First Look: Giant’s 2017 Road Bikes

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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.

Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc
Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc

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.

Giant TCR Advanced 2 Disc
Giant TCR Advanced 2 Disc

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.

Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc
The TCR Advanced Pro Disc model comes with the Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem, all-new Giant Gavia SLR tubeless ready tires, and a Shimano Ultegra groupset.

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 CONTENDERS
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

Giant Contend SL Disc

Built on an ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with an Advanced-grade hybrid composite fork, the Contend SL Disc features integrated flat-mount disc brakes for consistent braking power and overall control in all weather and any road conditions. A D-Fuse composite seatpost adds road-smoothing compliance and reduces vibrations to help minimize fatigue and improve rider comfort.
The Contend SL Disc series features Giant’s Compact Road Design for lighter weight, greater stiffness and confident handling. It also includes the OverDrive steerer tube for steering precision and a MegaDrive downtube of unmatched frame stiffness and efficiency.
Special features on the Contend SL Disc include integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing riders to customize their bike for commuting or long-distance touring adventures. And the frame is also designed with internal cable routing for clean aesthetics and functionality.

Contend SL/Contend

Giant Contend SL

The Contend SL is built with all of the same frameset features as the Disc model, but with rim brakes instead of integrated disc brakes. And the Contend offers a similar frame platform, but with an ALUXX-grade aluminum frame and a 27.2 round-diameter seatpost instead of the D-Fuse.
Giant Contend
Giant Contend

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