Giant OCR 3 Road Bike

4.27/5 (73 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:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dave a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 28, 2015

    Strengths:    Light Weight, Brackets for Disc & Caliper Brakes and Bungs for mounting racks if needed.

    Weaknesses:    The components Giant used for this bike weren't great.

    Bottom Line:   
    Really not a bad bike. It's even better if you don't mind changing components. I bought the frame of a Silver OCR 3 Touring bike a few years ago because at the time road bikes with disc brakes were fairly rare. I spec'd it out with FSA Wheels, Shimano XT & Ultegra parts along with a carbon fork and Avid Disc brakes. I am not a cometion cyclist so I find the geometry of this frame to be very comfortable for distance rides. I've ridden it on century charity rides, and as a commuter. All in all I would say it's a good frame that can be built to be a really nice bike.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Gaz

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2015

    Strengths:    Relatively lightweight and a genuine honest performer..steers well and frame seems relatively stiff during acceleration.

    Weaknesses:    Ride can be harsh (compared to carbon) if running high tire pressures.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought 2005 baby blue model 2nd hand for $100 as a frame and built it up as a spare/rain bike to my Cannondale Carbon Synapse. Fitted full 105 groupset (2nd hand), compact chainrings (double 50/39) running 9sp 11-27 rear cassette. Finished off the build with carbon seat post, lightweight Prologo seat and Shimano WH-560 (they're excellent) wheelset running Schwalbe Ultremo's (23c's). Fitted handlebar & stem..stock items.

    This is a surprisingly good performer on the WH-560's, not as quick as the Cannondale, but stays with the pack no problems. I'm 220lb and the frame and wheelset are solid as. Ride can be harsh, but running 100psi back, 90 front overcomes these issues..was running 120/100psi and felt everything, leaving numb fingers in a 2 hour training ride.

    This bike doesn't pretend to be anything but an honest performer, relatively quick and ultra reliable. Comes in at 8.2gk with pedals. It's still in my fleet and while I now only ride it occasionally, I think..hey, this thing isn't too bad.

    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.

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