2015 Giant Escape 3 Hybrid Bike £239.99 @ Rutland Cycling (£233.99 with code HAVE6)
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2015 Giant Escape 3 Hybrid Bike £239.99 @ Rutland Cycling (£233.99 with code HAVE6)

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Found 19th Aug 2015
I have the previous year's version of this and the boy has this one. A great bike for the money at list price and even better at £240. A no-nonsense bike, just take it out of the shed and ride.

Large and medium sizes available, free delivery.

Also, get another £6 off using code HAVE6 on all orders over £100

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Fun, efficient and easy to operate, the Giant Escape 3 is the perfect way to leave your daily stresses behind and hit the open road.

With smooth rolling 700c wheels and stable geometry the Escape is fast and sporty enough for fitness riding and comfortable enough for daily commuting.

21 Shimano powered gears are easy to use and provide a solid range for tackling any gradient both up and down. A pair of Tektro TK837 provide good braking performance in all conditions. Up front a steel fork takes the edge off rough roads.

ALUXX Grade Aluminum Frame
High Tensile Steel Fork
Shimano 21 speed drivetrain
Tektro TK837 brakes
Giant GX-02 Joytech wheel set

Cycling needn't be all Lycra and Strava. Just get around.

Description by Mark Craddock, Rutland Cycling Web Team.

CHAINRINGS 28/38/48
CASSETTE Shimano TZ31 14-34 freewheel
CHAIN KMC Z51
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
REAR DERAILLER Shimano Tourney TX55
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB UN26
PEDALS Giant Sports
RIMS Giant GX-02 Double Wall
FRONT HUB Joytech
REAR HUB Joytech
FRONT TYRE Giant S-X2 puncture protect 700x32mm
REAR TYRE Giant S-X2 puncture protect 700x32mm
FRONT BRAKE Tektro TK837
REAR BRAKE Tektro TK837
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano EZ FIRE 40
HANDLEBARS Giant Sport Low riser 620mm
GRIPS NA
HEADSET NA
STEM Giant Sport, 15 degree rise
SADDLE Giant Connect Upright
SEATPOST Giant Sport 27.2mm
POSTCLAMP NA
WEIGHT NA

BRAND Giant
MODEL MPN 5241093
GTIN/EAN

22 Comments

Heat

£233.99 with code, use TCB also and you can get this for £226.97.
Not bad.

Clicked on link to bike:
Pop-up gave code 'HAVE6' for a further £6 off a purchase.

I bought a Charcoal/Red one last month, it's a great bike but the colour on their website is wrong and below is my bike, which I think is even nicer.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/nd8v4l.jpg

If you're looking at a complete novices bike then this is the best (men's bike).
Price is decent enough. The better carreras are often a bit cheaper however the fact that it is Giant probably makes you feel better when riding it.
Gears are not fantastic. But what do you expect. On the Carreras you will have 8 speed. This is slightly more off road orientated but not trail.
Personally I don't like Tektro because their brake at this price range are terrible.
But for a beginner, you won't be able to tell much

MAdam98

If you're looking at a complete novices bike then this is the best (men's … If you're looking at a complete novices bike then this is the best (men's bike).Price is decent enough. The better carreras are often a bit cheaper however the fact that it is Giant probably makes you feel better when riding it.Gears are not fantastic. But what do you expect. On the Carreras you will have 8 speed. This is slightly more off road orientated but not trail. Personally I don't like Tektro because their brake at this price range are terrible.But for a beginner, you won't be able to tell much



I don't know how you could claim to know so much about this bike (having never ridden or owned one) I had a close look at the Halfrauds Carrera's and this bike is far far superior quality, and much lighter. Giant manufacture (or used to) the frames for the likes of some high end manufacturers.

Edited by: "Gooner77" 19th Aug 2015

Gooner77

I don't know how you could claim to know so much about this bike (having … I don't know how you could claim to know so much about this bike (having never ridden or owned one) I had a close look at the Halfrauds Carrera's and this bike is far far superior quality, and much lighter. Giant manufacture (or used to) the frames for the likes of some high end manufacturers.



​I know bikes inside out.
The Carrera Gryphon was superior. At this level weight hardly matters much.

MAdam98

​I know bikes inside out.The Carrera Gryphon was superior. At this level w … ​I know bikes inside out.The Carrera Gryphon was superior. At this level weight hardly matters much.



