Giant TCR Advanced 4 2010

nomadicbry Posts: 223
edited November 2010 in Road buying advice
Hi guys,

Noticed that there are some great deals on the TCR advanced 4 at the moment. It's for my son who is racing competitively and since he's demonstrated his commitment I feel it's time to buy him his first proper bike. he's currently on an OCR 3 Sora which was bought 2nd hand to see how much he enjoyed it...he's now hooked.

Any thoughts on this bike? I;ve seen it for £1235 and read some great magazine reviews of it but I find the comments from this site are always excellent and give a better insight. The spec is as follows:

Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
Handlebar: Giant Connect SL, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect SL
Seatpost: Giant Vector Composite
Saddle: Selle Royal Seta M
Shifters: Shimano 105 20 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Brakes: Tektro 710
Brake Levers: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 105 12-25
Chain: Shimano 105
Crankset: Shimano 105, 39/52
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Internal Press Fit
Rims: Mavic CXP22
Hubs: Formula Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Spokes: Sapim Race 14/15g
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro, 700x23mm Folding
Enough bikes to open a bike shop but always room for one more...


  • phil s
    phil s Posts: 1,128
    I've got a TCR Advanced 2. I think the frames in the Advanced range are all the same, just different componentry. Excellent frame IMO. Mine came with Ultegra 6700, which has this year become the Advanced 1... so yes, good deals on 2010 models.
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  • Mr Dog
    Mr Dog Posts: 643
    I too have a tcr. Was so impressed bought the Mrs one.( I'll take hers to France in the summer ). The ride is both quick and comfy. Love mine to bits. The Tcr4 can be upgraded when he has any spare cash. Wheels would be my first purchase. 8)
    Why tidy the house when you can clean your bike?