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Scr3 Frame

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by roadiewill, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Hi, no real reason in my question but on a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate the Giant SCR3 frame? Obviously not compared to full carbon frames, but Im just wondering as to how good it is, and how much I should really spend on smaller upgrades.
     
  2. paul

    paul New Member

    Location:
    Doncaster
    Giant SCR3 frame

    Rating 10. I've had mine 6 months, been out in all weathers and conditions, done over 1,000 miles recent racing, training and commuting to work.(latter 3 days a week) I alternate weekend training with Scott mountain bike. Giant SCR 3 has held up to everything so far, no problems.
     
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I'm not too sure about the SCR but Giant normally use the same frame through-out their range. So I wouldn't be too surprised if the SCR1 has exactly the same frame.

    The frames very comfortable for alu and it's relatively light. You'd have to spend quite a lot of money to get anything significantly better. Although contry to the above post I don't think it makes a good race bike. The geometry is just too relaxed.

    As for upgrades, it has to be the tyres first. Mitchelin pro3 / Conti gp 4000's will just transform the bike.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Cheap upgrades..

    Good tyres - Michelin Pro Race 2/3 and Conti's will be great.
    Cork bar tape - fantastic stuff
    New pads - Salmon Coolstop etc.
     
  5. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    I've got SCR3 which I think is the same frame. No problems with it over 1 year and 600 miles.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    fossyant, you mention cork bar tape. Is this just a bit more cushioning than the standard stuff?
     
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Done 2477miles on my SCR4. Got it just before xmas. Its been out in all weathers.
    New saddle, brake pads and tyres are what i've put on and its a nice bike.
    The SCR range do all have the same frame which maks upgrading pretty simple.
     
  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Joe did you have a giro 300?
     
  9. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Nope
     
  10. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    The frame will be the same throughout the SCR range its Giants way. I have a 2.0 very very pleased with it apart from the wheels which were nasty formulas but have now been upgraded. Looking at removing a couple of spacers over coming weeks to drop the bars a little lower other than that keeping it till I can afford a custom Yates.
     
  11. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It gets extra points for taking mudguards too ;)
     
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I have the SCR4 which is my winter hack, as far as I know the frame is the same throughout the SCR range, my 4 has Cro Mo forks, the rest of the range have better(?) carbon comp forks.


    I swapped the OE Alex DA 22 wheels for some Aksium race and changed the OE pads for some Aztecs.

    I actually find the OE saddle very comfy.
     
  13. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Did you notice much of a benefit by swapping to the Aksiums?
     
  14. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    FF, hello, yes I did, less weight ( not much less, but less) better hubs, and more pleasing aesthetically, and they make the bike feel more sprightly, well worth the £95 they cost me.:smile:
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Just a quick question about the SCR3, I changed the tyres the other day and having put the wheels back on, Ive noticed that the wheel is no longer central - its slightly to the right by about 5mm, This then cause the right hand side brake block to have greater contact than the left one. Ive checked that the wheel is fitted to rotate the right way also. Any ideas?