Quick-E+

M8tt

New Member
@Berserker26 I'd say the G-One's are as big as you'd safely want to go, especially with the wheel alignment issues a lot of riders are experiencing (the G-Ones are almost too big).
 

gorse

New Member
Bigger tires, lower pressure and going fast = more comfortable :)

I switched to the WTB Horizons on my old Canondale and they were awesome. I'm sold on big tires.
Horizons are only 47mm. G-Ones are 2.25" (57mm). 2.8" rubber will reduce your range considerably.
 

Berserker26

Member
Horizons are only 47mm. G-Ones are 2.25" (57mm). 2.8" rubber will reduce your range considerably.
Yeah they replaced some 38mm Panaracers so we're a nice upgrade. Big, tubeless. They were awesome. I only need 30km of range so that isn't a worry.
 

M8tt

New Member
Has anyone here gone tubeless with the "tubeless-ready" G-Ones? Keen to hear feedback.
After each flat tyre I get enthusiastic about converting... then never get around to it since there's a bit of extra cost and it's a process i'm unfamiliar with. Do the rims need tape or is the tape lining that's there already good to go?
 
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kiwitux

New Member
Hi everyone... I got one of the last 2019 Quick-e+s around over here a few weeks ago. So far I'm very happy.

It's by no means a huge deal, but I can't figure out how to get phone notifications to show on the screen. I can't find anything about it in the Giant RideControl app or settings (I have the iPhone version) and I'm a bit stumped.

I thought it might be because it's an older firmware version, but I can't figure out how to update that. I read a thread somewhere that suggested Giant may have disabled the firmware update feature due to issues, but can't find anything else about it.

Software Version
20181027000

Hardware Version
20160300000

Actually, just looking at the version numbers, and they look old! Wasn't the notification functionality a 2019 feature/update? LBS was meant to do updates before the handover, so maybe I should go back to them? Can anyone who has a current software/firmware update provide their version numbers?

Many thanks for any input-- there's not much info out there on this stuff!

Cheers,
Sean
 

ChrisLoewen

New Member
Hi everyone... I got one of the last 2019 Quick-e+s around over here a few weeks ago. So far I'm very happy.

It's by no means a huge deal, but I can't figure out how to get phone notifications to show on the screen. I can't find anything about it in the Giant RideControl app or settings (I have the iPhone version) and I'm a bit stumped.

I thought it might be because it's an older firmware version, but I can't figure out how to update that. I read a thread somewhere that suggested Giant may have disabled the firmware update feature due to issues, but can't find anything else about it.

Software Version
20181027000

Hardware Version
20160300000

Actually, just looking at the version numbers, and they look old! Wasn't the notification functionality a 2019 feature/update? LBS was meant to do updates before the handover, so maybe I should go back to them? Can anyone who has a current software/firmware update provide their version numbers?

Many thanks for any input-- there's not much info out there on this stuff!

Cheers,
Sean
That firmware seems old. I took my bike into the shop a couple of weeks ago and when he connected it to the computer it started updating to a new version. I'm not sure what the new version is but I had an older picture on my phone from before the update and had these versions:

Software version 2018051200
Hardware Version: 20160300000

I use the Strava app on my phone and only connect to the bike when I want to see what the error code is (the wrench on the screen).
 

Onewbrew

New Member
MIK racks backorder have finally arrived in NZ, picked it up at lunchtime and fitted it once I got home, once I worked out how to get the plastic lugs out of the mounts small drill hole and hex key pushed in, wind out.

EVEN Better a fix for the rear wheel/derailer hanger issue. Talking to the bike mechanic at LBS he said Gaint have come up with a fix. He needs to order the parts in and will fit them next week for me, when he gives it a service. When pushed on what the solution was, all he was prepared to say is they have gone old school. So hopefully a permanent fix to the issue in weeks time.
 
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kiwitux

New Member
MIK racks backorder have finally arrived in NZ, picked it up at lunchtime and fitted it once I got home, once I worked out how to get the plastic lugs out of the mounts small drill hole and hex key pushed in, wind out.

EVEN Better a fix for the rear wheel/derailer hanger issue. Talking to the bike mechanic at LBS he said Gaint have come up with a fix. He needs to order the parts in and will fit them next week for me, when he gives it a service. When pushed on what the solution was, all he was prepared to say is they have gone old school. So hopefully a permanent fix to the issue in weeks time.
Thats good news about the MIK racks... I'm in NZ as well. Would you mind sharing which LBS has them in stock? What's the part actually called?
 

M8tt

New Member
@Onewbrew Just picked up my rack this morning. 16wk wait! And yea, those lugs are a nightmare. My LBS pointed out that the're not threaded in, said if I pry it out enough with a flat screwdriver i'll be able to use needle-nose pliers to finish the job pulling it out. I've already slipped and stabbed myself with screwdriver so i think you're onto something with the hex key. Fun times.

@kiwitux The rack part is called "Giant MIK Rack Deck 2019". My LBS is Evolution Cycles (Britomart), the ordered stock from Giant arrived at their Ellerslie store and was distributed out from there. Not sure if retailers are holding stock but one would assume Giant NZ has brought in a bunch more than just what was on back-order (but yea, after a 16wk wait, it wouldn't surprise me if they're instantly out of stock already).
 
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kiwitux

New Member
It's on my way home. What a small world. Cheers. :)
Aaand, they're out of stock. :( There's one left in store, but it's already being held for someone. I'm assuming it's for one of you fine gentlemen. :) I put in an order for another one. They said they shouldn't be backordered anymore, and should come in a lot quicker now.

EDIT: They just rang back, and no stock left with Giant USA. Backordered till October. It's like Giant didn't expect many people to want to use the rack that they partially equipped on a commuter bike! Oh well, it forced me to get off my butt and get it ordered.
 
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gorse

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Aaand, they're out of stock. :( There's one left in store, but it's already being held for someone. I'm assuming it's for one of you fine gentlemen. :) I put in an order for another one. They said they shouldn't be backordered anymore, and should come in a lot quicker now.

EDIT: They just rang back, and no stock left with Giant USA. Backordered till October. It's like Giant didn't expect many people to want to use the rack that they partially equipped on a commuter bike! Oh well, it forced me to get off my butt and get it ordered.
That would be me, sorry Blu. Had one on order with Giant Wlgtn, (but you never hear back from them). Rang Evo and ba da bom... cheers M8tt!
 

Alan111S

Member
Just a heads up, I'm on around 1800kms now and I noticed some play in the rear wheel bearing. It grinds a little on rotation but my LBS says it's ok and adjusted the play. I watched what the mechanic did and basically the lock nut is loosened and the bearing adjusted to be hand tight, then the lock nut is tightened. Now it's fine - just something to be wary of.

Also, my chain and sprockets are still fine. As a motorbike rider also, I've been using Motorcycle Chain Lube - seems to prolong the life of these components.
 

ABOMINATION

New Member
Just a heads up, I'm on around 1800kms now and I noticed some play in the rear wheel bearing. It grinds a little on rotation but my LBS says it's ok and adjusted the play. I watched what the mechanic did and basically the lock nut is loosened and the bearing adjusted to be hand tight, then the lock nut is tightened. Now it's fine - just something to be wary of.

Also, my chain and sprockets are still fine. As a motorbike rider also, I've been using Motorcycle Chain Lube - seems to prolong the life of these components.
What chain lube are you using?
 

popcatalin

New Member
Can you recommend some pannier bags that won't require me to sell a kidney and can be fitted on the factory rack? I don't want to buy the MIK rack or any additional piece of metal, as I already carry the bike on the stairs and don't want to add extra weight to it.