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    Smile Good price? Women's Racing Bike GT Legato GTW 2.0 - $400

    Is a Women's Racing Bike GT Legato GTW 2.0 for $400 a good women's entry bike? Or is a 2005 Giant OCR1 for $400 better?

    The legato has:
    Shimano gearshifts, Shimano 105 derailers, Ritchie NVO handlebars

    While the OCR1 has:
    Carbonfiber Composite Fork, Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur, Shimano 105 Front Derailleur, Shimano Ultegra Flight Deck Shifters/Brake Levers, Truvativ Cranks, Xero Lite Rims, Michelin Dynamic Tires

    Thanks in advance!

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    If it fits, the Giant.

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    The Giant OCR1 is the "better" bike assuming it fits and is in good working order.

    If the GT is the one listed on craigslist in Springfield (I assume because your description is identical to that listing) It is not a "great great deal" and it's NOT a racing bike (if that's what you want). It's a flat-bar recreational bike. Nothing necessarily wrong with that at all, but it's not a performance road bike, and given that flat-bar controls and the mountain bike brakes are significantly cheaper than a drop-bar and associated controls with road bike brakes (on the OCR1) it's not a super price deal at all. and it says it's dented (could be nothing, could be a failure waiting to happen)

    But! You are essentially asking us to compare apples and oranges. Are you looking for a reasonably fast path cruiser/commuter, or are you looking for a good entry into a performance racing road bike?

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    I'm looking for a good entry into a performance racing road bike! Any suggestions?

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    Then get the Giant, assuming it fits and is in good repair.

    A flat-bar bike (any flat-bar) will not serve the purpose of a performance/race bike.

    Plenty of other options will fit the bill, however, on both the new and used markets depending on your budget, etc, too many to list in fact.

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