As popularity in gravel racing continues to grow, more and more brands are looking to add another model. Call it gravel racing, aggressive gravel, any road, whatever, for Giant, that means the recent announcement of the new TCX Advanced SX. With a frame bred from cyclocross racing, the SX fills the void with a race ready gravel runner built for longer rides.
Check past the break to see what sets it apart from the rest…
While it may look similar to their cross bike, the Giant TCX Advanced SX offers the best of both worlds. With the racing geometry of the TCX cross family and the comfort of an AnyRoad, the SX provides a great mix of dirt, gravel, and paved capabilities.
It’s equipped with Sram’s Apex 1 drivetrain, taking away the extra weight of additional chainrings, cables, and derailleur. Naturally, the brakes are fueled by the Apex 1 hydraulic system. The SX takes advantage of Giant’s Advanced-Grade carbon frame, and a fork with an Overdrive 2 steerer (1 1/4 – 1 1/2″). It’s available in a range of sizes from small to XL (50 – 56.5 cm), and comes in neon red color with black accents.
Setting the SX apart from its cross relatives are gravel worthy 40 mm tires that provide more stability over loose terrain. Also, the rugged 32 rear/28 front spoked wheels with 142×12 and 100x12mm thru axles ensure that the bike will hold up wherever you go.
Wearing a price tag of $2,150 the Giant TCX Advanced SX offers great value.