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Thoughts on the Giant Alliance frames?

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Old 04-23-07, 01:07 PM
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Thoughts on the Giant Alliance frames?

I'm a mountain biker looking for a road bike. My MTB is steel and I appreciate the compliant ride. I'll be able to get pro-deals this summer, but my brands are limited to Giant, Lemond, and Trek. My budget is $2000 at retail prices. The Giant TCR A0 caught my eye. http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/road/1/11458/

Lemond seems to be shedding some of it's former frame technology in favor for Trek's and therefore dropping the steel/carbon options from it's line.

If anyone has ridden or has any thoughts on the Giant Alliance frames or suggestions on other bikes given my limited brand options, that would be great.
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My lbs let me borrow TCR alliance so I could test the fit before I ordered the TCR team bike. I thought it was great. It handled just like my bike and the ride was very comfortable. I think they are a great bang for the buck.
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fwiw i'm thinking of picking up one to keep back in the US so i don't have to drag a bike with me every time i fly back home.
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Thanks. How is the handling, generally speaking? I tried my friend's Canondale F700? and it felt twitchy compared to my other friend's Specialized Allez. Since I'm going to be new to the roadie scene, I'm not looking for a full-blown racer. I assume I can change some aspects of the fit/handling with stem/bar changes, etc.
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Any other thoughts on this bike?
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