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.
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.
|Name||TCR Advanced Pro Disc|
|Description||TCR Advanced Pro Disc|
|Rear Tyre Size||700x25|
|Top Tube (cm)||55|
|Standover Height (cm)||76.5|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-RS785 Di2|
|Chainring Size (No of Teeth)||36 52|
|Wheelset||Giant SLR 1 Disc WheelSystem|
|Stem||Shimano ST-RS785 Di2|
|Shifters||Shimano ST-RS785 Di2|
|Seatpost||Giant Variant Composite|
|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|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-71 press fit|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra 11x28|
|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|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2|
|Frame size tested||M|