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OverDrive 2

Giant’s all-new oversize fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to offer unprecedented front-end steering performance, the system’s oversize headset bearings and tapered steerer tube work in harmony to provide supreme steering stiffness.

Integrated Seatpost

As the pioneer of the integrated seatpost, Giant continues to improve its original design with lighter weight (approximately 45 grams of weight savings, compared to a standard composite seatpost), improved aerodynamics and an even greater "tuned" forgiving ride feel. An all-new adjustable saddle clamp offers -5 or +25 millimeters of offset for precise saddle position.

Fusion Process

Advanced SL toptubes are “grafted” to the seattube using filament winding and co-molding. This complex process involves hand weaving the two tubes together, then re-molding the area under heat and high pressure to unify the junction—resulting in a lighter, stronger junction than with traditional molding.

CNT Technology

Carbon Nanotube Technology refers to a microscopic polymer added to Giant’s custom-blended resin. Acting like miniature buttresses, CNT particles strengthen the layers of composite. Frames treated with CNT are 14 percent more impact-resistant than those that aren’t.

Continuous Fiber Technology

A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front-end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented pedaling stiffness.


Giant’s all-new chainstay integrated, wireless data transmitter. The fully integrated, removable transmitter sends wheelspeed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.

Composite Bottom Bracket Shell

No longer using aluminum inserts, Giant’s all-new composite bottom bracket shells save 15 grams over its alloy-reinforced predecessor. High compression, multi-directional composite ensures long life.

Composite Dropouts

Free of alloy tips, Giant’s all-new composite fork and frame dropouts save 15 grams over their predecessors. High compression, multi-directional composite ensures long life—even after repeated clamping.

TCR Advanced SL 0

Model year 2013


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Using Advanced SL-grade composite and technical innovations including the OverDrive 2 steerer tube, which boosts front-end stiffness and steering precision, the TCR Advanced SL is the go-to choice for Team Blanco and Rabobank-Liv/giant pros that need one bike that can do it all. The MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket help boost power transfer and efficiency. The integrated seatpost saves 45 grams, improves aerodynamics, and produces a more compliant ride. And the integrated RideSense ANT+ wireless sensor lets you transmit performance data including cadence and speed. Handcrafted by Giant, the TCR Advanced SL outperforms competitor’s bikes in three key areas: Weight, Steering Stiffness, and Pedaling Stiffness.

And we can prove it. Watch this video that explains how the TCR Advanced SL frame wins when tested against the competition. Download the test results and see for yourself why you win with Giant.


Key Upgrades (over TCR Advanced SL 1)

  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic 11-speed componentry
  • Fi’zi:k Arione CX saddle with braided composite rails
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Color: Satin Composite/Blue/White



SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColorsSatin Composite/Blue/White
FrameAdvanced SL-Grade Composite, Integrated Seatpost Custom for Shimano Di2 Electronic
ForkAdvanced SL-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
Shock N/A


HandlebarGiant Contact SLR, Composite, 31.8
StemGiant Contact SLR, Composite, OverDrive 2
Seatpost Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Integrated Design
SaddleFi'zi:k Arione CX w/ Braided Composite Rails


ShiftersShimano Dura-Ace Di2, Electronic
Front DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace Di2, Electronic
Rear DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace Di2, Electronic
BrakesShimano Dura-Ace
Brake LeversShimano Dura-Ace Di2
CassetteShimano Dura-Ace 11x25, 11-Speed
ChainShimano Dura-Ace
CranksetShimano Dura-Ace, 39/53
Bottom BracketShimano, Press Fit


RimsGiant P-SLR1 WheelSystem
HubsGiant P-SLR1 WheelSystem
SpokesGiant P-SLR1 WheelSystem
TiresGiant P-SLR1, 700x23, Front and Rear Specific, Folding


Extras20mm ISP clamp, SL bond in top cap & steerer plug w/ alloy bolt, RideSense
WeightThe 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.


SizeHead AngleSeat AngleTop TubeReachHead TubeStackChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height

All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.