|Posted by Stephen Peel - Cycling Around the World on November 9, 2016 at 9:25 AM|
Having not had a bike for over 20 years, a couple of years ago I decided that as I lived on the coast, I would get myself a bike that could take my weight of 20+ stone, and of course the abuse it would be getting due to my not only my poor fitness, but also because I didn't have a clue regarding bike maintenance.
I spent £400 on my Giant Escape 2, and it was worth every penny. After 2 years of riding along salt and sand coastal pathways, bumps and lumps, and more than 400 days of 20 miles a day, I have done no maintenance to the bike, other than pumping up the tubes and giving it a rinse with a hosepipe once in a while if it was covered in mud, and it is still going strong to this day.
Oh, I forgot, the only problem I did find, was a loose brake cable which took me couple of weeks to get around to getting a spanner and giving it a tighten :), and that's it. What a great bike this has been. I love it. Its big and chunky too, with 700c wheels and a thick alloy frame, it feels like a tank of a bike, and my ass doesn't look big on it
Highly recommended, and no matter which bike I get for my around the world cycle, I will never let go of my Giant Escape 2.
I receive nothing for reviewing this bike, so I am not bias in any way, I just love it.