Giant launches the new TCR road range

Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 2021
(Image credit: Josh Croxton)

One of the cycling industry's worst-kept secrets of the past year, the new Giant TCR, is finally made official today as Giant announced its latest road bike range.

While the cycling - and wider - world is in unfamiliar and unprecedented territory, Giant has treated us all to a semblance of normality with the launch of its new TCR, in which it claims improvements in aerodynamics, stiffness and weight. 

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Giant's performance testing results, at a glance
BikeAverage Drag (40kph)WeightTransmission Stiffness
TCR Advanced SL Disc247.5 watts1266g149.8 (N/mm)
S-Works Tarmac Disc248 watts1371g135 (N/mm)
Emonda SLR Disc261.4 watts1249g110.4 (N/mm)
Cervelo R5247.9 watts1588g124.9 (N/mm)

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.