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Gallery: Giant Release 10th Incarnation Of The TCR

Giant have released the 10th iteration of the TCR a bike they say is some 75grams lighter than its predecessor with a claimed frame weight of 690gr.

One of the main features of the new TCR is its fully integrated cable routing, a first for the model, made possible by Giant’s OverDrive Aero system, initially introduced on the 2023 Giant Propel. 

Alongside tweaks to the tube shapes, these updates contribute to the Advanced SL model’s claimed aerodynamic efficiency gain of 4.19 watts at 40kph, with both the frame and fork being stiffer than before. Additionally, Giant say their component brand, Cadex, has played a role in optimising system performance.

Bicycling Australia are yet to ride or review the bike but hope to do so in coming months.

Here’s a quick overview of the key details:

– Three frameset tiers as per previous models: Advanced, Advanced Pro, and Advanced SL

– The Advanced SL frame weighs a claimed 690g in size medium, while the fully built Advanced SL 0 model weighs 6.4kg in the same size

– The new TCR is claimed to be 4.19 watts more aerodynamically efficient at 40kph compared to the previous Advanced SL model

– The model now boasts full cable integration, with a redesigned front end featuring a D-shaped steerer similar to the Propel, allowing brake hoses to route through the bar, stem, and head tube

– The fork and down tube have been redesigned to reduce weight and enhance aerodynamic efficiency, and tyre clearance has been increased to 33mm

– Giant has reduced the frame’s surface area by 2 percent, particularly at the junction between the top and seat tubes, to improve aerodynamics

– Other notable details include the new Contact SLR handlebar weighing 160g, 270 precision-cut carbon pieces in each frame, and a claimed weight of 1,249g for the Advanced SL 0’s new Cadex Max 40 wheelset.

Pricing and Availability

  • TCR Advanced SL 0 DA (Black Lava) –$13,799 RRP. Australian ETA: From late April.
  • TCR Advanced SL 1 (Blue Dragonfly) –$9,499 RRP. Australian ETA: From early April
  • TCR Advanced SL Frameset (Opal & Raw Carbon) – $5,299 RRP. Australian ETA: Opal from Week 14, Raw Carbon TBD
  • TCR Advanced Pro 0 Di2 (Ocean Twilight) – $8,199 RRP. Australian ETA: From early April
  • TCR Advanced Pro 1 Di2 (Carbon) – $6,799 RRP. Australian ETA: From early April
  • TCR Advanced 1 PC* (Asphalt Green) – $4,999 RRP. Australian ETA: Arriving this week
  • TCR Advanced 2 PC* (Carbon) – $3,799 RRP. Australian ETA: Arriving this week

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