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Giant TCR Advanced 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike Black £993.99 @ Rutland Cycling
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Giant TCR Advanced 2 2019 Carbon Road Bike Black £993.99 @ Rutland Cycling

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Available in size medium and large.

Price is 993.99. Spend a tenner on something like gloves... or hat... headthingie... gels.... or a pair of pedals then apply the code SAVE100 for an extra 100 squids off.

Review for this exact bike at cyclingweekly.com/rev…d-2. According to the review they quote a weight of 7.8kg.

Full 105 groupset, great deal.

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thrustmaster20/09/2019 21:15

So much anger.. you must be a cyclist.


u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates
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The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal editors???

The price is £900 if you spend another 6 quid odd and use the code SAVE100, or £943 if you use the code SAVE50 and are too thick to buy something to make the price up to around a grand... either way it's less than 993
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deleted211550820/09/2019 21:10

The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal …The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal editors???The price is £900 if you spend another 6 quid odd and use the code SAVE100, or £943 if you use the code SAVE50 and are too thick to buy something to make the price up to around a grand... either way it's less than 993


So much anger.. you must be a cyclist.
kramer208821/09/2019 19:08

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport.


you haven't met many cyclists mate
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The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal editors???

The price is £900 if you spend another 6 quid odd and use the code SAVE100, or £943 if you use the code SAVE50 and are too thick to buy something to make the price up to around a grand... either way it's less than 993
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deleted211550820/09/2019 21:10

The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal …The price IS NOT £993, what is wrong with these Hotukdeals deal editors???The price is £900 if you spend another 6 quid odd and use the code SAVE100, or £943 if you use the code SAVE50 and are too thick to buy something to make the price up to around a grand... either way it's less than 993


So much anger.. you must be a cyclist.
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thrustmaster20/09/2019 21:15

So much anger.. you must be a cyclist.


u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates
Review of the 2018 model here. Seems to be basically the same.

bikeradar.com/rev…ew/

I have a much older Giant carbon road bike and love it. You will see a few carbon frame bikes at around £1k as they clear out the 2019 models, but I doubt you will get such a well reviewed bike for £900.
Much cheaper than when I bought my defy on sale for a couple hundred more. Great frame and great groupset.
deleted211550820/09/2019 21:16

u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow …u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates



You're a modern day outlaw... respect
Nice one.
deleted211550820/09/2019 21:16

u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow …u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates


That'll be some site, have you really got 3?
Arrrgh. Need this in an ML. Fantastic price.
I have the 2018 version of this. If I didnt I would buy this,
This* is a great price, would be very tempted if they had it in small.

*after discount, mods... Add something like this: rutlandcycling.com/acc…443 And the bike comes in at £900.28.
This is a superb deal for someone wanting to get into road cycling. At under 8kg, this is seriously light for the money and has a very nice group set too. You would have to spend double this to get something close in quality and performance to this in my opinion, and it almost certainly wouldn't be as good a bike.
Does it come without pedal?
Jiwani8021/09/2019 08:25

Does it come without pedal?


Not sure if serious...

But no.
deleted211550820/09/2019 21:16

u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow …u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates


No such thing as 'road tax'.
This is a very good deal
Wish they had my size. You can never have too many bikes.
Dekard9721/09/2019 03:00

This is a superb deal for someone wanting to get into road cycling. At …This is a superb deal for someone wanting to get into road cycling. At under 8kg, this is seriously light for the money and has a very nice group set too. You would have to spend double this to get something close in quality and performance to this in my opinion, and it almost certainly wouldn't be as good a bike.

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for somebody who wants to either race or wants to cycle long distances with minimal effort. I fall into neither category, like 99.9% of cyclists.
kramer208821/09/2019 19:08

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport.


you haven't met many cyclists mate
kramer208821/09/2019 19:08

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for …You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for somebody who wants to either race or wants to cycle long distances with minimal effort. I fall into neither category, like 99.9% of cyclists.


This is a perfect entry level road bike. Why shouldn't you spend a grand getting into a sport? If you end up with a bike that helps you fall in love with road cycling and keep you riding for 8 or 10 years no problem, than it will be the best £900 odd quid you've ever spent. Although you could use this for casual racing, this isn't actually anywhere near competition spec. Believe it or not, If you were buying a bike to compete with, you'd be spending 5 or 6 times this amount. And at the higher levels of competition, vastly more than that.
Dekard9721/09/2019 19:24

This is a perfect entry level road bike. Why shouldn't you spend a grand …This is a perfect entry level road bike. Why shouldn't you spend a grand getting into a sport? If you end up with a bike that helps you fall in love with road cycling and keep you riding for 8 or 10 years no problem, than it will be the best £900 odd quid you've ever spent. Although you could use this for casual racing, this isn't actually anywhere near competition spec. Believe it or not, If you were buying a bike to compete with, you'd be spending 5 or 6 times this amount. And at the higher levels of competition, vastly more than that.


tbf most people with bikes at the top end and used competitively are not paying for them.
Bertz9921/09/2019 19:33

tbf most people with bikes at the top end and used competitively are not …tbf most people with bikes at the top end and used competitively are not paying for them.


