I've been offered the above 2nd-hand roadie - a GIANT OCR2. The specs of the model are available here.
Someone mentioned that I should get a mountain bike instead because I can convert it into a roadie by changing its wheels. I just don't have much time to think or do research on this as I'm already up to my neck with house and work commitments.
Advice/ snide remarks? Post them on the comments link - I would very much appreciate them. Cheers!