The Giant TCR Advanced SL taking Royle to Rio

Aaron Royle was the first athlete to score his place to Rio 2016 last year and we take a l…

Aaron Royle was the first athlete to score his place to Rio 2016 last year and we take a look at the rig he’ll be rolling with

Images: Félix Sánchez Arrazola

The young Aussie based in Wollongong has been impressing us for years and is looking in tip top shape for some awesome results in Rio, but behind every great triathlete is an equally great bike that helps push them to glory.

Aaron teamed up with Giant to get something special and to celebrate his road to Rio which is where this custom painted Giant TCR Advanced SL comes in.

Sporting a white pearl base and green/gold colour scheme Aaron won’t have a hard time finding his race bike when he comes into transition in Rio. Finishing off the headtube area of the frame is a Bugs Bunny decal reflecting Aaron’s long-time nickname “Bugs” as well as his name located near the seat tube / top tube junction with the Aussie flag. Overall weight at the time of build without pedals was a superlight 6.1kgs. The customised frame and helmet works were completed by none other than expert frame painter Steve Munyard of Sun Graphics in Melbourne.

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Also accompanying his TCR Advanced SL is Aaron’s choice of both the aero-road Giant Rivet helmet and and super ventilated Giant Rev road helmet. The spec chosen on the bicycle reflects the hillier than usual Rio course. A 28T Shimano Dura-Ace cassette paired with a 39T front chainring should give him plenty of climbing gears and the Shimano C24 Tubular wheels should allow him to effortlessly float up the Rio hills.

To check out more from Giant, visit www.giant-bicycles.com

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