Escape 2

Trek FX-1 Trek FX-2 Specialized Sirrus/Vita Raleigh Cadent 2
Frame 6061 AL 7005 AL 7005 AL 7005 AL 6061 AL
Fork 6061 AL Hi-tens steel Hi-tens steel Hi-tens steel 6061 AL
Integrated Headset Yes Semi Semi Semi Yes
Handlebar alloy oversize steel standard alloy oversize alloy standard alloy oversize
Stem alloy oversize alloy standard alloy oversize alloy standard alloy oversize
Rear Derailleur Altus Altus Acera Altus Tourney
Front Derailleur Tourney Tourney Tourney Tourney Tourney
Shifters Altus pod type Altus integrated Altus integrated Tourney integrated Tourney
Crank Forged with chainguard Pressed with chainguard Pressed with chainguard Pressed with chainguard Pressed with chainguard
rear hub

cassette

f/w

cassette

cassette

cassette

rear gears 8-spd 11-32 7-spd 14-34 8-spd 11-32 8-spd 11-32 8-spd 12-32
chain KMC KMC KMC KMC KMC
Double-wall Rims yes yes yes yes yes
"lock-on" grips yes no no Yes no
Kickstand yes ? ? ? ?
Waterbottle yes ? ? ? ?
Our assembly service / Premier wheelwork yes No No No No
Manufacturer Merida Boan
Price $420 $440 $520 $500 $450