Giant Cypress DX

2016
 
5.0 stars
 (22 Reviews)
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Description

Hop on Giant's Cypress DX; it's your daily invitation to get out in the fresh air, cruise around the neighborhood, and roll down the bike path. Thanks to a lively aluminum frame with serious comfort features such as an ergonomic, upright position, adjustable stem and road-smoothing suspension fork and seatpost, you'll have a great time while getting some exercise. The wonderful ride is complemented by an easy-pedaling 24-speed drivetrain and powerful linear-pull brakes. Plus, the 700c aluminum wheels and tires are ready to cruise!

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(22 reviews)

95% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (15)
  • Great Components  (12)
  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (4)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Comfortable  (3)

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • None what so ever 
  • Sad when it rains 
  • Suspension is just "ok" 
  • Components rust easily 
  • None 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (12)
  • Commuting  (10)
  • Road Biking  (4)
  • Commuting/City  (3)
  • Off-Road  (2)
  • Casual riding 

 
5.0
Jul 11, 2014

Most fun bike I ever owned

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
This bike handles 98% of where I go. Including part of the Appalachin Trail
by deeb from Duxbury, Ma.

 
5.0
Jul 07, 2014

Very happy with my Giant

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting/City
I started riding last year for the exercise. I wasnt happy with the bike I bought so I looked for reasons not to ride. This year I bought a Giant Cypress DX. Now I look for reasons to ride. I am very happy with my Giant.
by Rick from Cinti, Ohio

 
5.0
Oct 28, 2013

great bike

Pros:
Versatile, Comfortable, Durable
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking, Commuting/City, Road Biking
The shifting on this bike is perfect. Shifts easily even uphill. The adjustment of the handlebars makes it the most comfortable bike I've been on. I am older and I was losing feeling in my hands when riding my mountain bike, the higher handlebars have helped a lot. The wider tire works good on trail riding a well as gravel roads and pavement. This bike is rather heavy so it could be a bit of a challenge if putting it on a bike carrier.
by trailrider from Hastings, NE

 
5.0
Oct 20, 2013

Great bike. Lot's of fun!

Pros:
Comfortable, Great value, Decent Componants, Smooth
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Commuting/City, Road Biking
I hadn't ridden in over 25 years and I decided to get a bike. Just by luck I tried this one and bought it. I am excited about riding now and am actually thinking about getting a second bike (mountain bike). This has the adjustable handlebars and stem so I have been able to fine tune it to me. I did how ever change the twist shift to thumb shifters. This is a matter of preference I guess. This bike is fast and fun.
by Al in Hinckley from Hinckley Ohio

 
5.0
Jul 20, 2012

A Lot of Bike for the money

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
Just bought my Giant Cypress DX yesterday. My first new bike since I bought my 1991 Schwinn Cross-Fit. Took it out today for its first ride. Simply put, this bike is a dream. Comfort is first and foremost with such a smooth ride. Bike shifts as smooth as butter. Hills are no challenge. This bike flat out cruises on a flat straightway. Seat is comfortable from the start of ride until the end. There is so much bike here for the price.
by Jet from Joliet, Il

 
5.0
Apr 22, 2012

Super smooth easy rider

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Very sturdy, Versatile
Cons:
Sad when it rains
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Paved trails
This bicycle is a superb design. On a strait a way it is easy to achieve speeds of 45 to 50 MPH, I recommend you were a good helmet.) I have been an avid cyclist since 8 years old and I honestly believe this is the easiest to become familiar with. Has a great balance is super light but very sturdy. I recommend 60 pounds tire inflation it has great control and can stop on a dime. It is best for paved trails only in my opinion which there are plenty of in [...] and [...] staff are super knowledgeable and make sure you leave after service with everything adjusted to fit your best comfort for short or long rides. I would highly recommend it to anyone loves the freedom of bicycling. For the money you get more than you expect out of a bicycle at double the price.
by jyparkway from Saint Cloud, FL

 
4.0
Feb 27, 2012

smooth riding

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
It is very hard to center the front wheel so I recomend a bike rack on the car that allows the wheel to stay on. Other than that it is very well built to precision.
by jyparkway from Orlando, FL

 
5.0
Jul 30, 2010

Great Bike!!!

