Trek Calypso Cruiser Bike

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: 69.5 head, 72.8 seat
Sizes: 20", womens 17"
Colors: Black Chrome/Wheat Silver, Blue/Silver
Fork: Trek Cruiser
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull
Handlebar: steel, cruiser
Stem: aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" steel
Front Der: Not applicable
Crankset: 3-piece aluminum, 38 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Tourney TY-40
Pedals: nylon platform
Tires: 26 x 2.125" cruiser

USER REVIEWS

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[May 18, 2021]
Fatboy69


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I'm barely pedaling and I would be flying

Weakness:

I personally think the tires could've been a little bit bigger.

Price Paid:
70
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1999
[Oct 29, 2010]
bbalaram
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Weakness:

Seat broke, fender supports broke, and chain needed to be tightened, but after so many miles, it's not supprising.

Great Bike! I used this for 5 years straight. Originally got it for my father who was 75. He didn't use it much, so I started using it. Great ride. Very confortable. I had to have the chain tightened three times in this period, along with brake tuneup (which was covered under store warrenty).
BTW: My useage: 35-40 miles at least 3 times a week, with week end use 50-75 miles. If you total this up, it's 10,000 miles a year - for 5 years! This sounds like a lot, and it is - I'm just now going for a new one. The barrings on the rear tires gave, along with worn tires, and no 6th and 7th gear (2nd seat), and rear fender nearly comming off it's time.

Similar Products Used:

Fuji mountain bike, 21 speed

[Oct 27, 2008]
m sigg
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Styling! I put wide whitewalls on it and now Pee Wee Herman has nothing on me.

Weakness:

Position is awkward for my height (6'3"). An adjustable stem helped. Have thought about changing out the handlebars and putting an offset seat post, but am afraid it would interfere with the feng shui.

Have a Lemond for the road, bought the Calypso for around town crusing.

[Jun 08, 2008]
cameron
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable. Stylish. Smooth. light-weight. Durable. Stable. PERFECT!!!!

Weakness:

NONE!

This bike is sooo comfortable and rides smoothly! I have never ridden anything more swift and simple yet it has some certain complexity about it that has struck me with aw. I love it and it is so light and durable. Please try it out!

Similar Products Used:

There are no products as good as this

[Mar 09, 2008]
Michelle
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

light weight
7 gears (when they work right)

Weakness:

7 gears- gears were always changing on their own, almost causing accidents.
chain slipped off every week
very uncomfortable ride compared to my old Schwinn (which I sold to buy this piece of junk)

I purchased this bike for my daily 6 mile commute, after the bike shop told me that I needed to upgrade my 1998 Schwinn Cruiser since it didn't have a Shimano shifter. After riding the Trek to work daily, the chain fell off every week. After getting my 100 mile tune-up, the shop had to install a special metal piece that would prevent the chain from falling off again. One day later, the chain not only fell off, but became so tangled up, that I decided I had had enough and took the bike back for a refund. I had a Schwinn Cruiser for years and never had a problem with it. This Trek was also very uncomfortable compared to my old Schwinn. Now I have no bike, as I sold my Schwinn to buy this piece of X*&*&&!

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn Cruiser single speed 1964
Schwinn Cruiser 3 speed- 1998

[Jun 14, 2007]
Shane
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

stylish, well built, comfort cruising at its finest.

Weakness:

It would be nice if the fenders were made of aluminum as well, would have made bike lighter and allot more rustproof.

I have a friend with a 2004 Calypso with over 3500 miles on it, which for a cruiser is allot of miles, thats what made me look at this bike. I liked the light weight of the bike (Alpha Aluminum), it looks heavier than it is. The tubing is big, and has very nice welds. I also like its stance. Most of the cruisers you find have a smaller space between rider and handlebars, this one allows for a comfortable ride. You can sit up on the cushy wide seat and enjoy the scenery. The multiple speeds allow changes necessary for riding in wind, on hills, and longer trips. Overall this bike is Awesome.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn Hollywood (smaller steel frame, and handlebars too close to occupant.)

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