Giant 2002 Cypress 2002 Hybrid Bike

2002 Cypress

User Reviews (4)

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howbow55   Commuter [Aug 07, 2006]
Strength:

fast and smooth ride, gear shifts good too

Weakness:

bike breaks after so many miles (150) a week, on month 5 and had to replace back rim 3 times.....also hybrids are bad bikes, went to a mountain bike....was impressed at first but now very dissapointed due to durability

giant cypress 2006 hybrid bike 21in frame

Similar Products Used: none
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daunce   Commuter [Apr 05, 2003]
Strength:

Giant's big reputation. Comfortable riding position. Easy to go fast.

Weakness:

Gripshifts. took a while to get used too. Anything rougher than bike paths, i tend to shift gears accidently. Gripshift broke after 6 months, but was replaced under warrenty. Squeaky bottom bracket that took mechanic 2 goes to fix.

First bike. Initially purchased to commute to work. it does that. It had been a long time since riding a bike (12 years!), so i had to learn it all over again. Started riding on bike paths, then the road. I think for the road, i find it needs higher gears. Bike paths are fine. Suspension post is ok, but doesn't leave much room to attach bike lock holder AND rear light. Tires are good. 2500km's and no punctures yet. Large wheels make it ideal for bike paths. I've taken it camping, and on some easy mountain bike trails. On the downhills it was difficult to ride, and i got whipped by mates with real mountain bikes, even though i whipped them on the road going uphill. I'd advise going for front suspension. Makes it easier on the wrists. Since this bike, i bought a real mountain bike for weekends, but i still use the hybrid to commute, or ride on bike paths. And now i'm looking at a road bike. Even though i'm selling this one now, it's been a great 'first bike', it's just that i've outgrown it, and take cycling a lot more serious. It held it's own in 2 triathlons.

Similar Products Used: Mongoose Sorrento.
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saphic   Commuter [Jul 14, 2002]
Strength:

really comfy and perfect for city commuting

Weakness:

hard to put a rear rack on, had to put mine on my seats quick release and it's a pain.

Wonderful bike! i have the LX model and it came with oil/coil front suspension. the bike shop is really great and was very helpful in selecting this bike. also came with a suspension seat post which makes the potholes in boston mere blips. got 100$ off with a trade in which i highly recommend when upgrading from an old bike.

Similar Products Used: i had a trek 720 before this. this bike is much beter!
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mjd9999   Recreational Rider [Jun 24, 2002]
Strength:

It's smooth ride and shifting

Weakness:

Even though it has a gel seat, I found the seat to be uncomfortable while riding medium to long distances...

The Cypress has impressed me so far. It seems pretty quick, it's frame doesn't seem that heavy. It changes gears very smoothly, and the colors red, with a black streak on my particular model, makes the bike look very stylish...I'm very happy with the bike overall, it was a great selection!

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