Giant Escape M1 City Bike 09 (45% OFF) reduced from £475 to £259.99 @ jejamescycles - HotUKDeals
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Only available in a 17" frame, which is a very average sized frame for the average sized person ;)
Awesome commuter bike for the price. Granted it's last years model but having seen/ridden one this comes thoroughly recommended. I've ordered one to replace my old mountain bike for an easier ride to work.

Good review of the 07 model here:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/urban/product/escape-m1-07-19618
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#1
Looks good does it have hydraulic disc brakes ?
#2
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat
#3
Wheres the full description of the spec?
Rubbish website.
#4
Cozworth806
Wheres the full description of the spec?
Rubbish website.


Here's a bit of a review of the bike:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/urban/product/escape-m1-07-19618

Here's a spec list:
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/13173/Giant_Escape_M1_Bike_2009

Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

At a frame size of 17", isn't that a bit small? I'm 5' 10" with an inside leg of 29", wouldn't I look too big for this? This is the best price I can find for this particular bike on the web, so HOT for me.
#5
Good price although for a city bike I would personally prefer the running gear to be of higher spec at the expense of hydraulic brakes. Hydraulic brakes are a bit of over kill on a city bike.

Contrary to post #2, Giant make some of the best frames available, yes it can be pricey but it is certainly not tat.
#6
konkywonky
Good price although for a city bike I would personally prefer the running gear to be of higher spec at the expense of hydraulic brakes. Hydraulic brakes are a bit of over kill on a city bike.

Contrary to post #2, Giant make some of the best frames available, yes it can be pricey but it is certainly not tat.


Totally agree
#7
adam787_1
Looks good does it have hydraulic disc brakes ?


Yeah they're hydraulic.

And this is the frame from the XTC mountain bike range. Very good spec and light. It can handle a bit of off road as well as your daily commute.
#8
TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


What would you recommend that's cheaper and better?
#9
stefor
Here's a bit of a review of the bike:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/urban/product/escape-m1-07-19618

Here's a spec list:
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/13173/Giant_Escape_M1_Bike_2009

Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

At a frame size of 17", isn't that a bit small? I'm 5' 10" with an inside leg of 29", wouldn't I look too big for this? This is the best price I can find for this particular bike on the web, so HOT for me.


Granted 17" is strictly classed as small. However. I can handle the Giant 'S' frame well at 5'9". It all depends really. Try before you buy would be the best bet :thumbsup:
#10
Giant are one of the best value brands around so this is extremely hot.

Reputable dealer too, they've been in the bike magazines since the 90's (as long as I can remember).
#11
Good buy if you can get away with a 17", I saw this but went for the Giant Seek Urban, great bike for what it's designed for.
To say Giant are overpriced tat is really strange, to put it politely:thumbsup:
#12
TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


You know nothing of bikes mate.

I have been into mountain bikes for 15 years, and Giant are one of the best, and on the trance series, they get 5 stars almost every year.

Giant are as good as :
Cannondale, Trek, GT, Spech ... Should I go on, or are they tat as well? :whistling:
#13
I have the R2 version of this bike, with the 700mm wheels.

Nice bike, and for the price one of the best around.
#14
TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


The idea of hukd is that you can find the best deal around. 45% off is a hot deal, and cheaper than anywhere else.

Also I have owned a Giant for a couple of years and it's brilliant, and was reasonably priced. Very well built.

If you can suggest something better (this bike cheaper or a better bike for this much) then go ahead...
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TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


What an ill-informed knob! You stick to your Halfords Appollo mate!
#16
Any idea if this would serve as a shared bike for a women of 5"2 and a bloke of 5"8? Or would it be far too big for the woman?
#17
hi,


Can someone advice if this suitable for use on loose gravel track mostly seen on parks ,also is size 17 frame suitable for medium size 5'6 rider.I totally agree Giant are a good brand and for this prize I am tempted to replace my 6 year old Barracuda Mountain bike.

thx
#18
coleaj
Any idea if this would serve as a shared bike for a women of 5"2 and a bloke of 5"8? Or would it be far too big for the woman?


Should be fine provided it is for normal road use....
#19
ally2yana
hi,


Can someone advice if this suitable for use on loose gravel track mostly seen on parks ,also is size 17 frame suitable for medium size 5'6 rider.I totally agree Giant are a good brand and for this prize I am tempted to replace my 6 year old Barracuda Mountain bike.

thx


17" frame is ideal for your height, you will need to put the seat up a little but thats ideal as you are looking for clearance on the top tube ideally.

This should be fine for light offroad use, wouldn't want to do downhill or anything on it but for your average rider this will be fine. Bare in mind it probably has semi slick tyres designed more for road use so if you are doing anything other than loose gravel you are probably going to need a new set of tyres.
#20
konkywonky
Should be fine provided it is for normal road use....


Thanks and ordered!
#21
TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


What planet are you on? Giant are famous for bundling lots of gear for the price compaired to their competitors.
#23


What are you on about? Price for price, the components on the Giant are either the same or better than the equivalent Revolution, and the Giant's Aluxx frame and brakes are vastly superior!
#24
I love my Giant. Awesome deal imo.
#25
coleaj
Any idea if this would serve as a shared bike for a women of 5"2 and a bloke of 5"8? Or would it be far too big for the woman?


