Giant TCR Elite 0 2003 Road Bike

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $3500.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Grady a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2009

Strengths:    It always feels new, always feels fast. Super for climbing, it bolts up hills.

Weaknesses:    Are you kidding me! None!

Bottom Line:   
Smooth as silk, it fit me like a glove from the time I sat on it. I have a medium frame. I have been riding the bike since July 2003. Additionally, I don't ever see myself buying another bike. It's like finding the right woman, why change.

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Favorite Ride:   Century rides

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   B&K Bike

Similar Products Used:   Nothing compares. I have yet to find a match. My OCRone1 is sized the same but it still doesn't compare.

Bike Setup:   Original setup, wheels, components, tires. The one thing I changed was the seat, I went with the Fly

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bobk a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2005

Strengths:    Fast when you want speed and very stiff. Great climber and light. approx. 16.5# with speedplay pedals and meter. Love the 700x26 tires I use lised under bike set up. The carbon stays,fork and seat post make the stiffness of the alum frame go away.

Weaknesses:    Just one, makes my legs tired from the joy of riding it.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased as retirement gift to myself for ride quality with rear carbon stays and carbon fork and carbon seat post.

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Favorite Ride:   20-50 milers

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Bike Longview,

Similar Products Used:   nothing close to this.

Bike Setup:   Ksyruium SSC SL wheelset with additional wheelset of Spinergy xareo lite. Michelin Pro Race or Michelin carbon tires. Ride is even better using the Spinergy Xareo lite, pbo spoked, on the front and Ksyrium on the back. Avocet 02 Air 40 Kevlar seat, Ritchey handle bar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronin79 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2003

Strengths:    Bicycle responds well to sprints and hill climbs

Weaknesses:    Stock seat was uncomfortable that I swapped it for the Selle San Marco era composite (carbon) and stock handle bar good but to narrow to be a size 42. The Easton EC-90 size 42 felt wider. Occasional descents with occasional vibration if head set not regularly tightened.(personal preferance)

Bottom Line:   
A very race-ready bicycle. I've ridden the bicycle for over 2000 miles of consistent riding (20 miles per day minimum to 40 on days off from work. Spec'd with Dura Ace components, Dura Ace pedals, EASTON EC-90 handle bar, Selle San Marco ERA Composite seat, and CAT EYE Astrale computer, and TACX TAO water bottle cage

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Favorite Ride:   Any as long as I get a minimum of 20 miles per day

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Sun Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Demo'd Litespeed Sienna (Felt a drag on the sprinting in comparison to the TCR elite 0

Bike Setup:   Handle bar: Easton EC- 90
Frame: TCR elite 0 size small
Cranks: Dura ACE
Rear Cassette and deraillers: Dura ACE
Seat/Saddle: Selle San Marco Era Composite
Water bottle Cage: TACX TAO

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pat fagen a Recreational Rider from lynnfield,ma usa

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2003

Strengths:    light, great groupo , 44cm bars , nice seat with cut out grove, sweet wheelset ,new school geometry,

Weaknesses:    stiff, rides hard, cables were routed poorly on bars,valve stems to short had to swap out to 46mm,fitting stem and seat post was a hastle at shop i down loaded chart off giant site and i knew more than shop guys it was a good shop to..i ended up using a # 1 stem and #2 post iam 5-10 and 162lbs 30in inseam ,normal build .

Bottom Line:   
nice ride happy with geometry and new school look .time will tell . i have problems with getting stiff neck and body but this bike helps a ton with posture and you dont look like a wank bag with a high angle stem bike...make sure you get mavic spoke holder and nipple tool with new bike for the ksyrum wheels it comes with new wheelset,tires are sweet...

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Favorite Ride:   mtn--road

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   giant dealer

Similar Products Used:   previous bike was a lightspeed catalyst campy chorus,helium wheelset, ti frame

Bike Setup:   stock new 03

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Suzita a Recreational Rider from Ventura, CA USA

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2003

Strengths:    Very lightweight, my bike is 16.5lbs with speedplay pedals, computer AND water bottle cage. It is lighter than my old full record bike!

Weaknesses:    Haven't discovered any yet

Bottom Line:   
Racy & comfortable. The perfect blend of all that I want in a road bike. The gearing is ideal for all types of rides and all the components on the bike are excellent quality.

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Favorite Ride:   Ojai Loop

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   Ray's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant Once Record bike. I like the geometry on the Elite better. Longer wheel base, higher head tube & carbon wishbone is sweet.

Bike Setup:   Stock from company

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