Giant Escape 2 - 2016

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 ...(Read More)

Giant Escape 2
  • Color: Satin Platinum Bronze
  • Color: Metallic Blue/Orange
$460.00
Metallic Blue/Orange / Small
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This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience. Specialized products are sold at select locations and are not available for in-store pickup at our Arlington, VA, Midlothian, VA, Short Pump, VA, or Washington, DC locations. Our Falls Church location offers in-store pickup for Specialized accessories only.
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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.

Specs

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

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4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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)
  • Street Riding  (6)
  • Road Biking  (6)
  • Commuting/City  (5)
  • Leisurely Rides  (5)
  • Light Trails  (5)
  • Fitness  (2)
  • Uneven Surfaces  (2)
  • Road 
  • Easy Well Groomed Trails 
  • Exercise 
  • Family Time 
  • Recreational riding 
  • Touring 

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5

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

By 

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.

 
5

Great Buy

By 

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.

 
4

Great bike

By 

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.

 
5

Giant Escape 2!!

By 

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.

     
    4

    Great ride

    By 

    from Newport News,VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      Comments:

      Simple nice ride. I use for exercise.

       
      5

      Great bike for the money!

      By 

      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)!

       
      5

      Awesome Ride

      By 

      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.

         
        5

        Great bike! Fun to ride! Very Fast!

        By 

        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!

           
          4

          A fun ride

          By 

          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.

           
          5

          An excellent multipurpose bike!

          By 

          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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