Giant Cypress ST Hybrid Bike

Frame Material: hi-tensile steel
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: 15", 17", 19", 21", 23", womens 15", womens 17", womens 19"
Colors: Silver/Green
Fork: Giant
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: steel, rise
Stem: steel
Headset: 1 1/8" steel
Front Der: Shimano C102
Crankset: Giant, 28/38/48 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Tourney TY-40
Pedals: platform
Tires: 700 x 38c Cross Comfort

User Reviews (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2  
Don   [Mar 04, 2012]
Strength:

Cro-Moly frame gives great ride - springy and comfortable, but stiff enough for carrying and towing heavy loads.

Price is a major strength - it's far better than a department store bicycle without being a whole lot more money.

Weakness:

Weight. The bike IS heavy.

Cheap drive-train. Rear derailleur is only a Shimano Tourney, and front is a friction shifter, but it's what you should exect on a bicycle of this price.

This bike gives very high bang for the buck. It's not expensive, and the components on it reflect this, but it's very good for what you pay. The ride is very smooth and comfortable, the indexed shifting works adequately, and with a few minor changes it's not slow.

I swapped out the suspension seatpost for a solid one, and the stock "comfort" saddle for a narrow one that was fairly well padded, swapped out the 38mm tires for 28's (they're maybe a little TOO narrow), added a couple of water bottle cages, lights and a fender, and I've got a massively useful and comfortable utility bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
crabhab   Recreational Rider [Jul 14, 2004]
Strength:

Comfortable, cheap

Weakness:

crappy drivetrain.

Very comfortable, smooth and slooooow. Great bike for someone who wants to ride about 10mph or less through a park looking at the trees. Very heavy although seat and seatpost shock were very comfy. I traded mine in on a Trek 7300FX in five days. I wanted more speed.

Similar Products Used: Trek 7300FX Cannondale M400
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Showing 1-2 of 2