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.
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 adjustable saddle clamp offers 10 or 23 millimeters of offset for precise saddle position.
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.
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.
Increased Rear Wheel Clearance
Helps shed dirt and mud so the goop remains on the trail, not on your bike.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was used to create tube shapes that enhance the performance and ride quality for cyclocross racing. Most tube diameters are smaller, creating a more compliant, ride-tuned bike that “flows” through tight corners and constantly changing terrain. Other touches include a flattened and smoother toptube shape for easier shouldering.
TCX Advanced SL
Model year 2013
CHAOTIC STARTS AND SCREAMING FANS. MUD, SNOW, SAND AND ICE. RABOBANK PROS FACE IT ALL AT WORLD CUP ’CROSS RACES. HERE’S HOW THEY HANDLE IT.
- SRAM Red componentry with Avid Shorty Ultimates brakeset
- Advanced-SL Grade composite Integrated Seatpost
- Giant Contact handlebar and stem with Titanium hardware
- Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem
- Sizes: S, M, M/L, L, XL
- Color: Composite/Red/White
|Sizes||S, M, M/L, L, XL|
|Frame||Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Integrated Seatpost|
|Fork||Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive Steerer|
|Handlebar||Giant Contact, 31.8|
|Stem||Giant Contact w/ Titanium hardware|
|Seatpost||Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Integrated Design|
|Saddle||Fi'zi:k Antares w/ K:ium rails|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red|
|Brakes||Avid Shorty Ultimates|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Red|
|Cassette||SRAM Red 12x28, 10-Speed|
|Crankset||SRAM S950, 36/46|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP, Press Fit|
|Rims||Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem|
|Hubs||Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem|
|Spokes||Giant P-SL1 WheelSystem|
|Tires||Vittoria Cross XM Pro, 700x34, Folding|
|Extras||30mm ISP clamp, 2 Sets of Water-Bottle Bolts|
|Weight||The 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.|
|Size||Head Angle||Seat Angle||Top Tube||Head Tube||Chain Stay||Wheel Base||Standover Height|
All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.