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If I had a choice between the following frames, which one should I take.

I have an article of the March 2006 Velonews where they did a comparison of the stiffness of 10 frames incl. the tcr, cr1, tarmac, caad9, Synapse and couple of other. The CR1 beat the Giant comfortably. But I love the integrated stempost and look of the Giant, they have a black and white as well.

I know that the Merida compares more with The Giant TCR-0 but i thrown it in just to hear you opinions. 

The Giant and CR-1 will cost the same, but the Merida will cost approx. R 4500-00 less.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Please help.

 

 

Giant TCR Advanced (2006)

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_in/bikes/models/zooms/2007/TCR-ADVANCED-TEAM-Zoom.JPG

 

Scott CR1 (2006)

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/vehicle/cabinet/06rrsct/06cr1pro.jpg

 

 

Merida Scultura 907

http://www.tiekstweewielers.nl/race-2007/mer-scultura-907.jpg

 
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Fanie, how does the weight of the frames compare? or is weight not an issue at this stage?

 

The Giant does look coooowwooooll!!!
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Just got my Giant at the beginning of the month, it rides real good! Maybe the scott is stiffer but I haven't noticed any issues with this? Really comfortable to, removes alot of the road buzz.

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The Giant's got that intergrated seatpost, might be a problem to sell on. I'll go for the Scott. It will proberbly be the lightest of the three.

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The Giant is pretty damn light! My bike in size helluva big tips the scales in at 7.5 with DA 28 rims and a DuraAce gruppo, that includes everything, like bottle cages, pedals, computer, hell I even weighed it with the pump still on the bike.

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Nothing on this page beats the Giant for good looks.  In fact, that integrated seatpost makes it look even better on the road.Thumbs%20Up

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Remember the weight for the Giant is inclusive of the post but minus the clamp (I think). Got a picture of mine somewhere will stick it up in a minute.

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If I had a gun pointed at me and was forced to make a chois or get shot.............

 

I will be killed in an instant.   http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/smilies/fitz.gif
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TitusTi - Die weight is die opsie wat nie die intergrated stempost het nie. Maar ek skat die weight gaan basies identies wees tussen die CR1 en die Giant as ek seatposts insluit aangesien ek nie 'n corban seatpost het nie.

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Cool, so you're gonna build your parts over? Don't take the pink one and you'll be happy with it! I really am loving mine.

 

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TitusTi2007-03-23 04:01:12
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It seems weight is not an issue.

 

The Giant will look cool in Black & White!!!

 

Go Giant!!!

 

Is this the one?

 

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shaunh2007-03-23 04:01:58
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i would deffinately go for the giant ... they are the best bikes for climbing ... unfortunately i dont have mine anymore but i repLaced it with a cannondale

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