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 latest TCR Advanced SL Disc frameset builds on its proven climbing capabilities, boasting its highest stiffness-to-weight ratio ever, and adds aero shaping in key sections for added all-rounder performance.
Advanced SL Composite
TRUNCATED ELLIPSE TUBING
Strategically engineered airfoil sections in the frame and fork, developed through CFD and wind-tunnel testing, improve aerodynamic efficiency, reducing wind drag at a wider range of yaw angles compared to traditional teardrop shaped tubes.
VARIANT INTEGRATED SEATPOST
Specifically engineered for competitive road racers, Variant’s refined shape and integrated design result in a ride quality that perfectly balances compliance and efficiency.
CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSITE ASSEMBLY
Up to 150 small individual composite swatches are placed using robotic layup assembly. The swatches are laser-cut so that smaller, ultra-precise sections can be used, resulting in lighter weight framesets. Carbon Nanotube Technology resin improves impact resistance, and Fusion Process creates lighter, stronger frame junctions.
FULL COMPOSITE FORK
Advanced SL-grade composite fork features a symmetric design and aero shaping, along with disc-brake integration and increased clearance for tires up to 32mm. This new design makes it lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic.
A massive rectangular downtube forms the link between the OverDrive 2 headtube area and the PowerCore bottom bracket. This precisely engineered, rectangular shape yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness while optimizing aerodynamic flow over a standard water bottle.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter-wide bottom-bracket design. Symmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
DISC BRAKE INTEGRATION
The frame and fork are engineered with flat-mount disc-brake technology for powerful, consistent braking performance in all conditions.