Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc first ride review

See how new race machine stacks up in our video

GBP £3,599.00 RRP | AUD $5,299.00 | USD $4,700.00
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The Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc is the bike of the future… that’s at least what our senior road tech writer, Matthew Allen thinks.


We can hear the cries of anguish already — but it has a seat tube! You still have to pedal the damn thing?!  Where’s all my integrated (not) goodies?!

No, the race bike of the future is likely to look similar to the TCR Advanced Pro Disc as disc brakes, thru-axles and generous clearances increasingly become the norm.

As Matthew says in the video, the bike is best thought of as a distillation of all the tasty new tech available on the market today and is a sign of things to come.

The TCR Advanced Pro Disc is innovative in other ways too, coming set up tubeless straight out of the box. While road tubeless is yet to catch on in a huge way with either the peloton or consumers (we’re still on the fence), Giant is clearly betting on its future dominance with this race machine.


But how does this race weapon perform on the road? Matthew has been putting some miles on the bike and you can check out our video to see how the bike really performed.

Is the Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc the bike of the future? Our tester Matthew thinks so

Product Specifications


Name TCR Advanced Pro Disc
Brand Giant

Description TCR Advanced Pro Disc
Rear Tyre Size 700x25
Wheelbase (cm) 97.6
Top Tube (cm) 55
Standover Height (cm) 76.5
Chainstays (cm) 40.5
Brake Levers Shimano ST-RS785 Di2
Chainring Size (No of Teeth) 36 52
Year 2017
Wheelset Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem
Stem Shimano ST-RS785 Di2
Shifters Shimano ST-RS785 Di2
Seatpost Giant Variant Composite
Seat Angle 73
Saddle Giant Contact SL Forward
Rims Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem
Rear Tyre Giant Gavia SLR Tubeless, 700x25mm, Folding
Available Sizes S S/M M/L L
Frame Material Carbon
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-71 press fit
Brakes Shimano BR-RS805
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11x28
Chain KMC X11SL-1
Cranks Shimano Ultegra
Fork Advanced-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2
Rear Hub Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem, Rear 12mm Thru-Axle
Front Hub Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem, Front 12mm Thru-Axle
Front Tyre Giant Gavia SLR Tubeless, 700x25mm, Folding
Front Tyre Size 700x25
Handlebar Giant Contact SL
Head Angle 73
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2
Frame size tested M