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Pilot 2.1 vs Giant OCR 1 vs Roubaix

Old 09-06-07, 09:43 AM
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Pilot 2.1 vs Giant OCR 1 vs Roubaix

looking at all three. Giant is a little less expensive. riding for fitness, about 70 miles per week. would really like your opinions/feedback.
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Old 09-06-07, 09:47 AM
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I have a giant OCR C3 and don't have a single complaint with it. I love it!
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Old 09-06-07, 09:59 AM
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Go for the best fit to your body. I looked at all of those and bought a Cannondale Synapse carbon b/c it felt much better.
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Old 09-06-07, 10:34 AM
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i looked at those bikes...and settled on a roubaix...it just fit me the best. go for fit...the fitter might be able to help, but then ride them! my fitter thought the roubaix was just perfect for my measurements...i test rode a bunch of bikes...and the fitter was dead on.
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Old 09-06-07, 10:36 AM
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I'm very happy with my OCR1. I've put about 1500 miles on it and haven't had any problems with the bike.
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Old 09-06-07, 10:57 AM
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I looked at the pilot and the ocr1 about a year ago and went with the ocr1. It just felt better to me. Got a good price too.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclingAR View Post
looking at all three. Giant is a little less expensive. riding for fitness, about 70 miles per week. would really like your opinions/feedback.
Same,same,same.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:13 PM
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I'm very happy w/ my OCR C2. I think they should replace the "Made in Taiwan" tag with "Why pay American premium?"
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Old 09-06-07, 12:17 PM
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since just about everything is made in Taiwan..I wouldn't worry about that..just buy what you like if it fits right.
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Old 09-06-07, 07:56 PM
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I've looked at these bikes too. how much lighter is aluminum vs carbon...generally.
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Old 09-06-07, 08:32 PM
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how many miles per ride?
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Originally Posted by atomship47 View Post
how many miles per ride?
25 to 30 generally.
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Old 09-06-07, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclingAR View Post
25 to 30 generally.
then, i would set a pricepoint of say $500 and buy the bike that fits the best...even if its a hybrid or flatbar roadie.

a typical ride on my hybrid is 24 miles or so. 32 is the max i can ride at one time on it.

a typical ride on my cf road bike is 38 - 45 miles.



i went to a road bike because i eventually got to the point that i wanted to ride longer and farther than i was able to do on my hybrid. if you are fairly certain you're going to stick to 25 miles, 3x week, then i'd guess you could find a comfortable bike for that use for under $500.

if you think you'll eventually want to ride more, then spend the $ now on a comfortable road bike.



just my opinion.
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Old 09-06-07, 09:38 PM
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I swear by my Pilot 2.1 You're at the time of year to wait just a few weeeks and LBS's will be starting sales on the '07 models. I saved about $300 on the Pilot at the end of the '05 year. So shop around a bit. I haven't ridden the OCR, and I have a Giant hybrid. I just happened to try the Pilot first and loved it.
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I have an OCR2 that i am very happy with. I also test rode a trek Pilot. The OCR was more comfortable for me.
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