Giant TCR Composite 3 road bike now 30% off @Tritoncycles
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Giant TCR Composite 3 road bike now 30% off @Tritoncycles

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Found 3rd Aug 2013
Just got this emailed through. Not one for the £99 bike brigade. But looks like a cracking deal to me :-

Giant TCR Composite 3 2013 was £1249.00 now only £874.00

2013 Giant TCR Composite carbon road bike is a direct descendent of the bikes ridden by Rabobank pros. The best road bike for aggressive performance characteristics and smooth ride quality - lightweight and stiff, yet still compliant for long days in the saddle. Giant’s PowerCore bottom bracket area and asymmetric chainstays produce maximum pedalling efficiency. Its OverDrive steerer tube technology adds front-end stiffness and steering precision and it’s RideSense-ready, for use with Giant’s ANT+ compatible wireless bike computer.

Features include :
-Shimano Tiagra compact 10-speed drivetrain
-Giant Connect handlebar and stem
-Giant P-R2 double wall rims, sealed bearing hubs, DT Swiss Competition butted spokes wheelset

65 Comments

tiagra would make this money difficult for me to justify..

Yeah same here good shout mind

Wouldn't pay the £1249 for it with Tiagra groupset, but not a bad spec after the price drop.

I find that Giant bikes hold their value more on resale than some of the other brands.

Hot.

rutlandcycling.com £899
use THANKYOU for this price
Edited by: "jpmont" 3rd Aug 2013

Some comments from someone that owns one here: bikeradar.com/for…710
All well over my head.

It reads to me like a bunch of nerds upgrading to the best branded bits they can afford which will make next to zero difference in performance...but what do I know with my lowly Carerra Vulcan.

Original Poster

Jpmont why pay £899?

Not one for the £99 bike brigade



Love it. X)

Amazing, over 50 degrees and the nugget who trolls the bike threads hasn't shown up yet.

unterwasser

Amazing, over 50 degrees and the nugget who trolls the bike threads … Amazing, over 50 degrees and the nugget who trolls the bike threads hasn't shown up yet.



Give him time, Mr Sunglasses will soon turn up.

Worth looking at the new Planet X Ultegra @ £999

for people not into cycling please feel free to copy and paste one of these, it'll save you time:

900 quid for a push bike lolololololololololol (add or delete lol's based on your iq)
i hate cyclists
if you can afford this you should pay road tax*
i have a bike that cost 50p and gets me about fine, why pay more?
i can drive from london to rome and back but couldnt cycle it, whats the point in this deal?


* road tax doesnt exist, a vehicle tax based on emissions does, bikes have zero emissions and therefore are exempt much like low emissions cars are also exempt.

not a bad bike but would expect better groupset at its original price point

I am looking for bike, but this is not it. What fool would pay over £500. Its a bike!

zcgby03

I am looking for bike, but this is not it. What fool would pay over £500. … I am looking for bike, but this is not it. What fool would pay over £500. Its a bike!



ye gods

Its because of people like xcgby03, that supermarkets sell BSO's........ people like them want cheap, so supermarkets are only too happy to sell poorly made crap.

My Raleigh Grifter (Mk.1) would eat this for breakfast. Shame I look like a crab when I ride it though.

Biker Jeff

Its because of people like xcgby03, that supermarkets sell BSO's........ … Its because of people like xcgby03, that supermarkets sell BSO's........ people like them want cheap, so supermarkets are only too happy to sell poorly made crap.



hate to break this to you but when it comes to bikes something cheap / half decent is all most people require....shocking but true

cold


Thats a decent price for that spec .. Heat added thinking of changing my bike at the end of this summer hoping some good deals will be about by then

arpster

hate to break this to you but when it comes to bikes something cheap / … hate to break this to you but when it comes to bikes something cheap / half decent is all most people require....shocking but truecold



But for people like me that cycle often a bike like this is much better... hot

Worth a look close up!

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/smsimg/252/11326-31923-full-2013_giant_tcr_composite_3-252.jpg

Good price, Giant are usually a safe bet and get decent reviews.

arpster

hate to break this to you but when it comes to *anything you care to … hate to break this to you but when it comes to *anything you care to think of* something cheap / half decent is all most people require....shocking but true



FIFY

arpster

hate to break this to you but when it comes to bikes something cheap / … hate to break this to you but when it comes to bikes something cheap / half decent is all most people require....shocking but truecold



If you think you only require a cheap supermarket bike, then you might actually require five of them as each one falls to pieces...

Never quite sure why people who say you only need to spend X on a bike always invade bike threads that they wouldn't be interested in anyway? The argument is silly for a start, do you need a BMW instead of a Skoda, a detached in the country instead of a terrace in the city?

Anyway.... Good frame this, you can always upgrade the Tiagra, when it falls apart or gets on your nerves after a couple of years, though I be tempted to upgrade the wheels first, 500g saved there makes a huge difference.

