Giant Escape 2 - 2012

Giant Escape 2
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Giant's Escape 2 is the perfect way to go green, simplify your life and free yourself of the daily grind. Featuring easy-rolling 700c wheels and an upright, natural and comfortable riding position, this sweet machine is effortless to pedal and handles like a dream. You'll want to ride it everywhere and have a blast while staying healthy and fit. It boasts Giant's light and responsive ALUXX aluminum frame and you also get a precision 24-speed drivetrain that makes easy work of the ups, and powerful linear-pull brakes for the downs.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
Fork High-tensile steel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes Stainless-steel
Tires Giant S-X3, 700 x 32c
Crankset SR SunTour
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs SRAM PG830, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano EF51
Handlebars Giant Sport
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano EF51
Brakes Aluminum, linear-pull
Pedals Resin platform
Saddle Giant Sport, multi-density
Seatpost Giant Sport

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (12)
  • Lightweight  (12)
  • Versatile  (10)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Stylish  (7)

Cons

  • Seat 
  • Stock Pedals 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (7)
  • Road biking  (6)
  • Street Riding  (6)
  • Commuting/city  (5)
  • Leisurely Rides  (5)
  • Light Trails  (5)
  • Uneven Surfaces  (2)
  • Easy well groomed trails 
  • Exercise 
  • Family 
  • Fitness 
  • Recreational riding 
  • Touring 

REVIEWS

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5

Great bike for the money!

By 

from crofton, md

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Seat

Best Uses

  • Family Time
  • Road Biking
  • 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)!

5

Awesome Ride

By 

from Venice FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

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

    5

    Great bike! Fun to ride! Very Fast!

    By 

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Simple
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Exercise

      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!

      4

      A fun ride

      By 

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • 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.

      5

      An excellent multipurpose bike!

      By 

      from North Royalton, OH

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Versatile
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fitness
        • Recreational riding
        • Commuting

        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.

        4

        Great bike

        By 

        from Edmonton, Canada//Fort Myers Florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I used the bike for road fitness over the winter, 3500 kms from Dec. May 2012. This is bike that is very well built. Find the right seat and a good set of brake pads and you will have a great bike to enjoy.

          4

          Great Bike!!

          By 

          from Chardon,Ohio

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Touring

            Comments:

            Bought this bike last year for a trip on the [...]. Rode it all Summer then did the [...] again in October. USed with panniers and with a BOB trailer. Great bike!!

            5

            great bike

            By 

            from stamford,ct

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I replaced an older hybrid. This bike is so much fun for a good workout. [*] Cycles in [*] put me into the right bike.I'm taking my son back for his own Giant Hybrid. Giant bikes are all they are cranked up to be.

              5

              Great Bike!

              By 

              from Atlanta, Ga.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Comfortable
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Leisurely Rides
                • Street Riding
                • Light Trails

                Comments:

                I'm 6'3" 235 lbs and needed a bike that had an XL frame. Escape 2 was recommended by a dealer for pleasure rides on light trails and paved paths. I ride an averagae of 80-120 per week, recently road the Silver Comet Trail from Atlanta, Ga. to Alabama (64 miles) and have over 2000 miles on my bike. Giant is a quality product that is durable, comfortable and reliable.

                4

                A very nice riding bike!!

                By 

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Commuter

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stylish
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Uneven Surfaces
                  • Commuting
                  • Street Riding
                  • Light Trails
                  • Leisurely Rides

                  Comments:

                  I use my Giant Escape 2 mainly for commuting to work (13 miles each way) and leisure rides on the bike trail. It performs very well and is fun to ride! I love the fact I can install my road bike wheels and tires on in seconds and it becomes lighter and a little quicker, or i can roll with the factory wheels/tires and tackle some light dirt trails on my way to work!! I also have a Giant OCR 3(2001) but being a clydesdale I find the riding position of my Escape 2 more comfortable! I still ride my OCR 3 to work too but the Escape 2 usually gets the first nod!!

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