Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Long Island City
Bikes: Giant Escape 3 (2014)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Giant Escape 3 vs. Giant Escape 2 - Opinion
Went to my local bike shop this past weekend to buy my first new bike since, well, ever. I knew I wanted a hybrid ( I live in NYC/Queens and there's no mountain or trail riding in my near future) and after doing some research I went in wanting a Trek 7.2. After talking to the sales guy, he pointed me towards the Raleigh Misceo 2.0. As we were talking about it, the Giant Escape 3 caught my eye. Sadly, as it started to rain, I couldn't test ride either.
Went back the next day where I was able to ride both, though only the Misceo was the correct size for me. Even though the Giant didn't fit perfectly, I still thought it rode just as well as the Misceo. The big difference, of course, is the cost; there's $200 separating the two. After much agonizing, I decided to pull the trigger on the Giant.
Shop had to order the bike (just got a call in came in and they are assembling it now!); in the meantime someone I was talking to asked why I hadn't gotten the Escape 2, which is ~$90 more. Good question. Guess the main reason is that I didn't know it existed.
LONG story aside: have I chosen poorly? The main use for the bike will be 10 min ride to the gm and back in the mornings, a decent ride or two during the week and then some longer rides during the weekend. I'm not planning on riding during rain or snow; overall it's going to be used pretty casually. Any thoughts you may have on the matter would be appreciated!