New Guy with a Giant Explore E+ 3 GTS

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Been lurking on the forums for a few months taking in all the great info on e-bikes. I am 58 and ride for fun and fitness. Knee and hip injuries have made it tough to climb the hill to my house, so I thought an e-bike would help me get back on the road.

My local bike shop suggested the Specialized Vado, but the price tag scared me off. I also almost went with several less expensive hub drive bikes on-line. I then found a Giant Explore E+ 3 GTS at another bike shop on clearance, so I pulled the trigger. I ended up getting a mid-drive for the same price as the hub drives I was looking at. I was concerned about the 400 Wh battery, but it has been a non-issue for my type of riding.

I have a few questions I will be posting on the Giant forum, but so far I am loving it. The reviews and information on this site helped me make what I think is a good decision. Thanks!
 

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Marci jo

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#2
Been lurking on the forums for a few months taking in all the great info on e-bikes. I am 58 and ride for fun and fitness. Knee and hip injuries have made it tough to climb the hill to my house, so I thought an e-bike would help me get back on the road.

My local bike shop suggested the Specialized Vado, but the price tag scared me off. I also almost went with several less expensive hub drive bikes on-line. I then found a Giant Explore E+ 3 GTS at another bike shop on clearance, so I pulled the trigger. I ended up getting a mid-drive for the same price as the hub drives I was looking at. I was concerned about the 400 Wh battery, but it has been a non-issue for my type of riding.

I have a few questions I will be posting on the Giant forum, but so far I am loving it. The reviews and information on this site helped me make what I think is a good decision. Thanks!
Many happy miles on your new bike!!
 
#4
Am interested in buying the 2019 Explorer and seeing if I can export it to australia. Does anyone have any experience with exporting giant e bikes? looking for ebike shop on the West coast that might help me out.
 
#6
Price was my reason as local dealers and importers take theirpercentage so better to import myself as I have discovered with amazon usa vs aus etc