Hyro: Giant TCX SLR 2

This is a bicycle made for cyclocross racing.

At the time of his release/purchase in 2014, disc brakes were just barely starting to make their presence felt on road bikes, but going cyclocross was the only practical option if you really wanted them. Hyro has since seen most of his kilometers on pavement, refitted as my idea of an all-conditions bicycle for commuting, randonneuring, or light touring.


SKS P45 Longboard bicycle fenders

Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX rear rack

Shimano Saint PD-MX80 flat pedals

Selle SMP Hell saddle

Shimano Deore XT PD-T780 SPD/platform pedals

Token chain catcher for road double cranks

Shimano 105 FC-5750 road double crank + SM-BB91-41B BB86 bottom bracket

Shimano 105 RD-5700-GS rear derailleur

Clement Strada LGG 700C x 32 mm skinwall tires

Fabric Line saddle, 134 mm



  • Size S, 50 cm seat tube, 53 cm top tube (52 cm effective)
  • Giant Aluxx SLR 6011A aluminum alloy tubing, internal cable routing, vertical quick-release dropouts
  • BB86 press-fit bottom bracket shell
  • Integrated headset cups
  • Integrated seatpost clamp plate, included rack adapter block
  • Composite fork, aluminum tapered steerer tube 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″, vertical quick-release dropouts
  • FSA drop-in headset


  • Shimano CN-HG54 10-speed chain
  • Shimano 105 FC-5750 road double crankset, 170 mm arms, 50/34T
  • Shimano Tiagra CS-4600 cassette (12-30T)
  • Shimano 105 ST-5700 control levers (2×10)
  • Shimano 105 RD-5700-GS rear derailleur
  • Shimano 105 FD-5700-F front derailleur
  • Shimano shift cables
  • Jagwire shift cable housing


  • Giant S-X2 wheelset
    • Giant S-X2 rims, 19mm internal width
    • Giant Tracker Sport hubs, 6-bolt rotor fitment, 100 mm F QR, 135 mm R QR
    • External cam quick-release skewers
    • Stainless steel spokes x 28 per wheel
    • TRP 160 mm rotors
  • Clement Strada LGG road tires, folding bead, skinwall, 700C x 32 mm (32-622)


  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brake calipers
  • Ashima semi-metallic brake pads, Shimano B01S shape
  • Jagwire brake cables and compressionless housing


  • Fabric Line saddle, black/black, 134 mm
  • Giant D-Fuse composite seatpost
  • Satori 400 mm drop handlebars, 140 mm drop, 70 mm reach, anatomic bend
  • Giant 90 mm stem
  • Shimano Deore PD-M530 SPD pedals
  • Fizik 3 mm bar tape


  • Topeak Wedge Drybag M saddle bag
    • Cat Eye Reflex Auto TL-LD570R reflector/auto rear safety light
  • Elite Tito alloy bottle cages
  • Giyo GP-61S mini pump with gauge
  • Cat Eye Volt 1200 HL-EL1000RC front light
  • Axiom Streamliner DLX Disc rear rack
    • Cat Eye Omni 5 TL-LD155R rear safety light
  • SKS P45 Longboard chromoplastic full-length fenders

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