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Any ride reports on the new Giant TCR composites?(3 posts)

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!!!