Giant OCR 3 Road Bike

4.27/5 (70 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 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

    Similar Products Used:   Scott Speedster S60
    Raleigh 1980s road bike
    Raleigh Mercury


    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


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jameson Kirk a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2010

    Strengths:    Frame is very rigid, upright riding position is very comfortable, very nimble and quick due to compact frame, triple crank allows for some serious torque when climbing, braze-ons for a rear rack and 2 water bottle holders

    Weaknesses:    Stock adjustable stem has play and squeaks when pulling on handlebar, stock derailleur leaves some to be desired, feels kinda unstable at speeds over 30MPH due to compact frame

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this bike after graduating high school and needed a bike for commuting to campus from my apartment. It is a very comfortable road bike and I really appreciate the added brake levers and the upright riding position. The first thing I did was upgrade the tires with some Panaracer T-Serv Messenger tires. I also upgraded the rear derailleur for a Shimano Tiagra, as the original Shimano Sora started hanging between gears after about 100 miles. It took a while to get used to the seat, but after some adjusting and fine tuning it is actually pretty comfortable for longer rides. I am very satisfied overall with this bike and have ridden 2 centuries on it so far.

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    Favorite Ride:   '07 Giant OCR 3

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   The Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   1976 Schwinn Sprint, ???? Pinnacle 10 speed(first road bike), 1965 Schwinn Varsity, GMC Denali(Wal Mart road bike), 2000 Giant Sedona

    Bike Setup:   Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur, Specialized Roubaux bar tape, Panaracer T-Serv Messenger tires, rear rack, Cateye wireless speedometer, Cateye headlight, Axiom Appalachian panniers, Axiom PowerBag stem bag



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