|Giant OCR 1?||adaml|
Nov 26, 2003 5:07 PM
|I'm in the market for a new road bike in the 1k range. Any comments on the new OCR1. And does anyone know the weight? What would be a good price for it? Thanks|
|re: Giant OCR 1?||fasteddie|
Nov 26, 2003 9:09 PM
|I bought an OCR1 this spring. I think they've changed components somewhat since then. Mine weights about 22lbs give or take a little. Everything about it is heavy in my opinion, but especially wheels, tubes/tires, stem and saddle. Mine is largely equipped w/105 and I'm far from impressed with shifting and braking (but I am spoiled with my other bike that has Record). I bought it for general knocking around and particularly for the triple chainring, which I wanted to be able to use on occasion climbs of some of the toughest mtns here in CO. I found I didn't especially care for it's stiff ride, weight and components. Not one of my smartest cycling purchases. I've since relegated my OCR1 to the trainer in the basement.|
|re: Giant OCR 1?||Dutchy|
Nov 27, 2003 3:56 PM
|Take a look at the TCR 2, aluminium frame, 105 components, mavic wheels, a light bike. Costs a bit more than your budget by a small amount. In Australia they are $2000 which is about $1300US I think.
Nov 27, 2003 4:14 PM
|In '04 the TRC alloy line has only one model. I just built one up and it is much lighter than many high end race bikes that cost 3 times as much (like my Merckx!). I don't think it would be my choice for long rides due to the compact frame in aluminum, but it would be a nice race bike. The TCR geometry is quicker than the OCR models. For an OCR, I'd look at the OCR Elite. A bit out of his price range though. Really, the best buy Giant has is the full Ultegra all carbon (except the aluminum steerer tube) TCR Composite 2. It lists for $2000, but any dealer should be able to go to $1850. This bike is super light for the price range. It blows away the Trek 5200 for $800 less.
TCR Composite 2: