Hello All, Ive finally come to the conclusion that I just cant handle a race bike, Giant TCR. I’ve been the slowest descender on group rides for years. I seem to get a little panicked around 30mph, even on roads I know. I’ve had the bike 3 years and ridden more than 7,500 miles outside on it, and had a bike fit just before I bought the bike.
However, the fit and handling on my TCX feel amazing, 40 mph downhill with no fear. It just feels right. Ive ripped CX races, gravel, Single track, and pavement. After comparing the geometry below it looks like the TCX has a much longer rear end, slightly slacker HTA, and slightly shorter/higher front end.
2016 Giant TCR SL, Conti 5k’s in 25c tubeless, ~78psi, 155lb rider
2018 Giant TCX SLR, Maxxis Ramblers 40c, ~30psi
I’m considering selling both these bikes and buying the 2021 Giant TCX Pro and running 2 wheelsets, one for gravel and one for road. Am I missing a less obvious solution? Thoughts?