Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 2016 - Road Bike
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- Show Description The 2016 handcrafted SL-grade composite TCR Advanced SL 2 is the ultimate all-round race bike. Take ... read more
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The 2016 handcrafted SL-grade composite TCR Advanced SL 2 is the ultimate all-round race bike. Take your riding to the next level, leave your friends in the dust and crush the competition with this podium finisher.
For 2016 the all-new TCR Advanced SL is the lightest road frameset Giant has ever produced, with a claimed stiffness-to-weight ratio no other road bike on the market can match.
You can buy the swift Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 through a 0% interest Tredz Finance package.
Frame & Fork
At the core of the TCR SL is one of the most advanced composite frames on the market. Giant’s Advanced SL-Grade composite frame only uses pro grade raw carbon fibres with the best stiffness to weight ratio. Pro grade resin with Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT) strengthens the frame with a 14% increase in impact resistance, compared to frames that don’t feature the resin.
Engineers graft the top and seat tubes together using a complex remoulding process called Fusion Process. This provides stronger and lighter frame junctions. A conscious choice to use larger fibre sheets on the frame means fewer pieces are needed, shaving extra grams off the frame.
For 2016 the integrated Varient composite seatpost reduces weight and has been aero designed for minimal air turbulence. A slight deflection in the mast improves your comfort on longer races.
To win a road bike must have buckets of lateral and torsional stiffness up-front. The Advanced SL 2 comes with a full composite fork and OverDrive 2 tapered steerer.
Matching the exquisite handcrafted SL-grade frame is the performance level Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain with mid compact cranks, including brakes. Crisp shifting and reliable precision from the lightweight package is the ideal setup for road racing.
Giant’s SLR 1 composite wheels are especially adept at climbing where the lightweight rims come into their own. The stiff carbon rim will also improve acceleration. These rims are 160g lighter than Giant’s SL 1 version.
Quality finishing touches like the SL alloy stem (with Ti bolts) and bars shed weight and round the TCR off well.
Key Features :
- Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Variant Integrated Seatpost
- Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
- Shimano Ultegra 22 speed
- Shimano Ultegra
- Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem
The Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 2016 Features are:
Frame: Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Variant Integrated Seatpost
Fork: Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Full-Composite OverDrive 2 Steerer
Bars: Giant Contact SL
Stem: Giant Contact SL
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters Shimano Ultegra 22 speed
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra 36/52
Bottom Bracket: Shimano PressFit
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11x28
Chain: KMC X11SL
Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra
Rims: Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem
Front Hub: Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem
Rear Hub: Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem
Spokes: Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem
Tyres: Giant P-SLR1, 700x23mm, Front Specific, Folding Front Giant P-SLR1, 700x23mm, Rear Specific, Folding Rear
Pedals: Not Included