Pros:
Durable, Handles Well Off-road, Lightweight, Great Components
Cons:
Poor Off-road Handling
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
Fast and comfortable bike...great deals at Center Cycle. In fact, I bought my wife a Specialized Globe 700 too. Friendly and accommodating personnel and lots of choices.
by CDS from Maple Valley, WA

 
5.0
Apr 03, 2010

Older riders take note!

Pros:
Lightweight, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement
I ride to relax and enjoy the outdoors. This is the most comfortable bike I've owned. Mine is black/silver. [...] I would definitely do business with them again.
by Smitty from Bloomingdale, IL

 
5.0
Nov 04, 2009

Nice commuter

Pros:
Lightweight, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
Bought an off rental model at the tent sale last month. I love this bike. I've always liked cycling but could never afford a comfortable enjoyable bike. My short yet hilly ride is the most enjoyable way to get to work I've ever experienced. I am really bummed that the weather hasn't been more cooperative so I could enjoy it more. Every morning I agonize over the weather to see if I'm gonna ride or drive.
by markbobace from Petoskey, Mi

 
5.0
Jul 17, 2008

LOVE THIS BIKE!

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Great Components, Handles Well Off-road
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Easy trail riding
The Giant Cypress DX is a fabulous bike. Everyone who rides it falls in love with it. My husband and I ride 15-20 miles several times a week on a paved railroad bed. On alternating days,we lower the tire pressure and ride a graveled, rolling 4 mile path along a mountain lake. The bike functions well doing either! It's easy to transport, has needed only minor adjustments (all new bikes do), and is the most comfortable bike I've ridden. Truly a great bike for casual, recreational riding and for easy off-road trail riding. I love the 700cx38c tires that came with the bike.
by BikingBaby from Dallas, Ga

 
5.0
Jul 06, 2008

Great bike!!!

Pros:
Great Components, Durable, Lightweight, Disk Brakes
Cons:
None what so ever
Best Uses:
Pavement
Great bike! Just completed my first 150 miles and this bike was better than advertised. One of the features I really liked was the fact that it has disk brakes. Makes the taking off and putting on the front tire a snap. I guess the best thing anyone could say is that if I were purchasing a bike today, this would be the bike I would buy.
by Jim from Peoria, AZ

 
5.0
May 07, 2008

A Giant

Pros:
Great Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement
I just picked up this bike and really like it. I thought my wife's Trek was a top notch ride, and this one blows that one away. My wife now wants one like this. I had a LED light and computer installed on the front handlebars, no problem.
by dahlhouse from Rapids, WI

 
5.0
Mar 16, 2008

Great Value

Pros:
Durable, Great Components, Handles Well Off-road, Gears
Cons:
Best Uses:
Off-Road, Commuting, Pavement
I visited several other stores and looked at a dozen models before I decided that the Cypress DX was a great value for the money. The bike was on sale for [$] instead of the [$] listed price on the Giant web site. Since I'm primarily a Springwater Trail rider I prefer the comfort style bikes. There are several things I like about this bike. I didn't know if I'd like the shifting on the handle bars but they are as smooth as silk and unlike a lot of other shifters, there are spots between each gear so that if you are 1/2 between a gear, you don't and have to listen to the chain hitting the sprockets all day, you can get in each gear perfectly. I love this! The bike is solid too! Took it for my 1st ride yesterday after I put all my accessories off from my older bike, fenders, water bottle, speedometer, light and transfered them to this new bike. Best 1st ride I ever had. Most 1st rides are debugging rides but there wasn't much to adjust since everything worked so well without much adjustment. The seat was the only thing that needed to be adjusted. [...]
by Mike from Gresham, Oregon

