Description of Giant TCR ADVANCED PRO Frame Set - 2017 - carbonblack-grey/orange matt
Climbing, descending, cornering and sprinting—the award-winning TCR Advanced Pro gives you every advantage on the road. Through superior engineering and composite manufacturing, the proven Advanced-grade composite frame minimizes weight without sacrificing its best-in-class stiffness. Legendary Compact Road race geometry blends quick handling with aggressive positioning, while the OverDrive 2 steerer tube delivers precise steering performance. The Variant seatpost helps smooth out the ride, giving you a well-rounded machine for your road racing ambitions.
Advanced Composite Frame - High-performance T-700 raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in Giant’s own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the monocoque construction.
Compact Road Design - In 1997, when riders on the legendary Spanish pro team ONCE rolled up to the start of a race on a compact geometry Giant bike, the competition didn’t quite know what to think. For decades before that moment, the design and geometry of road bikes had remained essentially the same. Giant’s new approach was a radical departure, and they called it Compact Road design.
The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike.
Powercore - A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design.
Megadrive - A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
Overdrive2 - Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.