The Carrera Gryphon is an old bike that is no longer sold, and weight matters at any level.

nice

Original Poster

As an aside, would it possible to fit a suspension front fork to this bike? The boy goes a bit more off the beaten track these days so was wondering. If so, what would be a good (cheap) one?

I bought the GIANT Escape 3 (2016) for £294 earlier this year. I am completely new to cycling so I can't offer a great deal of insight into this bike other than what I, a novice, have experienced.

I bought the bike for the purpose of commuting to work, cycling with my young son and for general "out and about" rides. I went for a hybrid (as opposed to road or mountain bikes) because I would be using it on Canal paths and road. It was recommended by a friend who owns a bike shop.

I think the bike looks great, is not particularly heavy and rides well. It is a bit bumpy over cobbles but it doesnt have suspension forks on it so I expected that. The gears very occassionally feel that they havent "clicked in" correctly but I just switch up\down and they are fine. (Maybe thats something I am doing wrong and not the bike!)

Overall, I love this bike because it serves my purposes. I dont want to ride a billion mph or ride through muddy hills. It gets me from A to B efficiently and I would recommend it (certainly at this price!) to anyone who is looking for a hybrid for commutes and leisurely pursuits.

Hope this helps.

how does this bike compare with the likes of the following? -

Boardman Hybrid Comp
Carrera Crosspath Hybrid
Carrera Crossfire 2 Hybrid
Trek 8.2 DS Hybrid

MAdam98

​I know bikes inside out.The Carrera Gryphon was superior. At this level w … ​I know bikes inside out.The Carrera Gryphon was superior. At this level weight hardly matters much.


"I know bikes inside out"...do you expect respect on here saying stuff like....

This is a decent basic bike from a good brand at a decent basic price which will serve many people well. Given the spec and the likely use I think mudguards and a rack would have been useful additions, even for a few quid more. But it's a decent enough deal. Heat added.

This bike is very average for the price and overpriced even with the discount. As some people seem to think MAdam98 is trolling or something I'll break it down.
Shimano Tourney (the bulk of the bikes components) is the lowest series that Shimano make barring OEM stuff on the most basic bikes.
UN25 bottom bracket is whilst a sealed unit (good) the cheapest Shimano makes.
The freewheel system it uses is again the worst gearing system, it limits the lowest cog to 14 teeth and the axle is prone to bending. This is what will be on the cheapest bikes you can buy.
The brake levers are plastic so flex, losing power and produce a 'mushy' feeling.
It's by no way a terrible bike and fine for a leisure rider but you can do better for the money, if it's an everyday bike I'd look elsewhere.
The comment about the Halfords Carrera's being worse is really just incorrect and ill informed. Same price for example is the Carrera Subway which eclipses the quality of this bike by a big margin, a cassette based wheel is a big step up. The Crossfire 2 has the same freewheel downgrade but makes up for it with disk brakes/suspension fork and metal brake levers although is slightly more expensive at £299.
As said don't get too hung up on weights at this price range, you won't get a very light bike as light parts cost more.

And mbd the Boardman has by far the best bike specification on your list, but is the least comfort orientated of them.
Edited by: "onejaz" 3rd Sep 2015

Super Hot!!

Totally fed up getting chased by giants.

Your all wrong and chatting cobblers. I know a good ride inside out and I recommend LUCY PALMERS. £20 you get the full works and a free shower thrown in.

hiezra

Your all wrong and chatting cobblers. I know a good ride inside out and I … Your all wrong and chatting cobblers. I know a good ride inside out and I recommend LUCY PALMERS. £20 you get the full works and a free shower thrown in.


do you have a link?

Medium size only.

patg2005

"I know bikes inside out"...do you expect respect on here saying stuff … "I know bikes inside out"...do you expect respect on here saying stuff like....



​Nope. I know my abilities and skills. If people don't want to acknowledge them it doesn't cocnern me

Gooner77

I bought a Charcoal/Red one last month, it's a great bike but the colour … I bought a Charcoal/Red one last month, it's a great bike but the colour on their website is wrong and below is my bike, which I think is even nicer.


2 colour versions of this bike were available
giant-bicycles.com/en-…08/

just ordered one. Hopefully my decision over the Boardman will be the right one!
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