Giant TCR Advanced 2 review

The 21st-century carbon version of the groundbreaking compact TCR frame has all the speed, versatility and looks of the original – and this Shimano 105-equipped version offers great value for money too

Giant TCR
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Giant has spent over two decades evolving and fine-tuning the TCR with great results. The TCR Advanced 2 is as good as it gets with its full Shimano 105 groupset at the £1.5K price point.

Reasons to buy
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    Stiff, compact frame

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    Good value with full Shimano 105

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The Giant TCR is a modern classic and is arguably one of the best bikes of its generation. For this year we have stuck with its value offering the Advanced 2, which has all the best bits of the higher-end models, with a slightly lower spec that still offers performance. Although, the TCR comes in over 30 different variants so you are very likely to find one that suits you. A worthy bike for Editor’s Choice.

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