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Is $480 a good price for the Giant OCR 2?

Old 05-13-16, 02:35 PM
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Is $480 a good price for the Giant OCR 2?

I own a 56 cm Trek 2.1, but people have been telling me in my other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...hange-buy.html) that it's too small for me (short 6'0", inseam 33.5 - 34").

So I found a Giant OCR 2 on craigslist (Giant OCR 2 Road Bike 56cm), it's also 56 cm, but it says it fits riders 5'9" - 6'1". Do you guys think this one would fit better? I actually haven't been able to find a good sizing guide for this model and I also seem these come in small, medium... rather than cm sizes, so I'm not sure what 56 cm corresponds to. I found this chart on a UK cycling store (https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/contentPages.asp?pageID=61), but the sizes there go 54 cm, 57 cm..., so I'm not sure if that's applicable or the guy just got it wrong.

How would you say this bike compares to my Trek 2.1? The price also includes a speedometer and a repair kit (both of which I currently don't have), so I guess effectively it'd be $450 for the bike, which is about the same as I paid for the Trek.
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Gee..... I am six foot and my 56cm Trek 1.1 fits me great. Who are the people telling you the bike is too small?
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Gee..... I am six foot and my Trek 1.1 fits me great. Who are the people telling you the bike is too small?
Hey, I remember you helped me in my original thread. But there's a link to the thread where I was complaining about cut-off circulation, and some people mentioned it might be because it (the bike!) is too small.
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480 is high, you should able to do better.

since you are not too sure of your size a LBS purchase might be a better way to go.
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...... some people mentioned it might be because it (the bike!) is too small.
They could be correct. Even if were the same height it doesn't mean we'd both be comfortable on the same size bikes. Didn't you have that same bicycle last year? Were you hands going numb last year?
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480 is high, you should able to do better.

since you are not too sure of your size a LBS purchase might be a better way to go.
My local bike shops don't really have used bikes, and the new ones are too expensive. And what would be a good price for this? Is it worse than my Trek 2.1? I think they're both 2008, for what it's worth.
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They could be correct. Even if were the same height it doesn't mean we'd both be comfortable on the same size bikes. Didn't you have that same bicycle last year? Were you hands going numb last year?
Yeah, it's that bicycle, and the hands thing has turned out to be fine. My private parts, on the other hand... That's what I meant by cut-off circulation.
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I picked up the 2007 version of this bike for $405 in the Buffalo, NY area. I'm 5'11" and it fits pretty well. Decent bike for the money if it fits you well.
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Yeah, it's that bicycle, and the hands thing has turned out to be fine. My private parts, on the other hand... That's what I meant by cut-off circulation.
I had the same issue.. The solution for me was a saddle with a channel cut out down the middle. Specialized Body Geometry saddles have this. I think Fizik has recently come out with a line as well. I have picked up several saddles super cheap on Ebay just to try them out.
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..... The solution for me was a saddle with a channel cut out down the middle.
I rarely mention that I use a cut-out saddle myself (too) and I never recommend them. I think... very few cyclist benefit from them... but I sure love mine. I think the OP needs to find a fitter. Even just a friendly cyclist buddie and a few YouTube video might help.
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
I rarely mention that I use a cut-out saddle myself (too) and I never recommend them. I think... very few cyclist benefit from them... but I sure love mine. I think the OP needs to find a fitter. Even just a friendly cyclist buddie and a few YouTube video might help.
Very true; Fit is so subjective that it's impossible to make a solid recommendation to anyone about anything unless you're a certified expert lol. I like to offer what worked for me in case it might work for someone else.
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