Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc 2019 Carbon Road Bike Grey £1299.99 @ Rutland Cycling
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Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc 2019 Carbon Road Bike Grey £1299.99 @ Rutland Cycling

£1,299.99£1,3494%Rutland Cycling Deals
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Posted 7th Nov
Bit of a bargain for what you get.
Only available in Medium & Medium Large sizes.

Carbon frame
Disc brakes
Ultegra groupset

Just upgraded to this from a Defy 0 when it was just under £1500.

You won't get a more feature rich road bike for the money.
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Great bargain at £129.99 but I think you are off by a factor of 10! The irony of your username...
Edited by: "gooeynote" 8th Nov
Great price
Wowzers! Giant - the biggest cycle manufacturer - a plus, Disc brakes - a big positive too, Ultegra groupset - sweeeet! Carbon frame - an icing on the cake. All that for mere £1.3k - sounds like a bargain to me.
My cycling buddy bought exactly same specced (discs, ultegra mechanical, carbon frame) Cannondale from Sigma sports last year for £2699. He's still paying instalments on it haha. I so want to see his face when he sees this offer :DDD

Anyone else not able to see picture of the bike on Rutland's website or is it just me?

I had to go here for pic: giant-bicycles.com/gb/…isc but not sure if it's exactly the same as on Rutland's.

Trivia: TCR stands for Total Compact Road. A Giant's invention - the top tube of the frame slopes downward. This leads to smaller, stiffer and lighter frames than the horizontal top tube which was used to be the norm on road bikes (before Giant revolutionized everything).
Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and Halfords.... What would be the equivalent from Evans?
DetRebus08/11/2019 01:52

Wowzers! Giant - the biggest cycle manufacturer - a plus, Disc brakes - a …Wowzers! Giant - the biggest cycle manufacturer - a plus, Disc brakes - a big positive too, Ultegra groupset - sweeeet! Carbon frame - an icing on the cake. All that for mere £1.3k - sounds like a bargain to me.My cycling buddy bought exactly same specced (discs, ultegra mechanical, carbon frame) Cannondale from Sigma sports last year for £2699. He's still paying instalments on it haha. I so want to see his face when he sees this offer :DDDAnyone else not able to see picture of the bike on Rutland's website or is it just me?I had to go here for pic: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/tcr-advanced-1-disc but not sure if it's exactly the same as on Rutland's.Trivia: TCR stands for Total Compact Road. A Giant's invention - the top tube of the frame slopes downward. This leads to smaller, stiffer and lighter frames than the horizontal top tube which was used to be the norm on road bikes (before Giant revolutionized everything).


TCR was developed for them by Mike Burrows, the man behind Chris Boardman's Lotus Bike. As well as making frames lighter/stiffer it also makes the frames fit a wider range of riders so it saves the company money by not having to make so many different sizes. But they don't mention that so often.

Edit: corrected spelling.

Heat for a great deal!
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 8th Nov
spitfire5108/11/2019 06:57

Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and …Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and Halfords.... What would be the equivalent from Evans?


Evans stock sooooo many bikes that's a big ask! Use the filters to find carbon/Ultegra/discs, just looked at Halfords and there's nothing in the Boardman range to compete currently.
Excellent deal and probably the best bang for buck bike you can get at this pricepoint
A lot of bike for the price point!!!!
gooeynote07/11/2019 23:51

Great bargain at £129.99 but I think you are off by a factor of 10! The …Great bargain at £129.99 but I think you are off by a factor of 10! The irony of your username...


come join the joyride (on a new bike of course!)

youtube.com/wat…FpQ
spitfire5108/11/2019 06:57

Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and …Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and Halfords.... What would be the equivalent from Evans?


I'm pretty sure it will be one of the other otherwsie the scheme would be confusing for your emplyees (managing two) and for the end user (which one do you pick?).

Evans won't accept the Halfords B2W vouchers as they view them as their biggest competitor. Rutland will take the ones issued by the Halfords run scheme (they do add on 15% for a surcharge so the bike has to be at a good price!).

Evans will take all others though issued by other schemes.

Earlier in the year Evans had a nice Specialized bike available - hotukdeals.com/dea…891 I ordered one, had it fitted and then found out the issue with the Halfords voucher scheme!
Edited by: "helloyoufool" 8th Nov
As I hastily posted this last night.....

