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Giant TCR-One vs. Cervelo P2K which one?(7 posts)

Giant TCR-One vs. Cervelo P2K which one?Mauceri
Oct 27, 2002 1:39 PM
I'm about to purchase my first Tri-Bike. It is coming down to the Giant TCR-One and the Cervelo P2K I think.

Which one do you think is the better deal? And the better bike?

I know the TCR has a compact fram and I looked at it yesterday...damn, that bike is light!
re: it would take a lot to make the P2K killer light, but...Akirasho
Oct 27, 2002 2:01 PM
... it still represents an advanced design, UCI legal, true aerodynamic tubed frame, durable, and cost competitive TT/Tri specific rig (base (race ready) price... trickin' it out will cost ya)... course, I'm a bit biased.



Unless the course(s) dictate, I'd look for good aero properties over weight (within reason).

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: it would take a lot to make the P2K killer light, but...aliensporebomb
Oct 28, 2002 10:48 AM
Wait a second, Akirasho:

Is that a water bottle bracket on the back of your seat or
are my eyes deceiving me?

As far as aluminum life....I have a totally beaten to death
aluminum mountain bike that's been around for nearly five
years now (scary to think).

How long do we want something to last before moving on to
the next bike or does the rider in this thread want a
lifetime bike?

Those Cervelos are sweet looking that's for sure.
re: it would take a lot to make the P2K killer light, but...Akirasho
Oct 28, 2002 12:48 PM
... ummmmm, yep, it's an X Lab wing with Velocity cages... Y (I've never really used 'em on a race ride)???

Aluminium has a limited fatigue life... that's why we build airliners out of the stuff (I know, different alloys but you get my drift).

Time was, not too long ago, the major aluminium makers offered lifetime warranties on their frames... what has changed is the marketplace and way some folks ride (remember the Lance/Nike offroad road ride). Cannondale, Trek and Klein in particular, overbuild their frames (at least in the past) to accomodate a long life on the road (under most use). Many makers still offer some form of limited lifetime...

I prefer the look of the P2K over the P3...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: Giant TCR-One vs. Cervelo P2K which one?fbg111
Oct 28, 2002 10:12 AM
What other bikes do you have? If you already have a good road bike(s), probably a true tri-bike would make the most sense, unless you'll be doing a lot of hill climbing where the lighter weight Giant would stand out.
insert akirasho's garage photo here ^^^^^^^ nmRaf1
Oct 28, 2002 12:52 PM
Yup. My new goal in life is to have a garage like that. nmfbg111
Oct 28, 2002 1:06 PM