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New range-topping Advanced SL and TCR Advanced too

Giant announce team editions of the TCR Advanced and TCR Advanced SL in Rabobank team issue livery and spec.

The bikes, will be available in limited numbers in the UK – not sure how limited that is, but Giant have told us that this is a one batch order and that no more will be made.

Giant TCR Advanced SL Rabobank + TCR Advanced Rabobank gallery

Both are white painted Composite frames with blue and orange Giant and Rabobank Cycling Team replica graphics.

Aside from the colour and graphics the TCR Advanced SL Rabobank frame is the same as the TCR Advanced SL Team, it features Giant’s precision handcrafted Advanced SL-grade Composite frame with sleek integrated seat post, massive MegaDrive rectangular downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket/chain stay area delivering unmatched pedalling stiffness and efficiency.

As on the standard models spec is full Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 groupset, Shimano PRO composite handlebar and stem and featherweight Shimano Carbon Dura-Ace wheelset. One can be yours for £6,000, the Standard issue Advanced SL Team with the same spec costs £4750.

The TCR Advanced Rabobank has the same Advanced grade Composite frame as the award winning 2009 TCR Advanced 3, with massively oversized PowerCore bottom bracket chainstay area and OverDrive headtube/steerer tube to round off a frame that’s lightweight, stiff and fast.

Kit highlights on the TCR Advanced Rabobank include full Shimano 105 black groupset, Shimano PRO PLT handlebar and stem and Shimano RS20 black wheelset. The build kit on this bike places it between the Advanced 2 and the Advanced 3 (105 as on the Advanced 3, but with better wheels) and at £1750 the price reflects that.

 

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