Giant TCR Advanced SL 2021 Review

Micka from DMCX reviews The Giant TCR Advanced SL Frame Geometry 2021.

Giant officially presented the Giant TCR Advanced SL 2021 in spring 2020. It is the 9th generation of the frame over a period of 20 years. Giant markets the frame as “Compact Road” frame as the world biggest sports bike manufacturer introduced Top Tube Sloping concept on road bike.

I want to warn you this post is about the technical review as I don’t want people to waste their time here. You will not find actual pictures or glamorous videos road test of the Giant TCR on this page. Only geometry sketches depicting all frame sizes.

Giant is the UCI Pro WorlTour Team CCC sponsor and used the feedbacks team riders lead by Greg Van Avermaet to develop the new frame design and geometry. This means it is a top level frame!

Giant fans will be able to see the TCR Advanced SL 2021 on the big three Grand Tours of 2020 that are the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.

If you are a bike nerd or want to know technical details including which TCR Advanced SL frame size to pick see below what you will find here:

  • Giant TCR Advanced SL 2021 frame features
  • Frame geometry sketches
  • Recommended size and fitting
  • My analysis of the frame set
  • List of Pro riders racing on the 2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL

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Ben Hermans Bike size 2020

The friendly Belgian professional cyclist is racing the 2020 season with the Team Israel Start-Up Nation.
Ben Hermans is racing mostly on the FACTOR O2 VAM Disc which is the Lightweight climbing bike model from FACTOR.

Ben had a tremendous year 2019 and have won several multi stages races including the Tour of Austria and the Tour of UTAH.
As I look at Ben’s racing result it seems like he is getting more performant over the years.

Ben Hermans is not a “pure climber” as he weight 72kg at peak form for 1m86 tall however he is definitely a climber hence the reason for him to race on the FACTOR climbing model.

Read further this post to find out more about Ben Hermans bike:

What is Ben Hermans bike size and fitting?
Which crank length and stem length Hermans uses?
What tires section and types does the Flemish Pro racer uses on his FACTOR O2 VAM? Read more

Sergio Higuita’s Bike Size

Sergio Higuita is Colombia’s Road Bike National Champion 2020 and he is one of the fastest climber on the UCI World Tour peloton.

Sergio is racing the 2020 season for the team EF Pro Cycling on the new Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike.

Sergio is 1m66 tall and is an explosive climber type of rider.
If you are also between 1m60 and 1m70 you might consider the same Cannondale SuperSix EVO frame size as the Colombian champion 2020.

Read further this post to find out:

  • What is Sergio Higuita’s bike size and fitting?
  • Which crank length and stem length Higuita uses?
  • What tires section and types does the Colombian Road Bike Champion uses on his Cannondale?

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Daryl Impey’s 2020 Bike size

The greatest road racer of South Africa’s cycling history is racing the 2020 season for the team Mitchelton-Scott on a Scott Addict RC.

Daryl is a TT trial specialist and very fast sprinter, earning himself several South African TT and road race national champion titles, in fact he is the greatest South African champion of the country’s cycling history.

Daryl has become a world famous pro rider when his name has been reported on the worldwide news for being the first South African to win a Tour de France stage and wear the yellow jersey.

I am writing this to put to put in perspective how much the Scott Addict RC frame is versatile as it is used by powerful riders like Daryl as well as the climbers aiming for GC classification titles.

In this post you will find:

  • What is Daryl Impey’s bike size?
  • How did Daryl adapt his position with this new frame compared to the Scott Foil SL?
  • Which crank length and stem length Daryl uses?
  • What tyres section and types does he uses?

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Chris Froome’s 2020 Bike size

The British Pro racer has won four times the Tour de France, two times the Vuelta a Espana and one time the Giro d’Italia.
Love him or hate him, you got to admit he is one of the greatest pro road bike racer.

It was unfortunate Chris Froome (aka Froomey) got badly injured during the 2019 season and couldn’t defend his Tour de France domination for the 2019 edition.

For the 2020 season Chris is racing on the new Pinarello Dogma F12 X Light which is claimed to be 200gr. lighter than the F12 version while being stiffer laterally.
As you will see Chris Froome is a unique rider who take great attention to details of his bike set up.
Everything about his position is designed to optimize performance and decrease drag.
In this post you will find:

  • What is Chris Froome’s bike size
  • How Chis optimize his aero position
  • Why the GC teams like INEOS are racing on Rim brakes set up
  • What is the weird looking chainrings on Chris’bike?

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