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Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!(8 posts)

Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!TSuprano
Feb 21, 2003 10:04 PM
How you doin? I have ridden a lot of different types of bikes, and I do mean a lot. I have ridden Raleighs, Motobecanes, Peugeots, Bianchis, Cannondales, Treks, Giant, Colnagos, and Lemonds. Today, I test rode a GIANT TCR Composite, and I have never ridden anything that responisive. It was very impressive. The Trek 5500 doesn't even come close to it. It was stiff and responsive. I plan on buying it, and getting rid of my Colnago Dream. Anyone care to make an offer on a 2002 Colnago Dream? I am looking to sell it, and I never thought that possible.
re: Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!Thorman
Feb 22, 2003 6:34 AM
I just finished building a new TCR Composite and your post makes me want to get her out on the road to experience that responsiveness. Unfortunately, winter has messed things up for us here in NE Ohio. It seems like it may be April before we get a nice day to ride outdoors again. I can't wait for that first ride.

re: Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!mja
Feb 22, 2003 10:18 AM
May I inquire price paid for frame and from whom it was obtained? (Gee, for some reason the weather here in nw PA sounds quite similar to what you are experiencing!)
try Speedgoatgtx
Feb 22, 2003 12:08 PM
great shop
re: Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!Thorman
Feb 23, 2003 5:02 AM
I paid $1300 for frame, fork, headset, and seat post binder. I purchased it on eBay.

I'm in lust !!!superdog
Feb 22, 2003 10:32 AM
This morning I stopped in to an LBS and looked at the Giant TCR Composite and it was a beauty. They wanted approx. $3500 USD for a Dura-Ace equiped model. The tube junctions around the bottom bracket were solid and looked very beefy. It was really cool that the front duer cable was routed through a hole in the tubes. Very cool. Now I want one. Should I remodel the kitchen or get a TCR Composite?
re: Giant TCR Composite WOW!!!cycling6500
Feb 22, 2003 2:11 PM
Yes it is truly a "Brazen High Performance" bike! In addition to the Giant TCR Composite, I also own a Trek 5500 with an Alpha Q Sub 3 fork. In some ways, the Trek seems to offer a more "comfortable" ride but I prefer my new Giant overall. My Giant came in at 14.8lbs with the Zipp 303 tubular and the Shimano PD-7750 pedal. Unfortunately, my rear Zipp delaminated after only about 250 miles of usage. I have to send it back to Zipp for fixing. My orignal choice of wheels for my Giant was spec'ed by Eric at Brazen Cycle Works, but for some reason Eric could not deliver. I'm still hoping to get a set of wheels from him. Meanwhile, I'm using the Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL from my Trek.
Good luck on your effort.
Frame is awesome.....johnrg
Feb 23, 2003 2:50 PM
I cracked my Lemond Ti frame and immediately purchased a Giant composite since it was my second Lemond to crack and I expected I'de have to wait a few weeks for a replacement. Really happy with my move to the Giant. It's stiff, compliant, well executed and for the price a steal. I would love top have some juicy expensive road bike but I ride every day and I need to depend on the frame. This frame looks beefy, rides really well and is reasonably priced.