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Giant has just published (July 2021) the details and photos of the new Giant TCR Advanced 2022 on its Japanese website.
With no clear release date yet, at least at Giant distributors and stores in Spain, in this article we show you all the available information on what will be the 2022 version of Giant’s most famous road bike.
- Update (2021-07-19): new TCR Advanced model with rim brakes.
- Update (2021-07-21): new SL and PRO models.
- Update (2021-07-21): new models with the new Shimano electronic groups 12s (Dura Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100).
- Update (2021-09-20): new models and some spec fixes.
TCR 2022 range
To clarify the complex range of Giant TCR, we first provide the list of all available models with their groupsets and confirmed weight (not all are available):
- Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc
- 0 Disc Shimano Dura Ace Di2 12s
- 0 Disc SRAM Red eTap 12s
- 1 Disc SRAM Force eTap 12s
- Giant TCR Advanced PRO Disc
- 0 Disc SRAM Force eTap 12s
- 0 Disc Shimano Ultegra Di2 12s
- 1 Disc SRAM Rival eTap 12s
- 1 Disc Shimano Ultegra 11s – 7.4 kg
- 2 Disc Shimano 105 11s
- Giant TCR Advanced Disc
- 1 Disc Shimano Ultegra 11s – 8.1 kg
- 2 Disc Shimano 105 11s – 8.3 kg
- Giant TCR Advanced
- 1 KOM Shimano Ultegra 11s – 7.8 kg
- 2 KOM Shimano 105 11s – 7.9 kg
Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc 2022
The new TCR Advanced SL 2022, top of the range of the entire TCR catalog, is presented in two versions:
Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc
With the new Shimano Dura Ace Di2 R9200 12s or SRAM Red eTap 12s groupsets in «carbon» color:
Giant TCR Advanced SL 1 Disc
With the SRAM Force eTAP 12s groupset in «matt starry night» color:
Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc 2022
The new TCR Advanced PRO 2022, intermediate range, is presented with 3 versions:
Giant TCR Advanced PRO 0 Disc
In a mix of «matt black» and «amber glow» color. For this top version of the mid-range, we went from mounting the Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8100 12s groupset to the SRAM Force eTAP AXS 12-speed with Power Halo power meter integrated into the cranks:
Giant TCR Advanced PRO 1 Disc
In «diamond black» color. We can choose between the new Shimano Ultegra 12s groupset with Giant PowerPro power meter, or the SRAM Rival eTAP AXS with Giant Power Halo power meter, which we see in the photo:
Giant TCR Advanced PRO 2 Disc
The lowest model in the Advanced PRO range with Shimano 105 groupset is presented in the color «starry night»:
Giant TCR Advanced Disc 2022
The Advanced model, the lowest range of the TCR model, appears with 2 versions:
Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc KOM
With the new Shimano Ultegra 11s. There are 2 colors available:
Giant TCR Advanced 2 Disc KOM
With the new Shimano 105 11s. There are 2 colors available:
Giant TCR 2022 with rim brakes
While disc brakes have become increasingly popular, the traditional rim brake (shoe or v-brake) does not seem to have said its last word … Giant launches 2 models of its TCR for 2022 with rim brakes:
Giant TCR Advanced 1 KOM
With Shimano Ultegra 11s group and «carbon» color.
Giant TCR Advanced 2 KOM
With the Shimano 105 11s groupset in «cold iron» color.
More of 20 years of TCR
The acronym TCR comes from the words Total Compact Road. The frame was originally designed by Mike Burrows, a legendary British bicycle designer, who took inspiration from the mountain bike frames of the early 90s. A smaller-than-usual main and rear triangle allowed for greater lightness and stiffness for the frame, as well as clear improvements in power transfer and efficiency. We all remember the 1998 TCR of the Spanish team ONCE, with Laurent Jalabert.
Photo: Graham Watson
If you want to know more about this fantastic bike, you can read our extensive review of the 2021 model.