By Silvia Galliani
By Silvia Galliani
Advanced SL, Advanced Pro and Advanced. These are the three versions of the new TCR frame that Giant has recently launched on the market.
TCR is a historical model of the brand but is now relaunched with new key features that coincide with a change of direction of the brand itself, starting from its own tagline: Ride Unleashed.
It is result of a team effort involving Giant experts and some of today’s top professional racers including World’s Tour participants CCC Team riders and their technical staff. TCR 2021 symbolizes the evolution of a bicycle that has always stood out for its performance on the road.
“The new TCR range perfectly represents the brand’s intent to help cyclists unleash their full potential” commented An Le, Giant’s Global Marketing Director. “Its realization is the result of the remarkable progress made in our industrial processes, made possible thanks to targeted investments in the field of production technologies. Driving precision and attention to detail come from the collaboration between our engineers, product designers, professional runners and aerodynamics experts.”
The new TCR Advanced SL represents a goal that seemed nearly impossible at the beginning: make it even more efficient. The developing team analyzed every aspect of the bike and conceived new production techniques to make it lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic.
The results of wind-tunnel testing and more race tests have shown that the TCR 2021 models have an overall structure with significantly lower drag at a wider range of yaw angles in order to allow much faster sprints and solo efforts.
The stiffness-to-weight ratio remains unchanged thanks to the use of cutting-edge composite materials, reengineered tubing shapes and advanced robotic layup techniques. The result is a livelier ride quality, explosive acceleration and improved climbing efficiency.
In addition to the innovations introduced on the frame, the TCR 2021 range is equipped with other new technologies, including the new Giant SLR wheels and the new Fleet and Approach saddles, made using Particle Flow Technology which helps to distribute better pressure for an optimal comfort.
The TCR 2021 line is available with disc brakes or rim brakes, for a total of six models. The range is completed by two frames in the SL versions with integrated seat post and Advanced Pro.
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