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    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

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    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
    Speed: 21
    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
    Colors Black/Silver
    Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
    Fork High-Tensile Steel, Straight Blade
    Shock N/A
    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.

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    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.

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