Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $7300.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Advanced SL-Grade Composite
  • Handlebar: FSA K-Force Carbon, 31.8
  • Cassette: SRAM Red 11-25, 10-speed
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1090
  • Cranks: SRAM Red Carbon, 39/53

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jmitro a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2011

Strengths:    Very lightweight, responsive, nimble, and supple ride.

Weaknesses:    Some might say the hot pink color accents....but I like it!

Bottom Line:   
This TCR Advanced Tmobile team bike is my first carbon road bike, purchased off ebay with about 5000 miles on it. It is noticeably lighter than my aluminum Bianchi, and stiffer as well. There is no chain rub when standing, and it feels responsive and climbs easily. Also feels steady with faster descents (35mph) and rides smoothly over rough pavement. I have raced with this bike in crits and road races, and feel it's a very good starter race bike (and I know if I crash and break it, my wallet won't suffer too badly).

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Favorite Ride:   anything on the road

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   my first carbon road bike.

Bike Setup:   stock Tmobile bike; Shimano Dura Ace 7800 group now with 7900 shift levers; Shimano DA wheelset (very light but not very attractive or aero) and Mavic Cosmic Elites; Fizik Alliante saddle; Deda Newton stem and bar; Look Keo Classic pedals

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

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2009

Strengths:    handling, confort, response, weight, style.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great it is very stiff responsive and yet very confortable it handles very well werever you point that front wheel it will go. it is an awesome bike and weighs 15.2 lbs Complete with computer and paedals

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Favorite Ride:   pungo vb

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Giant

Similar Products Used:   2007 Specialized Tarmac E5, Tarmac SL and Tarmac SL2

Bike Setup:   Dura ace 7800 Shifters, derailleurs, cassette and chain, Sram Red brakeset, Fulcrum Torque Rs crankset, Roval fusee SL wheelset, Look Keo pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike allen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2009

Strengths:    Very attractive bike (to my eyes) in carbon black and white/silver graphics.
Stiff yet comfortable. Pretty light

Weaknesses:    Not so sure the rear brake routeing thru the top tube at the back is such a good idea. Seems to add to brake operating friction slightly.
There has been a recall on the fork (jan 2009). I've had no problems, but Cycleworld will replace mine FOC.

Bottom Line:   
Price was for frame and fork, size M. I bought this bike after failing to get on with my Cervelo R3 (2007) and having had a good experience with my 2005 Giant TCR.
It's taken a while to get it dialled, but I now have a bike which is noticeably stiffer than the 2005 TCR but every bit as comfortable. If you're looking for a high-end carbon road bike, I would strongly recommend that you give this one a try.

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Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Cycleworld Miami

Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR Advanced 2005
Cervelo R3 2007

Bike Setup:   DA 10 speed
Zipp 202
FSA Bar and Stem

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