- - Giant Revamps TCX Advanced and TCX SLR Cyclocross Models

Giant Revamps TCX Advanced and TCX SLR Cyclocross Models

Geometry for thr most part remains unchanged – with 71- to 72.5-degree head tube angles, 43cm-long chain stays, and depending on frame size a 13cm to 19cm head tube. In addition, the bottom bracket height has been decreased by 5 millimeters. According to many, this should make it a little better suited to North American-style cyclocross courses while retaining good pedal clearance in deep mud. Moreover, Giant plans to include it’s own brand of wheels for the new TCX Advanced.

Giant will offer two versions of the TCX Advanced for the coming season – the TCX Advanced 0 with SRAM Red 22, Rotor 3DF crankset, 1,430g P-CXR0 wheelset and tubeless-ready carbon fiber rims $7,150; and the TCX Advanced 1 with a SRAM Force 2×10 group, Rotor 3DF crankset, and 1,750g P-CXR1 wheels for $4,050. The TCX Advanced SL will still be offered with cantilever style posts, however, it will offered with last year’s model and as a frameset only.

Accompanying the carbon fiber TCX Advanced is an all-new TCX SLR frameset – featuring Giant new triple-butted, hydroformed 6011A alloy with double-pass welds throughout. And, with the exception of frame material, most of the TCX Advanced’s features will carry over, to include disc-only compatibility, a 15mm front thru-axle, an extra-oversized 1 1/4in to 1 1/2in steerer tube, press-fit bottom bracket cups, a D-shaped carbon seatpost with a conventional clamp, a removable front derailleur mounting tab, fully internal cable routing (rear brake as well), and the same revised geometry with a lower bottom bracket.

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