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Giant 2001 TCR 2 Frame Set Frames

4/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame: SL ALUXX double butted aluminum, Compact Road Design
Fork: Giant Composite aero straightblade with aluminum steer tube

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Pollack a Triathlete from Elburn, IL USA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

Strengths:    Weight. This is a very light, aluminum frame with a carbon-fiber composite fork. The value of this bike is very high. Comfort. Versatile. This bike is not terribly great at anything, but does a more than adequate job at several tasks, such as crits, climbing, long road rides, etc...

Weaknesses:    Could be stiffer, in my opinion. I am a heavier rider (172 lbs) and wouldn't recommend a composite frame for heavier riders, as flex is more evident, especially out of the saddle and during sprints/jumps.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike, especially for the price. Doesn't particularly stand out in any way, but gets the job done.

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Favorite Ride:   any crit race.

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Mission Bay Multispo

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale R1000

Bike Setup:   Standard gearing (53-39, 11-23) and stock parts (all 105's). Only change is a Mavic Cosmic Equipe front wheel.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Strengths:    light weight stiff, long top tube for short riders.

Weaknesses:    brittle tubing, I broke one but it was replaced in 2 days. fork sucks plain and simple unless your doing a TT.

Bottom Line:   
I only have the frame but i truly enjoy the ride i get with it. I have several components that are not stock like a DA grouppo and a reynolds fork and several wheelsets. Also a flite ti saddle and easton carbon post. The only thing that kind of sucks about this bike is the fact that it has an integrated headset which can be somewhat tedious to adjust at first but does break in eventually but it will never compare to a good old chris king. That is the only bad thing about the bike in general i like it alot and find it to be light enough to race and alot of fun in general riding conditions.

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Similar Products Used:   tcr 1, and team

Bike Setup:   full Dura Ace except for ultegra bb, deda magic bars and stem, easton carbon post, flite gel saddle,

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