I was actually thinking that as I wrote it!
Heat for the ~£900 price.
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kramer208821/09/2019 19:08

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for …You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for somebody who wants to either race or wants to cycle long distances with minimal effort. I fall into neither category, like 99.9% of cyclists.


Depends what you want, but any bog standard alloy road bike with a half-decent groupset will set you back £500+.

This is a _huge_ step up for an extra £400, a bike that would do long-term if you loved it and got properly into cycling.

Also if you didn't like it you'd get most of your money back anyway thru resale.

So yes cycling is expensive but it's a fixed cost - once you have your base equipment there's no other ongoing fees like other sports. If you view £900 over 5 years for example then it's £15 a month.
Thanks for posting @Boobooj we have added this to today's Highlights page
Dekard9721/09/2019 19:24

This is a perfect entry level road bike. Why shouldn't you spend a grand …This is a perfect entry level road bike. Why shouldn't you spend a grand getting into a sport? If you end up with a bike that helps you fall in love with road cycling and keep you riding for 8 or 10 years no problem, than it will be the best £900 odd quid you've ever spent. Although you could use this for casual racing, this isn't actually anywhere near competition spec. Believe it or not, If you were buying a bike to compete with, you'd be spending 5 or 6 times this amount. And at the higher levels of competition, vastly more than that.


Agree 100% - perfect entry level bike
kramer208821/09/2019 19:08

You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for …You shouldn't spend a grand "getting into" a sport. This is a deal for somebody who wants to either race or wants to cycle long distances with minimal effort. I fall into neither category, like 99.9% of cyclists.


Nonsense - this is a great entry level bike
Great deal. I'm actually going bike shopping tomorrow for an entry level carbon road bike in the £1k to £1.5k region...this would have been perfect but no medium/large left. Nice find though OP.
ianwynneuk21/09/2019 21:37

Nonsense - this is a great entry level bike


That depends on your definition of entry level

Shimano (am guessing their opinion may count) classify Claris and Sora as entry level. Tiagra as lower enthusiast. 105 (that this has) upper enthusiast, Ultegra for racing and dura ace for the professionals.

Also am not really sure many people would class a Giant Carbon frame with a bike sub 8kg as entry level either. Good buy/post though.
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Bertz9921/09/2019 21:58

That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their …That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their opinion may count) classify Claris and Sora as entry level. Tiagra as lower enthusiast. 105 (that this has) upper enthusiast, Ultegra for racing and dura ace for the professionals.Also am not really sure many people would class a Giant Carbon frame with a bike sub 8kg as entry level either. Good buy/post though.


bike.shimano.com/en-…tml

"SHIMANO 105 R7000 Series will empower more riders than ever before to embrace the sport of road cycling. It will become the supportive groupset that beginner riders choose to help them train for, and ride in more serious races.

By combining trickle down technology with a greater accessibility, SHIMANO 105 will continue to motivate and inspire more riders than ever to go after greater challenges."

Sounds perfect to me for a first road bike - lowest level shimano groupset with 11 speed... I guess that's the point of the deal tho - you're getting an really decent midrange bike for not much more than basic money.
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deleted211550821/09/2019 22:21

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/shimano105-r7000.html"SHIMANO 105 R7000 Series will empower more riders than ever before to embrace the sport of road cycling. It will become the supportive groupset that beginner riders choose to help them train for, and ride in more serious races.By combining trickle down technology with a greater accessibility, SHIMANO 105 will continue to motivate and inspire more riders than ever to go after greater challenges."Sounds perfect to me for a first road bike - lowest level shimano groupset with 11 speed... I guess that's the point of the deal tho - you're getting an really decent midrange bike for not much more than basic money.



same website looking at the complete groupset hierarchy rather than choosing the advert aimed at grabbing someones attention reading that one:

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Glad it feels good for you for a first road bike. It is subjective though on what disposible income others may and may not have - and to some (albeit not agreeing with the 99.9 percent subjective view) that may seem significant or alot.

Agree with you though that this is a mid range, not entry level bike, at a very good price, the ultegra posted today would more interest me personally but I really would not get away with N+1 again.
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deleted211550820/09/2019 21:16

u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow …u know it I'll be riding 3 abreast outside your house tomorrow with no road tax or numberplates


Don't forget jumping red lights and buzzing past pedestrians on crossings.
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davidorridge21/09/2019 22:50

Don't forget jumping red lights and buzzing past pedestrians on crossings.


I'm afraid I can't help you there as I rode 55 miles this morning, including in the outskirts of London, and didn't see a single set of traffic lights except for one pedestrian crossing in Epping town centre (which was fortunately unattended!).

The Essex/Herts/S Cambs area North East of London is really nice cycling country (if lacking in hills), and I feel lucky to live in this area. Unfortunately the number of new houses popping up everywhere round here will no doubt spoil the fun sooner or later
Bertz9921/09/2019 21:58

That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their …That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their opinion may count) classify Claris and Sora as entry level. Tiagra as lower enthusiast. 105 (that this has) upper enthusiast, Ultegra for racing and dura ace for the professionals.Also am not really sure many people would class a Giant Carbon frame with a bike sub 8kg as entry level either. Good buy/post though.


