Recreational & Family - Deciding between Giant Cypress and Giant Cypress DX
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03-31-10, 06:23 PM
So, I haven't ridden a bike in about 15 years and am looking to get back in as a recreational biker. I have a bad back and have been looking at some comfort bikes. I have narrowed it down to eithr the Giant Cypress DX or the standard Giant Cypress. My question is would the extra $120 justify getting the DX?
My local bikeshop only had the DX in stock which I took for a test drive and really liked. Anyone know if I would really be able to tell the difference in how the standard cypress rides? I know the standard cypress has handlebar shifters which don't bother me, but I would like some help with how the other differences stack up.
Similar to you, I hadn't been riding in 15-20 years. I got a 2009 regular Cypress last summer and have been very happy with it. It looks like for 2010, if you buy the DX, you get 3 more speeds, the trigger shifters, a saddle upgrade and a different (better?) rear derailer. I guess it's your call as to whether or not that's worth the extra bucks to you.
04-03-10, 04:49 AM
The DX looks [ online ] to be a better bike, but either one is going to make you happy & be a good ride. I think that Giant bikes are a great bike for their price. If the extra $120 is not going to " hurt " your budget, I would get it.
The trigger shifter is nice, push it a bit and it downshifts one gear, push more and two, more and three. Makes it nice when coming to a stop, you can just push and downshift three gears all at once to be ready to go again.
04-05-10, 06:53 AM
Not sure what happened to all the other replies, but numerous replies from Scotty_Dog, jagonz456, and myself were recently deleted, based on their help I actually went out and purchased the standard Cypress and so far am very happy with it. I don't think I am currently an experienced enough rider to appreciate the differences. Hopefully in a year or two I'll get enough time on my bike that it warrants me making a much larger investment into this hobby.
Thanks to everyone that helped me out here.
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