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2005 Giant TCR 1 vs. OCR 3 composite

Old 07-19-06, 09:42 PM
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2005 Giant TCR 1 vs. OCR 3 composite

I'm looking to get into road biking and am thinking of either a 2005 Giant TCR 1 or a 2005 giant OCR 3 composite. Does anyone have any advice or ideas?
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Old 07-19-06, 09:44 PM
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I have an ocr3 comp. Works great for me, choose whichever fits you and your riding style and body setup better.
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Old 07-20-06, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael W.
I'm looking to get into road biking and am thinking of either a 2005 Giant TCR 1 or a 2005 giant OCR 3 composite. Does anyone have any advice or ideas?
As another poster mentioned, it depends on the type of riding your doing, the TCR 1 has a more agressive frame geometry than the OCR making it faster handling. The OCR 3 allows for a more upright seating position giving slower handling and the carbon fibre frame would make for a relatively more compliant ride. The TCR 1 has the Ultegra 10 speed group set which is the model above the OCR's 9 speed 105, and is much better than the 9 speed model specification. Last year the 10 speed version of 105 was released and according to the reviews was an improvement.
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Old 07-20-06, 07:17 AM
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Remember that the OCR C3 can always be upgraded at some time to higher level componentry. I have one and have upgraded it to DA. The TCR1 will always have an aluminum frame.
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Old 07-20-06, 11:58 AM
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get the TCR 3 composite if you want to be fast and have the ability to upgrade.
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