Giant OCR 3 Road Bike

4.28/5 (71 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00

Product Description

The ALUXX Butted Aluminum frame makes the OCR series affordable and ersatile enough for touring, charity rides, serious commuting, and spirited enough for entry level racing.
  • frame: ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design
  • fork: formulaOne Composite w/aluminum steerer

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nathan Haack

    Date Reviewed: July 25, 2015

    Strengths:    I bought this bike in 2007, and have used it mostly as a touring bike. I took it from WI to GA without any issues. It continues to be hassle free as long as it's lubed up and maintained. lightweight and handles great.

    Weaknesses:    It took more effort than I would've liked to turn in into a touring bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    This thing has taken me everywhere I've wanted to go on a road bike, and still works great 8 years after I bought it.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Rodriguez a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2013

    Strengths:    Lightweight Compact frame has Great handling and quick Acceleration great Carbon Forks able to withstand the harsh roads round leicestershire has a Shimano Sora Groupset throughout 8 Speed i am able to keep up with the modern bikes of today even tho mine is a 2005 baby blue loving it so far

    Weaknesses:    the Triple Chain ring was nasty too heavy for the bike swapped it for a Double now much smoother performance seems faster too

    Bottom Line:   
    A 2005 OCR 3 Compact road bike in baby blue had 2nd hand early januray of this year (2013) done just over 700 miles so far the performance is amazing have a scott bike and this Giant seems faster and more lighter to ride even tho it has less gears! loving it for £200 you cant go wrong would highly recommaned this bike to anyone such a pleasure to ride

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    Favorite Ride:   Giant OCR 3

    Purchased At:   Cash Generator

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    Bike Setup:   Shimano Sora 8 speed throughout with old style horn fixie bars

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by stephenwelborn

    Date Reviewed: February 6, 2013

    Strengths:    light really cuts thur the wind

    Weaknesses:    none at all for me

    Bottom Line:   
    Over all this is a great bike for me. I just love it.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sam

    Date Reviewed: January 31, 2013

    Strengths:    Versatility, durability, easy ride, able to handle serious commuting as well as centuries

    Weaknesses:    None that an amateur like me can see

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike for me. I commute 20 miles every day and this is the perfect bike for what I need. I bought it new when I lived in Boulder, and it got me up mountain rides as well as commutes. Now in Texas it is perfect for commutes, 100's, whatever I dish out it takes. I am not a pro, and I haven't figured out any categories I may fit. If you want a fast ride, easy commute, with style, and power when you need to do hills, this is the bike.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kiko

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2012

    Strengths:    Adjustable and narrow. Gears still working great 6+ years later and little adjustment needed. Good for beginning distance rides

    Weaknesses:    Narrow front fork limits tire options. Not good for larger riders

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought the 2006 model used and love it. I am 5'8" and the compactness is an advantage for my shorter torso. I commute daily and also have taken for longer distance 30+ mile rides as well as steep hill climbs. Love the top brakes for commuting. I changed the tires to armadillos but the tires must stay narrow due to the fork narrownesss. You can't attch front fenders due to low clearance so its not a good commuter for places with a lot of rain . I would not recommend for big guys, my boyfriend thinks the frame is too small, his foot catches the tire when turning and he popped a spoke. For people less than 6' and around 150 lbs it's great

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