In a more-than-slight nod to the epic Transition Rapture CX announcement, Adam Craig returns on behalf of his sponsor, Giant, to show how well-suited his limited edition TCX SLR SS is to roosting, getting wasted, and all the other traits required for SSCXWC14KY dominance. Check out complete specs and the video after the jump.
The TCX SLR SS is currently available as a frameset-only for $1,300 featuring the same ALUXX SLR disc frame as the geared versions of the TCX SLR: internal cable routing, BB86 pressfit shell, a Giant D-Fuse SL composite seatpost, and a full carbon fork with Giant’s proprietary OverDrive 2 steerer and 15mm DT Swiss thru-axle. Interestingly, the frame features a 9mm QR SingleSwing dropout quite similar to the Transition, offering 15mm of chain adjustment with parallel disc caliber movement, perhaps making this the easiest setup on the market for switching out cogs. Unlike the steel Transition, Giant does not indicate the availability of other dropouts for the TCX SLR SS frameset to convert back to geared riding.
More to the point, after Craig’s Transition film portraying his superior ability to coach aspiring SSCX racers, we now get a clear look at the beer-sodden training regimen that launched him to two SSCXWC titles. Giant cautions: “Always drink responsibly, even when training for SSCXWC.”