Tight corners, steep run-ups, slippery descents. You never know what you’ll get with cyclocross, and that’s what this bike is made for. With a lightweight aluminum frame, composite fork and integrated parts, it’s smooth and fast on paved roads, dirt, sand or mud.
Key Performance Factors
Light and agile
Lightweight ALUXX SLR frame offers the right balance of light weight for climbing and accelerating, plus stiffness for precise handling on rough cyclocross terrain.
Integrated disc brake technology with flat mounts and thru-axle hubs, combined with tubeless ready Giant WheelSystem, delivers added control in variable conditions and all types of weather.
Smooth ride quality
D-shaped composite seatpost reduces shocks and vibrations, minimizing fatigue so you can stay strong to the finish.
With a superlight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame, matched with a composite fork and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, the TCX SLR gives you smooth, confident handling on all types of terrain. The D-Fuse composite seatpost, a technology first developed by Giant to add compliance to cyclocross bikes like this one, helps smooth out rough terrain. Integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and thru-axles give you added control, and a tubeless ready Giant WheelSystem makes it easy to enjoy the advantages of tubeless tires including a smoother ride quality, less rolling resistance, and a reduced risk of flats.
The proprietary D-shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.
OverDrive 2 / OverDrive
Depending on the model, features either OverDrive 2 (1 1/2" lower, 1 1/4" upper) or OverDrive (1 1/4" lower, 1 1/8" upper) headset bearings with a tapered steerer tube to offer front-end stiffness and high-performance steering precision.
Cyclocross Specific Tubing
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was used to create tube shapes that enhance the performance and ride quality for cyclocross racing including a flattened and smoothed toptube shape for easier shouldering.
Aluxx SLR Aluminum
Formed from premium raw materials in Giant’s own forging facility, this ultra-lightweight proprietary alloy features 20% thinner butted tubing to create best-in-class weight savings.
Frame is engineered with flat-mount disc-brake integration for superior braking performance in all types of on- or off-road conditions.
All-new 12mm front and 12mm rear thru-axles provide superior braking performance and stiffness for precise cornering and overall control.
Hidden Rack Mounts
Rear rack mounts are integrated into the frame to add versatility for adventure riding performance.
Techs & Features
ALUXX SLR Aluminum Technology
This superlight Pro level aluminum material is made predominantly from 6011 alloy and delivers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any Giant aluminum frameset. State-of-the-art microscopic grain manipulation and advanced butting allows for 20 percent thinner and lighter tube shapes than ALUXX SL framesets.