That is a very good bike for the hard bitten enthusiast,not a lot of use to the ordinary lay man.Why hasnt anyone noticed that pedals are extra?

alan mcculloch

That is a very good bike for the hard bitten enthusiast,not a lot of use … That is a very good bike for the hard bitten enthusiast,not a lot of use to the ordinary lay man.Why hasnt anyone noticed that pedals are extra?



They don't include pedals on most bikes like this because people like to use their own that clips into their shoe.
Edited by: "tom24uk" 3rd Aug 2013

The Giant TCR composite is a great frame. I have raced (age related events) on one for the last seven years - but not with Tiagra groupset, I wouldn't bother changing it except that I'm considering my options for an aero road frame to stay competitive with my rivals.

Bearing in mind it's one of the bigger brand names, I don't think the groupset is that bad for the price and certainly not at the reduced price. Plus I find the Tiagra groupset works well, I was initially planning to get 105 or better but after putting a good few miles into a hire bike with the Tiagra groupset I went for it on my own bike and haven't regretted it.

John

chrisbass

for people not into cycling please feel free to copy and paste one of … for people not into cycling please feel free to copy and paste one of these, it'll save you time:900 quid for a push bike lolololololololololol (add or delete lol's based on your iq)i hate cyclistsif you can afford this you should pay road tax*i have a bike that cost 50p and gets me about fine, why pay more?i can drive from london to rome and back but couldnt cycle it, whats the point in this deal?* road tax doesnt exist, a vehicle tax based on emissions does, bikes have zero emissions and therefore are exempt much like low emissions cars are also exempt.



bikes do have emissions just like any item because they are made

Funny how some people scoff at others paying a grand for a bike they will use every day, yet would probably consider it perfectly normal spending a grand on a telly for a few hours of soaps every night.

sweet looking ride. im looking to replace my road bike. ist a giant ocr from 2005. i do about 700km a month commuting and it still rides like a dream. i just fancy a change of bike

this would be an upgrade from my current sora groupset, and i do like giant frames.

just need to try and justify it to the mrs lol

Good deal, the bike has a great starting point in that it has a really good frame, good place to start and upgrade as you can afford. I have e TCR2 and love it. This looks the part too.

great-deals

Worth a look close up!



For something that is priced at £874, one would expect foot pedals?

jamgin

Give him time, Mr Sunglasses will soon turn up.

Probably still to excited over the Planet X deal?

zcgby03

For something that is priced at £874, one would expect foot pedals?



Would you really buy a suit and expect them to throw in any old pairs of shoes with it ?

In reality you usually get what you pay for on cheap bikes so the £99 price range gets you nuts and bolts made of a cheese like substance and a frame that buckles after the first few pot holes.Prices in this range are made for serious cyclists, so its no surprise those who are not don't understand the price point but its much like any other hobby theres a low spec and a high spec range with prices to match.
Edited by: "arachnoid" 3rd Aug 2013

arachnoid

In reality you usually get what you pay for on cheap bikes so the £99 … In reality you usually get what you pay for on cheap bikes so the £99 price range gets you nuts and bolts made of a cheese like substance.Prices in this range are made for serious cyclists, so its no surprise those who are not don't understand the price point but its much like any other hobby theres a low spec and a high spec range with prices to match.



Good point.

Boopop

If you think you only require a cheap supermarket bike, then you might … If you think you only require a cheap supermarket bike, then you might actually require five of them as each one falls to pieces...


Never had a cheap bike fall to pieces. Now bikes from a specialist cycle shop that's a different matter. My experience is very poor service.
That's Chaineys and Corleys in Milton Keynes by the way.
Edited by: "Jefft" 3rd Aug 2013

Jefft

Never had a cheap bike fall to pieces. Now bikes from a specialist cycle … Never had a cheap bike fall to pieces. Now bikes from a specialist cycle shop that's a different matter. My experience is very poor service.That's Chaineys and Corleys in Milton Keynes by the way.


Round here we have a plethora of weekly scrap metal collectors, without fail there's always a couple of supermarket bikes sitting in amongst the old cookers and radiators.

Not that all cheap supermarket bikes are cheap, I've got a MTB that cost around half the value of the components, admittedly the frame had a fundamental design flaw that meant the rear disk cut into the aluminium, but that was easily fixed spending £10 on Ebay - if I'd not been a serious cyclist though, it could have been a death trap to an unsuspecting user if the frame failed on a busy road. Most supermarket bikes though do have substandard brakes and equipment, that have the potential to fail.

mike

Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 3rd Aug 2013

logohigh

Would you really buy a suit and expect them to throw in any old pairs of … Would you really buy a suit and expect them to throw in any old pairs of shoes with it ?



How does that example even relate? Foot pedals are part of the mechanics of the bike, without them it can not function. Did your bike come with old pedals once? If so thats dodgy.
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