Giant TCR Advanced Pro Frameset (2016) (Matte Composite/Gloss Black)
The Giant TCR is the bike that first revealed the power of compact geometry to cyclists around the world. Short for "Total Compact Road", the TCR is the benchmark for world tour GC racing bikes since the late 1990's. The all-new TCR Advanced Pro gives you every advantage on the road—climbing, descending, cornering and sprinting. Through superior engineering and composite manufacturing, the redesigned Advanced-grade composite frame sheds weight without sacrificing its best-in-class stiffness. Legendary Compact Road race geometry delivers precise handling with aggressive riding positioning. And the all-new Variant seatpost adds to its smooth, efficient ride quality and performance.
- FRAME: Advanced-grade composite, electronic ready
- FORK: Advanced-grade composite, full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer
- HEADSET: Integrated OverDrive2 sealed cartridge bearing with alloy spacers and top cap included
- BRAKES: Giant SpeedControl Ti, alloy with Titanium hardware
- BOTTOM BRACKET: BB86 accepts press-fit style BB only, bearing set not included
- SEATPOST: Giant Vector Composite
- EXTRAS: Giant Variant Composite seatpost, RideSense
- SIZES: XS, X, M, M/L, L, XL
- COLOR: Matte Composite/Gloss Black
Features: Giant’s most advanced fork steerer-tube technology. Oversized headset bearings (1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings) and a tapered steerer tube combine for unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight.
Benefit: Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.
Overdrive 2 Features:
- 1 1/4-inch top bearing
- 1 ½-inch bottom bearing
- 1 1/4 –inch stem
- Tapered steerer-tube
- Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge
Compact Road Design:
In the late 1990s Giant pioneered a radical new frame shape to give its professional road racers a competitive edge. Driven by a desire to create lighter and faster bikes, Giant's Compact Road Design changed the look—and the performance capabilities—of competitive road bikes forever.
Now, 17 years later, Compact Road Design is still the standard in high-performance bikes. The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike.
Whatever the frame material, aluminum or composite, Compact Road Design improves the ride. Here's how:
Compact Road’s most distinctive feature, the downward-sloping toptube, results in smaller front and rear triangles on the frame. Because the triangles are smaller, less material is needed. Less material equals less weight.
Picture two triangles made from equal diameter tubing. The smaller, more compact triangle uses shorter tubes. The larger triangle requires longer tubes. It’s easy to see which is more structurally sound—the smaller triangle is stiffer, less susceptible to flexing and twisting. And on a performance road frame, stiffer is faster.
With traditional geometry, builders increase stiffness by using stiffer material. That might help you sprint faster but it also makes for a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant engineers are able to design frames with just the right amount of vertical compliance. You get a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Because of the sloping toptube and lower standover height, it’s easier for riders of all sizes to get the perfect fit. With greater adjustability and up to six sizes per series, even Giant’s most demanding pro athletes, women and men of all different heights, always have a perfect fit with stock-size frames.
Compact Road Sizing:
Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
Giant’s all-new chainstay-integrated, wireless data transmitter. The removable transmitter sends wheel-speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer
Sizing (click to enlarge):
This product was added to our catalog on February 16, 2016.