Fly up steep climbs. Attack twisting descents. Now lighter and more efficient, this reengineered pro legend is the Total Race Bike. The all-new TCR Advanced SL is the lightest road frameset ever produced by Giant, and it boasts the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any road bike on the market.
Superior efficiency, legendary handling and race-tuned ride quality. Handcrafted with Advanced SL-grade composite using Giant’s most-advanced construction techniques, this legendary road machine reasserts itself as the ultimate all-around race bike. The new Variant integrated seatpost design delivers an improved ride quality, and the reengineered frame retains TCR’s proven Compact Road Design. No wonder it’s the choice of Team Giant-Alpecin all-rounders for the longest, hardest days with big climbs and fast descents.
Giant’s Professional Grade raw carbon material is woven in our own composite factory using a proprietary resin formula and our most advanced engineering and construction methods including: Continuous Fiber Technology, CNT Technology and Fusion Process.
A completely redesigned TCR Advanced SL frame optimizes every tube shape to shave weight, maintain stiffness and improve ride-quality.
Complete composite construction and a minimalistic design shave weight while increasing stiffness. The redesigned OverDrive 2 steerer tube positions the lower bearing higher in the headtube, resulting in a more efficient use of material and improved transfer of force to the frame.
A massive rectangular downtube forms the link between the oversized OverDrive 2 system and the PowerCore bottom bracket. This precisely engineered, rectangular shape yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness while minimizing weight.
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.
Specifically engineered for the needs of competitive road racers, Variant’s refined shape and integrated design result in a ride quality that perfectly balances compliance and efficiency.
Giant’s hollow composite frame dropouts save weight over both aluminum and solid composite dropout designs without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
All-new internal cable routing with fewer, yet larger ports and tool-free bottom bracket guide, ensures easy cable installation while minimizing frame weight.
Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing, Giant’s all-new SLR WheelSystem offers the highest lateral and transmission stiffness-to-weight ratio of any competitor—helping the TCR Advanced SL deliver unbeatable efficiency.