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Giant OCR 1..Double or Triple?(4 posts)

Giant OCR 1..Double or Triple?ed178
Jul 24, 2002 6:17 PM
I've got a good deal lined up on Giant OCR 1. I'm curious if I should go ahead and get my LBS to swap the Triple for a Double. I'm a mtbiker mostly but am interested in some road training rides and maybe a century down the line. Suggestions?
re: Giant OCR 1..Double or Triple?jtolleson
Jul 24, 2002 6:50 PM
You don't say where you live, which I think is a big factor in the double/triple debate. Here in Colo., I'd advise any new roadie to get a triple so that ride choice would never be limited.

Unless you are in very flat country, I don't see how a triple can hurt.
Start here: <a href="/crforum?14@@.efae752">DougSloan "guideline for "do I need a triple?" ?" 7/16/02 7:11am</a>js5280
Jul 24, 2002 8:17 PM
re: Giant OCR 1..Double or Triple?UncleMoe
Jul 24, 2002 9:20 PM
I mainly road bike for commuting AND to get better at MTBing. My entry level road bike has a triple on it and never have I regretted it. Early in the season I use it at least once a ride, but as the season progresses, like now, I never use it. But again, unless I was overly concerned on weight, it is a no brainer for acasual rider. Just get it and be happy that you have it when you need it.

I agree with the other poster though, where do you live. I have some mountains to contend with in San Diego, so for me I use it.