Giant Escape 3 2017 Hybrid Bike Grey, £244.29 delivered from RutlandCycling
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Giant Escape 3 2017 Hybrid Bike Grey, £244.29 delivered from RutlandCycling

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Found 3rd FebEdited by:"Tacavas"
Use code SAVE10 for £10 off. Only M and L at this price.
Built with a lightweight ALUXX aluminium frame that’s designed for smooth-rolling 700c wheels, Escape is a fun, efficient ride that’s versatile enough for city streets or country roads. Its upright, stable geometry and wide range of gears gives it a sporty feel for dedicated fitness riders. Its neutral, upright positioning makes it a great choice for navigating city streets or crowded bike paths. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape is an adventure companion that you can always count on.

  • ALUXX-Grade Aluminium frame
  • Shimano EZ Fire and Tourney 21 Speed
  • Giant GX02 Double Wall Aluminium rims with Formula hubs
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Looks very decent. And probably hard to beat in that price bracket.
I had the 2015 one for just over a year, which I sold when moving abroad, I would do 100 miles a week sometimes, never had a issue with it, apart from one puncture on a rough path. I can highly recommend this bike.
Just need gel saddle
This or the halfords subway 2 desk for £260?
Weight?? Says n/a on their site
A basic drivetrain but this bike ticks all the right boxes as a low cost commuter - and I prefer rim brakes to discs.
Ordered.
Fella at work had one, didn't drive and used it for everything in all weathers. Despite this, and him having no mechanical sympathy, it soldiered on for ages reliably. For the money it's brilliant. I'd have it over an equivalently priced Carrera.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 3rd Feb
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Crumbz1 h, 23 m ago

Weight?? Says n/a on their site



Weight: 12.5kg
Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.
Baldieman642 h, 2 m ago

A basic drivetrain but this bike ticks all the right boxes as a low cost …A basic drivetrain but this bike ticks all the right boxes as a low cost commuter - and I prefer rim brakes to discs.Ordered.


Any reason why you prefer rim brakes? I thought discs where better option! cheers
That’s a great deal. Sorry to hijack thread but some people here seem to know what they are talking about. Just wondering if this hybrid is worth it?

raleigh.co.uk/str…085

I can have it for less that £200 brand new and am unsure if it’s worth it. Thanks.
Bablu12 m ago

Any reason why you prefer rim brakes? I thought discs where better option! …Any reason why you prefer rim brakes? I thought discs where better option! cheers


They are but I commute along canal towpaths and discs don't like mud and other crud. Rim brakes are also much easier to maintain and a lot lighter.
Yandex25 m ago

That’s a great deal. Sorry to hijack thread but some people here seem to k …That’s a great deal. Sorry to hijack thread but some people here seem to know what they are talking about. Just wondering if this hybrid is worth it? https://www.raleigh.co.uk/strada-1-crossbar-frame-yellow-18085 I can have it for less that £200 brand new and am unsure if it’s worth it. Thanks.


They're both pretty similar specs wise, so I'd probably just go for the strada.
doobyduck2 h, 55 m ago

Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can …Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.


I’m 5,10ish, I tried both and felt my riding position on the large frame was a lot easier on my back.
doobyduck6 h, 38 m ago

Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can …Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.


I'd go for large. I'm about your height and picked up a Specialized Sirrus on ebay that's a medium after testing one for size in a local store. With hindsight I think I'd have been better off with a large, but hey, it's always 20/20
Baldieman646 h, 50 m ago

They are but I commute along canal towpaths and discs don't like mud and …They are but I commute along canal towpaths and discs don't like mud and other crud. Rim brakes are also much easier to maintain and a lot lighter.


I agree. My last bike had disk brakes and they were a pain to maintain. My new Trek bike has rim brakes, and they are perfectly fine and low maintenance.
Enter HAVE6 for £6 discount

Haven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a bike through work last year through cycle2work scheme but the cheapos didn't run it despite saying they were so have gone for this based on comments here.

Any tips on general maintenance as last bike from 12 years ago (£99 job) broke down after 8 months but I did zero maintenqnce on it.
bob_regis3rd Feb

This or the halfords subway 2 desk for £260?


Anyone got a view here. This or Halfords Carrara Subway 2 @ £260 on discount?

Thanks
azy771 h, 15 m ago

Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a …Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a bike through work last year through cycle2work scheme but the cheapos didn't run it despite saying they were so have gone for this based on comments here.Any tips on general maintenance as last bike from 12 years ago (£99 job) broke down after 8 months but I did zero maintenqnce on it.


