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Giant TCR & OCR frames, weak?(7 posts)

Giant TCR & OCR frames, weak?SSgt Jeremy in Germany
Jun 6, 2001 8:35 PM
I have seen bits of info on the boards about these and some folks in the picture gallery said they were week frames. Do any of you out there know of this? For a 160lb rider that needs to loose 20lb, this isnt a factor is it?
re: Giant TCR & OCR frames, weak?JohnG
Jun 6, 2001 9:35 PM
I've got a friend who has one and he is VERY strong and also heavier than you. He is WAY fast on his TCR and swears by it. Also, Giant has a VERY good warantee .... probably the best in the bike business.

IF you fit the limited sizes (and that is a big if) then you can't go wrong.

re: Giant TCR & OCR frames, weak?Hank
Jun 6, 2001 9:59 PM
I was riding with a guy last week whose team got 15 of them. So far something like 6 forks had broken. I think Giant may have fixed this problem by now. But it's a very light bike. It aluminum. It's a lot of bike for the money, but if you ride a lot, I wouldn't expect more than a few seasons out of it. I certainly wouldn't want it to be my only bike, or even my only road bike.
forks have been recalledJohnG
Jun 6, 2001 10:29 PM
Like I said... Giant takes care of their people!
Very good warranty?SimpleGreen
Jun 6, 2001 10:48 PM
I don't disagree with you, but could you care to explain your statement about Giant's warranty?

On another note, the crash replacement cost of a TCR is probably what people should be looking into. If you accidentally ding the bike, it could dent the thin-walled AL frame (or any thin-walled AL frame)relatively easily.

Anyone know the crash replacement cost of the TCR? Knowing the $$ may help some people decide on the possible economic costs of owning a TCR.

Very good warranty?JohnG
Jun 7, 2001 11:16 PM
Yup.... Giant treated me muy bueno when I had a frame "failure".

fine for 160lbs riderDuane Gran
Jun 7, 2001 6:04 AM
You will be fine. Mind you, it is a very light frame, which inherently means it lacks some durability of a heavier frame. I weight 155 and ride a TCR. I probably wouldn't recommend it for the clydesdales.