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Giant OCR Elite, LeMond Zurich, Trek 5200 comparo(4 posts)

Giant OCR Elite, LeMond Zurich, Trek 5200 comparoMrCelloBoy
Feb 4, 2004 8:40 AM
Anyone else compared these two?
I tested these yesterday. Anyone else compared these 3? feedback?
My take (surprisingly) placed the OCR on top with a feeling of incredible efficiency without the expected harshness. The Trek was surprisingly the harshest, while the slightly more "laid'back" LeMond was (not surprisingly) a bit smoother and not near as responsive as the others.
two of the threegodot
Feb 4, 2004 11:49 AM
I did test rides on the Lemond and the Trek a few months ago. Haven't ridden the Giant.

Liked the Lemond, but the geometry doesn't work for me. Great ride.

Really disliked the Trek 5200, just a personal thing. It felt "dead" to me.

Also rode the Cervelo Soloist and loved it. Changed my mind about Al frames. Started directing my shopping in that direction.
re: Giant OCR Elite, LeMond Zurich, Trek 5200 comparobc165
Feb 6, 2004 2:25 PM
Road all three before choosing the Lemond Zurich (2002 complete 853 Pro steel frame). I do mostly 30-65 mile club rides and centuries. I thought the Lemond had the smoothest ride, better than carbon even, but might not be as crisp in the turns. Still trying to get the feel of how to take it through high speed descents. Not as confidant as I expected, but I'm still relatively new to cycling. Try to test them in the hills if you can. Best proving ground if you can do it. Good luck.
re: Giant OCR Elite, LeMond Zurich, Trek 5200 comparobc165
Feb 6, 2004 2:27 PM
Road all three before choosing the Lemond Zurich (2002 complete 853 Pro steel frame). I do mostly 30-65 mile club rides and centuries. I thought the Lemond had the smoothest ride, better than carbon even, but might not be as crisp in the turns. Still trying to get the feel of how to take it through high speed descents. Not as confidant as I expected, but I'm still relatively new to cycling. Try to test them in the hills. Best proving ground if you can do it. Good luck.