You shouldn't have to do much more than wash/brush the crud off and keep the moving parts lubed with 3in1 spray. Break pads will need to be replaced about once a year and if you find that punctures become a problem on your route, consider swapping the tyres out for something like the Swalbe Marathon Plus tyres that can usually be had for just over 20 quid each.
Thanks for the tips mate. Will keep on top of it this time
Got the Giant 2 2016 from this website for the same price last year. Slightly better spec, but this is still a great price for a lovely bike.
At 6' 4" I'm guessing a Large will be too small?
To offer you the most competitive prices we unfortunately have to charge a surcharge for orders leaving the UK Mainland or in remote areas. These charges are passed from our courier, and [where applicable] will be confirmed in the checkout process after you have entered your address details, but before completing payment. - £39.99!!!
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IrishMan1 m ago

To offer you the most competitive prices we unfortunately have to charge a …To offer you the most competitive prices we unfortunately have to charge a surcharge for orders leaving the UK Mainland or in remote areas. These charges are passed from our courier, and [where applicable] will be confirmed in the checkout process after you have entered your address details, but before completing payment. - £39.99!!!


Not fair
zed682 m ago

Not fair


Yep - Great deal though (if you live on the UK mainland)
Picked one of these up just before Christmas when they were around £280 (ish). Great commuter (and beyond) bike as my route takes me over some rather questionable road quality areas! Have had to replace a tyre (broken glass slalom) and the brake pads (£10 + 5 minute youtube job) due to cycling like crazy to make up for poor timekeeping!


Thoroughly recommend.
I’m 5ft 7” and am thinking of the medium, anyone any ideas?
I'm just over 5'8" and have gone for medium.
From experience the big offer Halfords bikes are only worth the offer price due to components. There are some good deals in Halfords on previous years models but not the subway imo. Giant bikes are fairly priced so £100 off is a good deal. I bought a giant from Rutland few years ago . Great bike and v quick delivery . No problems with any order from Rutland
Joshimitsu912 h, 1 m ago

At 6' 4" I'm guessing a Large will be too small?

The giant liv (girls version ) are sized on big size . Size medium feels like a large . 5ft 10 riding medium and saddle almost at base. Think large would be fine is similar sizing to girls bikes
doobyduck14 h, 19 m ago

Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can …Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.


Probably depends on your leg length then. Bear in mind that you can easily raise the saddle and bars on the smaller one but if a bike is too big you're stuck with it. Fit really makes a difference when riding.
doobyduck14 h, 51 m ago

Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can …Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.


One way to decide is to do what is known as the Ape test. If you're between sizes, just like you are, measure your arm span, finger tip to finger tip, stand holding your arms wide apart and measure. If the arm distance is longer than you are tall, go for the large, if it's shorter, go for the smaller.
I bought the Giant Escape 3 2015 at the end of 2015 for £219 (£204 with further discount code) so this is a good price rather than fantastic. The bike itself has been great - a little heavier than the Saracen hybrid it replaced but has needed very little maintenance over the 2 years of regular use. Strongly recommended.
doobyduck17 h, 21 m ago

Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can …Looks great - I'm 5ft 10 and debating between Medium and Large...can anyone give me any recommendations. Medium says 5'5-5'10 and Large says 5'10 to 6'1 so on the cusp.


I’m 5.10 too, and would always choose a larger rather than a smaller bike, but recently in an emergency I hiked up my daughter’s XS Charge Grater seat, and it was a revelation, far more comfortable than any other bike I’ve used, and of course lighter. So, I’m future, I’m downsizing, at least to M, maybe even to S. A bike is not like clothes, more like a motorbike. If you need to compensate, buy a big one, but if you want to be in charge, buy a small one.
newyork09004 h, 41 m ago

I’m 5ft 7” and am thinking of the medium, anyone any ideas?



You will probably be fine, I am 5ft 7" or 8" and the medium was just about right if not ever so slightly big, but not so that it was an issue (I did put a gel saddle on which would have raised the seat height).
Edited by: "Gooner77" 4th Feb
azy779 h, 22 m ago

Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a …Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a bike through work last year through cycle2work scheme but the cheapos didn't run it despite saying they were so have gone for this based on comments here.Any tips on general maintenance as last bike from 12 years ago (£99 job) broke down after 8 months but I did zero maintenqnce on it.



Go to youtube and in the search bar put "Bike Radar Maintenance" or "Clean bicycle" or "Bicycle maintenance" just make sure you don't use high pressure when washing your bike.
Edited by: "Gooner77" 4th Feb
azy779 h, 30 m ago

Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a …Enter HAVE6 for £6 discountHaven't got a clue about bikes, tried to get a bike through work last year through cycle2work scheme but the cheapos didn't run it despite saying they were so have gone for this based on comments here.Any tips on general maintenance as last bike from 12 years ago (£99 job) broke down after 8 months but I did zero maintenqnce on it.



Try this
Baldieman6417 h, 45 m ago

They are but I commute along canal towpaths and discs don't like mud and …They are but I commute along canal towpaths and discs don't like mud and other crud. Rim brakes are also much easier to maintain and a lot lighter.


Maintenance aside do not agree on usage in adverse conditions - this is one of of the huge advantages disc brakes have over rims which is precisely why they took off with mountain bikes as well as the enhanced modulation. Saying that poor mechanical disc brakes are poor regardless.
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