Alright, I thought I settled on the Giant OCR1, but the three bike shops around me are sold out in my size (L). The OCR1 has a MSRP of $1000 and has a wheel size of 700x 25c. I noticed the same dealership has one TCR2 in stock in my size for $990 (MSRP $1100). The tires on this however are 700x23c.
Now I currently weigh 230 pounds and didn't know if the wheel sizes would matter that much? Could I change to a 700x25c wheel without changing the wheelsets? Or if I wanted to change the width, would I have to change everything? Would I even want to?
Would a LBS even consider changing out a 700x23c wheel for a 700x25c wheel of the same type? Or would that cost extra? (and again, does it matter for a big guy?)
I plan on riding the TCR this weekend and seeing how it feels.
And I do plan on commuting with this bike, about 8 miles (if that helps at all). Thanks all!