Differences between the Giant Escape 3 (2013) and the Giant Escape 2 (2012)?
Does anyone know if there's any real differences? I wanted to buy my bike right away today but the store didn't have the Escape 2 and Giant is all out of them.
He said he can order me the Escape 3 (2013) for the same price of $420. That would be here in about 2 weeks. I'd really like to get it from the store right away but if it's worth the wait then I will.
I can't find a whole lot of information about the bike so I don't know what the differences are. I know that it seemed the Escape 2 was the most affordable bike and the Escape 0 was most expensive, makes me think Escape 3 might be cheaper.
What are the differences? And what do you all recommend I do? I'm thinking of trying somewhere else tomorrow but I liked that shop I was at.
Thanks a lot
Here's some info if anyone can help any..I don't want to end up buying the bike and having got ripped off just because of the reputation of the Escape 2.
The Giant Escape 3 2013 Features are:
Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
Fork: Hi-Ten fork (w/ low-rider Rack mount)
Bars: Steel handlebar 600mm width
Stem: Alloy stem
Front Mech: Shimano Tourney
Rear Mech: Shimano Acera
Chainset: SR crank
Bottom Bracket: BB10-XCT
Cassette: MF-TZ31 7S 14-34T
Chain: KMC Z51
Front Brake: TX-122 linear pull
Rear Brake: TX-122 linear pull
Rims: Alloy 700x32H
Front Hub: Joytech 32h
Rear Hub: Joytech 32h
Spokes: Stainless steel
Tyres: Kenda K935 700x32c Front Kenda K935 700x32c Rear
Seatpost: Giant Sport forged 27.2x375
Giant Escape 2 (2012)
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
Fork High-Tensile Steel, Straight Blade
Handlebar Giant Sport Alloy, Low Rise
Stem Giant Sport, Alloy
Seatpost Giant Sport Alloy, 27.2
Saddle Giant Sport Men's, Multidensity
Pedals Resin w/ Anti-Slip Platform
Shifters SRAM X4
Front Derailleur SRAM X4/Via
Rear Derailleur SRAM X4
Brakes Alloy Direct Pull
Brake Levers Tektro 4-Finger
Cassette SRAM PG 830 11x32, 8-Speed
Chain KMC Z72
Crankset SR Suntour Alloy, 28/38/48
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Rims Giant Alloy, Double Wall
Hubs Alloy, 32h, QR
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Giant S-X3, 700x32
The biggest difference I can see is the SRAM vs the Shimano. I figure they're about the same but no idea.
Thanks if anyone can help.
2012 Escape 2 and the 2013 Escape 3 are basically the same bike.
Giant also has the 2012 Escape 1 available. For my back to school rush(I own a bike shop) I ordered 2013 Escape 3's and 2012 Escape 1's this week, they'll only be about $40 different so I'm expected to sell a bunch of both of them. They are good bikes.
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Actually, Escape 1 is only about $60 more. The store had an Escape 1 in my size too. I might have to get it tomorrow.
Is it worth the extra $60? Are there any upgrades or changes in the bike?
I thought it was $100 more and really didn't want to do that but $60 more can be bearable. I just want to get it done.
Last edited by AmericanDream; 08-04-2012 at 09:15 PM.