 34T large cog capacity. The GRX front derailleur is a new toggle-pivot unit, reducing the effort needed to shift to the large chainring. Cable tension can even be adjusted from the derailleur, eliminating the need for in-line barrel adjusters. Praxis supplies the alloy Alba 2D crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Revolt Advanced 2. Out back, a Shimano 105 rear cassette boasts an 11-34T gearing range. Yes, that's less than a one-to-one ratio for the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!
Giant's own P-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x40c CrossCut AT 1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of GRX hydraulic disc brakes. An Approach saddle sits atop the aformentioned D-Fuse seatpost, while an alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact XR D-Fuse road handlebar completes the cockpit of this expedition-ready bicycle.
- Lightning-quick shifts with the latest generation Di2 derailleurs and wireless Di2 dual-control levers
- Programmable shifting for righties and lefties with Shimano's E-Tube Project smartphone app
- Wireless shift signal can be received by most 3rd party handlebar computers from Garmin and Wahoo
- Larger 36T rear cassette cog capacity on the 105 Di2 derailleur
- The internal battery is wired to both derailleurs and is charged by a new aperture at the rear derailleur