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Old 07-17-20, 05:00 AM
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Giant escape 3

Yes, itís a 2016 Giant escape 3 charcoal / red paint scheme.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/escape-3-2016

What kind of fenders are those?
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Old 07-17-20, 07:47 AM
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Made the mistake of retiring my beloved Escape to the Zwift garage.....but shes back on the road again....
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Old 07-17-20, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerseyroam View Post
Yes, it’s a 2016 Giant escape 3 charcoal / red paint scheme.

What kind of fenders are those?
Thanks for the positive identification.
The fenders were bought used off of craigslist from another listing.
Being on a tight budget, I tend to gather parts up a little at a time.
I think they are the Planet Bike 700C Full Bike Fenders.

It really is too small for me, I've mounted an extra long seatpost, but it's like a BMX on me.
I'd like to eventually buy a new Giant Escape Disk when stocks are back in at my LBS.

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Old 07-17-20, 01:35 PM
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Those look like the Planet Bike fenders, but most of the PB ones have the rubber flap at the bottom of each guard, which these lack (and it doesn't look like they were once installed there, either). Are there holes with missing rivets, possibly indicating flaps that may have once been there?

It looks like the rear wheel was also replaced at one time. The original wheel would have had a taller rim dish section (similar to the front) and would have had a freewheel hub (and different tire is a clue also). Your wheel looks like it's been upgrade to a freehub with a cassette.
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Old 07-17-20, 02:40 PM
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The Planet Bike Hardcore Fenders have the mudflaps, but this is a model down their line and doesn't have them. The mudflaps would be nice on those rainy days, but these were available nearby.

The reason the rear wheel has been replaced was I had an encounter with a lifted Ford F150 4x4 that did a "rolling stop" through an intersection and didn't see that I was already 1/2 way across. I nearly got away, but he clipped the rear rim.
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Old 07-17-20, 06:29 PM
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Their Full Bike Fenders lack the flap but seem to have a different style of stay (that loops around the top of the fender). Maybe these are an older style they don't sell anymore. Either way -- they look good!
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Old 07-17-20, 07:16 PM
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Hmmm... you are correct. It could be this set I got off of craigslist is a knock-off, but they seem well-made (withstood getting bashed by the rouge F150 4x4) and the price was right. ($20.00)
Didn't get any information from the seller.
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Old 07-19-20, 01:14 PM
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The escape disc appears to have solid gravel capability.
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Old 07-24-20, 03:56 PM
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If they ever get them in stock in my size, I really want to move up to a Giant Escape 2 Disk.
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Old 07-27-20, 04:37 AM
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Gravel

Iíve taken my Disc 1 one on gravel, but I would definitely upgrade the stock crosscut tires to something more gravel specific if I was riding gravel regularly.
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Couple summers ago I bought a 2019 Escape 2 disc city. I had an early 90s Norco mountain bike that turned into a dust collector for almost 20 years following a motorcycle purchase. I ended up giving it away. After a move, I decided I wanted another bike and bought the Escape. A change in job this summer has allowed me to commute on it (very short commute: 15 min walk or 5 min ride). I'm going to try some light (overnight) touring on it in early September.

Started tinkering with it this summer. I've added Shimano PD-EH500 pedals, a 100mm, Specialized Comp multi stem (currently at +20 degree), and Ergon GP2 grips (I should have gone with 3s). Next up is a saddle change. When the stock tires wear out, I may experiment with a wider tire.

I'll post a couple pics when I reach the necessary post count.
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Couple summers ago I bought a 2019 Escape 2 disc city. [...]
Started tinkering with it this summer. I've added Shimano PD-EH500 pedals, a 100mm, Specialized Comp multi stem (currently at +20 degree), and Ergon GP2 grips (I should have gone with 3s). Next up is a saddle change. When the stock tires wear out, I may experiment with a wider tire.

I'll post a couple pics when I reach the necessary post count.
I've looked at the specs for the Escape 2 City and it looks like it checks most of the boxes on my list for my next bike. Interesting upgrades you've done, too.
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Old 08-14-20, 05:36 AM
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I've looked at the specs for the Escape 2 City and it looks like it checks most of the boxes on my list for my next bike. Interesting upgrades you've done, too.
So far it's been a good bike. I had a wonky BB this summer that was sort of fixed with a regreasing but is starting to make noise again. I will likely replace it this winter.

I'm still trying to find a good setup where I don't feel cramped. I went with a small frame as that fit me better for standover but found I was a bit cramped (prob doesn't help that I was in the 250 lb range at one point). My goal is to lose a bit more weight (I'm at 235ish now) to see if that helps before I start messing around with new bars and the like.
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Old 08-15-20, 08:09 AM
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Gosh, Giant makes great looking bikes!
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Old 09-09-20, 03:19 PM
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Rear rack

Added a Topeak explorer rack and bag
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Old 09-14-20, 06:29 AM
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I have a Giant Escape R3 2012 model, do anyone here own one? And converted it to a cantilever brake?
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Old 09-18-20, 05:31 AM
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Rear rack search

Topeak Mtx rear rack only lasted a week. I bent it in a tip over. Any suggestions on a rear rack?
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Topeak Mtx rear rack only lasted a week. I bent it in a tip over. Any suggestions on a rear rack?
I'd buy another one -- it looks like you already have the bag. You can sometimes find them used at good prices. There's someone on Facebook Marketplace selling a new one for just $10...but it's just far enough away from me that I can't justify making the drive just to have an extra one on hand.
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