giant TCR2/ is it any good?

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  1. gmmcfd

    gmmcfd New Member

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    i am considering a GIANT TCR2 versus "anything" else. does anybody have any feelings about this carbon frame bike/ ultegra components for 2000$.
    thanks
     
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  2. Jhikers

    Jhikers New Member

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    The 2004 Giant TCR-Composite2 is an absolutely sensational bike that would have to be one of the best value for money carbon fibre bikes out on the market, and it's got Ultegra!

    I myself have a 2003 Giant TCR-Composite1, which is the exact equivalent of the one you mention.

    The only thing I would recommend is looking into a different wheelset if you are 85+kg (e.g. Mavic CXP's or Mavic Open Pro's), as people above this weight have found the Shimano 540 wheelset to flex a bit on descents - going downhill.
    But otherwise on the flat etc, they are fine - a light, aerodynamic wheel.

    and for $2000... you cannot go wrong with this bike!
    Just make sure you get the right frame size.
     
  3. Julian Radowsky

    Julian Radowsky New Member

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    Absolutely love mine, different league from the TCR Aluminium bikes.
     
  4. ewitz

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    Not the same as the 2003 TCR 1 as stated above.

    For 2004 they have kept the price down on the TCR 2 by going to an carbon fprk with an alloy steerer tube vs. the full carbon fork used on all composite frames in 2003.

    That is just a small difference though.
     
  5. Duckwah

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    I think you will find its the other way round

    giants old forks were carbon alloy but the new slim profile fork is all carbon.
     
  6. ewitz

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    From Giants website. 2004 Giant TCR Composite 2 specs.

    fork Giant Composite Areo, 1 1/8" w/alloy steerer

    The new slim fork legs were introduced on the 2003 composite frames and were spec'ed only as full carbon forks.
     
  7. The Cheetah

    The Cheetah New Member

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    I have been told that Giants mass produce thier frames and slam them all togeather. I would go for somthing like the trek 2300 or Trek just came out with a 5000 with oclv frame with combo 105 and ultegra.
     
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