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Jakub Mareczko's Giant TCR Advanced SL – Gallery

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CCC Team will be riding a fleet of handsome black Giant TCR Advanced SL bikes this season

CCC Team will be riding a fleet of handsome black Giant TCR Advanced SL bikes this season
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Orange bisons are the only real flash of colour on the otherwise stealth-looking bike

Orange bisons are the only real flash of colour on the otherwise stealth-looking bike
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Mareczko slams his saddle all the way back on the integrated seat mast

Mareczko slams his saddle all the way back on the integrated seat mast
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The bike is built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain

The bike is built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain
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Giant also supplies its own Neos Track GPS head unit

Giant also supplies its own Neos Track GPS head unit
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Giant supplies its house-brand cockpit

Giant supplies its house-brand cockpit
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Giant produces a wide range of racing wheels

Giant produces a wide range of racing wheels
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Low-pressure tyre wear or impressive cornering technique?

Low-pressure tyre wear or impressive cornering technique?
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Mareczko runs sprint shifters on the drops of his bars

Mareczko runs sprint shifters on the drops of his bars
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The TCR Advanced still uses traditional centre-mount brakes

The TCR Advanced still uses traditional centre-mount brakes
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This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

The CCC Team was formed for the 2019 season following the merger of BMC Racing and Pro Continental team CCC Sprandi Polkowice. Long-time BMC Racing Team owner Andy Rihs died last spring, leaving a large sponsorship gap and the future of the team on the brink before the Polish-registered squad stepped in.

With the change in sponsor came an inevitable change in bikes, and CCC Team will race on a mix of Giant TCR Advanced SLs – a higher-spec version of the same bike we crowned our 2018 bike of the year – and disc-equipped Propels.

In a peloton that is defined by lairy paint jobs this year, the team’s all-black bikes stand out by virtue of being so understated. The women’s team, CCC-Liv – formerly WaowDeals – will ride similarly designed Liv bikes, which is Giant’s female-specific brand.

In the run-up to the 2019 edition of the Tour Down Under, we took Jakub Mareczko’s bike aside on the eve of his WorldTour team debut.

Mareczko’s Giant TCR Advanced SL is built around a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 groupset. The crankset is fitted with Shimano’s own power meter, which feeds data into the team’s Giant Neos Track GPS headunits.

Giant also supplies house-brand wheels, finishing kit and bottle cages. The tyres come courtesy of Vittoria, with Mareczko’s 25mm wide Corsa tubulars potentially showing signs of a seriously impressive cornering technique.

Click through to have a closer look at Mareczko’s Giant TCR Advanced SL.

Jakub Mareczko’s full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Giant TCR Advanced SL
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P with Shimano power meter, 53/39 chainrings, 170mm cranks
  • Wheelset: Giant SLR 0 42mm tubular
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
  • Stem: Giant Contact SL,130mm
  • Handlebars: Giant Contact SLR, 400mm 
  • Tape/grips: Giant
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Saddle: Giant Contact SLR
  • Seatpost: Giant TCR Advanced ISP seat mast topper
  • Bottle cages: Giant Airway Sport
  • Computer: Giant Neos Track

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.70m
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 680mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 530mm
  • Weight: 6.83kg