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Old 12-10-16, 10:51 AM
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Giant Escape bottom bracket height

The bottom bracket height for a 2016 Giant Escape 1 (size M/19") is 29 cm (11.41 inches).

My wife's bike is a 2016 Giant Liv Alight (size XS) and it also has a 29cm height (measured centre of bottom bracket to ground). Both bikes were measured with stock Giant sx2/sx3 700x32c tyres.

In my opinion this is a bit high. It means that you will find it a bit more difficult to reach the ground with your feet when stationary on the bike (assuming a correct saddle height or even a bit below). I would have suggested a different bike for my wife had I known this. It is a bit difficult for her but she manages.

As I like to use loaded panniers and tow my son in his Weehoo Igo trailer I would have preferred a lower centre of gravity.

Hopefully this info helps someone using the search feature in future as Giant only list the standover height on their website and not bottom bracket height or drop. Still great bikes to ride and highly recommended.

The Giant Escape is called the Cross City in Australia.

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Old 12-11-16, 12:25 AM
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yeah, they lifted the BB, a 2011 escape clearly had a lower BB


Regarding the length of the top tube, it seems normal to me, you could always get a shorter stem and maybe with a steeper angle so it would lift the handlebars, or get raised handlebars.
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Old 12-12-16, 06:47 PM
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Most hybrids are designed with a high bb as the thinking is that if the bike is ridden off road, then more pedal clearance would be nice.
If your thinking that she will never ride it off road, then you are correct, that a bb height of 10.5 " would be nicer. I am short, and have bikes with both 11.5 and 10.5 inch bb's and definately like the bikes with the lower height.
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I think you probably shouldn't worry about this.
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Old 12-12-16, 09:27 PM
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They wouldn't have done it at a whim, probably had complaints about pedals bottoming out in corners.
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Bottom bracket height has nothing to do with reaching the ground while at a stop. Why? Because we don't remain seated.
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I wonder how long it will be before some bikes start coming factory fitted with dropper seats? Not that I think it would be a good idea for urbane riding but the market is such that gimmick add-ons, like spring shocks on cheap MTB's are perceived by the general public as valuable additions. Would certainly solve OP's wife's problem.
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Bb size

My giant escape 3 large frame bb is 68 height x 122.5 length ..
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