help: Scotch Speedster S40 VS Giant OCR 1 ~$1300

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help: Scotch Speedster S40 VS Giant OCR 1 ~$1300

Postby Bikeman » Fri May 23, 2008 12:43 am

AS topic, I am looking for a road bike which is around $1300.
I found that the Scotch Speedster S40 and Giant OCR 1 are in this range and with similar Specs.
Please give me some advice for this 2 bikes or others which is ~$1300. :wink:
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Postby bobbyd » Fri May 23, 2008 10:59 am

hey bikeman,

i test rode the s40 last weekend, and thought it was pretty good. My LBS didn't need a deposit or anything to let me take it out, they know me pretty well ;)

The bike wasn't set up for me, but I like the brakes and the clean responsivesness of the tiagra. Whippy accelaration, and nice riding position.

Slight harshness through the back wheel, but I'm used to MTB wheels so I guess that's expected. The seat was also a bit low, but again it wasn't set up for a 193cm guy ;)

All in all, pretty impressive machine, but as I'm just getting into road, I don't have much experience.

My advice, just take them for a ride and see what makes you smile.

I'm out looking at the weekend, let us know how you get on.

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Postby Matt_Matt » Fri May 23, 2008 8:04 pm

bobbyd wrote:hey bikeman,

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My advice, just take them for a ride and see what makes you smile.

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That's the best advice you hear before the "Giant vs Other" debate kick off


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Postby Bikeman » Sat May 24, 2008 2:14 am

Thanks for all reply and advice. Finally I buy a Giant TCR A2 08, because of a big disscount from one the biggest dearler and my friend got a OCR A.Sport. :D
Although the Giant 2009 road will come soon after a few months, I still choose this bike b/c I feel boring about my mountain bike and the big discount.
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Postby Matt_Matt » Sat May 24, 2008 10:42 am

Bikeman wrote:Thanks for all reply and advice. Finally I buy a Giant TCR A2 08, because of a big disscount from one the biggest dearler and my friend got a OCR A.Sport. :D
Although the Giant 2009 road will come soon after a few months, I still choose this bike b/c I feel boring about my mountain bike and the big discount.


We won't believe you until you post some pictures of your new stead .........


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Postby Bikeman » Sat May 24, 2008 7:21 pm

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Postby sandman » Sat May 24, 2008 9:53 pm

Geeze you could put a BBQ chicken into that rear toolbag :-) Nice bike, congrats on the purchase :-)

Cheers..Pete
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Postby Chuck » Sun May 25, 2008 7:16 pm

Nice bike 8)
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Postby Matt_Matt » Sun May 25, 2008 7:26 pm

Great stuff. Welcome to the road.


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Postby Mulger bill » Mon May 26, 2008 10:41 am

Great find Bikeman, you're gonna have a great time on her :)

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