Hi from Vancouver BC, Canada

IonLion

New Member
Hi all,

Thanks for adding me! Just recently purchased an eBike, a 2019 Giant Road-E+. This thing is a blast!

Looking forward to sharing experiences and pics with you soon!

Cheers!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
Welcome to the forum!

How many miles/kilometers do you have on the bike so far? How is it on the hills?

I did seriously look at getting that model but finally decided on the Explore E+ 1 GTS. I had to have it shipped from Edmonton to here in Montreal because it was the last one with small frame size left in Canada. I expect it to arrive on Tuesday and I’m super stoked! (I needed fenders and a rear rack for commuting.)
 

IonLion

New Member
Welcome to the forum!

How many miles/kilometers do you have on the bike so far? How is it on the hills?

I did seriously look at getting that model but finally decided on the Explore E+ 1 GTS. I had to have it shipped from Edmonton to here in Montreal because it was the last one with small frame size left in Canada. I expect it to arrive on Tuesday and I’m super stoked! (I needed fenders and a rear rack for commuting.)
Thanks, @Mtl_Biker! I haven't been able to ride it that much (under 30 miles, although I think about riding all the time! Hills don't exist with that bike. :) I was also considering getting a Trek CrossRip+ (not available in Canada), a Trek SuperCommuter+ 7, and a Specialized Turbo Vado 5.

I've added the Giant Rack-It Tour rack, fenders, and a kickstand. I'm currently using my old axiom trunk bag as you saw in the other thread, but am needing to get a new light and am also considering getting a quadlock mount (and maybe a handlebar extension; there isn't that much room on the bars to mount equipment).

Looks like the E+ 1 GTS comes with a MIK-compatible rack and fenders?

Two more (long) days! Hang in there! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new bike!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
Thanks, @Mtl_Biker! I haven't been able to ride it that much (under 30 miles, although I think about riding all the time! Hills don't exist with that bike. :) I was also considering getting a Trek CrossRip+ (not available in Canada), a Trek SuperCommuter+ 7, and a Specialized Turbo Vado 5.

I've added the Giant Rack-It Tour rack, fenders, and a kickstand. I'm currently using my old axiom trunk bag as you saw in the other thread, but am needing to get a new light and am also considering getting a quadlock mount (and maybe a handlebar extension; there isn't that much room on the bars to mount equipment).

Looks like the E+ 1 GTS comes with a MIK-compatible rack and fenders?

Two more (long) days! Hang in there! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new bike!
Under 30 miles? Sacrilege! Have you only had the bike for an hour or two? :) That wonderful bike is wasting away!

Yes, it comes with a MIK rack and fenders and a kickstand and lights. I got my QuadLock bicycle mount last week and I'm very impressed with it. I also got the motorcycle mount with 1" ball joint and that's super solid too. And a couple of the adhesive mounts too, and I've already put one in my car. Once I get the new Giant I'll see if I need a different bicycle mount (the one I got just fits on the handlebars or stem using either rubber o-rings, supplied, or zip ties.)

About not having much room on the bars... if you're like me, I like to move my hands around a lot to keep them from getting numb. With the drop bars on my road bike (non-e) I often put my hands on top, on the straight part, and too many toys attached there could easily prevent that.
 

IonLion

New Member
Under 30 miles? Sacrilege! Have you only had the bike for an hour or two? :) That wonderful bike is wasting away!

Yes, it comes with a MIK rack and fenders and a kickstand and lights. I got my QuadLock bicycle mount last week and I'm very impressed with it. I also got the motorcycle mount with 1" ball joint and that's super solid too. And a couple of the adhesive mounts too, and I've already put one in my car. Once I get the new Giant I'll see if I need a different bicycle mount (the one I got just fits on the handlebars or stem using either rubber o-rings, supplied, or zip ties.)
So did you get your bike? :) Please post pics of it as well as your dashboard setup. Curious minds want to know! :)
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
So did you get your bike? :) Please post pics of it as well as your dashboard setup. Curious minds want to know! :)
It arrived about 30 minutes ago... box was just about totally destroyed. That's why Canpar didn't deliver yesterday they tell me. They took it back to their warehouse and opened it to assess what damage there is. Luckily it seems to be alright other than for one label on the frame and part of the frame that is badly scratched. I have to finish assembling it and then try to ride it to make sure the discs aren't bent (very hard to check that by eye). It was only after I contacted customer service that (2 hours later) did they even find what had happened. So I'm happy, but bummed at the same time. Once I've finished and can properly evaluate it, I'll report back.

I'm also bummed because the dealer promised me a spare tube and there isn't one. And I've got to ride the bike home tonight about 35km without a spare tube. And by the time I finish work all the stores will be closed. Earliest I'll be able to buy a tube will be tomorrow night (like 100km later). SIGH

Thanks for asking! :)
 

steve mercier

Well-Known Member
It arrived about 30 minutes ago... box was just about totally destroyed. That's why Canpar didn't deliver yesterday they tell me. They took it back to their warehouse and opened it to assess what damage there is. Luckily it seems to be alright other than for one label on the frame and part of the frame that is badly scratched. I have to finish assembling it and then try to ride it to make sure the discs aren't bent (very hard to check that by eye). It was only after I contacted customer service that (2 hours later) did they even find what had happened. So I'm happy, but bummed at the same time. Once I've finished and can properly evaluate it, I'll report back.

I'm also bummed because the dealer promised me a spare tube and there isn't one. And I've got to ride the bike home tonight about 35km without a spare tube. And by the time I finish work all the stores will be closed. Earliest I'll be able to buy a tube will be tomorrow night (like 100km later). SIGH

Thanks for asking! :)
If the rotors are bent you can probably manually bend them back into shape , at least enough to ride it home and order new ones later. It sucks about the scratches though. Perhaps you should return it and tell them to send you another one?
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
If the rotors are bent you can probably manually bend them back into shape , at least enough to ride it home and order new ones later. It sucks about the scratches though. Perhaps you should return it and tell them to send you another one?
I rode it home and as far as I can tell, the rotors are fine. Worried for nothing. But the bike doesn't fit me right... I'm going to have to change the stem and maybe seat post. I'll be posting about it in the Giant section.
 

IonLion

New Member
It arrived about 30 minutes ago... box was just about totally destroyed. That's why Canpar didn't deliver yesterday they tell me. They took it back to their warehouse and opened it to assess what damage there is. Luckily it seems to be alright other than for one label on the frame and part of the frame that is badly scratched.

I'm also bummed because the dealer promised me a spare tube and there isn't one. And I've got to ride the bike home tonight about 35km without a spare tube. And by the time I finish work all the stores will be closed. Earliest I'll be able to buy a tube will be tomorrow night (like 100km later). SIGH

Thanks for asking! :)
OH NO! Sorry to hear about the bike and the scratches! There was a big gash on my bike when I bought it from the store, but it was the only one left and people were wanting to test drive it so I bought it. :) Still looking forward to looking at your pics though!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
OH NO! Sorry to hear about the bike and the scratches! There was a big gash on my bike when I bought it from the store, but it was the only one left and people were wanting to test drive it so I bought it. :) Still looking forward to looking at your pics though!
I posted in the Giant section, with a couple of photos. There will be more photos though, maybe after my weekend (always Sunday and Monday).
 

Pragmatic

Member
@IonLion Welcome to the forum!

If you're interested in seeing how you line up with others purchasing and using e-Bikes, this report North American Survey of Electric Bicycle Owners is a pretty good read. A PDF file is downloadable at the people for bikes org website here or you can drop the report title into a search engine. Ride safe!