Giant Cypress DX 2003 Hybrid Bike

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $310.00

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sarah a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2011

Strengths:    Sturdy
Has held up pretty well for being an inexpensive bike
Upright positioning makes it easy to see and be seen in traffic

Weaknesses:    Awkward water bottle placement

Bottom Line:   
I always hated this bike, but it's mostly because I bought it too big. A 17" frame for a 5'2" person is far too big, but I thought it fit because I could stand over the sloping top tube! (I learned otherwise.) I am using it as a commuter now, with bell/lights/rack/basket/fenders. This is not a high-end bike, and I did have some components fail: first to go was the quick-release on the seat. The tires separated on the inside, so that the tube could bulge out. This thing is kind of a tank: It's big, it's heavy, and it sort of steamrolls its way along. But along with that, it's a pretty steady ride.

Major annoyance: The placement of the water bottle cage. I had bruises in an unfortunate area from dismounting until I found a different cage style, but even so, the water bottle is right in the way of one's crotch.

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Favorite Ride:   Giant Cypress DX (women's) 2007

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Works, Lincoln

Similar Products Used:   Trek 2.1 WSD

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian a Recreational Rider from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable, fairly light-weight

Weaknesses:    Not made for any offroading other than gravel paths

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike about a month ago - have used it mainly for recreational and fitness-type riding. Love it - very comfortable, good shifters and brakes, and a very smooth ride with the front suspension and the shock absorber in the seat post

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Price Paid:    $649.00

Purchased At:   Award Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Norco Katmandu (10 yrs old)

Bike Setup:   Stock - Cateye Astrale computer, pannier bags

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Would anyone who owes one of these bikes like to comment on them? Cannot choose between the two bikes. Which one is more comfortable, we seldom ride more than 12-16 miles and my wife is short, about 5 foot one inch... :)Read More »

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