Giant TCR Advanced SL '09 Frames

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[Feb 17, 2011]
Wallace
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Weakness:

none

Best bike ever.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized SL2

[Nov 24, 2008]
sworksrob
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

none

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

Similar Products Used:

Specialized S-Works Tarmac E-5,S-works Tarmac SL and S-Works Tarmac SL2

[Oct 11, 2008]
msallen
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great looking Bike
Stiff but comfortable

Weakness:

Non yet

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).



Similar Products Used:

TCR Advanced '05 model
Cervelo R3

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