Looking to start the new bike season with a new bike -- my first with drop bars -- and wondering if anyone has any thoughts about the two above. I want something for day tours and possible weekends, and am looking for a comfort style of bike rather than a really aggressive roadie position. Should I worry about the fact that the Giant OCR1 only comes in small, medium and large (the LBS, which has one of each in stock, insists that the medium is right for me and the small for my biking buddy)?
And will I really notice the difference between the Ultegra, which is the OCR1 componentry, and the 105 that comes with the Sequoia Expert?
Oh, and while I am asking, anyone got any thoughts on alternatives for those two bikes alternatives to those two anyway? I guess the price could go to C$1,800/US$1,500 with tax and all the other things one wants to add to a touring style bike (rack, clipless pedals and so on).