Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 (2016) (Composite/Silver/Red)
If you think of mud before beer or waffles when somebody mentions Belgium, then you will appreciate the Giant TCX Advanced Pro CX bike. World Cup champion Lars van der Haar demands the best. Every little advantage counts when you’re gunning for the holeshot in the most challenging cyclocross conditions. TCX Advanced Pro features a superlight sub-1050-gram Advanced-grade composite frame that’s handcrafted with race-proven geometry and asymmetrical chainstays for optimal power transfer. The innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost adds compliance without adding weight. The OverDrive 2 steerer tube system delivers pinpoint steering performance. Other innovations include disc brakes, and a 15mm front /12mm rear thru-axle design to deliver superior control.
- Advanced-grade composite frame with D-Fuse SL composite seatpost
- Advanced-grade composite fork with full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer and 15mm thru-axle
- Giant PX-2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker disc hubs, Sapim Race double butted spokes
- Shimano 105 11-speed shifting
- Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Frame: Advanced-grade composite
Fork: Advanced-grade composite, Full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer, 15mm thru-axle
Shock: N / A
Handlebar: Giant Contact, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact, OverDrive 2
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse SL, Composite
Saddle: Giant Performance Road
Shifters: Shimano RS505
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Brakes: Shimano RS785, Hydraulic disc, 140mm
Brake Levers: Shimano RS505, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano 105 11x28, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL
Crankset: FSA Gossamer Cross, 36/46
Bottom Bracket: Press Fit
Rims: Giant PX-2 Disc
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires: Maxxis Mud Wrestler, 700x33, Folding
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
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 ˝-inch bottom bearing
- 1 1/4 –inch stem
- Tapered steerer-tube
- Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge
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.
The proprietary “D” shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.
This product was added to our catalog on February 17, 2016.