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Old 12-08-07, 12:03 PM
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TCR C Any opinions

Just been in and ordered this bike. 18 months ago and I started road Biking after 15 years on MTB's. First bike was a Giant OCR3 and this lasted well. Still got it but after a year I bought a Boreas Ignis frame and had it built up into a 15lbs Bike. Good bike and I am pleased with it. Only problem is the weather over here and I have been using the OCR for winter riding and trips to the LBS. It does lack a great deal so In the shop got an exceptionally good deal on The TCR C3. I know the wheels are not to my standard- so they will be kept as the winter/ foul weather hoops for both the Boreas and the Giant as I have spare wheels that are far better for normal riding. Anyone any views on the TRC C3 as a General riding bike? This will be my first foray into CF but Checked out the Mechanics TCR C1 bike on an extensive test ride before I bought and it feels good for me.


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The TCR C3 is certainly a raceable frame. No opinions on it as a 'daily' bike. I'd hold onto the OCR3 and reserve 'rain/commuter' status to it, and build up the TCR as a very quick bike.
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I REALLY like my TCR C1. A lot. it's circa '05, which makes of lesser quality than the new ones (tcr advanced framesets are very nice), but I love it. Stiff, cushy, all those things people say about carbon. Anyway, people hate on Giant because they're cheap(er), and not anything like a boutique bike, but they do make an amazing carbon frame.
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Anyway, people hate on Giant because they're cheap(er), and not anything like a boutique bike, but they do make an amazing carbon frame.
Yes, they do. Few do it better, but Giant lacks "Pas$ion".
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Please define "general riding bike".
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Originally Posted by botto
Please define "general riding bike".
The Boreas is set up as Distance bike. Does the 60 mile + rides I get in most weeks and the 6 or so centuries a year. Ultegra setup and I like to keep this one ready to go for a long ride tomorrow if the occasion occurs. The OCR is used mainly in the winter for the evening training rides of around 20 to 25 miles and also like this morning just to do the 20 miles to the LBS.

Thre TCR C is 105- and will replace the OCR for its use.
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Originally Posted by stapfam
The Boreas is set up as Distance bike. Does the 60 mile + rides I get in most weeks and the 6 or so centuries a year. Ultegra setup and I like to keep this one ready to go for a long ride tomorrow if the occasion occurs. The OCR is used mainly in the winter for the evening training rides of around 20 to 25 miles and also like this morning just to do the 20 miles to the LBS.

Thre TCR C is 105- and will replace the OCR for its use.
is the price that good?

seems to me that you're already covered.

105 is redundant: it will work fine over 10 to 200 miles. doesn't matter.

the tcr comp frame is redundant: it will work fine over 10 to 200 miles. doesn't matter.
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Originally Posted by botto
is the price that good? seems to me that you're already covered.

105 is redundant: it will work fine over 10 to 200 miles. doesn't matter.

the tcr comp frame is redundant: it will work fine over 10 to 200 miles. doesn't matter.
Don't know the deals available in the US but we are a lot more expensive. For this model- You pay $1900- we pay pushing $3,000- I am getting it at a better price than your retail- A lot better. And on top of that- The OCR is Sora. Nothing wrong with Sora- but it is Sora.
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I'd rather have a crummy bike for winter riding. So sora/tiagra would be perfect for me.
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