Bike Check / Opal Giant TCR SL with SRAM RED E1

This edition of bike check features the new Giant TCR along with the new SRAM Red E1 groupset. This build started as a frameset build featuring the Opal colour-way. With refinements in the tubesets and integrated cabling, the new TCR has truly modernised features you would expecting 2024 whilst retaining the personality of the TCR as the worlds most popular road race bike.
As the new models start flowing through we are getting accustomed to the subtle new shapes of the new TCR. Easy to look at and easy to ride, the value proposition is hard to ignore.



This build features the new Red E1 groupset. It is setup with a 10-33t cassette but accompanying the launch of the new groupset is also an option for a 10-36t cassette which we anticipate will become the more popular choice for most cyclists.


The shifting is much improved and faster with both front and rear receiving improvements. The shifter shape is obviously the most obvious change but what you cannot see in photos is the overall feel of the new levers. The actuation feel is now much lighter and the lever ergonomics fits with the slightly flared handlebars on modern road bikes.


This TCR also has the Cadex integrated road handlebar which is designed specifically for the D shaped steerer. This handlebar comes in at a really nice weight of 260g and features slim tops for you to place your hands around and a nice flare into the drops which helps with control during faster descents.


Finally, this TCR also has the new Cadex MAX 40 wheelset installed which weighs in at an incredible 1240g. The construction of these wheelsets allow them to be much stiffer and responsive vs traditional spoked wheelsets and overall along with the low weight translates to a super responsive ride quality.


This bike as picture weighs in at exactly 6600g and you may see it on Youtube soon under a certain influencer.

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