ToughRoad GX E+

XyloSesame

New Member
I've got the Rack-It Metro E as well, it seems very solid and mounted easily after dropping the rear wheel. I went with a Two Wheel Gear pannier since I often carry a laptop and rectangular shaped electronics; it was a bit expensive for a single pannier, but the size and full-open zipper is perfectly suited to my needs. I've never been a backpack person, but I've really enjoyed the convertible bag on my commutes.

I may add a trunk bag at some point for small items and cables, but with the easy on-off of the pannier, I haven't seen a need yet.
 

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Kristjan

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Over a year now and still loving this bike. 2200 km with 800 of those on winter tires.

I bought a body float seatpost, which has been the best upgrade. I wish I got it straight away rather than just this April.

In the dark of winter I needed to upgrade my light and went with Giant Recon 1600. I have a couple kms without street lights and early winter after a fresh snow it was hard to distinguish path from shoulder. This light does the trick. Super bright! I can’t power it off the USB though which I thought was surprising. If giant could figure out a way to easily plug a light into the display and be able to use the thumb control for lights - that’d be great.

And my kid bought me a small bluetooth speaker for my birthday. Another thing to mount in the handlebars lol!

But actually it’s pretty good. Here’s a pic of the current setup. Now I have full room for hands on the tops. I need to replace the grip. It’s electrical tape where I had to cut it back to fit the light the first time.

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MattC

New Member
Great reports! Has anyone put fenders on this bike? I wonder if there are mounts and space! I live in a wet climate and would need them for sure. Thanks in advance.
 

Kristjan

Member
I bought the toughroad fenders sold by giant. I wasn't happy that they were gloss black and not flat black to match the bike. I got the front one mounted but there was very little clearance so I just took it off. The downtube is wide enough to prevent any spray above the lower legs so it's okay without. Back one works fine. I wouldn't buy the toughroad ones again though.
 

XXGG

New Member
I just purchased ToughRoad Fenders for my +E GX. I can tell you not it is not fully compatible. I guess fender is designed for non E Toughroad.
There are holes for mount the wire arms but no holes to mount on frame itself. You can modify the rear to make it work. As for the front fender, it is extremely tight with these big tires and hole on top isn't designed for fender, you'll need to make your own with long screw and a nut or something.

Likely better to look for some universal aftermarket fender.


Also, due to the bottle cage mount hole location I was looking for a cage itself with higher mounting holes but couldn't.
I found a Problem SolversBottle Cage Height Adapter to make my cage lower to allow for taller bottles to fit.
 
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MattC

New Member
Thanks for the replies. it is as I had imagined. Making something work is usually the route best taken.
 

new_ebiker

Member
Over a year now and still loving this bike. 2200 km with 800 of those on winter tires.

I bought a body float seatpost, which has been the best upgrade. I wish I got it straight away rather than just this April.

In the dark of winter I needed to upgrade my light and went with Giant Recon 1600. I have a couple kms without street lights and early winter after a fresh snow it was hard to distinguish path from shoulder. This light does the trick. Super bright! I can’t power it off the USB though which I thought was surprising. If giant could figure out a way to easily plug a light into the display and be able to use the thumb control for lights - that’d be great.

And my kid bought me a small bluetooth speaker for my birthday. Another thing to mount in the handlebars lol!

But actually it’s pretty good. Here’s a pic of the current setup. Now I have full room for hands on the tops. I need to replace the grip. It’s electrical tape where I had to cut it back to fit the light the first time.

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hi there,

I see you ride your bike in the winter, any tips of how to deal with those road salts? Do you wash your bike often or apply grease on all parts that are subject to rust?