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Giant Road E+ 1 Pro

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Dave Atkinson

Dave lives at the top of a big hill and his office is at the bottom, so he's all in favour of a helping hand. Plus, e-bikes are fun! He's the editor of ebiketips and one of the founders of EBT's road cycling sister site,


3 weeks 3 days ago

I've had a Giant Road-E+1 Pro for one year now, & I am very impressed with the range & power. I have reservations about the weight (far too heavy), & the front forks are too stiff - giving a very harsh ride, with so much vibration that my hands go numb. I have fitted 50mm wide tyres & run them at low pressure to alleviate this problem to some extent. The bike is very stable, but I have found that the front disc rotor gets so hot on fast descents that it distorts & rubs on the pads; a bigger 180mm rotor has sorted this problem. Per your review, & even at the age of 75 I only use the lower two modes - & very occassionally the third mode on really steep climbs in The Dales. I am waiting for Giant to bring out a lighter version with carbon frame, smaller/lighter motor with only the lower three modes, & a lighter 500Wh battery (when power densities improve). The computer display is excellent, but we could have less wiring if the speed/distance was satellite-based (like Garmin), to dispense with the wheel sensor. Overall, a cracking bike - but the next version could be so much better. Neil 

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