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For Sale: Giant OCR1 $350

Giant OCR1It is with sadness in my heart (really) that I offer up my Giant OCR1 for sale.

It s a 44cm (S) compact road bike, featuring a TIG-welded Giant Compact ALUXX 6061 T-6 aluminum frame, and a Carbon fiber composite, aero crown front fork. Color is Gloss White/Blue Mirror. Front stem and seatpost provide lots of adjustability.

Bike features an Shimano Ultegra triple, 27-speed drivetrain. All the components are Ultegra save the front derailleur, which is still a Shimano 105. Wheels are Bontrager Race Lites with snappy blue rims. Bike seat is a Terry Butterfly and is included if sold to a lady. (If sold to a guy, we can discuss.) Cyclocomputer (Vetta, wireless, no cadence sensor) is included; pedals are not.

Bike is best suited to road riding, intro bike racing, intro triathlon, and/or charity rides. This bike is NOT going to serve you well for loaded touring, winter riding, or unpaved conditions. I also wouldn’t recommend it to tow young children with a trailer or trail-a-bike, although that’s on you to decide for yourself.

Front drive train - OCR1Ideal rider is probably under 5’5″, 200 pounds (due to the low-spoke wheelset and ultra-lightweight frame).

This is a great bike for the price. If you’re dreaming of a sprint or Olympic distance tri this year, or have a teen getting into racing, e-mail me to come and check this baby out: julieDON’TSPAMME@rideboldly.org. (Take out the part in all-caps.) Looking for a local (MSP) buyer only.

(Full disclosure: This is a nice bike. I am mostly selling it because I have my Orbea, which is completely unsuited to trailer use or unpaved conditions in its own right, and my Surly, which is a better all-around utility bike for hauling and use with my kids. I have limited garage space, and would rather send this on to a good home/good user who will ride it with love in his/her heart.)

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

One Comment

  1. I’m interested in the bike. Email me.