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Giant TCR Advanced SL '09 Frames

5/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wallace a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2011

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best bike ever.

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Favorite Ride:   road

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Derby's

Similar Products Used:   Specialized SL2

Bike Setup:   Campy Record Super 11, Easton handlebars and stem, Mavic Ksyium SL, Continental 4000S tires


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sworksrob a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2008

Strengths:    super stiff and very comfortable and compliant and awesome design and geometry and the 86.5 mm BB shell is awesome.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
By far this is the best bike I've ever owened it is super light 15.02 complete with cages and computer it is super stiff on the bottom bracket area and headtube yet very compliant and comfortable Super fast and accelerate incredibly well very fun i defnitly recomend this bike to everyone looking for the bike of your dreams

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Favorite Ride:   Lake Seneca loop, NY

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Directly from Giant

Similar Products Used:   Specialized S-Works Tarmac E-5,S-works Tarmac SL and S-Works Tarmac SL2

Bike Setup:   Dura-Ace 7800 Drivetrain, Fulcrum Torque RS Crankset, Sram Red Brakes,Roval Fusee SL Wheelset, Nokon housing Power Cordz Brake and Gear cables, Cateye V3 Computer.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by msallen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008

Strengths:    Great looking Bike
Stiff but comfortable


Weaknesses:    Non yet

Bottom Line:   
This is a short review for the '09 Advanced SL (medium size).
I bought the Cervelo R3 18 months ago but never really got comfortable with it. I have also owned an '05 TCR Advanced for the last 4 years which has always been good for me, so decided to try the new Giant.
Great looking bike, like my previous Giant (T Mobile; yes, I love that pink and black!), beautifully finished in high gloss carbon black w/ white and silver graphics.
The new press fit BB bearings seem not to be easily available yet (in France); had to mail order.
Only a couple of 2 hr rides so far, but it's already clear that the bike has all the stiffness of the R3, but with comfort similar to my older Giant. With DA, Zipp 202 tubs and FSA kit it's exactly 6.8 kgs (15lbs).



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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere hilly and dry

Price Paid:    $2850.00

Purchased At:   Cycle World Fl

Similar Products Used:   TCR Advanced '05 model
Cervelo R3


Bike Setup:   DA with FSA carbon bar and stem.
'08 Zipp 202 tubulars
Fizik Aliante carbon rail



Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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more problems-09 TCR Advanced SL 0

only 1400 miles on this beauty, and it's been back to the shop more times in the last 5 months than almost every bike I've owned...combined. What I remember... -headset creaking-not enough lube when fork was replaced -chunk of carbon rattling around in the downtube -rear hub/ bearings had excess ... Read More »

09 TCR Advanced SL 0-impressions

This bike has jumped to the top of my list...pretty much because the shop threw a very attractive price at me. The spec is heavenly isn't it... I wonder if my 190lb a$$ is too much for the standard 404's? I'm gonna call Zipp tomorrow and enquire about the limit. Since they're not a ridiculously l ... Read More »

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