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Old 08-17-07, 04:18 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a new hybrid--my gf is sick of me using her Trek 7000. I like the ride and handling of the trek hybrids, but my brother is offering to sell his brand new Giant Cypress DX for only $300. I 'm not crazy about the handling, front supsension or the seat, but on the other hand it is a 24 speed for almost the same price as the Trek 7000. Any suggestions?
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I am looking to buy a new hybrid-- I like the ride and handling of the trek hybrids, but my brother is offering to sell his brand new Giant Cypress DX for only $300. I 'm not crazy about the handling, front supsension or the seat,
I wouldn't BUY a bike I didn't like period. Now if it were free I would at least try it for a while then keep it or give it to someone else to try.
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Old 08-17-07, 08:32 PM   #3
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I 'm not crazy about the handling, front supsension or the seat, but on the other hand it is a 24 speed for almost the same price as the Trek 7000. Any suggestions?
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Go with what you dig, dig?

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I am speaking as a fan of Giant (OCR especially) and have ridden the Giant Sedona DX for a couple
of years before I realized it wasn't me that was cranky... it was the bike. I don't know how many
speeds the Trek 7000 has, but here's what you need to ask yourself: Do you ever run out of gears
and want to go faster but can't? (I'm sure there is a technical term for this.) If the answer to this
is "not often" or "I don't even notice", then stay with the bike that suits you.

Mary
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Old 08-18-07, 05:49 AM   #4
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The Trek 7000 has an MSRP of $279. I am sure that if you find an '07 it would be cheaper than that. I believe it has 21 speeds. Buying the new Trek 7000 over a used Giant for $300 sounds like a no-brainer to me, especially since you don't really like the Giant all that much
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