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    Senior Member Aahzz's Avatar
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    Got my new ride :)

    So, went to the LBS and rode a bunch of stuff, and my first impression was correct - I love the feel of the Giant Cypress DX. It just fit me perfectly, love the shifters, love the saddle, am just all around happy with it So, it followed me home, and I just got back from the inaugural ride. I figure a new bike thread is worthless without pics...also, took a pic next to the Sedona ST that shows the differences in geometry pretty well, and my reasoning for going to a very similar bike. Last, a pic of me with the Cypress that'll serve as my "before" pic as I embark on my transformation....








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    Wooo Hooo!!!!

    I just love the looks of a red bike!

    Enjoy it!
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    Ditto the praise of the red bike. Congratulations. Now ride it like you stole it.

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    Oh, and how do you feel after the first ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Oh, and how do you feel after the first ride?
    Very aware of my legs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aahzz View Post
    Very aware of my legs!
    Probably aware of your butt as well?

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    Senior Member Aahzz's Avatar
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    A bit aware of my butt, but I'm finding this saddle all sorts of comfy, so my quads are what I'm really noticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Oh, and how do you feel after the first ride?
    At my age it takes a few days for the pain of the first ride to set in. Good looking bike and the most important thing is you feel comfortable with it.
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    Very nice, red bikes are faster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aahzz View Post
    A bit aware of my butt, but I'm finding this saddle all sorts of comfy, so my quads are what I'm really noticing.
    THAT is a good thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aahzz View Post
    Very aware of my legs!
    Such a great feeling, the pain. I had a friend tell me once that "The pain reminds me of my accomplishment."
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    Senior Member Aahzz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Alive View Post
    Such a great feeling, the pain. I had a friend tell me once that "The pain reminds me of my accomplishment."
    I agree, I'm reveling in it

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    just like mine except 6 or 7 years newer. Red looks sharp. I had to replace my plastic pedals after a brief period of time due to them wearing down. I do not have a seat shock or thumb shifters; I have the twist shifters and would prefer what you have. FYI you can put a rack on the back for storage space. I rode mine for 1000 miles so far.

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    Is it 4:30 yet? I wanna go home and ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aahzz View Post
    Is it 4:30 yet? I wanna go home and ride....
    Can you ride to work?

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    Nice bike! Congrats and happy riding.

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    Nice ride...
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    Congrats !! Hey, you should get a seat bag w/spare tube, tire tool & patch kit, mini pump, and cyclocomputer. Have fun riding !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Very nice, red bikes are faster!
    So THAT's what's been holding me back!
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    Very nice. I do like the color.

    I had a Cypress ST (steel version with lower-end components). I put well over 3000 miles on it.

    I'm sure that bike will serve you well.
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    Nice looking bike Reminds me of my Trek 7000 WSD, only in a men's frame with front suspension (mine has a regular fork). If it's anything like my bike, you're in for a treat. For a comfort hybrid, it does pretty well

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Can you ride to work?
    Not yet....need to get my stamina up first, then figure out a route that I'd feel safe using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike_boy View Post
    Congrats !! Hey, you should get a seat bag w/spare tube, tire tool & patch kit, mini pump, and cyclocomputer. Have fun riding !!!
    All accessories will be coming shortly

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    Senior Member Aahzz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike_boy View Post
    Congrats !! Hey, you should get a seat bag w/spare tube, tire tool & patch kit, mini pump, and cyclocomputer. Have fun riding !!!
    The computer is on there...more accessories to come....

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