Giant Escape 2

2017
 
4.5 stars
 (20 Reviews)
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Description

The ultimate answer to on-road versatility. Ride it to work, to school, or just for the fun of it. Built with a lightweight ALUXX aluminum 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. And 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.

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Consumer Reviews

 
4.5 stars

(20 reviews)

95% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (15)
  • Durable  (15)
  • Versatile  (10)
  • Stylish  (9)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Comfortable  (2)

Cons

  • Seat  (2)
  • Stock Pedals  (2)
  • Drivetrain 
  • Drive Train 
  • None so far 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (7)
  • Road Biking  (6)
  • Street Riding  (6)
  • Leisurely Rides  (5)
  • Light Trails  (5)
  • Commuting/City  (5)

 
5.0
Mar 12, 2017

A great value--I will ride this bike for a long time

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
This is just a great all-around bike. A substantial upgrade from the Escape 3, it comes with better derailleurs, better brakes, better cranks, wheels... you name it, it's better, and that transmits to a better quality ride. It's smooth and stable with great control and is highly nimble. Even traveling at fairly high speed (30+mph) down hills, I never felt like the bike was unstable. The only con is that I wish it was a little lighter. It's not heavy, but if it was three or four pounds lighter, it would probably be perfect. But that said, it's certainly not a heavy bike by any stretch. If you're looking for a great value in a hybrid bike that you can use for exercise, commuting, or casual riding on bike paths, you can't go wrong with this hybrid.
by Greenespace from Atlanta, GA

 
5.0
Apr 26, 2016

Great Buy

Pros:
Stylish, Packs Well, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Drivetrain, Seat
Best Uses:
My first "real" bike purchase as an adult. This bike has been excellent thus far. I ride it 8 miles round trip to work each day and it's wonderful. My only complain is that switching between gears to quickly can sometimes cause the chain to slip/jolt back and forth but some fine tuning seemed to adjust that. The seat isn't comfortable by my opinion but I've definitely gotten used to it.
by Pete from Sioux Falls

 
4.0
Sep 03, 2015

Great bike

Pros:
Stylish, Comfortable, Light, Looks Nice
Cons:
Drive Train, Stock Pedals
Best Uses:
Road, Fitness
All around a great bike! I ended up being too heavy (240lbs) or legs too strong for the drive train to hold up. Problem solved by upgrading to the escape 1. The seat was surprisingly good. My only complaint is the pedals.
by Anon from Chicago

 
5.0
Nov 29, 2014

Giant Escape 2!!

Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Durable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
I've been riding for 3 years now, my last bike was a Mongoose mountain bike. This is a huge upgrade, the Escape 2 is much sturdier, lighter, looks much better and is a joy to ride! The handlebars feel very strong and are comfortable. My first time out with it I rode it for 5 hours, my butt was getting sore the last hour or so so I replaced the seat with a Cloud 9 now the bike is perfect! My last bike was horrible going up hill but with the Giant it's very easy. This is the absolute best bike I've ever been on.
by Neutronstar from Joliet, Illinois

 
4.0
Mar 15, 2013

Great ride

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Simple nice ride. I use for exercise.
by RLJ from Newport News,VA

 
5.0
Sep 26, 2012

Great bike for the money!

Pros:
Affordable, Durable, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Seat
Best Uses:
Family Time, Road Biking, Commuting/City
I ride three times a week and do about 20 miles at a time and other than the seat(got a softer one) this bike is top notch...even a consumer digest best buy(august 2012)!
by gary from crofton, md

 
5.0
Sep 02, 2012

Awesome Ride

Pros:
Durable, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting/City
Just add a rack, bag & fenders, & you have the perfect commuting bike.
by Robert from Venice FL

 
5.0
Aug 30, 2012

Great bike! Fun to ride! Very Fast!

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Simple, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Commuting/City, Exercise
I bike 20 miles round trip a day. This bike is comfortable and fun to ride. I wanted something fast that was more comfortable than a rode bike. This is a great commute bike for the hills in southern California. I enjoy my ride to and from work! Very sturdy, but light. Good gearing and brakes. Nice bike overall!
by Len from San Diego, CA

 
4.0
Aug 30, 2012

A fun ride

Pros:
Lightweight, Versatile, Stylish
Cons:
None so far
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Commuting/City, Easy Well Groomed Trails
The geometry of this bike is very comfortable and seems stable at high speed. The frame is strong, light, and forgiving on rough roads. For the price, it's hard to beat this bike.
by LokiWolflord from San Diego, CA

 
5.0
Aug 28, 2012

An excellent multipurpose bike!

