Giant TCR Advanced 1 review

Giant is known for producing amazing bikes and the Giant TCR Advanced 1 is no exception – what a machine for such great value

Giant TCR Advanced 1
Cycling Weekly Verdict

I enjoyed riding the Giant TCR Advanced 1. It reminded me of being a bit younger and fitter when I raced on an older version a few years back. These bikes have hit the nail on the head in terms of ride quality and feel and that really shows on the roads around our Hampshire office.

Reasons to buy
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    Agile ride

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Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels feel a bit basic

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This bike dispels the myth that you shouldn’t buy carbon at a certain price point. The Giant TCR advanced 1 is great value for money and like the rest of the TCR range offers start performance in all aspects of cycling. Concepts that where created in the 1990’s still in use today and used effectively too a great bike to be in this years Editor’s Choice.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.