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Old 01-05-14, 02:21 AM   #1
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FX 7.2 WSD vs Escape City W

My wife is looking for a commuter to go to the store with and around town etc and we have narrowed it down to these 2 bikes. She likes the fact that the Escape City comes with a rack and fenders already but I can get her the FX with racks for the same price at the Trek LBS. Fitting is super similar so I guess it might come down to the components. Trek is a mishmash of Shimano and Giant is SRAM Via. Both bikes would be equipped with dual side baskets on the rear for groceries so I guess the frame might also be in consideration. She has ridden both bikes and she said she can probably flip a coin to decide if nothing else is any better on either.



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You always seem to get more bike for your buck, from Giant........... especially if it fits, and she likes it.... mho
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I'd say break out the coin and start flipping and then start riding. They look to be very much the same from what I can see on their spec sheets.
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If I were flipping that coin, I'd be hoping that it turns up on the Giant side ---- things like fenders, kickstand, and rack, go a long way to being utility friendly. I think (MHO) that the Giant has better components.

The Giant Escape City, was designed with utility in mind
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Thanks for the help everyone we ended up going with another bike altogether. Found a 2013 Marin Terra Linda WFG on closeout for cheaper than both of those. Has a carbon fork too so it's a pretty good value.
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