|Any ride reports on the new Giant TCR composites?||kinger|
Sep 25, 2002 6:30 AM
|I've taken several for a spin around the block at my LBS and was impressed but would like to hear from anyone that purchased one and put some miles into it.|
|re: Any ride reports on the new Giant TCR composites?||Beaver|
Sep 25, 2002 7:04 AM
|Absolutely love it. Never ridden a bike like it before. I've got about 200 miles on my Composite 0 and the only fault I can find with the bike is the stock saddle doesn't fit me. It's almost silly light..mine's a little under 16 lbs. Which is about as light as I want to go.
Climbs really well, the frame is stiff, but still compliant. I'm coming off an aluminum TCR 1 where I felt most road imperfections, the only imperfection I feel on the Comp 0 are the railroad tracks I ride over on my loop. Holds a line really well, just point and go.
I think the biggest improvement overall is the new fork. What a difference it makes, I don't get caught by the cross winds and there is no flex. I'm thinking about replacing the stock fork on my TCR 1 with something similar.
And another amazing thing about the bike is that there are no creaks or rattles. I am amazed that the ride is so quiet.
|re: Any ride reports on the new Giant TCR composites?||Lactate Junkie|
Sep 25, 2002 9:14 AM
|I just got mine, have ridden it only three times, and absolutely love it. I don't know if I would call it compliant, at least compared to my last bike. Much of this could be due to the wheels but it did come a bit unsettled over rough pavement on a very fast mountain decent. However, it is a race bike so I expect that. Other than that it looks cool and is silly light. Under 16, stock with cages and under 14 stripped to race!!!|| |