That classification isn’t right I’m afraid.

Tiara = you want it to work but won’t be the smoothest or most durable

105 = decent and good durability

Ultegra = not really necessary but a bit lighter and smoother

Dura-Ace = a bit lighter. Generally higher geared for the pros

This is a perfect entry level bike. It is definitely NOT for the “upper enthusiast”
deleted211550821/09/2019 20:59

Depends what you want, but any bog standard alloy road bike with a …Depends what you want, but any bog standard alloy road bike with a half-decent groupset will set you back £500+.This is a _huge_ step up for an extra £400, a bike that would do long-term if you loved it and got properly into cycling.Also if you didn't like it you'd get most of your money back anyway thru resale.So yes cycling is expensive but it's a fixed cost - once you have your base equipment there's no other ongoing fees like other sports. If you view £900 over 5 years for example then it's £15 a month.


A friend of mine who was getting into cycling several years ago was advised to buy a bike for around £400-£600 incase he didn't really take to it. He ended up with a very bog standard heavy alloy bike, Sora groupset, and wheels that were, well, awful. He spent £500 on that bike and hardly ever rode it. He didn't take to road cycling and assumed it was more to do with him than the bike and gave up. 2 years later he rode a very nice second hand Cube from another friend which was selling it for £1500 second hand. He bought it and absolutely loved it and has gone on to become a total bike nut. He's gone on to buy some really nice bikes since, and if he's not on his road bike now he's on his Watt bike.
Bertz9921/09/2019 21:58

That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their …That depends on your definition of entry levelShimano (am guessing their opinion may count) classify Claris and Sora as entry level. Tiagra as lower enthusiast. 105 (that this has) upper enthusiast, Ultegra for racing and dura ace for the professionals.Also am not really sure many people would class a Giant Carbon frame with a bike sub 8kg as entry level either. Good buy/post though.


I disagree. There's nothing worse than buying a low spec bike when you're getting into road cycling. In the same way as I'd advise someone to buy a decent pair of trainers if they're thinking of getting into running. It can be miserable when you go out with a few mates with a bit of experience and a half decent bike and they leave you for dead. It's hard enough when you're new to cycling anyway, a low spec bike makes it a lot harder. You want the best bike you can afford to buy without spending too much, and that is why this is perfect for a beginner.
Stunning deal. Bought in August after 20 hours bike research. I'd argue this is the best road bike you can buy in its price category.
ianwynneuk22/09/2019 00:26

That classification isn’t right I’m afraid.Tiara = you want it to work but …That classification isn’t right I’m afraid.Tiara = you want it to work but won’t be the smoothest or most durable105 = decent and good durabilityUltegra = not really necessary but a bit lighter and smootherDura-Ace = a bit lighter. Generally higher geared for the prosThis is a perfect entry level bike. It is definitely NOT for the “upper enthusiast”



We are going to have to agree to disagree as your subjective view is just the opposite end of the spectrum than Kramer's rather than being a balanced view.

Entry level I would more point you towards Boobooj alumnium Giant post and as per Shimano chart hierarchiy above there is the guide on the left side which includes entries that exist below Tiagra that you have chosen not to include.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 22nd Sep
Can anybody tell me the weight of the disc variant? I can't find it anywhere?
Dekard9722/09/2019 03:13

I disagree. There's nothing worse than buying a low spec bike when you're …I disagree. There's nothing worse than buying a low spec bike when you're getting into road cycling. In the same way as I'd advise someone to buy a decent pair of trainers if they're thinking of getting into running. It can be miserable when you go out with a few mates with a bit of experience and a half decent bike and they leave you for dead. It's hard enough when you're new to cycling anyway, a low spec bike makes it a lot harder. You want the best bike you can afford to buy without spending too much, and that is why this is perfect for a beginner.



Personally, on starting any sort training in any sport and you go out with some mates that they leave you for dead I would suggest getting some better mates.

In any sport you do not start and become great immediately. It takes training with time and effort.

You bring up running (another I do and compete in as a hobbyist) - have you ever been to a park run? I think it is fascinating how inclusive it is. You have sub 16 minute runners miles ahead and you have those doing the couch 2 5k - in some ways those struggling at the back still being truly admired on trying to change that rather than being told if they spend £130 on the best trainers they would be better.

I agree at the £900 this bike is a great buy if that is your budget. However, there are bikes at many budgets and I have seen bikes go past me that cost much less than mine in events and the same visa versa.

Friday, as an example, on my 12kg steel commuter with the older tiagra groupset I overtook 4, all on far better lighter bikes in a group training session. Clearly were not use to doing a 2.4 mile continuous 8% gradient that I do daily as part of my 13 mile commute. It did cross my mind how fast I would have overtaken them on my race bike but there lies in one of the reasons I use a heavier bike commuting, besides it being more rugged and having lower maintenance costs.
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