The TCR Advanced SL has earned its reputation as the ultimate all-around race bike. This 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. The new Variant integrated seatpost delivers an improved ride quality for more comfort on the longest, hardest rides, and the Advanced SL-grade composite frame makes the most of its proven Compact Road Design.
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.
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.
Refined internal cable routing
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.
Giant’s 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.
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.