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Giant TCR Advanced 2

Giant TCR Advanced 2

2015

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
$1,925.00
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2015 Giant TCR Advanced 2

Light as a feather, and smooth as silk, Giant's TCR Advanced 2 delivers a pro-level ride that's sure to please. It boasts Giant's exceptional TCR Composite frame with a PowerCore oversize bottom bracket and OverDrive tapered head tube for the efficiency and handling prowess to climb, accelerate, and corner incredibly. This beauty rolls fast and easy on a quality set of lightweight Giant wheels shod with corner-carving Giant tires. And, you'll cruise over the climbs with the wide-range, 22-speed Shimano drivetrain while the Shimano dual-pivot brakes provide excellent control on the descents. Rounding out the bike is a selection of excellent Giant components, including an aero composite seatpost, supportive saddle, and lightweight handlebars and stem.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant Advanced-grade Composite, electronic ready
    Fork Giant Advanced-grade Composite w/ Hybrid OverDrive steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
    Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Road
    Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
    Tires Giant P-SL1 Flat Guard, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano RS500
    Chainrings 50/34
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano 105; 11-speed: 11-28
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Handlebars Giant Contact
    Stem Giant Connect
    Brake Levers Shimano 105
    Brakes Shimano R561
    Saddle Giant Performance Road
    Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
    Accessories & Extras RideSense ANT+ ready

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    X-Small 08717611761085 50005112
    Small 08717611761092 50005113
    Medium 08717611761108 50005114
    Medium/Large 08717611761115 50005115
    Large 08717611761122 50005116
    X-Large 08717611761139 50005117
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 6 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (5)
    • Comfortable  (5)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Responsive  (4)
    • Fast  (4)

    Cons

    • Too Rigid 
    • Uncomfortable Seat 
    • Brakes Could Be Better 
    • Heavy wheels 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (6)
    • Exercising  (4)
    • Serious Training  (3)
    • Climbing  (3)
    • Racing  (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    A bit of an update

    By Joe

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Responsive
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising
      • Climbing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      Still tweaking position on the bike gradually and that's going well. Have had more chances to do hills with it now...and I'm also faster on hills with this bike. A note about the 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I'm taking one away because of the wheels. On the plus side they are very robust and don't seem to really hinder the bike. On the minus side, they're heavy. Portly even. I know its a pretty standard wheel-set but there are much better options out there. I suspect that swapping them out for some Easton wheels will turbo charge this bike.

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      4.0

      Nice fast bike

      By Joe

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Really holds a line
      • Good power transfer
      • Durable wheels
      • Fast
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Heavy wheels

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding
      • Serious Training
      • Racing

      Comments:

      Added this bike to the stable about twelve days ago and have ~400 miles on it since then. My other road machines are a bit more recreational and the Giant has completely ruined me for them. They will all have to find other homes. IN the short time I've been using it, I've been impressed by the TCR's ability to hold a line at high speed on descents. By its relentless ability to seemingly convert all the energy I put into it, into forward motion. By the fact that it does not beat me up on longer rides while doing this. I also find that I'm suddenly winning sprints on training rides which has been a surprise because I never win sprints on my other bikes. Anyway, I think there is much to like about this bike, and I just might buy another one.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      [...]

      By Jimbo

      from Camarillo CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Racing
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        I used to think all bikes were created equal, all I can say now after purchasing the TCR advanced is was boy was I wrong!!!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best of the best.

        By CID

        from New York N,Y

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Responsive
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Climbing
          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          This bike just begs to go fast just updated wheels to HED Ardennes C2 wow what a bike.

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          (5 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Thumbs Down

          By Dana

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat
          • Brakes Could Be Better
          • Too Rigid

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Climbing
          • Commuting
          • Casual Riding
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          This TCR fell short of my expectations. The ride is very compact and I felt an aggravating pain surging through my wrist. The ride itself is uncomfortable because of the compact positioning of the bar and seat, which is due to a design flaw that had been discovered after it came to market. The price is not unreasonable, but I`d put more stock in endurance riding comfort. Stay away from this one.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bike...

          By Rs

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Great Components
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            This bike is a great product by Giant. I was looking Felt F4 but this is a better bike. Felt (for me) is too rigid and my test ride doesn't to comfortable. Now with Giant I feel that I'm in other level... I have only one word for this bike... Awesome

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