Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-05, 06:44 PM   #1
cjphoto
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Newbie looking for suggestions..

Greetings,
I'm a newbie to this forum and in fact to road biking in general.
Straight to the point...I'm in the market for a road bike and am willing to spend up to $1000
I'm a rank beginner and so know not what to look for when doing research on the best bike for the $.
At the moment I'm looking at the Giant OCR 1 and the Specialized Sequoia and Specialized Allez Elite.
Any suggestions on making the right choice?
If not, any suggestions on good websites that would help to educate me?

Thanks in advance, Clark
cjphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 07:29 PM   #2
Primevci
Senior Member
 
Primevci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Goto a LBS and talk to somone... ride as many bikes as you can and buy the one that feels the best to you... also at the top there is a search link u could probly 500 post of this same thing... i was gonna get one online but i just went to a lbs and found one i liked and felt good.. LBS means local bike shop
Primevci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 07:30 PM   #3
Primevci
Senior Member
 
Primevci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yeah and if they dont want to spend time fitting you up jsut goto another shop.. you will eventally find a good one...
Primevci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 08:19 PM   #4
Toyota_4Runner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Specialized is by far the best as far as group of comp that comes with bike for the money. I am personaly a Cannondale man but this is a rock solid bike and is what I would go with if it feels good when you sit on it.
Toyota_4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 12:20 AM   #5
seely
The Rabbi
 
seely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,088
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
No, its not. The OCR1 is a much more performance oriented bike than the Sequoia, and is lighter and better equipped for the money. My money would go to the OCR1 if you feel it fits you well. Giant spec's excellent parts at that pricepoint. (I sell both)
seely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 12:28 AM   #6
Toyota_4Runner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was talking about the Allez Elite not the sequoia. With that said I didn't realy even pat attention to what the Ocr1 had comp wise.
Toyota_4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 07:24 AM   #7
Bikeophile
BIG RING
 
Bikeophile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hamilton (Formerly Toronto)
Bikes:
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would say that these bikes are VERY similar in components. The GIANT has ALEX wheels which I aboslutely hate...(I've had customers with bad experiences with several of their lower end wheelsets). Both bikes are mostly Shimano 105...I don't know much about the Xero Wheelsets on the Specialized.

So in my opinion is FIT. Getted fitted and test ride them both...My guess is that they should be priced pretty close...so whichever feels better...
Bikeophile is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 PM.