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Anyone have a Giant TCR Composite 1?(7 posts)

Anyone have a Giant TCR Composite 1?LowCel
Aug 22, 2003 4:17 AM
Well, it looks like I'm not going to be able to get my first choice. Specialized is completely out of Allez Comp 18 in my size. Oh well, guess it wasn't meant to be. Now I'm looking at the Giant TCR Composite 1.

Does anyone have any opinions on this bike. What does it weigh? I will be getting a medium if that helps.

Thanks in advance for any information.
re: Anyone have a Giant TCR Composite 1?jakerider
Aug 22, 2003 5:35 AM
lowcel,
the giant is a solid bike, but you may want to check your budget. This particular bike (your picture) would cost significantly more than the spec. i am pretty sure the frame and fork alone (03) is $1400-$1500 bucks. I owned one and liked the bike, now a distant memory as I was involved in an accident. You may have to look at the aluminum version of this line if comparing to the allez comp.
Price on it isn't a concernLowCel
Aug 22, 2003 5:42 AM
Budget is not a problem. I am getting a closeout price from Giant along with employee purchase. I just have to sell my current bike.
I love mineFrith
Aug 22, 2003 6:01 AM
really responds to my input like none other I've ridden. I ride a large. There is no comparison to the specialized...this bike is heads above.
I love mineovertrained
Aug 22, 2003 6:41 AM
I was going to get an Specialized Allez Comp but settled on the TCR 1. I love it. Mine weighs 16 pounds 8 ounces (medium). Thats with speedplay x-3's, 2 tacx tao cages, selle italia slr (instead of the slr xp) and polar 710.
There's just one problem...neng
Aug 22, 2003 6:41 AM
Lowcell

The problem is if you get that bike I'm going to be really jealous. I guess it's a good thing that Specialized ran out of the Allez.

Your fate is for the better bike.
There's just one problem...LowCel
Aug 22, 2003 6:58 AM
LOL, well we wouldn't want that.

If anyone gets a chance check out my add on here for my current bike, see if you think it is a reasonable price. Here is a link to it. Thanks again.

http://marketplace.consumerreview.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.pl?db=Road&website=RoadbikeReview&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=36584&query=retrieval