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    Giant Escape 3 or Giant Escape City?

    I was going to buy the Giant Escape 3 because I like how it rode and it was a better price than the competitors. I planned on putting a rear rack and fenders on the bike. Then I found out about the Escape City, which already has the fenders and the rack, plus nicer components for a bit steeper price. Do you think the money would be worth it to buy the City if I was planning on putting fenders and a rack on the Escape 3 anyway? Thanks for your thoughts!

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    Buy the City if you're seeking a commuter bike. The upgrades are well worth the slightly higher price.

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    If you can afford it, always go with the bike with better components. Bonus you get the accessories too you would have paid extra for anyways.

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    Yea, I'm going to look at a Escape 3 later today, but there is a used Escape City for sale for a little less. Trying to decide between the two, leaning towards the 3 because it would be new but not sure if the City isn't an overall better value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dt1027 View Post
    Yea, I'm going to look at a Escape 3 later today, but there is a used Escape City for sale for a little less. Trying to decide between the two, leaning towards the 3 because it would be new but not sure if the City isn't an overall better value.
    I saw the City of Craigslist too, If you dont know yourself, take someone who knows bikes with you when you go look at it.. With no warranty it would suck paying that much only to find something doesn't work after you bought it. Ask them at the LBS about 2014 models.. 2015's are coming out right now, so some places are putting 2014's on sale.

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    So I have decided on the City. The store has some 2014's for $550, or I could order a 2015 for $575. The person at the store was saying there was no difference in the bikes. When I looked at the specs these were the differences I noticed... the 2015 has Giant Connect handle bars instead of Giant Sport, Giant sport pedals rather than Alloy w/resin cage. KMC 272 chain rather than SRAM via, and alloy trekking rack rather than rear carrier. I was curious if these would make enough of a difference to pay the extra 25 bucks and wait for a 2015 to come in or if I should just go with the 2014? Opinions are appreciated. Thanks!

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    Don't worry about the pedals, if you take to cycling like most of us do, you will replace them with the kind you clip into before long. I have no idea about the rest of the stuff.

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    Yeah, it is hard for me to know what the actual difference in these changes are, and if it is even worth the extra 25 bucks and waiting time. I have tried finding these parts online to compare them but kind find the exact parts anywhere.

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    For only a $25 difference - I'd buy the new one! If they would offer some more incentives, the older would be fine. MHO

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