Icons of cycling: Giant TCR

Mike Burrows’s blueprint for the future of bike frames

Photo: Graham Watson

Photo: Graham Watson

Mike Burrows’s contribution to the design of the modern road bike cannot be overstated. If the British engineer hadn’t come up with the Total Compact Road — aka TCR — for Giant in the mid-1990s we might still be measuring ourselves up for a frame by straddling the crossbar and yanking it upwards.

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