Giant TCR Advanced 2 Road Bike

5/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2925.00


Product Description

Using lightweight, race-proven Advanced Composite material, Giant engineers created the 2012 TCR Advanced 2 as a single high-performance system.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timothy

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2013

Strengths:    Fast, Stiff where it counts, smooth in corners and on the straights. Looks awesome, Light.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Have put a few thousand miles on mine and I am happier with it now then the day I first rode it. Truly the best bike I have ever ridden.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cycling Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2013

Strengths:    Everything is great on this bike. It is very well built, sturdy, fast, smooth, great looking.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a pleasure to ride. When I ride my Giant TCR Advanced 2 I am not sure if I become part of it, or it becomes part of me, but we do become one.
I ride around 20-22 mph and cornering with it is a dream. I have not ridden a better, more comfortable road bike. This bike get 5 stars easily.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sperlingjr a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2010

Strengths:    Ride comfort
Appearance
Acceleration
handing


Weaknesses:    Well if you crash a carbon bike you may be done.

Bottom Line:   
Reving for a 2009. What a tremendous bike! It handles perfect in all respects. minne has the ultegra group set. goes from 15 to 32 mph on the f;ats in the blink of an eye!!!

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Favorite Ride:   Joshua Tree National park!!!

Price Paid:    $1540.00

Purchased At:   Bike store

Similar Products Used:   Giant OCR
Giant FCR
Specialized


Bike Setup:   TCR 2 XL
ultegra group set
mavic stock wheels (not bad!!)


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

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2009

Strengths:    Weight (even with heavy Shimano RS wheels, 105 group), still under 17 lbs for medium. Stiffness where it counts. Absolutely disappears underneath you.

Weaknesses:    About the only thing (due to riding a Colnago C50) is the lack of road feel. The C50 lets you know every little ripple and pebble through the frame and fork, letting you know if your tires are at the limit of adhesion on high speed corners. Hard to get that type of feel with the Giant.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 2009 TCR Advanced Rabobank, essentially a spiffy Advanced 3 version. This is an incredible machine! I am 210 lbs and wheels (even heavy duty ones) squirm when I stand up to pedal. Not this bike. The frame is sooo stout, I have never felt any flex in the bb. The front end is sooooo ridiculously stiff, I have had to adjust my braking zone on descents because I scrub off so much speed yet stays on line. It absolutely disappears beneath you, making you feel like you are riding nothing. Rabobank paint scheme is absolutely sublime...gets noticed everywhere even among Colnagos and Pinarellos.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Haleakela (Maui....8000+ ft in 30 miles!!)

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Colnago C50, Merckx Majestic, Giant OCR, Cannondale R900, Time VXRS, Ducati 1198

Bike Setup:   All stock (Shimano RS20 wheels with full 105 components)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by markie5 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2009

Strengths:    climbing, handling. I descend far faster through the turns than on my old bike

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
review is for the 2009 model. I cannot recommend this bike highly enough. handling is great, enormous bottom bracket ensures excellent power transfer, very comfortable for rides over 3 hours.

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Favorite Ride:   long bays

Price Paid:    $4200.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction cycle

Similar Products Used:   EMC EQUIPE

Bike Setup:   standard but put easton EC90 aero wheels on.



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Are 2012 TCR Advanced SL ISP Di-2 Ready?

thinking about buying an 2012 Advanced SL ISP frame, and build it up with my di-2. I heard they are Di-2 ready, with internal cable routing, is that true? Thanks!Read More »

2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2

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Giant 2011 TCR Advanced 2

I might be pulling the trigger on a [URL="http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/tcr.advanced/7309/44385/"]2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2[/URL]. MSRP on their site for this bike is $2580. The LBS I visited yesterday did not have the bike in, but is willing to sell it for $2100 pre-tax. I' ... Read More »

STOLEN 2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2 XL

Hi all, I just want to put this out there if anyone is able to help. If you see or hear of it please let me know. And, well, if you're the thief, contact me and give it back no questions asked. God will get his vengance, I just want my bike back. Theft of 2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2 which was on ... Read More »

2011 TCR Advanced 2 - stress crack at seat tube

I saw this crack in my seat tube while wiping down my bike. I have only ridden the bike for 60miles total. Will warranty cover this? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Read More »

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