Giant TCR Advanced Sl vs Giant TCR Advanced Pro

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diego83
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by diego83

Thank you all.
In some Giant retailers they told me that there are 3 different frame,Advanced,Advanced pro and Advanced Sl.
According to them there are difference between Advanced and Advanced pro in terms of Carbon quality,weight and stiffness.I don't know if the informations are true.

ToffieBoi
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by ToffieBoi

I had a chance to test Advanced Pro and Advanced SL in different times.

Biggest difference I remember is, SL frame is much more comfortable than the regular Advanced.

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parleez1
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by parleez1

I have also been looking at the Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc and Advanced SL Disc, pretty good bang for the buck!
The 2019 versions of both bikes are less expensive than the 2018, and come with a L/R power meter,not bad! The 2019 Advanced Pro Disc is now $5000 from $5100, the Advanced SL now $5500 from $6325, a drop of $825, same frame as 2018!
I have not had an opportunity to ride either bike, don't think the 2019 models are in shops yet. Leaning toward the SL, expecially if its more confortable than the Pro.
Don't know how it will compare to my 2014 Cannondale Supersix Black Inc.,which I ride on tubulars and is a very comfortable bike.

Can anyone post further reviews of thier 2018 Advanced Pro Disc or 2018 Advanced SL Disc?
Thanks!

jlok
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by jlok

I had the 2017 TCR Adv SL Disc size S. Same frame as current model I suppose. It's fantastic bike that's very lively. It's quite light in disc brake realm. Comfortable enough for me to do 8-day tour in Taiwan.

You will forget the external front brake hose very soon, but not the tire clearance. I'd say max measured width is 30mm at the back. I'd recommend eTap tho as the Di2 entrance is separated from the rear brake hose. I used to force the Di2 wire together with the rear brake hose but still eTap is the answer.

Overall it deserves to be a top bike. You won't be disappointed.
Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc 1 / BMC TM02 < Propel Adv < TCR Adv SL Disc < KTM Revelator Sky < CAAD 12 Disc < Domane S Disc < Alize < CAAD 10

tomee
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by tomee

jlok wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:22 am
I had the 2017 TCR Adv SL Disc size S. Same frame as current model I suppose. It's fantastic bike that's very lively. It's quite light in disc brake realm. Comfortable enough for me to do 8-day tour in Taiwan.

You will forget the external front brake hose very soon, but not the tire clearance. I'd say max measured width is 30mm at the back. I'd recommend eTap tho as the Di2 entrance is separated from the rear brake hose. I used to force the Di2 wire together with the rear brake hose but still eTap is the answer.

Overall it deserves to be a top bike. You won't be disappointed.
i see in your sig you now have the aero propel.
can i ask why you went from a climber to aero bike?

jlok
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by jlok

tomee wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:52 am
i see in your sig you now have the aero propel.
can i ask why you went from a climber to aero bike?
Just want to see how different they are. But it's not a good experiment since I got a size M Propel, which is correct for me, while the TCR was S. Trail difference may contribute to how I feel about them.

I shall wait for the Enve 4.5 AR Disc before saying too much because the SLR1 Aero wheelset is very different from the CLX 32/50 on my TCR.
Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc 1 / BMC TM02 < Propel Adv < TCR Adv SL Disc < KTM Revelator Sky < CAAD 12 Disc < Domane S Disc < Alize < CAAD 10

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