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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    Would my OCR make a good commuter?

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    I'm thinking about next spring..... this year I bought a Madone to replace my OCR so I was thinking about putting some flat bars (change the shifters/brakes) and maybe some panniers on the OCR and making it a commuter. My ride to work is 30 miles each way so I'm planning on just once a week.

    What do you think? Or should I just get an inexpensive steel frame with more of an MTB geometry?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
    Posts
    5,269
    I commuted for a while on my OCR. I put a rack on the back, put on some super durable Armadillo tires, and it was good to go. It was definitely cheaper than buying a new bike and worked like a dream. Light, fast, and strong.
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,039
    I really liked my OCR3 for commuting. The bike was too big I found out later was the only reason I don't still have it. For a road bike they are relatively upright so good for seeing whats going on.

 

 

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