So this is my steed for the year… Giant TCR Advanced Pro 2. At my age and being an old road and track racer, I thought I should ride a nice comfortable bike like the Defy.. but the old racer in me still wants to be low and (fast)… so I chose the ultimate in race ready machine. I have to say that I was totally blown away by this bike…speed, elegance and to a degree comfort. It comes equipped with the Carbon SL climbing wheel set shod with tubeless tyres..more about these later, and boy does it fly even with my fitness level at the moment. Rest of the bike is 11speed Shimano 105 – good enough for me and finishing kit is al Giant Connect SL so super light. Speaking of light…this beauty weighs in at a smidge over 7kg !!!!! WOW. So I will post more about live with this machine as the summer unfolds.