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Old 03-05-05, 10:48 PM
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Giant OCR touring for commuter?

Anyone think this is a good deal? I can get 20% off a giant ocr touring. With the wide tires and disc brakes, it seems to handle the potholes in the city pretty good as well as be able to handle a few curbs.

I was thinking of getting a flat bar road bike but having drops would be nice on those 1-2 mile long stretches in the city where there isn't much traffic.
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I don't see why not. My commute is almost 10 miles one way, and I use a Trek 1000 road bike.
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Those are really nice bikes, in my opinion, and if you ever go touring, it's kind of a no-brainer. It's not MY money, but I would take it over a flat bar roadie. Check out Giants FCR line, too. They just put it on their website, flat bars, cantilevers, SRAM, etc.
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I can get 20% off a giant ocr touring. With the wide tires and disc brakes, it seems to handle the potholes in the city pretty good as well as be able to handle a few curbs.
... having drops would be nice on those 1-2 mile long stretches in the city where there isn't much traffic.
I considered a Giant OCR Touring bike before buying my Jamis cyclocross bike.
I think you'll be happy with the Giant. If it fits and the price is right, go for it.
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I was thinking of a cross bike but I wanted disc brakes. And most cross bikes with disc brakes are meuy expensivo.
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I've only seen one Giant Touring bike with the disc brakes, but it looked perfect for commuting. It has longer chainstays so you'd have more foot clearance for panniers.
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