Professional-grade raw carbon material is woven in our own composite factory using our most advanced engineering and construction methods including: Continuous Fiber Technology to add strength while reducing weight; Carbon Nanotube Technology resin to improve impact resistance; and Fusion Process for lighter, stronger frame junctions.
Advanced SL Composite Frame
Optimized Tube Shaping
A completely redesigned TCR Advanced SL frame optimizes every tube shape to shave weight, maintain stiffness and improve ride-quality.
Advanced SL-grade Composite Fork
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.
Variant Integrated Seatpost
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.
Hollow Composite Rear Dropouts
Giant’s hollow composite frame dropouts save weight over both aluminum and solid composite dropout designs without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
Internal Cable Routing
Internal cable routing with fewer, yet larger ports and tool-free bottom bracket guide, ensures easy cable installation while minimizing frame weight.
Giant Composite WheelSystem
Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing, Giant SLR Composite WheelSystem offers the highest lateral and transmission stiffness-to-weight ratio of any competitor—helping the TCR Advanced SL deliver unbeatable efficiency.
The most advanced steerer tube technology in today’s Giant bikes. Designed to offer unprecedented front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/2” lower, 1 1/4” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in harmony to provide supreme steering stiffness.