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Old 07-20-23, 06:43 AM
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I definitely am not a fan of the flat bars. I plan to upgrade to an actual road bike with drops eventually, but for now, I used my escape 2 disc the same way you do. Mostly for fitness rides. These touring bars look interesting though.
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Leamdav, consider, the touring bars have many advantages, and they are not expensive (check out your options on Amazon). Take a look the attached photos with butterfly bars on my Escape Disc 1. I have also included some of the hand position advantages of using this type of bar. This bar allows you to choose between an upright position, a drop down position (like drop bars), and an "arrow" position by gripping the middle part of the front bar (see photos). Give them a try . . . you can always return them if they do not work for you (one of the advantages to purchasing via Amazon).

2022 Giant Escape Disc 1, with butterfly handlebars.

These bars are actually 4 inches LESS wide than the straight handlebars that came with the bike. I thought the Giant straight handlebars were too wide (for me, maybe not for you). I like my elbows and hands to line up when I grip the handlebars. This butterfly set up does just that.

The front handlebar grip, for a comfortable and more "upright" ride. I decided to attach the brakes and speed mechanisms to this part of the bars. But it is possible to attach these items to the top part. Your choice.

The top handlebar allows me to lean forward if I need to pick up speed (but speed on this type of bike is not really the goal, but there are times you do need to speed up)!

The "drop" part of this type of handle bar is slightly wider than my elbows, and I only use this position rarely.

The center part of the handlebar allows me to lean forward and ride "arrow", or as arrow as possible on this type of set up.

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Originally Posted by Brocephus
Hey guys, new (old) Escape 1 owner here.
Anyway, I've often had bad luck with house-brand wheels and spokes, and in cases like this.
typically hunt down something not too expensive that at least has Shimano hubs,and DT spokes, but now that I've battled my way down to under 180 lbs, I'm thinking (and have been advised) that the stock wheels should be fine for at least a few years. ( so any commentary on the Giant-branded stock wheels from other Escape owners is welcome).
Also, I messaged recently with another member here, who used to work in a bike shop, and said that the Escapes came back with various problems,more than any other budget bike. Again,any experienced-based commentary on that is welcome,and appreciated. I've got a set of bike tools and have done most of my own wrenching for years, and have some spare parts, so I can handle many of the typical issues, but I'd like to hear from fellow Escape owners.
I KNOW I'm REALLY late but:
Got a 2010 Escape, bought second hand about 10yrs ago, no issues with the wheels at 165 lb never had them trued, ride it ~5x /week (city)
Great bike overall, except really heavy bits added to it, changed seatpost, tires, handlebar and stem, crankset (to 1x) .... and offcourse all contact points.

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