DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Which Entry Level Hybrid to Keep?
I have a Trek 800 single track, I think it is a 2000 model (bought it last year on Craigs List). I picked up a couple of clean 2000 Giant Cypress's at a local thrift store (one for the wife, one for me to keep or to flip).
The Trek and Giant appear to be pretty similar in equipment. Differences: Giant has aluminum frame, 700mm wheels and SRAM 3.0 derailleurs versus SRAM 5.0 on the Trek (I would assume the 5.0 is better, but not sure and how much?).
I do not like the shock seat on the Giant, but a new seat post would change that.
I have a better road bike for routine daily riding, so this bike would be for rain service, and maybe a little off pavement (but not off path).
The Trek may be more marketable??