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this bike?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Kovu, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

  2. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    It is even odder when you consider that the bike comes in five different sizes (42cm, 46.5cm, 50cm, 55.5cm, and 58.5cm)!
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Are you thinking of getting one then kovu?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    I don't know. Was looking through bikes and this one caught my eye.
     
  5. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    Good price for a first or spare bike.
     
  6. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I have just purchased the 2008 SCR4 from my LBS for my winter trainer, I ordered the Medium on advice of LBS as at 5'9" I come in mid way through the size range for the medium frame. I have made some adjustments to the set up, and the bike is fine, especially when you consider it only cost me £307:biggrin: and that included a set of Tortec 'guards and a bottle cage:smile:. The difference between the SCR 3 and the SCR4 is that the 3 has a carbon comp fork and a Tiagra RD, whereas the 4 has a CroMo fork and Sora gears. As I'm using it for my winter trainer, I don't want it to be too swish, just something for a mid week blast and the Sunday Club run.

    Funnily enough both my daughter's told me that it looks better than my Wilier:ohmy:
     
  7. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Yeah, but they're girls, so only take any notice of the colour.xx(
     
  8. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    LOL! The colour scheme is pretty uninspiring, but there is a certain attraction to it, not sure how long the white 'bar tape and white saddle will stay that colour though, and it does look good with the matching black 'guards, with their refelctive strip on the edge.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    So I'm about 5 ft 8, would that class me in the medium frame? aw bit confused here, but I do like this one, is it decent at all?
     
  10. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    Sounds like you're probably a medium then, Kovu. Of course rule number one is never buy a bike unless you've tried out first. I'd agree with giant man - good for a first bike/ spare. Giant have a good reputation so you should be alright.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    its a first road bike, buying all myself, the price tag appealed to me also.
     
  12. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I have an SCR2 and love it to pieces (I bought it at edinburgh cycles with a 20% discount - was £380 quid). I'm about 5 ft 11, and am just at the top end of the medium frame. Giant were the first bike company to start the sm/med/lg frame sizes, as they had proven that those 3 bike sizes in a compact frame geometry serve about 95% of the world's population - it was comparatively recently that they added xs/xl frame sizes to take the bikes to the other 5.
    Anyway, if you want a fitting/try then a lot of lbs, edinburgh bikes and evans stock them, and you can try from there. You'll probably be a medium though.

    That's the 2007 bike, next years ones have a much nicer paint job!
     
  13. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I'm taking mine on the Sunday club run, so will let you know, but I reckon it's a good price for an upgradeable frame should you wish to do so. at 5'8" size medium will be OK for you.