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"…I found myself taking a left-hand turn away from the flats and towards a long, curvy ascent. It was a surprising departure…Maybe it was the bike.”

Liv/giant TCR ADVANCED W IN “THE PERFECT RIDE”

January 23, 2012

In the March 2012 issue of Bicycling magazine writer Evelyn Spence examines what is needed in a women’s bike to create “The Perfect Ride”. She spent some time with the Liv/giant TCR Advanced W and found herself taking the “road less travelled”.

ON THE RIDE:
“The handling is sensitive and quick…climbs gamely, though with a steady regular feel…competitive and comfortable on fast group rides”.

ON THE SPEC:
“Giant’s TCR Advanced W is part of the company’s performance line. A lightweight carbon frame, responsive wheels, and SRAM’s impressive Force components combine for a 15-pound package that proved fast and fun on a variety of rides…The TCR W uses the same compact-geometry as the men’s version…but has a Fi’z:ik Donna women’s saddle, narrower handlebar and shorter stem”.

BUYING ADVICE:
“It’s not a bike completely designed for women. Yet, if you can achieve a good fit on a unisex bike with the right components, and you like long, hard rides, this is a great choice.”

You can find the entire review in the March 2012 edition of Bicycling on newsstands now or click here to see the Liv/giant TCR Advanced W for yourself. Better yet, visit your nearest Giant Bicycle retailer. Click on the “Store Finder” tab at the top of the page to find the Giant retailer closest to you.