Whatever the race situation, this legendary machine gives you an advantage. The special edition TCR Advanced SL Maglia Rosa is built on the lightest road frameset ever produced by Giant, and it boasts an unrivaled stiffness-to-weight ratio for pure speed and efficiency. The Variant integrated seatpost design delivers a sublime ride quality to soak up road vibrations and reduce fatigue during your longest rides. And its proven Compact Road Design gives it the razor-sharp handling and control that Giro champ Tom Dumoulin demands. From the mountains to the flats, start to finish, the TCR Advanced SL Maglia Rosa is a one-of-a-kind all-rounder with a long list of race wins—including the Giro d'Italia—to prove it.
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.
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.
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.