This is the first bike I've purchased for me since childhood. It replaces one that I had been riding to try to get in shape that belonged to one of my children. If has been great! I think for my needs it might last a lifetime. Current age 67. Greg
I love this bike. I've already put over 200 miles on it. Prior to this I rode a cannondale r400 road bike. The gearing feels really great and it's too much of a jump between gears like on my road bike. It's super comfortable and I feel a lot more confident on it than my road bike.
I got this for commuting and it works great, super comfortable and it looks great. Been having problems getting attachments that work well such as fenders and kickstands. Staff have been great in making it right but has been a bit of a pain going back and forth to exchange things.
This is my second CTY 2.1. I turned the first one over to a friend after touring for a while. REI store bike service was great ... always willing to have a look or do a quick tuneup. Can't wait for stores to open again!
Only have about 20 miles seat time, but very happy with bike. 57 years old and havnt ridden in many years. Recommend the riser for handle bars.
This is a great bike. It’s so much fun. I take the trail into the city often. I’m going to make a couple mods to fit my needs and this bike is fit for that. The saddle is comfortable. My downside is the frame only fits a smaller Ulock that compromises the ability to lock my front wheel up to the frame. Good for wheelies. Great hybrid.
Solid bike for the money and for what it's intended for (mostly urban ridng with the occasional light off-roading). Great parts and well built. I have a Ghost bike that I purchased for REI and loved, but I wanted the CTY 2.1 for my wife as she uses it to pull the InStep baby/toddler stroller. I recommend getting a kickstand from Amazon for this bike, especially if you plan on pulling a trailer. We first looked at the CTY 1.1, but liked the fact that the 2.1 had front suspension shocks. "Buy Once - Cry Once!"
Comfortable ride on road and trail.shifts gears easily, handles hills. A great bike.
I’ve had this bike for a month. I use it for my short commute to work everyday. It is perfect for the mix of potholed streets and gravel trail on the way to work. I’ve taken a couple of longer rides with it also and it was comfortable and responsive. Really like the feature to lock the shock when not needing the suspension. Makes it a little more responsive leaving stops, etc.
The bike came in the mail yesterday with scratches all over the frame... I don’t know about you, but when I buy something new, I expect it to look that way when it arrives.