Giant TCR Advanced 2 Compact Comp
Unrivaled road performance. Stiff and agile for sprinting and cornering, light andsmooth on climbs and descents.
Using lightweight, race-proven Advanced-grade composite technology, Giant engineers created a high-performance frame that was designed with its critical parts as a single high-performance system. From the OverDrive steerer tube, to RideSense, an ANT+ compatible sensor built into the frame, to the ride-tuned Giant WheelSystem, it’s all designed with a common goal: optimized system performance. The frame also features the MegaDrive oversized downtube and the stiff, efficient PowerCore bottom bracket.
>OverDrive steerer tube for additional steering stiffness and control
>PowerCore bottom bracket for outstanding pedaling stiffness
>Vector seatpost for minimal weight and maximum aerodynamics
>Lightweight Advanced-grade composite frame material
Ramstorlekar XS, S, M, ML, L, XL
Ram Advanced-Grade Composite
Gaffel eller ev. stötdämpare fram Advanced-Grade Composite, Hybrid OverDrive Steerer
Handtag Giant Contact
Styrstam Giant Connect, ±8-degree rise
Sadelstolpe Giant Vector Composite
Sadel Giant Performance Men's, Manganese rails
Växelhandtag Shimano 105, 11-speed
Växelförare fram Shimano 105, 11-speed
Växelförare bak Shimano 105, 11-speed
Bromsar Shimano BR-R561
Bromshandtag New Shimano 105
Kassett eller ev. drev bak Shimano 105 11-28, 11s
Kedja KMC X11L
Vevparti Shimano RS500, 34/50
Vevlager Shimano, Press Fit
Fälgbana Giant P-R2
Nav Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing
Ekrar Sapim Race
Däck Giant P-SL1, front and rear specific, 700x23c, folding
Vikt The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Frame size XS (43) S (46.5) M (50) ML (53.5) L (55.5) XL (58.5)
Head tube angle (°) 71.0 72.0 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.0
Seat tube angle (°) 74.5 73.5 73.0 72.5 72.5 72.0
Top tube length (cm) 51.5 53.5 55.5 57.0 58.5 60.5
Reach (cm) 37.2 37.7 38.6 39.1 40.2 41.2
Head tube length (cm) 12.0 13.5 15.0 17.0 18.5 20.0
Stack (cm) 51.7 53.4 55.2 56.6 58.1 59.5
Chain stay length (cm) 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5
Wheelbase (cm) 97.2 97.4 98.0 98.6 100.1 102.1
Standover height (cm) 72.4 74.2 76.5 78.7 80.5 82.3
A sensor system that integrates ANT + technology.
Giant Overdrive 2/Overdrive
As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market—with the 2006 Glory mountain bike—Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and the newer OverDrive 2 system on high-performance road and mountain bikes offers even further advantages.
Giant Overdrive 2
Giant’s most advanced fork steerer-tube technology. Oversized headset bearings (1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings) and a tapered steerer tube combine for unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight.
>1 1/4-inch top bearing
>1 ½-inch bottom bearing
>1 1/4 –inch stem
>Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge
Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.
Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Giant Compact Road Design
n the late 1990s Giant pioneered a radical new frame shape to give its professional road racers a competitive edge. Driven by a desire to create lighter and faster bikes, Giant's Compact Road Design changed the look—and the performance capabilities—of competitive road bikes forever. Now, 17 years later, Compact Road Design is still the standard in high-performance bikes. The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike. Whatever the frame material, aluminum or composite, Compact Road Design improves the ride. Here's how:
Compact Road’s most distinctive feature, the downward-sloping toptube, results in smaller front and rear triangles on the frame. Because the triangles are smaller, less material is needed. Less material equals less weight.
Picture two triangles made from equal diameter tubing. The smaller, more compact triangle uses shorter tubes. The larger triangle requires longer tubes. It’s easy to see which is more structurally sound—the smaller triangle is stiffer, less susceptible to flexing and twisting. And on a performance road frame, stiffer is faster.
With traditional geometry, builders increase stiffness by using stiffer material. That might help you sprint faster but it also makes for a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant engineers are able to design frames with just the right amount of vertical compliance. You get a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Because of the sloping toptube and lower standover height, it’s easier for riders of all sizes to get the perfect fit. With greater adjustability and up to six sizes per series, even Giant’s most demanding pro athletes, women and men of all different heights, always have a perfect fit with stock-size frames.
Unrivaled Composite technology
With more than 25 years of experience in carbon fiber engineering, plus a long history of rigorous development and testing with professional athletes, Giant is the industry leader in composite bicycle technology. To meet the needs of high-performance riders, Giant offers two grades: Advanced SL and Advanced Composite. Both feature unique materials, resin formulas and construction techniques.
Giant Advanced Composite technology
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
>High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
>High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
>The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. The Modified Monocoque Construction. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.