I had just about made up my mind to buy a new Giant OCR1, really liked the way it fit, and I found a good deal. Yesterday I test rode a Trek Xo1 and really liked that one also.
So, will I ever miss the extra 3 gears that I can get with the Giant? I think the Giant has better components, but the ride on the XO1 was so much smoother. Also, I can put fenders or a rack on the X01 but not the Giant, except for a stem mounted rack. Are they any good?
I had thought about getting the Giant, putting tires like the XO1 cyclocross tires on it, however, I was told today that there wouldn't be room to do that. Does that sound right?
Thanks for the input.