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Quick help with bike choice please

ellerinoellerino Posts: 37
edited April 2014 in Road buying advice
Had originally put back a Giant defy 1 at the bike shop to pick up next week. By chance i ended up at a large bike dealers and ended up trying a Giant Tcr composite 1, fell in love !! ultegra groupset only draw back is the price tag £1900 ! so considering a 2014 TCR 3 tiagra or 2014 Defy composite 3 also Tiagra. Both £1099 so affordable
So which one ? please help going tomorrow to sort it out


  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,213
    Have you test ridden both bikes or just sat on them in the bike shop to try for size? I take it you understand the differences in the two frame geometries, TCR performance race, Defy performance endurance. The general consensus is to go with the one that fits you the best and that you prefer the look of.
  • ellerinoellerino Posts: 37
    Ridden both, gone for the TCR it feels right and upgrade parts when finances allow.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,213
    Come back and post a review after you have ridden it for a few miles. It's always interesting to hear how peoples choices match up to their expectations and useful for other potential purchasers.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Pauls Cycles has got some cheap TCRs... ... oad-Racing
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
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