Giant TCR Road Bike

4.57/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $1800.00

Product Description

The TCR features Compact Road frame geometry and Giant's race proven ALUXX SL aluminium frames.
  • frame: ALUXX SL Aluminum, Compact Road Design
  • fork: fomulaOne Full Composite, 1 1/8" w/alloy steerer

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by stevenp1 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

    Strengths:    Acceleration, climbing

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome ride - acceleration and climbing ability are fantastic. Very light and stiff. Great handling.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cherry Creek Trail Denver

    Price Paid:    $3200.00

    Purchased At:   Giant Cycling World

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra 6700

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Westy a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: November 13, 2010

    Bottom Line:   
    If you what a bike were there's no limet to tour speed

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    Favorite Ride:   Gaint tcr 1

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   Wiggle

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by D4LERAY a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

    Strengths:    Beautiful, smooth welds, looks like a carbon frame.
    Quick. Responsive.
    2.3lb Aluxx SL frame. Strong.
    Great value.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy stock wheels

    Bottom Line:   
    First things first. I started riding October 2007. This is my second road bike. This bike stock, has performed flawlessly, and I was riding it weighing in at 240 lbs. I am a strong sprinter, meaning I push a whole lot of weight into the bike out of the saddle and this bike has not blinked. It's noticeably faster and more responsive than my Giant OCR3. Very solid on descents (I've hit 41 mph, amazing how fast that feels on a bike). The frame is put together beautifully and is always mistaken for a carbon frame. Great bike even for me, a heavy rider on rough city streets.

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    Favorite Ride:   Shady Grove Soiree, Memphis TN

    Price Paid:    $320.00

    Purchased At:   an MD on Craigslist

    Similar Products Used:   2007 Giant OCR3

    Bike Setup:   Selle San Marco Caymano saddle
    Easton EA50 SL wheelset
    Continental Force/Attack set
    Shimano Pro Vibe Carbon OS handlebar
    Ritchey 4-Axis Matrix Carbon Stem
    Shimano PD R540 pedals

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Patrick a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 2, 2009

    Strengths:    comfortable with the right setup
    105 componets

    Weaknesses:    tires - there are better out there
    seat - VERY uncomfortable
    Xero rims are heavy and bend easily
    handlebars hurt
    SUPER THIN FRAME - a friend crashed into me and it totaled the bike and i had 2 scratches. The frame, rims, and handlebars were bent beyond repair

    Bottom Line:   
    I had this bike since it was new in '06 and have loved it. It was my first road bike and it is really good for beginners. Just be careful, dont wreck or its totaled.

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    Favorite Ride:   Giant TCR2

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   Andy Jordans

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by slowhandthebiker a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2009

    Strengths:    Wheelset, low weight for the price, nice components all from reputable manufacturers. Very, very hot looking.

    Weaknesses:    Cosmetic flaws on the frame. Seatpost can be tought to move.

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the 2009 Giant TCR 3. I’ve got 50 miles on the bike. In the short time I’ve had it, a few things have stood out.

    Its ability to smooth out bumps is remarkable. The seat stays flex a great deal, soaking up road imperfections. This doesn’t seem to have any impact on pedaling response. Pedaling response is direct and immediate. I sense no flex at the BB or from its Shimano 105 cranks.

    The wheel set (Mavic CXP22/Formula Hub/Sapim spokes) is surprisingly good. Other bikes at this price point had flashier wheels (Mavic Aksium for example) but these show little flex, spin smoothly and have what I believe are butted spokes.

    Other bikes at this price had no-name brakes, Giant went with effective Shimano 105s.

    The design of the frame is complex and shows lots of interesting, high quality, engineering choices. I’m disappointed in the execution of its design however. There are several small cosmetic flaws on the frame including mold flaws that appear like scratches, a wavy surface and some flaws in the application of its Graphics. Paint is chipping at the rear dropout. My carbon Cannondale Rush 3 displays a significantly better finish.

    On the plus side, the graphics are all underneath clear and should wear well. Aside from the aluminum dropouts, I’m optimistic about its long-term appearance.

    It weighs in at 17.5 pounds w/o pedals and a 40cm FSA bar in place of the 42cm Race Face Cadence bar.

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    Favorite Ride:   Silver Comet

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   Smyrna Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   Owned a 90's Raleigh Supercourse. Tested Bianchi C2C, Bianchi BFP, Scott CR1, Trek Madone 4.5, Specialized Tarmac, Cannondale Six 6, Novara Squadra. (Really road a lot of bike before picking my Giant!)

    Bike Setup:   Look Keo Classic, FSA Omega bars.

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