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Giant Escape 2

Giant Escape 2

2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (20 Reviews)
 

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2016 Giant Escape 2

Say goodbye to the car and take off on Giant’s Escape 2 for your next local adventure. Its lightweight aluminum frame offers a smooth and nimble ride. With Shimano’s 24-speed drivetrain you’ll find that the hills fly by with ease and thanks to linear pull brakes, you’ll always be able to keep your momentum in check. The Escape’s flat handlebars, upright position, and wide 700c wheels will have you confidently soaring down the bike path and enjoying you time outdoors.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
    Fork Giant ALUXX aluminum, low-rider rack mounts
    Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
    Hubs Aluminum
    Spokes 14g stainless-steel
    Tires Giant S-X3 w/puncture protection, 700 x 32c
    Crankset SR Suntour XCE
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs SRAM, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano
    Handlebars Giant Connect, low rise
    Stem Giant Sport
    Brake Levers Tektro
    Brakes Tektro aluminum, linear-pull
    Pedals Giant Sport
    Saddle Giant Connect, upright
    Seat Post Giant Sport

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 20 reviews)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (15)
    • Lightweight  (15)
    • Comfortable  (11)
    • Stylish  (10)
    • Versatile  (10)

    Cons

    • Seat  (2)
    • Stock pedals  (2)
    • Drivetrain 
    • Drive train 
    • None so far 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (7)
    • Road Biking  (6)
    • Street Riding  (6)
    • Commuting/City  (5)
    • Leisurely Rides  (5)

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    5.0

    A great value--I will ride this bike for a long time

    By Greenespace

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Advanced

    Comments:

    This is just a great all-around bike. A substantial upgrade from the Escape 3, it comes with better derailleurs, better brakes, better cranks, wheels... you name it, it's better, and that transmits to a better quality ride. It's smooth and stable with great control and is highly nimble. Even traveling at fairly high speed (30+mph) down hills, I never felt like the bike was unstable. The only con is that I wish it was a little lighter. It's not heavy, but if it was three or four pounds lighter, it would probably be perfect. But that said, it's certainly not a heavy bike by any stretch. If you're looking for a great value in a hybrid bike that you can use for exercise, commuting, or casual riding on bike paths, you can't go wrong with this hybrid.

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    5.0

    Great Buy

    By Pete

    from Sioux Falls

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Packs Well
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Seat
    • Drivetrain

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      My first "real" bike purchase as an adult. This bike has been excellent thus far. I ride it 8 miles round trip to work each day and it's wonderful. My only complain is that switching between gears to quickly can sometimes cause the chain to slip/jolt back and forth but some fine tuning seemed to adjust that. The seat isn't comfortable by my opinion but I've definitely gotten used to it.

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      4.0

      Great bike

      By Anon

      from Chicago

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Looks Nice
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Light

      Cons

      • Drive Train
      • Stock Pedals

      Best Uses

      • Road
      • Fitness

      Comments:

      All around a great bike! I ended up being too heavy (240lbs) or legs too strong for the drive train to hold up. Problem solved by upgrading to the escape 1. The seat was surprisingly good. My only complaint is the pedals.

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      5.0

      Giant Escape 2!!

      By Neutronstar

      from Joliet, Illinois

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I've been riding for 3 years now, my last bike was a Mongoose mountain bike. This is a huge upgrade, the Escape 2 is much sturdier, lighter, looks much better and is a joy to ride! The handlebars feel very strong and are comfortable. My first time out with it I rode it for 5 hours, my butt was getting sore the last hour or so so I replaced the seat with a Cloud 9 now the bike is perfect! My last bike was horrible going up hill but with the Giant it's very easy. This is the absolute best bike I've ever been on.

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          4.0

          Great ride

          By RLJ

          from Newport News,VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              Simple nice ride. I use for exercise.

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              5.0

              Great bike for the money!

              By gary

              from crofton, md

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Affordable
              • Versatile
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Seat

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking
              • Family Time
              • Commuting/City

              Comments:

              I ride three times a week and do about 20 miles at a time and other than the seat(got a softer one) this bike is top notch...even a consumer digest best buy(august 2012)!

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              5.0

              Awesome Ride

              By Robert

              from Venice FL

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

                Comments:

                Just add a rack, bag & fenders, & you have the perfect commuting bike.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great bike! Fun to ride! Very Fast!

                By Len

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Commuter

                Pros

                • Simple
                • Lightweight
                • Durable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Exercise
                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments:

                  I bike 20 miles round trip a day. This bike is comfortable and fun to ride. I wanted something fast that was more comfortable than a rode bike. This is a great commute bike for the hills in southern California. I enjoy my ride to and from work! Very sturdy, but light. Good gearing and brakes. Nice bike overall!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A fun ride

                  By LokiWolflord

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Commuter

                  Pros

                  • Versatile
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking
                  • Commuting/City
                  • Easy Well Groomed Trails

                  Comments:

                  The geometry of this bike is very comfortable and seems stable at high speed. The frame is strong, light, and forgiving on rough roads. For the price, it's hard to beat this bike.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  An excellent multipurpose bike!

                  By Hiatus

                  from North Royalton, OH

                  About Me Commuter

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Versatile
                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fitness
                    • Commuting
                    • Recreational riding

                    Comments:

                    I primarily use this bike to commute 7 miles to/from work and could not be more satisfied. My ride includes a number of moderate climbs that have become practically effortless with this bike. Getting to and from work is now the best part of my work day not to mention all the gas $ saved and pounds lost. I test rode a number of different bikes in my price range and found this one to be the best value for the money.

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