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Old 11-29-17, 08:18 AM
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Need Advice on this new journey! HELP

Good morning my friends! I started this journey this year when I moved to a new city where I cant MTB so I decided to pursue Road Bikes I attacked this new venture and I discovered there is several toppings for this pizza I've now been able to identify the difference in the shimano groupset and the size a bike i need im a 56. After months of research ii have narrowed this search to A 2017 GiantTCR ADVANCED with ultegra or a 2017 Scott Foil 30 with 105 i need some pro opinions PLEASE HELP
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Old 11-29-17, 11:35 AM
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Is there a question in there somewhere?
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Old 11-29-17, 11:37 AM
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my question is which is a better bike?
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Old 11-29-17, 12:27 PM
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More important than our opinion of your new bike, is yours. Which one rides better to you? Which one fits your budget better? Which one looks better?
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Old 11-29-17, 12:40 PM
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Easy. The Scott is too proprietary. Get the Giant.

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Old 11-29-17, 01:04 PM
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What are your intended uses for this bike?
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Old 11-29-17, 01:06 PM
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What are your intended uses for this bike?


The OP says he's gonna "pursue" them.
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Old 11-29-17, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the input folks the Scott is 2400 and Giant tcr is 3000 I plan on riding it daily maybe logging 150 miles a week ive always owned mtb and i wanna start with a bike thats gonna last
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Old 11-29-17, 08:01 PM
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Which car is best, which shoe is best, which house is best... the real question is which one, within your budget, do you like best? You've listed two nice bikes. You should decide, not us.
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Old 11-30-17, 07:12 AM
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That cockpit on the Scott looks very space-age. Not knowing much about it I'd go with the TCR.
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Old 11-30-17, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
That cockpit on the Scott looks very space-age. Not knowing much about it I'd go with the TCR.
I like the price of the tcr its not a bad looking bike either comes tubeless ready no experience in tubeless but i guess its the new thing being the amateur i am i was confused which was better ultegra or 105 alot of the folks told me that getting carbon rims might be the first and best upgrade
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Old 11-30-17, 10:14 AM
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I love "which should I buy" threads. That way if the OP doesn't like his purchase he gets to point fingers at every one but himself.
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Old 11-30-17, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jsauceda87 View Post
I like the price of the tcr its not a bad looking bike either comes tubeless ready no experience in tubeless but i guess its the new thing being the amateur i am i was confused which was better ultegra or 105 alot of the folks told me that getting carbon rims might be the first and best upgrade
No punctuation function on your device?

Most people will tell you that Shimano 105 offers the best value, and that Ultegra, while very nice, is not worth the extra $400-600. Functionality is identical but you get some weight savings. I'm not going to tell you different.

Anyway, if you're just starting on this journey work on the engine. Find some hills, then go long, then more hills, then longer. Then think about upgrading.
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Old 12-01-17, 09:18 AM
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The Scott is a gorgeous bike, but so is the Giant.

Given your everyday usage, I'd opt for the one that is more repairable/reliable friendly - I'd go for the Giant.

Also, I think the Giant is just the better buy.......

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