 
4.0
Feb 27, 2008

Great Bike

Pros:
Durable, Expandable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Utility Cycling, Commuting
I bought this bike for utility cycling (grocery shopping, errands, etc) and for commuting. I just got the tune up on the bike and have had it for nearly 3 months now and have ridden almost 300 miles on it. The bike rides smooth and solid. And after the tune up to tighten up those things that flex and stretch after buying the bike, the bike is running better than when first purchased. I have mostly stayed on roads, and rarely venture onto dirt, so have no info on its off-road handling other than the time I have done so it has worked fine. The front shock and the seat post shock work well to smooth the ride. I am going to replace the seat with a harder seat. The seat that comes with the bike is luxuriously cushy, but I need something a bit harder, a lighter rider may have no problem. And don't let the seat get wet, they soak up water and you will be wet for a day or two ;-) The bike has slime innertubes, and the rear wheel hit a huge screw and it punctured in multiple spots that the slime could not seal. I had to replace the tube. The front wheel hit glass and the slime was able to seal it, I just had to add a little air. I give the slime tubes a good rating. There is not much room on the handle bars for attaching lights, computer, etc. I am thinking of getting a bar extender/headlight holder so I could mount more stuff. I have a child trailer that I take to the grocery store to haul food back home. I have a rear rack and a grocery bag pannier for trips that don't need the trailer. I have moved a chest of drawers 1.2 miles on the bike, I have moved boxes of junk to a storage shed, and toured around town with it. There are mounting points all over the bike and you can attach nearly anything you want. I am going to go for full fenders next to let me ride in rainy weather. I am very satisfied with the bike.
by Shay from Temecula

 
5.0
Feb 11, 2008

Cool Ride.

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Handles Well Off-road, Great Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
For those that dont need to join the Tour de France, Giant has made the bike for us. We ride to enjoy ourselves with our companions. The seat is comfy, the steering postion can be adjusted based on what you intend to do. It is very light considering it has a front shock. The shock absorber is also adjustable. It looks awesome too. Buy it, you wont regret it.
by Wally from Orange County, CA

 
4.0
Nov 17, 2007

Great cycle

Pros:
Great Components, Lightweight, Durable
Cons:
Suspension is just "ok"
Best Uses:
Off-Road, Commuting, Pavement
I have owned my bike for over 3 years & have enjoyed it very much..I ride with my 7 year old son & now he wants a shifter bike so he can keep up.. Back to the Cypress,if you are looking for a well balanced,durable & easy to ride bike then this is the cycle for you..I do not recommend it but I have ridden down cement steps,through brush & all types of terrain & the rims are still true..I hang it in the garage & it is light enough to take down any time and take off..The only problem I have found which is probably no more than an adjustment is that it will shift on its own now & then when under heavy pedaling(infrequent)..Regardless,I am still happy from the day I brought this cycle home in the trunk of my Chrysler Sebring to Sandwich IL. from Geneva IL. Enjoy & be safe always
by Trail rider extreme from Sandwich, IL.

 
5.0
Sep 02, 2007

Great all around bike!

Pros:
Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
I have an '06 Cypress DX... after a year of use it's still a great bike. Very comforatable to ride. I look forward to many more great years of riding with it.
by David Smith from Indianapolis, IN

 
5.0
Aug 09, 2007

Great Bike for commuting

Pros:
Lightweight, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting
I live on the Far North West side of the city and I work in the South Loop. I have owned this bike for 2 years and it is well suited for my 12.5 mile commute each way. Highly recommended.
by Frumitguy from Chicago, IL

 
4.0
Aug 03, 2007

"Can't get enough of this bike!"

Pros:
Surprisingly versatile, Comfortable Geometry
Cons:
Mediocre drive train
Best Uses:
Some touring, Pavement, Commuting
After a 4 year break from road racing and triathlons using a traditional road racing bike, I wanted something comfortable yet functional enough to handle quick errand rides as well as touring rides up to 30 miles. I bought this bike [...] because they suggested that this bike would fit my needs. It sure has and I'm very happy that this bike has brought back my cycling interest as well as my over all fitness level. [...]
by Chuck Trunks from Camarillo, CA