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Old 06-28-18, 04:53 PM
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Help to choose a bike!

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I was about to buy a Giant escape 2 from sport expert for $570(after 20% discount and tax in) until I found a used 2015 escape 0 for $500. the used one seems to be in good condition. But for sure it need maintenance sooner than new one. What do you suggest me?

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Is the used bike your size? That's the first question you need to consider. An Escape 0 arguably has nicer components (carbon fork, 10 speed drivetrain, Shimano Deore drivetrain). It could be a good deal if it fits you well and appears like it was taken care of. It may need to be tuned up, yes. If you're experienced at bike maintenance, that will be no problem. If you are not, you could either take this as an opportunity to learn on the bike, or you could take it to your local bike shop and have them get it squared away. A basic bike tuneup usually runs anywhere from 60 to 100 US dollars. Based on the Escape models (the 0 was sold new only in Canada), you may not be in the US, so check local prices and factor that in.
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I'd try to get the 0 at that pricing. And if they're asking $500, you might be able to talk them down "since it probably needs a tune up"

I've got an Escape 3 and it's serving me well, minus a screeching front brake. (I really should do something about that)
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Originally Posted by ShaneC80 View Post
I'd try to get the 0 at that pricing. And if they're asking $500, you might be able to talk them down "since it probably needs a tune up"

I've got an Escape 3 and it's serving me well, minus a screeching front brake. (I really should do something about that)
I donít have a Giant, but Trek must use the same brakes. Mine just started squeaking in the front and itís starting to drive me nuts! If you find the fix, clue me in.
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I donít have a Giant, but Trek must use the same brakes. Mine just started squeaking in the front and itís starting to drive me nuts! If you find the fix, clue me in.
It should just be a matter of tweaking the pad's angle on the wheel. I think. Though I've been to lazy to look at it myself. I should get it back into the shop while I still get free tune ups
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
Is the used bike your size? That's the first question you need to consider. An Escape 0 arguably has nicer components (carbon fork, 10 speed drivetrain, Shimano Deore drivetrain). It could be a good deal if it fits you well and appears like it was taken care of. It may need to be tuned up, yes. If you're experienced at bike maintenance, that will be no problem. If you are not, you could either take this as an opportunity to learn on the bike, or you could take it to your local bike shop and have them get it squared away. A basic bike tuneup usually runs anywhere from 60 to 100 US dollars. Based on the Escape models (the 0 was sold new only in Canada), you may not be in the US, so check local prices and factor that in.
Thanks for your help. I went for the used one and I am happy with it so far
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