I did purchase this bike myself recently when it was £1500 (Rutland must pay a fortune for online ads as I forever keep getting targeted ads now in my browser and hence I saw this). I'm very pleased with it. It looks superb (even with all the red!).

It's really light - even the delivery man commented on how he normally hates delivering bikes because they are so heavy! The box however it comes in is massive.

I took it to a local bike store (more repairs, custom builds than sales so he was Ok with this) where he fitted it for me and just adjusted the brakes and gears. Only £30.

Admittedly I've not managed to ride in anger yet but does feel great. They are supposed to be more agreesive than the Defy (this replayces a Defy for me and I would say from the quick blasts I have had it's a lot more comfortable.

I wouldn't usually buy mail order so took a risk just because even at £1500 it was a deal that was my max limit on top of the £1000 voucher for a bike that had hydraulic discs, ultegra and carbon).

the downside - the brake discs fluid chamber is attached to the front centre of the handlebars. it looks a bit weird but has been designed with aerodynamics in mind and fits in well. I guess it's Giant being Giant and trying new things but if you are into pure aesthetics then this will be a major negative point! You can see the details here: giant-bicycles.com/glo…uct
Edited by: "helloyoufool" 8th Nov
The 2018 model was one of the best reviewed bikes from recent years. A lot of bike for your money.
I have the Advance 3 from 2017 (tiagra and wired discs) but same frame. Lovely bike. I'm 6' and 32" leg, and found the ML to be perfect. Change that saddle as well.
At this price it's a no-brainer if you are looking for a very good sub £2K road bike.
Edited by: "Camiano" 8th Nov
spitfire5108/11/2019 06:57

Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and …Tempted, but my employer only does Cycle to Work scheme with Evans and Halfords.... What would be the equivalent from Evans?



It'd be a lot more money, probably more than the C2W would save. If you want a disc bike with Ultegra I doubt you'll find anything cheaper.

Use Quidco for 3% cashback!
Good spec for the price. Personally i couldn't bring myself to ride a Giant. Far too common and boring. Usually using proprietary bits for the discs, calipers and a hydro to cable converter to keep the price artificially low. You can pick up proper Shimano spec bike for similar, without having to live with the giant bits.
trickytree198409/11/2019 08:13

Good spec for the price. Personally i couldn't bring myself to ride a …Good spec for the price. Personally i couldn't bring myself to ride a Giant. Far too common and boring. Usually using proprietary bits for the discs, calipers and a hydro to cable converter to keep the price artificially low. You can pick up proper Shimano spec bike for similar, without having to live with the giant bits.



Still a good deal but.....

Just to clarify the spec further.....

Cassette - Shimano 105, 11x30

Chain - KMC X11EL-1

Shifters - Shimano Ultegra STI Lever (NOT HYDRAULIC)

Brakes - Giant Conduct SL Disc


So typical Giant....call it ultegra and it's not full ultegra.


Also get rid of the tyres asap unless you want to puncture a lot, with no chance of repair (they are tubeless, and awful)
Also look at merlincycles.com/fel…tml or merlincycles.com/fel…tml for similar price point, more endurance based...

although I don't like the 48-32 chainset specced - it's actually a carbon fibre chainset which has a higher RRP than ultegra, I'd just rather stick with 52-36 cos I'm not a baby
trickytree198409/11/2019 08:13

Good spec for the price. Personally i couldn't bring myself to ride a …Good spec for the price. Personally i couldn't bring myself to ride a Giant. Far too common and boring. Usually using proprietary bits for the discs, calipers and a hydro to cable converter to keep the price artificially low. You can pick up proper Shimano spec bike for similar, without having to live with the giant bits.


Clearly never rode a TCR.
Bagz11/11/2019 14:10

Clearly never rode a TCR.


Actually I have. Regardless, that wouldn't change the spec, or the fact it has a horrible proprietary cable to hydro convertor sticking out if the stem, right where you want to put a computer and or lights.
trickytree198411/11/2019 14:59

Actually I have. Regardless, that wouldn't change the spec, or the fact it …Actually I have. Regardless, that wouldn't change the spec, or the fact it has a horrible proprietary cable to hydro convertor sticking out if the stem, right where you want to put a computer and or lights.


You'll know it's not boring then....
Bagz11/11/2019 15:00

You'll know it's not boring then....


I see. It says giant on it. Like 90% of other bikes on the road. That's what I meant about boring. The ride is ok, not thrilling...and it's a dated design by this point, in need of a refresh.
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