|No one thought that a frame under 1000 grams was possible, but Giant did it with the TCR Composite. How do you top it? Make a bike that's even lighter and stiffer. Introducing the TCR Advanced.
Giant's engineers pushed the Finite Element Analysis and NAS-TRAN software to their limits. The TCR Advanced has undergone hundreds of hours of computer and real world testing to determine the optimal placement of materials for the lightest, stiffest road racing frame available. Giant's engineers have also developed a new molding procedure which enables the single air bladder and hydraulic compression to produce a continuous structure with different shapes at critical load areas. The technology also helps to minimize overlapping material to further reduce the weight while still maintaining stiffness. For the bottom bracket, drop outs and head tube, aerospace aluminum is used for enhanced strength and reduced weight.
At only 830 grams (size medium), the frame is not only lighter, it's 10-20 percent stiffer than the TCR Composite. And it still rides with the same vibration absorbing comfort that only Giant carbon composite can provide.
You also get the confidence of knowing that you can ride the same bike as Jan Ullrich and the entire T-Mobile Team. They're racing on them right now in the Tour.