I'm in the market for a new road bike to do light commuting and possibly enter in a club type race. I typically do 20-30 miles per weekday when the time permits, and 30-50 mile rides on weekends, with a some longer rides per season. I usually do 2000-3000 miles per year.
I've searched all over, different brands, etc, and have my eye on the Giant OCR1. It has all 105 componentry, as far as I can tell, and is cheaper than the competition. $1175
What do you think of the OCR1? Are there other bikes that are a better deal?
I also looked at the Mercier Corvus, which, with shipping, would run $750 or so. After reading all of the horror stories about BikesDirect and Mercier, however, I'm second guessing that.
Any input/comments are appreciated.