Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc Bike Review

Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc Bike

The Giant TCR’s conventional, understated frame shape (by modern standards) makes it easy to overlook this bike. But the TCR lights up on the road. It was made to fly up climbs, and on descents it’s one of the best-handling bikes I’ve tried.

Giant, which owns its own carbon manufacturing facilities, offers several grades of TCR frame. The second-tier Advanced Pro series frame comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc group, one of the best you can buy. All other parts come from Giant, including carbon wheels with Giant’s 25mm-wide tubeless tires.

This TCR was built to race—it’s ridden by the Giant-sponsored Sunweb World-Tour Team—and doesn’t disappoint. It’s quick and angry but also reassuringly solid. But like with a lot of first-gen disc road bikes, the ride can be harsh and choppy, and a little bit numb. It’s still a good bike, but it lacks the fluidity and liveliness that makes the rim-brake TCR so remarkable.

Still, there’s a lot to like. You get outstanding performance, accurate handling, and an excellent drivetrain. And with neon red and chrome highlights, there’s even a bit of swagger.

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