“From the first pedal stroke on the TCR, it was apparent that this bike is built for speed,” wrote the editors of ROAD. “On the flats, the bike is highly responsive and accelerates quickly. Once at cruising speed in the bunch, the bike also carries its momentum well, a quality that can be attributed to the buttery hubs on the SLR 0 wheels.”
Expanding on the performance of the Giant SLR 0 WheelSystem, ROAD wrote: “These wheels are just one more delightful characteristic built into the unassuming TCR Advanced Pro. Giant revamped their wheel and tire offerings for 2016, which included the SLR 0 wheels. The carbon hoops are tubeless ready and a scant 1,335 grams.”
Summing up the reasons they chose the TCR Advanced Pro as its Race Bike of the Year, ROAD wrote: “The bike delivers speed in such a wide range of situations that it’s not a difficult decision to call it Race Bike of the Year. It’s a high-level race package at a price that makes it hard to ignore.”
For more, check out the May issue of ROAD Magazine, available on newsstands now. Or to access a digital version, go the ROAD Magazine website.