In the first 15 years of RIDE Cycling Review, there have been 11 Giant bikes reviewed. The first was as early as issue #02, published in September 1998 and it was the second generation of the TCR – Total Compact Road – concept. This year we see the release of the Giant Propel which is almost an antithesis of what the “compact” revolution was all about. The top tube is parallel to the ground, and it suggest that the influence of Mike Burrows’ notion from 15 years ago is starting to wane… particularly when the original innovators themselves are harking back to an aesthetic like what we see in 2013.
Here is a list of the Giant bikes that have been tested in RIDE over the years as well as a few photos from the most recent examples…
Giant’s bike test history in RIDE
|Brand||Model Name||Price*||Issue number||Zinio Link||Back Issue|
|Giant||TCR||RIDE #02||Not available||Sold out|
|Giant||MCM Team||$5,995||RIDE #04||Not available||Sold out|
|Giant||TCR 1||$2,995||RIDE #07||Not available||#07|
|Giant||TCR 1||$3,599||RIDE #15||Not available||#15|
|Giant||TCR Carbon||$5,999||RIDE #18||Not available||Sold out|
|Giant||TCR Composite 1||$4,399||RIDE #23||Not available||Sold out|
|Giant||TCR Advanced||$8,499||RIDE #28||Not available||#28|
|Giant||TCR Advanced LE||$8,495||RIDE #33||Not available||#33|
|Giant||TCR Advanced SL||$7,999||RIDE #43||Not available||Sold out|
|Giant||Trinity Advanced SL1||$9,999||RIDE #49||Available||#49|
|Giant||TCR Advanced 0||$3,999||RIDE #56||Available||#56|
|*In AUD at the time of the test|
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