The "A" in the name is for Giant's Alliance technology, which uses a mixture of carbon fiber and aluminum in the frame, to provide the smooth-riding benefits of carbon fiber, without the usual carbon-fiber price tag. We have a few similar models that are available for an extended demo, the OCR A0 and OCR A1. Call or stop by one of our stores to arrange to take one for a spin for a day or two!
Friday, December 21, 2007
The road bike reviews in Bicycling Magazine for the new 2008 models had good words to say about the Giant TCR AW. You can read the review here. The "W" in the name stands for "women's-specific." Giant has been designing bikes specifically for women for a few years now, and it's not just pink paint and narrower handlebars. Since most women have longer legs in relation to their torso compared to men, the Giant women's models have a shorter top tube length for better fit. The TCR AW also uses Shimanos R700 brake/shifter lefters, which have a shorter reach for smaller hands.