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Old 03-01-15, 02:50 PM
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2014 Escape RX vs Escape RX Comp

Hey everyone,

I've found 2014 Escape Rx and 2014 Escape RX Comp available at two separate shops. The RX is on sale for $950 cnd and the RX comp is on sale for $1160. I'm debating if it's worth the extra cash to get the carbon frame ?

My current commuter --> SS Masi Uno full chromoly frame

Goals with new commuter

- Carry luggage rack
- Aggressive profile with riser
- gears

I commute about 30 km round trip 5 days a week.

Final note, the RX Comp is a Small and the RX is a Medium. I'm 5 6" in height so I think I could pull off either frame size. My Masi right now is a 52cm and my road bike (Giant Defy Carbon) is a Medium as well.

I haven't been able to try the two bikes yet since it's still winter over here but I will at least ask to put the bikes on the trainer so I can try them quickly.

So what would you pick full carbon or Aluminium and carbon fork and save the extra $210 ?

Also, I'm open to other options as well as long as it's within $1000 price point

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Since both have carbon fork, i would go for the cheaper one.
Carbon fork >>>> alu fork but carbon frame > alu frame. That's just me though .
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I've had a 2013 Escape RX1 for the last couple years and just bought a 2014 Escape Composite. Both the 2014 bikes have similar components. The main difference between the 2 bikes you're looking at (aside from the material) is the frame geometry. The Composite has a longer top tube to seat tube ratio.

As I have relatively long arms and torso compared to my inseam the RX composite seems like it's custom made for me so I jumped on it when the prices fell last fall (no pun intended). As I like a triple crank, I was initially planning to swap the Tiagra triple drive train from the RX1 to the composite but I came across a good deal on a new Integra triple crank and derailleur so I'm going to use that.

To answer your question, try to ride them both (even if it's just around the parking lot) and see which one fits best as that will mean the most in the long run.
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I say go for the carbon. I have the same bike in medium. The small will fit you just right. The bike is so light it feels like your flying at faster speeds. I was only able to put 500 miles on mine last year but I enjoyed every mile with it. You will be able to use luggage racks with it also. The bike weighs in around 19 lbs stock. +1 for the 2014 Giant Escape RX Comp.....

$1160 is a great price for an all carbon bike. I paid $1450 for mine back in October 2013.
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Make sure it fits !!!!!!
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