While we were out for our long weekend ride yesterday we stopped at the LBS for a minor adjustment on my bike. While we waited, I spotted a Giant FCR1 W (W=women's) with a beautiful turquoise frame. As I lifted it out of the rack I noticed its light weight. I checked the size: medium. I sat on the seat and and my leg extension was just right. I leaned forward on the bars, and the position felt just right. I took it for a short ride in the parking lot (I know, I know... it's not long enough) and it felt soooooooo comfortable.... and light... and fast. The size of that bike felt *just right* for me. The top tube length is about 2 inches shorter than my Giant's and sits a little lower. (Yesterday I slipped while we were coming to a stop and fell hard onto the top tube of my Giant. )
Now that I've gotten a taste of a better-fitting, light-weight bike, there's no turning back. I see a new bike in my near future, but probably not until next spring.
Interestingly, the Giant web site does not show a turquoise FCR1 W. Perhaps the one in the store is an older model. The Giant web site also does not show a Cypress SX..... has it been discontinued???