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OverDrive

Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.

Modified Monocoque Construction

Similar to Monocoque technology, but Modified Monocoque eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet (found on heavier framesets) to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

PowerCore

A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter-wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

MegaDrive

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.

Vector Seatpost

This full-composite, lightweight (210 grams) and highly aerodynamic seatpost is engineered] specifically for the unyielding demands of the performance-minded road rider. It offers increased fore/aft stiffness for maximum energy transmission, improved aerodynamics (compared to a traditional round seatpost) and two offset options (10 or 23 millimeters).

Computer Tuned

To minimize weight, Giant engineers use FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to develop a strategic layup schedule of Uni-Directional and woven composite. This ensures the precise amount of composite material where a frame requires it and minimizes excess material where the structure doesn’t.

RideSense Ready

Frame comes prepared to accept the Giant RideSense sensor and accompanying hardware.

TCR Composite 1

2013

$2,650

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Overview

LIGHT AND AGILE FOR THE RACE TO THE TOP. SHARP AND RESPONSIVE IN CORNERS AND DESCENTS. PURE PERFORMANCE, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

A direct descendent of the bikes ridden by Rabobank pros, TCR Composite has won over magazine test editors and riders everywhere with its aggressive performance characteristics and smooth ride quality. The composite frameset is lightweight and stiff, yet still compliant for long days in the saddle. Giant’s PowerCore bottom bracket area and asymmetrical chainstays produce maximum pedaling efficiency. Its OverDrive steerer tube technology, which features a tapered, oversized design, adds front-end stiffness and steering precision. And it’s RideSense-ready, for use with Giant’s ANT+ wireless data device.

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Features

Key Upgrades (over TCR Composite 2)

  • Shimano Ultegra componentry
  • Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
  • Giant Connect SL handlebar and stem
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Color: White/Blue/Black

Technologies

Specifications

Frame

SizesXS, S, M, ML, L, XL
ColorsWhite/Blue/Black
FrameGiant Composite Technology
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
Shock N/A

Components

HandlebarGiant Connect SL, 31.8
StemGiant Connect SL
Seatpost Giant Vector Composite
Saddle Giant Performance Road, Men's
PedalsN/A

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano Ultegra
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra
BrakesShimano Ultegra
Brake LeversShimano Ultegra
CassetteShimano Ultegra 11x28, 10-Speed
ChainKMC X10
CranksetShimano Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano, Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-SL1 WheelSystem
HubsGiant P-SL1 WheelSystem
SpokesGiant P-SL1 WheelSystem
TiresGiant P-R3, 700x23, Flat Guard, Front and Rear Specific

Other

ExtrasRideSense Ready
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.

Geometry

SizeHead AngleSeat AngleTop TubeHead TubeChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height
CentimetersDegreesDegreesCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersCentimetersInches
XS/43.071.074.551.512.040.597.228.5
S/46.572.073.553.513.540.597.429.2
M/50.073.073.055.515.040.598.030.1
M/L53.573.072.557.017.040.599.231.0
L/55.573.072.558.518.540.5100.631.7
XL/58.573.072.060.520.040.5102.132.4

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