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Postby stryker84 » Mon May 28, 2007 2:01 am

from what i've been told, they're doing so cos they're be putting out the OCR-C range, which is performance oriented i.e., carbon frame, higher end groupsets, etc,

probably gonna leave the current range down specced for the more recreational roadie... or people who want a road bike but at less cost.
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Postby commi » Mon May 28, 2007 10:36 am

stryker84 wrote:from what i've been told, they're doing so cos they're be putting out the OCR-C range, which is performance oriented i.e., carbon frame, higher end groupsets, etc,

probably gonna leave the current range down specced for the more recreational roadie... or people who want a road bike but at less cost.


But they already have a OCR C range. I talked about this at my LBS and they were at a loss as to why the 08 OCRs seem down-specced
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Postby Bnej » Mon May 28, 2007 11:13 am

2200 didn't have STI shifters last year. Maybe 2200 is the new Sora and there's three road group sets under 105 now?

And I already have last years OCR C3 which was Tiagra...

I think I get it - they're putting a full sequence product line which goes directly from the OCR 1 to the C3, like this:

OCR 3 - 2 - 1 - C3 - C2 - C1 - C0

2200 - Sora - Tiagra - 105 - Ultrega - Ultrega/Dura ace - Dura ace

So now you don't get to choose between Tiagra/CF Frame or 105/Alloy frame for similar price - you want 105 you go the next frame up.

Actually it's even more complicated. They have the OCR alliance 1 & 0 where the OCR 1 used to be.
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon May 28, 2007 7:25 pm

Bloody hell, glad I got my roadie this year :roll:
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Postby McPete » Mon May 28, 2007 11:13 pm

Ahem. The following is a pro-steel frame, olde bike(e) rant. If you are of a sensitive, carbon fiber disposition, you may find this slightly odd. Enjoy!
<rant>
Most of you have fairly recent bikes, yes? I have a late 70s Apollo III(SunTour Honour groupset, 12 speed). There are exactly three things I don't like, and they're minor.
1) Friction shifters. They work, but it can make hills a bit of a rush job.

2) A bit of rust, although I'm thinking of stripping the bike, rubbing the paint back, applying a bit of rust converter(Steel. Good stuff.), and then giving it a nice lick of red paint.

3) It's 5 kilos heavier than my dad's serveral years old OCR3(10Kg) and 6-7Kg heavier than his mate Steve's 2006 OCR2(8/9 something Kg?).
(I managed to get the Dia Compes going alright, it now stops fairly well!)
But I can match speed with the traffic in school zones, I can get up most hills without completely killing myself, I don't really have to worry about having it nicked. I can probably fit racks and panniers and go touring. It's got big, fat 27x1.25 inch tyres that have NEVER had a puncture, despite dirt and glass and gravel

As much as I'd love(Consumerisim is a wonderful force, no?) a lightweight machine, as much as I'd love something a bit easier to pull up hills... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

</rant>

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Postby europa » Tue May 29, 2007 8:06 am

McPete wrote:.. if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Bbbbbut it IS broke - it's got 11 surplus gears :D

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Postby Kalgrm » Tue May 29, 2007 11:07 am

McPete wrote:(Consumerisim is a wonderful force, no?)

And if you are broke, you can't fix it ...... ;)

Cheers,
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Postby Bnej » Tue May 29, 2007 11:19 am

And when there's bikes made of unobtainium and I'm still poodling on my old carbon fibre with deraileur gears, then I can rant about how CF was always better and there's no benefit in changing to a 500 gram bike....
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Postby McPete » Tue May 29, 2007 7:46 pm

A 500 gram bike? You'd need downforce to keep in on the road above 40 :P
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Postby SEN1116 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:18 pm

'08 Boulder (bright red) sighted on LBS shop floor on the w/e.

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