Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc first ride review£3,599.00

See how new race machine stacks up in our video

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

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.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6'/183cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Waist: 30"
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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