The new Giant TCR Disc range includes three bikes: TCR Advanced SL Disc, TCR Advanced Pro Disc and TCR Advanced Disc. Each purpose-built carbon frame is engineered with flat-mount disc brake technology for the most consistent braking power in all conditions. And the new front (12 x 100mm) and rear (12 x 142mm) thru-axle setups produce a race-tuned ride quality with unrivaled precision and steering stiffness. The TCR Advanced SL Disc and TCR Advanced Pro Disc models also come equipped with Giant’s SLR Disc WheelSystem and all-new Gavia SLR tubeless tires to boost efficiency, comfort and control.
The flagship series of the new range is the TCR Advanced SL Disc. The latest overall frame design, reengineered last year and ridden to stage wins in the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and dozens of other pro races (non-disc version), is the lightest, most efficient TCR ever. Each one is handcrafted from Giant’s premium Advanced SL-grade composite. Every tube shape, junction and layup technique is strategically re-engineered to reduce weight without sacrificing stiffness.
The toptube, seattube, integrated seatpost and seatstays feature minimalistic profiles, while the PowerCore bottom bracket has each been refined to maintain the stiffness and efficiency that the TCR range is known for. The new Variant Integrated Seatpost design allowed Giant engineers to balance compliance and efficiency for a superior race-tuned ride quality.
The TCR Advanced Pro Disc series is built around a handcrafted Advanced-grade composite frameset including a full composite fork and OverDrive 2 steerer tube. This series features the Variant seatpost (non-integrated) for a race-tuned feel, and many of the same core frame technologies as the TCR Advanced SL Disc series including MegaDrive, PowerCore and all-new internal cable routing. Finally, the TCR Advanced Disc series features the same Advanced-grade composite frame as the TCR Advanced Pro Disc, but with a composite fork and hybrid OverDrive steerer tube.
The new Giant Contend range includes three new aluminum bikes: Contend SL Disc, Contend SL and Contend. Every Contend bike puts an emphasis on confident handling, smooth ride quality, and lightweight efficiency. Its versatile all-rounder frame geometry is designed to blend endurance positioning with quick and agile riding characteristics. Here’s a look at each series:
Contend SL Disc
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