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The End of the Bicycle Story

Written By: Gary on September 9, 2007 3 Comments

So I got my new bicycle! I got the Cypruss DX from Giant (2007 model) it’s got 24-speeds (about a dozen more than I need) and is silver and gray-ish (I think they call it silver/silver); it’s the one I mentioned the other day. I think these are the 2007 Cypress DX specs. I rode it around a few times yesterday and had him make adjustments a few times. Now I’m off to Hines Drive park to take it for a ride…

2007-09-09 14-58-10.Img 6498.CropNow is a great time to get a bike, all the 2008 models are coming out and every thing is on sale. Differences are generally pretty minimal, the 2008 of my bike had disc brakes (way cool) but took away the adjustment of the front shocks and raised the price $70 (from $370 in 2007 to $440 in 2008). My bike dropped another $45 since last week (and it was marked down then) bringing it to $295!!! And that includes free adjustments, inspections, flat repair and 10% for the next three years (this was at D & D Bicycles and fitness, 4 stores in the Detroit MI area).

I really like it so far. I’m off to the park right now to ride it a bit more. The shocks on the front of the bike and in the seat really make the bumps a lot more enjoyable.I also got a new lock (the old one wouldn’t fit in the new shaped frame), a water bottle holder and a bell. They way they tilt the support bar these days it seems like my front tire is pretty close to the road (in the bike rack), I’ll have to set my other bike on the rack so I can see what the difference is, if it’s too low I might have to take to tire off (it’s easy but still a bother) and if I can’t get this one fixed, I’ll get a taller rack(?), I guess. On a side note I think it has a light weight 6061 ALUXX (aluminum) alloy comfort frame.

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3 Responses to “The End of the Bicycle Story”

  1. Gary LaPointe says on: 9 September 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Unfortunately, it really does hang a few inches lower than the old bike. I’ll be the shocks relaxing / stretching have a little to do with that too…

    Maybe I’ll have to start taking off the tire. Maybe I can figure a way to hang it on the bike rack for the times I don’t have a second bike on it. Or if I have to get a new rack, maybe it’ll be taller to avoid that issue…

  2. Robin says on: 10 September 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Now if you can keep it out of the path of flying tires…

  3. Tino says on: 17 September 2007 at 3:47 pm

    I just bought one today for 239$ Canadian without the shock… I love it!

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