I'm new to weight weenies but have used the forum before as a visitor. Glad to finally join.
Anyway I've been trying to find a review on the 2018 giant tcr advanced pro 1. I'm really curious how it stands up to the 2016 as far as weight and performance etc.
Thanks in advance for any information.
I took one for a 10-15 minute test ride yesterday. Can't compare to the 2016 but these were my thoughts if they help:
The Large I rode weighed 7.45kg without pedals, but including Aussie legal reflectors (front, rear and wheels) and bell.
Initially it felt just kind of okay, but when i gave it a bit of extra leg input the bike really shot forwards in a way my alloy endurance bike just doesn't do. Mind you it does weigh almost 10kg so not apples to apples. Pedalling out of the saddle was the same - input = acceleration. It was quite addictive!
The carbon wheels felt great, and repeated hard brake testing produced no squeal. They just worked again and again. No need to think, just brake, which is how brakes should be.
It did feel very "focused" ie less than 100km might be okay but longer than that might be an issue. That could just be me though.
The 2018 range have an 11-30 cassette so just a bit easier for us spinners than an 11-28. With that, I think I could cope with the 52-36 (coming from a 50-34).