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.
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, OverDrive steerer, disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant PR-2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant PR-2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||Giant PR-2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant Gavia Course 1, tubeless, 700x28mm (25c), folding|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 11-30T|
|Shifters||Shimano 105, adjustable reach|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105 hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano 105 hydraulic disc|
|Seat Post||Giant Variant, composite|
* Subject to change without notice.