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Giant Escape Mini 1

toybhoytoybhoy Posts: 112
edited June 2010 in Commuting chat
Okay so I don't have space (or money for that matter) for another bike but if I did, I would get this! - http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-es ... 42884.html

I love the look of it!

Anyone have one? Looks awesome!

Can see me flying past folk with a big cheesy grin on my face! Like this :D:D:D:D

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  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Wouldn't fancy doing the Crow Road on that though...
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,442
    toybhoy wrote:
    Okay so I don't have space (or money for that matter) for another bike but if I did, I would get this! - http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-es ... 42884.html

    I love the look of it!

    Anyone have one? Looks awesome!

    Can see me flying past folk with a big cheesy grin on my face! Like this :D:D:D:D
    Ah but sir, eet is only waffer theen...

    Looks like it could be great fun.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Like it! But.... it doesn't fold?
  • toybhoytoybhoy Posts: 112
    I kinda expected it to fold too otherwise it doesn't seem much point!

    Unless it's really light but can;t find the weight of this either!
  • toybhoytoybhoy Posts: 112
    So tempting.............. :D
  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,735
    toybhoy wrote:
    I kinda expected it to fold too otherwise it doesn't seem much point!

    Unless it's really light but can;t find the weight of this either!

    I've seen one of these, looked pretty good. The higher spec Mini Zero comes in at 9.4kg, test over at road.cc. Dahon used to do something similar (Hammerhead & Smooth Hound series- though the ones they now sell do fold)- these 'mini-velos' are very popular in South Korea and Japan. Agreed, it doesn't fold or separate, unlike a Dahon or the separable Moulton TSR, but it's a lot cheaper than the TSR, let alone a New Series...You still have all the advantages of the 20" wheel format- nippy handling, lighter wheels, compact size (you have a foot less in wheels!)...
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    I would go for this

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  • I have one.

    It's great fun to ride, not as quick as a full road bike but a lot quicker than an MTB.

    Very nippy in traffic due to small wheels and narrow handlebars.

    Mine's up for sale as I have now bought a mountain bike and haven't got space for 3 bikes.

    I have fitted SKS full mudguards, lights, pump and bottle cage.

    It's in as new condition with no chips, scratches.

    £200.
  • emdeefemdeef Posts: 98
    I bought one of these from the OP link! It is a lot of fun but the handling is, shall we say, a bit twitchy. Pretty quick too and so small it takes up very little space in the garage. A bargain at the sale price, so many thanks to the OP for flagging it.
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