Recent content by Slow Rider

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    Testing Giant Explore E3+...

    Hi Mtl, based on the photos you posted, the color scheme of the bike and the display look like they are for a 2018 model, and not the 2019. 2018 included an LED display, but the 2019 Explore E+3 has the Ride Control One which doesn't have a display. It's a simple control with a few led lights...
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    Testing Giant Explore E3+...

    Hey Mtl, yeah this bike seems pretty heavy, I haven't weighed my 2019 Explore E+3 but a wild guess would be around 55 pounds? interesting observation on the size, I wondered at one point if the lbs gave me a large instead of a medium because the frame does seem pretty big. I'm 5'10" with a...
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    Giant 2020 ebikes?

    Every country has different bikes available. Check out the Giant bikes available in Great Britain, many models not available in the US. The bikes all say 2019, will be interesting to see what 2020 looks like. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/e-bikes
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    At What Price .......?

    Hi CSH, the photo of the handlebars you like look like they are for the Aventon Pace, have you taken a look at it? There are quite a few bike stores in Southern California that carry Aventon. Another option in your price range is the Giant LaFree E+1 or E+2. The E+1 seems to check all of your...
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    Suggestions for ebikes under 45# and under $3k please!

    You might want to take a look at the Aventon Pace 500 or 350, definitely under $3k. They are pretty light but I don't know if they quite make it to 45 pounds. Just guessing, but my wife's Pace 350 seems like it's 10 pounds lighter than my Giant Explore E+3. A couple of reasons why the...
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    Fathom E+2 Pro Battery Health Issue

    Hi Kuri, I have had my bike for around 10 months now, and the health is still sometimes at 100%. When I got my Giant the battery health was at 99% and I've seen it fluctuate between 96 and 100.I usually try to charge to around 80% and the health tends to drift downward but jumps back up...
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    Pace 350 released!

    Just got the bike for my wife today and rode it home for her. This was my first time riding a rear wheel hub drive and I was totally surprised at the power of the 350w motor. When it kicks in even at PAS 1, it really does have a pretty good kick. The PAS isn't as controlled as on my Giant...
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    Pace 350 released!

    Pace 350 were added to Aventon's website a couple of days ago. Lucky for me there is a LBS about 15 miles away, we ordered a step-through for my wife today, and they said it was listed in-stock at the Aventon warehouse and should ship out in a couple of days. $999 sounds like a great value...
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    Fathom E+2 Clicking Noise when Pressing Pedals

    Hi KuRi, maybe it is the torque sensor sensing the presure you're putting on the pedal? I have noticed a clicking noise when I have the brakes on and I press on the pedals when the pedal arm is in the 1 to 4 'oclock range (right foot). I have always assumed it is the torque sensor.
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    Super Commuter Version 1.1

    Looks like the Rohloff hub got dropped, website lists a Shimano Nexus 3 Speed.
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    Dear Bridgestone, please bring your lovely mamachari ebikes to the US!

    The basic mamachari's by Bridgestone, Yamaha and Panasonic for $1000 are single speed or hub 3 speeds, 15 mph max assist, caliper brakes, no suspension. Practicality at it's finest, but probably almost impossible to sell here in the U.S. Panasonic has a few beautifully made videos of their...
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    Don't charge your bike battery above 80% and don't ride below 20%. Maybe, maybe not.

    I'm basically following the 80/20 rule, but charging to 100% every once in while. I also recently saw this in the Giant user manual, so I guess I'm going to take it down to empty every once in a while too. Discharge the EnergyPak completely by riding the bicycle after 15 normal charges or at...
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    2018 Dirt e pro vs 2019 fathom e3

    Hi keithd, lots of Giant fans around here, we just don't have time to post very often because we're just outside riding our bikes! :cool: One thing to check on the 2018 is the battery. Giant released a lot of their 2019 models in September 2018, so the Dirt-E might be 8 months or more old and...
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    Giant Explore E+ 2 - possible to upgrade from Ridecontrol One to Evo?

    HI Ajkiwi, don't know if its possible to swap out the unit, but the bluetooth connection to iphone/android app updates realtime. I have a phone mount on my bike and use my phone to see speed, time, distance, cadence, range on the app while I'm riding. The screen on the right side is how it...
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    Quick-E+

    A friend let me borrow his badassbox 4 to try on my Explore+ (limited to 20mph), and I rode around with it today. It recorded everything in the RideControl app the same as always, with the cadence, kph and total distance all incorrect. That's the way the badassbox is supposed to work though...