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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-06-09, 09:14 AM   #1
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Finally bought my bike

Been stalking around here for a while now. Going to ride in the Ride for a cure in august in Vermont. Decided it was time to buy my bike. After going to several shops i narrowed it down to 2. The specialized roubaix and the giant ocr c3. Both were on sale. I ended up going with the Giant OCr c3. Was fitted to it last weekend and seems to be pretty comfortable. Cant wait to get on the bike and start training. Whats everyones opinion about this bike?
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Old 02-06-09, 09:42 AM   #2
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Heard good things about the bike, but don't believe you have it until you show pics!!!
Conratulations.
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Old 02-06-09, 10:07 AM   #3
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It's a great bike. It will pretty much do anything you want it to do, except plow snow

And +1, we need pics!
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Old 02-06-09, 12:11 PM   #4
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WE need to see pics....pics are good you must show off the stead.
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Old 02-06-09, 12:32 PM   #5
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No pics = didn't happen.
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Old 02-06-09, 12:36 PM   #6
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you will get pics when i get it!! now do i take the reflectors off of it or not?
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Old 02-06-09, 01:14 PM   #7
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I ride a Giant OCR Limited and my bike !! IMHO, I'm not a big fan of reflectors, but then again, I don't ride at night. I recommend getting the wheels serviced (trued & retensioned) after a few hundred miles. This will go a long way in preventing broken spokes & prolong wheel life.

Enjoy your Tour de Cure ride. This will be my 3rd year and each one is more fun than the previous year.
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Old 02-06-09, 01:14 PM   #8
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I took my reflectors off of the wheels and the rear. My rear saddle has a a reflective strip around it and if I ever ride at night I have a rear light that clips onto that.
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Very nice. Congratulations.

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Been stalking around here for a while now. Going to ride in the Ride for a cure in august in Vermont. Decided it was time to buy my bike. After going to several shops i narrowed it down to 2. The specialized roubaix and the giant ocr c3. Both were on sale. I ended up going with the Giant OCr c3. Was fitted to it last weekend and seems to be pretty comfortable. Cant wait to get on the bike and start training. Whats everyones opinion about this bike?
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Old 02-06-09, 01:34 PM   #10
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I have a Roubaix. I didn't try the Giant. What made you choose the Giant over the Roubaix?
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Yes lose all reflectors, and the dork disc on the back wheel if your LBS already hasn't. When you take pics, take it of the drivetrain side preferably against a white garage door.
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well got the bike!! love it, went for a short ride today. Shoes and trainer are out of stock so they will be in next weekend. Mite the tires look a little flat while i am riding to do me being on it or do i need a bigger tire?
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what disc on the back wheel? as for choosing the giant over the rubaix. Both bikes felt the same, rode the same fitted alike, personal preference was in the shop. The place i bought from treated me better.
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The tires I'm guessing are probably 700x25. They should be fine. (I'm 245ish & ride on 23s) Get a good floor pump and before each ride inflate to the recommended pressure on the sidewall.
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Get a good floor pump and before each ride inflate to the recommended pressure on the sidewall.
+1 you would be shocked at how much tire pressure you lose. after a long ride it is not unusual for me to lose 10-15 psi from my back tire, less on front tire. two or three rides without checking tire pressure and your running on 60psi and destroying tire prematurely
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Congrats on the new bike!
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