Hybrids: Giant vs. Trek

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jamesbont, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. jamesbont

    jamesbont New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys!

    I've been riding a mountain bike from Toys R Us for about four years now, and well... I suppose it's time for a new bike. I've been researching bikes online and I've determined a hybrid is the right type of bike for me. My local bike shop only sells Giant and Trek bikes and I've narrowed my choices down to either a Trek 7200 or a Giant Cypress. I was just wondering if you guys could give me the pros and cons to each of these models as well as other differences between the two bikes. Thanks a lot!!!! :)

    Steph
     
    Tags:


  2. coolworx

    coolworx New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which style of 'Cypress'? They make 4 models I believe - ST, LX, SX, DS.

    Do you have a link?
     
  3. jamesbont

    jamesbont New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. coolworx

    coolworx New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whoops! I guess there are 6 models:
    1. Cypress ST = entry level steel frame
    2. Cypress = entry level aluminum frame
    3. Cypress DX, LX, SX= each respectively better components
    4. Cypress DS = Duel Suspension.

    The plain ol' Cypress is a good bike to build on - but I would definitely have my LBS upgrade the derailleurs to at least Shimano 105's.
    The bike comes stock with 'Toys R Us' derailleurs

    Crisp shifting is a non-negotiable
     
  5. jamesbont

    jamesbont New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, coolworx.

    I'll look into getting better derailleurs. The shifting on my bike is horrible and it's such a pain. Does the Trek 7200 have better parts?

    Steph
     
  6. coolworx

    coolworx New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope... it uses Acera derails as well.

    As a matter of fact, the two have almost mirror component groups.... BTW, what are your shifters now? Are they grip shifts, or do you push a lever with your thumb and pull a lever with your finger?
     
  7. jamesbont

    jamesbont New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    My shifters are the ones where you push a lever with your thumb and pull a dever with your finger, although, I don't really have a preferance. My bike just seems to shifty things are way out of wack, though. For example, the shifter will say it's on gear 5, but it'll be on seven and making this terrible clicking noise. Sheesh, it's such a pain.

    I know I've had so many questions and thank you so much for answering them!

    Steph
     
  8. coolworx

    coolworx New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well if you don't have a preference (and make sure you DON'T) you can keep the stock SRAM grip shifts of either the Cypress or 7200.

    Personally, I hate grippers.
     
  9. idealhilton

    idealhilton New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seem to remember I've seen ezifire on some/all of the 2004 Giant cross models (vague recollection!) . But anyway with the colour and spec of some of the 2004 bikes i've already sold plus the better exchange rate , I'd hold out for the new model.
     
  10. shokhead1

    shokhead1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a nice 2000 cannondale silk path 700 thats better then both for $450 bucks i'll sell ya.
     
  11. coolworx

    coolworx New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm... if he's not interested, I might be!
    Couple questions:

    What size frame?
    Where are ya? Shipping wise...
     
  12. shokhead1

    shokhead1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    51cm.I'm in so cal.The bike has some nice upgrades to.
     
  13. alejocaro

    alejocaro New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    i buy in september 2009 trek remedy 8 in Chile i have a several problems with cuality of paint chips and rims not comply with the guarantee that promise besides the parts are very few or no because the rim is 28 holes i dosnt recomend trek but this reason
     
Loading...
Loading...