While the Defy, Propel and TCX have remained mostly unchanged, barring new paint, new saddles and new wheels, the TCR has been rebuilt from the ground up.
The flagship tcr advanced sl 0 comes fully tricked out with dura-ace di2 and the new giant slr 0 dbl carbon wheel set:
Giant says the new flagship TCR advance SL 0 is lighter and stiffer for 2016
Though the new TCR may look similar to previous versions, Giant claims the updated frame is both lighter and stiffer. The top end Advanced SL frame has a claimed weight of 856g.
For 2016 there will be three frames in the range (Advanced SL, Advanced Pro and Advanced), with each offering varying components and prices. While each frame shares the same overall design, it’s the quality and thickness of the carbon that dictates the price differences. Surprisingly, there is no alloy TCR in the 2016 lineup.
Each of the new frames feature Giant’s MegaDrive down tube, 86.5mm press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket shell, and asymmetric chainstays. The new TCR also employs a progressively changing geometry, meaning that the bike, no matter the size, should retain the same ride characteristics.
Giant’s tcr range has been completely redesigned for 2016:
Made from a slightly lower grade carbon, the Advanced Pro and Advanced frames also receive a new lighter and stiffer fork
The top end Advanced SL frame features hollow carbon dropouts and an integrated seatpost, and accepts both mechanical and electronic drivetrains. The Advanced Pro and Advanced models get a new fork, which Giant claims is stiffer, 39g lighter and features the OverDrive 2 steerer tube (OD2).
We had the chance to take the new flagship Advanced SL 0 for a spin around the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca, to read our first impressions click here.
The 2016 tcx remains mostly unchanged from the 2015 model. this tcx advanced pro 1 moves to ultegra di2 for 2016: the 2016 tcx remains mostly unchanged from the 2015 model. this tcx advanced pro 1 moves to ultegra di2 for 2016
The 2016 TCX Advanced Pro 1 for the cyclocross racer
For a detailed breakdown of Giant’s newly released accessories click here. See the gallery above for a peak at a few new TCX, Defy and Propel models.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides on the Gold Coast in Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his father a former European pro convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he can often found exploring singletrack or grinding down a gravel road.