There’s no denying that 2020 was a busy year for new all-round road race bike releases, and one of the most hotly anticipated was the new Giant TCR Advanced. However, lifting the covers from this ninth-generation TCR Advanced left many somewhat surprised, despite the bike’s manufacturer having sweated the details for over three years, it didn’t look all that different to the previous generation.
However don’t be deceived by the looks, the new 2021 TCR Advanced Disc is an obsessively detail-driven evolution over the previous generation. All models in the new TCR Advanced lineup received a healthy helping of aero design to complement the previous light and stiff formula. Weight was further shaved away through the use of new materials, manufacturing processes, and stressing the smallest of details. And even the geometry got a small update, too. We’ve previously covered all of these details in detail, so be sure to check out James Huang’s first ride review of the 2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc and our follow-up podcast with the bike’s engineers (sponsored content, but insightful).
As part of our recent Field Test from Victoria’s High Country in Australia, this review focuses on the new 2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc. It’s a bike that sits approximately mid-way in Giant’s TCR range with a price of US$5,400 / £3,799 / AU$5,999 and offers a mightily impressive package for that money – including a dual-sided power meter.
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Thanks to https://brightbrewery.com.au/ for hosting us during our conversation.
Music by Epidemic Sound
Includes paid promotion: Our second Field Test was done in partnership with Ride High Country, the tourism and advocacy group responsible for cycling within Victoria’s North East region. We thank them for their support in being able to produce this series.