Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-28-13, 01:56 PM   #1
tjordanmsw
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
advice asap pls: Giant Escape 3 or Schwinn Voyageur 21?

I am 50, and just had hip surgery. I used to ride, but am a big fragile and anxious about it right now. I'm looking to buy a bike mostly for bike paths/road use. I looked at the Giant Escape 3 and the Schwinn Voyageur 21, which are both around $400. I didn't want to spend much more. Any thoughts on which is better? Any other recommendations? Thx.
tjordanmsw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-13, 02:12 PM   #2
no1mad
Thunder Whisperer
 
no1mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke
Posts: 8,804
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 207 Post(s)
Haven't looked at the specs of the Schwinn yet, but I am familiar with the reputation of the Giant...and that is a good one.
no1mad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-13, 02:17 PM   #3
ikaika777
Senior Member
 
ikaika777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes: 2017 Giant Escape 2, 2013 Giant Escape 2, 1986 Bianchi Nuovo Alloro
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Get the Giant Escape 3. With Giant you get more for your buck!
ikaika777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-13, 03:12 PM   #4
DowneasTTer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Central Florida
Bikes: 2013 Giant RX 0, 2001 Mongoose Pro Triomphe, 2011 Giant TCR Composite, 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ikaika777 View Post
Get the Giant Escape 3. With Giant you get more for your buck!
+ 1

My wife and I just purchased a couple of Escapes and love them. I think for the buck Giants can't be beat for the price point. We were looking at a Canondale model that was close to the Escape model we ended up purchasing. The specs on both bikes were very similar however the price was $225 less. For the two of us that was was savings of about $500 when you figure in taxes and the like. That said buying a bike is only part of the deal, you are buying into a LBS as well. They are as important as the bike itself.

Good luck and enjoy getting back to cycling.
DowneasTTer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.