Pros:
Fast, Versatile, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Fitness, Recreational riding, Commuting
I primarily use this bike to commute 7 miles to/from work and could not be more satisfied. My ride includes a number of moderate climbs that have become practically effortless with this bike. Getting to and from work is now the best part of my work day not to mention all the gas $ saved and pounds lost. I test rode a number of different bikes in my price range and found this one to be the best value for the money.
by Hiatus from North Royalton, OH

 
4.0
Jun 05, 2012

Great bike

Pros:
Durable, Versatile, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
I used the bike for road fitness over the winter, 3500 kms from Dec. May 2012. This is bike that is very well built. Find the right seat and a good set of brake pads and you will have a great bike to enjoy.
by vagabondtwo from Edmonton, Canada//Fort Myers Florida

 
4.0
Apr 11, 2012

Great Bike!!

Pros:
Versatile, Durable, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Touring
Bought this bike last year for a trip on the [...]. Rode it all Summer then did the [...] again in October. USed with panniers and with a BOB trailer. Great bike!!
by Tom from Chardon,Ohio

 
5.0
Mar 20, 2012

great bike

Pros:
Versatile, Lightweight, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting/City, Road Biking
I replaced an older hybrid. This bike is so much fun for a good workout. [*] Cycles in [*] put me into the right bike.I'm taking my son back for his own Giant Hybrid. Giant bikes are all they are cranked up to be.
by david from stamford,ct

 
5.0
Aug 08, 2011

Great Bike!

Pros:
Lightweight, Versatile, Comfortable, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Street Riding, Light Trails
I'm 6'3" 235 lbs and needed a bike that had an XL frame. Escape 2 was recommended by a dealer for pleasure rides on light trails and paved paths. I ride an averagae of 80-120 per week, recently road the Silver Comet Trail from Atlanta, Ga. to Alabama (64 miles) and have over 2000 miles on my bike. Giant is a quality product that is durable, comfortable and reliable.
by Cycle4Exercise from Atlanta, Ga.

 
4.0
Jul 18, 2011

A very nice riding bike!!

Pros:
Durable, Stylish, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Uneven Surfaces, Commuting, Street Riding, Light Trails, Leisurely Rides
I use my Giant Escape 2 mainly for commuting to work (13 miles each way) and leisure rides on the bike trail. It performs very well and is fun to ride! I love the fact I can install my road bike wheels and tires on in seconds and it becomes lighter and a little quicker, or i can roll with the factory wheels/tires and tackle some light dirt trails on my way to work!! I also have a Giant OCR 3(2001) but being a clydesdale I find the riding position of my Escape 2 more comfortable! I still ride my OCR 3 to work too but the Escape 2 usually gets the first nod!!
by Crocosis from Las Vegas, NV

 
5.0
Jul 18, 2011

THIS BIKE IS AMAZING

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Stylish, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Street Riding, Light Trails
i would highly recommend getting this bike. it rides so smoothly and is comfortable. great bike for the price.
by Mac N Cheese Man from St. Cloud, MN

 
4.0
May 01, 2011

This is a kick butt bike! Love it!!!!!!!

Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Durable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Light Trails, Commuting, Street Riding, Uneven Surfaces
I love this bike, this bike is my second bike I have a 2005 trek bike for leisure riding but now I got ths Giant I love it more then the trek. I got it for commuting most of my everyday things in life; and work which is 12 miles away!
by collegeguy1980 from Centerville, Oh

 
5.0
Dec 04, 2010

Great Bike..!!

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Comfortable, Versatile, Stylish
Cons:
Stock Pedals
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Light Trails, Street Riding, Commuting
Very nice bike...!! This is my second bike, workhorse for my 14 mile commute (round trip) to work. I find it to be a very comfortable commuter bike, very durable. Highly recommend for commuters or as a good quality first bike. Pedals it came with aren't that great, but plan to replace them soon.
by Ben O. from Upland, CA

 
4.0
Jul 29, 2010

LOVE IT

Pros:
Durable, Stylish, Lightweight, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Leisurely Rides
This is a perfect mix for performance and commuting! Fits my needs perfectly as a commuter.
by Cindy from Cleveland, OH

 
4.0
Apr 29, 2010

Awesome!

Pros:
Lightweight, Comfortable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Street Riding, Leisurely Rides
This is my first bike. I tested the Giant Boulder SE side by side and found this bike more comfortable. Overall they are similar quality. It shifts a bit better than the Boulder SE and its grips were much more comfortable. I really love this bike.
by Joe from Chicago

Specifications

Frame
ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork
ALUXX-grade aluminum with low-rider rack mounts
Rims/Wheels
Giant Alloy, Double-wall
Hubs
Alloy, 32h
Spokes
Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires
Giant S-X3, 700x32, puncture protect
Crankset
SR Suntour XCE, 28/38/48
Bottom Bracket
Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
Chain
KMC Z7
Front Derailleur
Shimano M191
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs
SRAM PG-830 11x32, 8-speed
Shifters
Shimano M310
Handlebars
Giant Connect, Low-rise, 31.8mm
Stem
Giant Sport
Brake Levers
Tektro
Brakes
Tektro, linear pull
Pedals
Giant Sport
Saddle
Giant Connect Upright
Seat Post
Giant Sport, 27.2mm