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Giant Road BikesGiant 840
Jul 20, 2001 7:23 PM
What does the OCR stand for on the Giant OCR road bike series?
Giant acronyms explained!boy nigel
Jul 21, 2001 9:57 AM
OCR = Oversided Compact Road
TCR = Total Compact Road

They (Mike Burrows) designed the TCRs first, then made the OCRs more oversized and used a lower grade of aluminum in order to extend product to a lower end of the bike-buying public.

The OCRs are pretty light for mid- to low-end bikes (though I'm sure they're all of good quality), but the TCRs are really superlight frames, possibly the lightest in the peloton (along with Lance's superlight climbing-stage only bike--the grey/silver one he's been using in the Alps and Pyrenees).

I have a 2000 TCR2 (105 components/double crank), and I'm crazy about how it rides--like a dream.

Nige
Sorry. I meant "oversized." I corrected this...boy nigel
Jul 21, 2001 9:59 AM
before I thought the message was accepted by the board, hence the second message.

Oversized Compact Road.
Giant acronyms explained!boy nigel
Jul 21, 2001 9:57 AM
OCR = Oversized Compact Road
TCR = Total Compact Road

They (Mike Burrows) designed the TCRs first, then made the OCRs more oversized and used a lower grade of aluminum in order to extend product to a lower end of the bike-buying public.

The OCRs are pretty light for mid- to low-end bikes (though I'm sure they're all of good quality), but the TCRs are really superlight frames, possibly the lightest in the peloton (along with Lance's superlight climbing-stage only bike--the grey/silver one he's been using in the Alps and Pyrenees).

I have a 2000 TCR2 (105 components/double crank), and I'm crazy about how it rides--like a dream.

Nige