My first venture into a composite framed bike, and I am not disappointed in the least! I was surprised that there is no flex in the frame, even though I am at 200 pounds. Definitely feel the road without all the vibration I was getting on an aluminum frame.
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Riding this bike is a joy, and I know century rides are going to be A LOT more comfortable now. I am certainly not a racer anymore, however this bike climbs so much better than anything I have owned or ridden in the past that comparisons simply are not fair. I was lucky to find one, as the dealer had to contact the local account rep, who found one in another bike shop.
I had a TCR framed bike prior to this one, however if you are first timer looking at this (or any of Giant's TCR line) be advised this is not a bike you want to ride down the road daydreaming on until you get used to it. Certainly I wouldn't say "twitchy" but if you aren't paying attention to what you are doing you will find yourself traveling in another lane of traffic before you know it. VERY responsive, however I was surprised how stable at higher speeds traveling downhill, etc.
I was a little leery about the composite cranks, however I haven't noticed any flex yet with them. I did comparison shop this against other brands, and as usual it seems, no one seems to be able to offer the value Giant does. A similar bike would have cost me at least 800.00 more with what was on this one. If you are looking for a bike that is responsive, light, great value for price, then this could be it for you. Someone said this didn't have the "soul of a steel bike." Could it be that is because it isn't steel? If you like steel, buy steel. I would be hard pressed to want another bike other than this one for training and century riding.