20 MAY 2021
Cycling Plus published its 2021 Bike of the Year awards in the new July issue, and editors named the TCR Advanced Pro Disc 1 "Performance Bike of the Year." The lightweight composite all-rounder earned a perfect 5-star rating, inspiring editors to label it “awesome,” claiming it “encompasses everything a fast bike should be.”
In its review of the TCR Advanced Pro Disc in the magazine, and also on Cycling Plus’s website BikeRadar.com, editors wrote: “On the road it’s just stunning—an exhilarating and exciting ride that gives you everything a high-quality race bike should. It feels efficient, accelerates rapidly and rewards strong efforts by easily retaining its speed. The handling is quick and direct without ever becoming skittish on poor surfaces.”
Beyond the reengineered frameset, which editors note improves its aerodynamic performance, other key components contribute to the new TCR’s winning ride quality. "Giant has also knocked it out of the park when it comes to the wheels," they wrote. "The new SLR-1 wheelset has a 42mm deep aero-optimized rim built for tubeless tyres, and its hookless shape makes seating tyres a cinch. As you might expect, finishing kit comes from the brand’s SL line. The handlebar is particularly well-shaped with a mid-height drop and mid-length reach that encourages you to get down in the drops and make the most of the TCR’s stunning speed."
For more, pick up the July issue of Cycling Plus, or check out the full review on BikeRadar.com.
And for all the technical details on the TCR Advanced Pro Disc series, click here.