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Giant TCR Alliance Ltd Road Bike – Save £750

Posted on July 11, 2012 | in All Bikes, Road Bikes | by
Giant TCR Alliance Ltd Road Bike - Save £750

Giant TCR Alliance Ltd Road Bike – Save £750

Giant TCR Alliance Ltd 1 Road Bike | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

The Giant TCR is one of the most highly respected of all the modern road bike designs, and to find the Alliance edition at half price is something of a surprise.  Finding such a great deal on a Giant TCR at this time of the year, when sales are normally so buoyant, is close to a miracle.

Giant TCR’s are fast road bikes, but also offer a high degree of comfort and smoothness of ride.  The TCR Alliance is so called because it represents an ‘alliance’ of carbon fibre and light-weight alloy with a frame which combines the two.  The idea is that, in the Giant TCR Alliance frame, you get the stiffness and value of aluminum where it is best suited, and the comfort and lightness of carbon fibre where it makes most difference.  The result is the best of both worlds and all at an affordable price.  By affordable I mean £1500 which is still something of a bargain for such a fast road bike with Shimano 105 drive-train and excellent overall components, but at £750 for this package the current deal on the Giant TCR Alliance can scarcely be believed.

It sounds clever but does this marriage of two different frame materials actually work?  I’ve scouring the Internet and every reference I’ve found to the TCR Alliance is very positive about the performance and smoothness of the ride.  While having a fast and aggressive riding position, the Alliance is seen as ideal for longer rides as well a the short races because of the wonderful smoothness of the ride.  Fast, comfortable and an absolute bargain?  All three of these (and that’s unusual!).

How Much?

£750 – reduced from £1500 – don’t get many reductions of this size at this time of year.

What Sizes?

Various versions available including a compact chain-set but most of the are in the medium / medium large sizes.

You won’t want this bike if…

Speed scares you.

You will want this bike if…

You want fast, comfortable and reasonably priced….and who doesn’t?

Where From?

Giant TCR Alliance Ltd 1 Road Bike | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

Any Reviews:

BikeRadar revue the zero model and give it 4.5 stars:

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-giant-tcr-alliance-zero-07-15990

5 Star owner review here:

http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/giant/tcr-alliance–2010

2 more 5 star owner reviews of the zero model here:

http://www.bicycling.com/gearfinderproductdetail?gfid=12305

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