Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) is a cyclocross fan favorite, and for good reason. If it’s not winning Nationals in skate helmet and jean shorts, providing on-camera talent for World Cup course previews or taking the coveted SSCXWC golden speedo (twice!), Craig can be found in contention in any high-caliber Elite Men’s race throughout the country.
With an open mind towards racing, Craig takes the same approach to bike setups, and his Giant TCX Advanced Pro is proof positive—with a tubeless setup featuring Schwalbe X-One tires paired with Zipp 30 Course wheels, Craig was one of few Elite Men at the CrossVegas World Cup running tubeless.
Craig’s frame features monocoque construction using Giant’s Advanced Composite carbon fiber, and is mated to a Giant OverDrive 2 (1.25″-1.5″) tapered fork made of the same Advanced Composite material.
The bike is equipped with a full SRAM Force 1 group, and when we caught up with Craig at CrossVegas he was outfitted with a 42t x-sync chainring and 11-32 SRAM 1170 cassette. Force hydraulic disc brakes are mated with 140mm SRAM Centerline rotors front and rear to provide stopping power, or perhaps help Craig nosewheelie.
Zipp provides the Service Course handlebar and stem, and to cut down on hand fatigue, Craig runs gel pads under his bar tape. Giant’s proprietary D-shaped D-Fuse SL seatpost keeps Craig’s Giant Contact SL saddle in place.
The Zipp Course 30 wheels are shod with Schwalbe X-One tires, and as mentioned previously, are set up tubeless. Crank Bros. Candy 11 pedals keep Craig’s feet put while in pursuit of radness. At CrossVegas, Craig ran a Zipp Alumina Bottle Cage on his downtube.
Take a look at our photo gallery below, and be sure to take a look at the video for Craig’s insights about his ride. If you want more pro bike profile action, check out Lars van der Haar’s Giant TCX Advanced, or our pro bike profile archives.
Adam Craig’s Giant TCX Advanced Pro Bike Check