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Giant: New Rabobank Replicas and UK-Only Talon Mountain Bikes

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Giant has released the Rabobank team replica TCR Advanced SL road bicycle complete with integrated seatpost, a handcrafted SL-grade composite frame built around a PowerCore bottom bracket/chainstay area for maximum stiffness and power transfer.

Also available is a non-SL marked TCR Advanced Rabobank that shares the same frame with the TCR Advanced series of bicycles, which use a standard seatpost.  The key visual differences are a more aero seat tube and differently shaped and more massive headtube. (Pic and specs after the break)

Giant has also introduced a UK-only Talon series of seven mountain bikes (5 mens / 2 womens) to accommodate the growing trail rider base there.  They use a hydro-formed AluxX aluminum frame and come with WTB saddles, Kenda Nevegal tires, disc brakes and short stem/riser bar setups.  They’re geared toward those just getting into mountain biking and are designed to perform, but with an emphasis on comfort over pure sport performance.

Hit “more” for pics of the Advanced Rabobank and Talon 0…


Click to enlarge.  The Advanced (non-SL) version comes spec’d with a Shimano 105 drivetrain, Shimano PRO PLT handlebar and stem and RS20 black wheelset.

The TCR Advanced SL Rabobank uses full Shimano Dura-Ace 7900, Shimano PRO composite handlebar and stem and carbon Dura-Ace wheelset.


The top of the range Talon 0 comes equipped with a RockShox Tora 302 Air 100mm fork, Shimano SLX shifters and XT Shadow rear derailleur.

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