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Giant 2009 - New TCRs, SCR becomes "Defy" (I think)

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by John the Monkey, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    More info on Bike Radar

     
  2. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    I wish bike manufacturers and magazines would stop telling me that I want a sportive/relaxed/upright (delete as appropriate) bike!

    Dave.
     
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I have an OCR... what's that stand for?
    Old Crap Raleigh?
    Old Codger's Roadie...
    ????
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Oversize Compact Road
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Oh... thanks... out of inteest, why "oversize"... if it's oversize, it isn't compact (or am I taking it too literally?) Genuine questions, just interested.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    It's something to do with the tubing the original frames used - the technology moved on, but the nomenclature didn't.
     
  7. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Very nice love the clean looks of that TCR it looks fast.
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    It would spoil the C+ "Sportive" drinking game, mind, (although if you can get past the first half of the mag without being absolutely legless...)

    I did want relaxed/upright riding position when I first got a road bike, but I notice that I'm soon going to run out of spacers under the stem, which probably isn't a good sign :smile:
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I consider that Giant are now comparable if not ahead of many of the makes that we traditionally accept as being first class frames. However they still have a long way to go to match Colnago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I will say it appears Giant have finally made some good colour schemes, there last productions over the last 5 years at least have been totally discusting, so much so I bought one
     
  11. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I don't think that the Defy actually affects the SCR range, actually. Defy's phasing out the OCR, but can't see any reference to SCR in the article. Perhaps that is because I didn't look hard enough though.

    I love my Giant.