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    first carbon bike!

    I am looking at buying a new 2012 giant tcr composite 2 with shimano 105 5700 as well as buying giants pslr-1 aero road wheel. I will be getting it from a bike shop so there are taxes and with all taxes included its going to cost me 2998$. Id like to know if its going to be worth the money because im 16 years old and i buy all my cycling equipment with my own money (not allowance) and this a huge amount of money so please respond your opinion. Thanks!

    Parker

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    It is a sweet ride. I have the Defy Composite 2, and I like it more every time I ride it. As to whether it's worth the money or not, only you can decide that. Best of luck with whatever you decide.

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    Welcome Parker. Sounds like an awesome deal to me.
    The folks in the Road Cycling forum can give you good advice about the bike and the wheels.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
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    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkemp227 View Post
    I am looking at buying a new 2012 giant tcr composite 2 with shimano 105 5700 as well as buying giants pslr-1 aero road wheel. I will be getting it from a bike shop so there are taxes and with all taxes included its going to cost me 2998$. Id like to know if its going to be worth the money because im 16 years old and i buy all my cycling equipment with my own money (not allowance) and this a huge amount of money so please respond your opinion. Thanks!

    Parker
    This model is a great value for what it gives you. Basically, just to give you a bit more info on this, the TCR Composite line of bikes contains a lower grade of carbon fiber than the TCR SL line and replaces an outer carbon weave layer with black paint. The different process on this line adds a bit of weight but give you a lower cost ride.

    Reviews of this model have been great and everyone I've heard who's ridden it says it provides a great experience, so I'd say go for it!

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    Thanks for the help!

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