Bicycling Magazine recently reviewed the new TCR Advanced Pro Disc, heaping praise on the composite framed road bike for its all-rounder race performance.
“Not only does this bike feel like it was made to rip up climbs, but it’s also one of the best descending road bikes I’ve ever ridden," wrote Bicycling editor Matt Phillips.
In his review, Phillips covers the recent evolutions in the TCR range, and details where this latest disc-brake model fits in.
“The TCR Disc has largely the same profile, the same features, and even identical geometry to the rim-brake version, including the short 405mm chainstays,” Phillips wrote. “This TCR is built on the second-tier Advanced Pro series frameset, which is heavier than the top-tier Advanced SL frame but features a more convenient, adjustable seatpost (the highest-end frame has an integrated seatmast)."
Phillips also outlines the spec choices and highlights of various models, including Giant’s Tubeless System wheels, writing: “All bikes have Giant tubeless-ready wheelsets and tires, which come from the factory already set up, along with bottles of sealant.”
Summing up the ride performance of his TCR Advanced Pro Disc 0 test model, Phillips wrote: “The ride of this bike did not surprise us: It’s as stiff and sharp as the rim-brake TCR, and the extra control the disc brakes offer only enhance its reputation as a downhill demon. For $5100, you get race-bike performance, great handling, and an excellent drivetrain and brakes.”
For more, check out the full review at Bicycling.com.
And for all the details on the 2018 TCR Advanced Disc range, click here.