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    Escape RX question

    Hello all. I was looking at the Escape RX specs and I am not familiar with the components. They are listed as R460 and R350. I googled and didn't really learn much. Where do these components fit into the Shimano hierarchy? TIA!
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    I thought a general guide was the preceding number ie. 7 Dura-ace, 6 Ultegra, 5 105, 4 Tiagra, 3 Sora .....

    Those you are quoting are Non-series but you can still see the equivalent pattern
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    OK Thank you. That would indicate that all of the components are some sort of Sora which is the lowest level of road components? I would have expected better components on a bike with that price.

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    Take a look at the parts on the $1550.00 Escape RX Composite.... yes they are the same ones! I felt Giant cheapened up the components for this year. I mean what do you think the cost difference .... to Giant in large volume between Sora and at least Tiagra or 105s. I purchased a couple of Escape RX 0's last year. They retailed for $1275 and came with a 105 drive train. So this year I moved up to the composite version but swapped out the components.... Good luck on your bike selection but I have to agree that Giant missed the boat on this..... guess the bean counters win again.

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    Components chosen are part of the total price , want to pay a lot more the components further up the pecking order can be included ..


    posh frame ? want better components , ask they be fitted,

    cost will be retail , but some credit for what came off since the other ones can be used in repairs..

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