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Giant Carbon Compact?(7 posts)

Giant Carbon Compact?jimsawino
Aug 3, 2002 12:55 PM
in the TDF pictures, the once team is using carbon frames, and there's apicture of one on this site. when are they coming out? how much do they cost? just how little do they weigh?
My LBS says...filtersweep
Aug 3, 2002 2:53 PM
...they are coming "soon."

...they are targeting the Trek OCLV market- my guess is they will be a bit cheaper.

My understanding is they will only have a one year warrantee.
re: Giant Carbon Compact?gonzo77
Aug 4, 2002 7:14 PM
They should be available in about 2-3 weeks. Giant actually released 26 of them into the US so there are a few out there. The bike is sweet as hell. We got a Team issue with full Campy Record at the shop I work at. Damn thing weighed 15lbs out of the box (no pedals though)Word spread fast and it sold in a day. I forget how long the warranty is though. Frameset should sell for around the same price as the Trek OCLV if not a little cheaper.
How much -ballpark $ - is that ?? nmLeroy
Aug 5, 2002 6:45 AM
Same as OCLValansutton
Aug 5, 2002 8:25 AM
About $1600 frame/fork
I was quoted just a bit more than half that. nmJohnG
Aug 5, 2002 8:33 PM
Check out the RBR site..... there's a fellow selling ONCE frames for cheap. I think he said the carbons would be around $900.

my LBS has oneDougSloan
Aug 6, 2002 6:14 AM
The frame weighs right at 2.0 pounds in a medium size. With the extra long seat post required, it's probably comparable to a 2.2 pound conventional frame. The fork did not feel particularly light, either.

Nice frame for the money, though. I'd pick it over a Trek. It looks nice. They are asking around $1500 for the frameset, including headset.