GIANT TRINITY ADVANCED SL: PROFESSIONAL GRADE, FOR EVERYONE
July 8, 2009
After first appearing at the 2008 Time Trial World Championships, and evolving through five generations of race-tested prototypes, Giant’s mysterious TT bike finally has a name: Trinity Advanced SL. And it’s no longer just a prototype for professionals—the time trial bikes Rabobank is campaigning at this year’s Tour de France will be commercially available later this summer. Giant has finally lifted the veil of secrecy that’s surrounded this project from the beginning, allowing a glimpse into the engineering of this radical racing machine.
This is, quite simply, the fastest UCI-legal bike on the planet. It’s a ground-breaking, wind-cheating design that’s been proven by world championship-winning results, wind tunnel testing and competition at the highest levels of the sport, with a host of proprietary technologies and features that make this the sleekest clock-beater ever:
• AeroDrive aerodynamically honed stem-and-fork control center that locks the stem, steerer and fork crown into a single structural unit for ultimate handling
• MegaDrive aero downtube and top tube for unprecedented front-end steering precision
• SpeedControl proprietary braking system that’s virtually invisible to the air
• PowerCore oversize bottom bracket and chainstays, for superior pedaling efficiency and clock-crushing power delivery
• Vector SLR aero seatpost with integrated internal seatclamp for aero, efficiency and maximum fore-aft stiffness and pedaling stability
The 2010 Trinity Advanced SL series will be offered in various component selections and price points later this summer, with the top end Trinity Advanced SL 0 featuring Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 Di2 electronic component group. Coupled with Giant’s unmatched engineering prowess and 20+ years of composite manufacturing experience, the Trinity Advanced SL is an unbeatable technical edge. And about the only advantage you can buy.
Bikeradar.com has posted an in-depth, up-close, hi-tech examination—complete with a detailed schematic video—of Giant’s brand new 2010 Trinity Advanced SL. Of the hyper-engineered bicycle, that is scheduled to be available to the public in September, editor James Huang writes: “Save for a few production-friendly refinements, the newly named Trinity Advanced SL is a virtual carbon copy of the [Rabobank pro] team bike with the same aero features, including the innovative front end with its inline stem and top tube, vertical deep-section seat tube, proprietary brake system and clever internal cable routing.” This is the most exhaustive public preview so far of the machine that’s being called “the fastest UCI legal bike on the planet.” Check out the Huang’s full article by clicking below.