I had pretty much decided on a Specialized Sequoia for casual pavement riding, but checking with another LBS that sells both Specialized and Giant, they claimed that they had not sold all that many Sequoias since the Giant OCR3 was pretty much equivalent and about $120 less. I took a ride on one that they had and it seemed to ride pretty smoothly. It doesn't have the suspension seat post of the Sequoia, but then again some claim that those are not the best idea on a road bike.
Does anyone have any opinions on this comparison? I had not considered the OCR3 before, but it might suit my needs. I'll have to go back and look over the specs again, but should probably get my mind made up by next week.