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Bike History: Birth Of The Giant Total Compact Road, Or TCR

The Giant TCR is an iconic bike – popular the world over, there can be no denying it has revolutionized modern bicycle design.

TCR, which stands for ‘Total Compact Road,’ was the brainchild of famed bicycle creator Mike Burrows who actually kicked off the design with a mountain bike frame.

In this short video courtesy of Giant, here’s a summary of how Burrows came up with a frame that went on to shape the future of racing and the bikes we ride today.

https://youtu.be/BGOa4EJoZDM

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