I think that's going to be a bigger frame than ideal for the lady to be honest.
#26
stefor
Here's a bit of a review of the bike:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/urban/product/escape-m1-07-19618

Here's a spec list:
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/13173/Giant_Escape_M1_Bike_2009

Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

At a frame size of 17", isn't that a bit small? I'm 5' 10" with an inside leg of 29", wouldn't I look too big for this? This is the best price I can find for this particular bike on the web, so HOT for me.


I'm 5' 10" and have a 17 inch frame. You should be fine.
#27
TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat

You speak through your rear end sir!

If you have nothing intelligent to add to the thread please remain silent.
#28
Im 6ft 4" tall and weigh 16 stone.. Anyone know if this bike would be too small for me? Im really interested in getting one.
#29
No8
What an ill-informed knob! You stick to your Halfords Appollo mate!


haha...repped
#30
KERMITZBITZ
Im 6ft 4" tall and weigh 16 stone.. Anyone know if this bike would be too small for me? Im really interested in getting one.


It will look like a BMX, seriously.
#31
KERMITZBITZ
Im 6ft 4" tall and weigh 16 stone.. Anyone know if this bike would be too small for me? Im really interested in getting one.


It would fit you like a glove. you would even be able to pedal with your knees
#32
Looks reasonable enough for the money. For those looking for an alternative in the same price bracket this Corratec from CRC is £300 with a choice of 2 sizes. No disc brakes but suspension (usual disclaimers about cheap forks apply), and has generally better level Shimano components.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=46180
#33
I just bought a new raleigh at40 from a 'well known auction site' for £320, took it out for a 30 mile spin yesterday and very impressed, don't think you'd do better for the money.
Did look at the corratec, but glad I went for this instead and the hydraulic discs will stop on a sixpence.
Spec below.
#34
#35
cycleman


Nice bike. What eBay user did you guy from? Best getting it from a supplier that has sent out to a member on here and is happy with their bike.

I've never bought a bike since I was a teenager, but was told by the doctor to lose weight, so I'm seriously thinking of a bike because we have a purpose made bike track at the bottom of my street which goes for about 20 miles, so should start my weight loss program.

I always think of Raleigh as a kids bike brand and have never even heard of Giant!! Which is the best out of the two on here? I'll not be using it for mountains, but just for cycle tracks and roads.
#36
Great price for a decent spec'd bike.

As someone else mentioned, JEJames are a reputable dealer, too. I've bought 2 complete bikes and loads of other bits from them over the last 5 years without any issues at all.
#37
stefor
Nice bike. What eBay user did you guy from? Best getting it from a supplier that has sent out to a member on here and is happy with their bike.

I've never bought a bike since I was a teenager, but was told by the doctor to lose weight, so I'm seriously thinking of a bike because we have a purpose made bike track at the bottom of my street which goes for about 20 miles, so should start my weight loss program.

I always think of Raleigh as a kids bike brand and have never even heard of Giant!! Which is the best out of the two on here? I'll not be using it for mountains, but just for cycle tracks and roads.


http://*********.co.uk/RALEIGH-FREERIDE-AT40-20-MENS-ALUMINIUM-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-/330379566196?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item4cec281c74
#38
stefor
Nice bike. What eBay user did you guy from? Best getting it from a supplier that has sent out to a member on here and is happy with their bike.

I've never bought a bike since I was a teenager, but was told by the doctor to lose weight, so I'm seriously thinking of a bike because we have a purpose made bike track at the bottom of my street which goes for about 20 miles, so should start my weight loss program.

I always think of Raleigh as a kids bike brand and have never even heard of Giant!! Which is the best out of the two on here? I'll not be using it for mountains, but just for cycle tracks and roads.

Giant claims to be the world's largest bike manufacturer. Enormous range and tend to be good value for the spec.
1 Like #39
SpamJavelin
I'm 5' 10" and have a 17 inch frame. You should be fine.


Be careful making that assumption - two people the same height but differently proportioned will ride tatally different sized bikes.

As Giants tend to be long in the top-tube, you will probably ride a smaller frame from them than you would in many other brands.

KERMITZBITZ
Im 6ft 4" tall and weigh 16 stone.. Anyone know if this bike would be too small for me? Im really interested in getting one.


Likely to be too small, but as per my comment above, it can't be ruled out by assumptions. No substitute for visiting a dealer and trying one out.

Besford
Giant claims to be the world's largest bike manufacturer. Enormous range and tend to be good value for the spec.


It is, or is at least one of the top two or three, though few would realise it because the majority of its output bears someone else's badge.
Regardless of the brand, if your bike's initial assembly was done in Taiwan and it wasn't made by Merida, then it was probably made by Giant.

The range is colossal - most bike shops cherry pick from it because they make too many bikes for anyone to stock the lot!

TANeilson
Sorry but terrible price, you can get better commuter bikes for around the same price and cheaper.
Giant is just over-rated over-priced tat


Those who have a clue about bicycles will normally point out the tat on this forum and they're almost never pointing at a Giant when they do it.
#40
Fatal Swan
Looks reasonable enough for the money. For those looking for an alternative in the same price bracket this Corratec from CRC is £300 with a choice of 2 sizes. No disc brakes but suspension (usual disclaimers about cheap forks apply), and has generally better level Shimano components.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=46180


Much bigger bike though. This was 17".

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