Giant Escape 2021 - Roe Valley Cycles
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GIANT ESCAPE DISC IMPRESSES BIKERADAR WITH “COMFORT AND LIVELY HANDLING”

BikeRadar published a review of the new Giant Escape Disc, a versatile flat-handlebar bike made for commuters and recreational riders. Editors were impressed with its comfort, lively handling and rugged durability, giving it a strong 4-star rating.

Giant Escape 2021 - Roe Valley Cycles
Editors wrote that the Giant Escape Disc "balances comfort with lively handling and a tough build."
Giant Escape 2021 - Roe Valley Cycles
Testers appreciated the flat-mount disc brakes and integrated rack and fender mounts. Photo courtesy BikeRadar.com
Giant Escape 2021 - Roe Valley Cycles
The D-Fuse seatpost dampens vibration, resulting in a smooth, compliant ride. Photo courtesy BikeRadar.com

BikeRadar senior technical editor Warren Rossiter detailed the frameset and components on his Escape Disc test model. “The frame is built using Giant’s lightweight, butted ALUXX tubing, adorned with future-proofed flat mounts for the disc brakes into which a full-composite fork is plugged—almost unheard of at this price,” he wrote. “That makes the Escape pretty lightweight.”

One thing that stood out in the test was the confident handling and rider positioning.

“It allows you to generate wattage and hunker down when you want to sprint but, more importantly, affords a natural, easy position to view traffic without having to crane your neck to see around you,” Rossiter wrote. “The cockpit combines a fairly upright 15-degree stem with a wide low-rise bar borrowed from Giant’s XC mountain bike component line. This bar is wide at 700mm but, when combined with the well-sculpted and forgiving ergonomically-shaped grips, simply adds to the bike’s cosseting comfort.”

For more, check out the full review at BikeRadar.com

 

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