Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Paragon, In
Bikes: Giant OCR Touring/Schwinn Moab3
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I have a OCR touring bike that I wish I had not bought. I did it right this time with an LHT. To me, steel is much more comfortable. Aluminum is too stiff and rough for me. You may want to ride a steel bike first (borrow one). My OCR was a large, but is a "compact" frame and I could never really dial in the fit. Im 6'2" and 240. I guess I'm the opposite of librarian in the alum vs steel debate.
The OCR 1,2,3 are not "touring" type bikes, they dont have touring geometry (relaxed). I dont know if they have eyelets for fenders/racks. The wheels are made for 25mm or so tires.
Its probably ok for in and out college runs but in my opinion, not for touring.
Hope this helps.
'94 Schwinn Moab 3
'03 Giant OCR Touring
'06 Surly LHT
'01 Giant Yukon
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