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    Explore E+ 3 Questions

    I’m about 200# and not super fit by any means. I did the June lake loop in the Sierra Nevada mountains without ever feeling like I was straining. (I think it was 24 miles?). In sport mode and a low gear you pretty much can go up any hill and still feel like you’re still moving at a decent...
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    Bike rack for Ebikes

    I originally purchased a Hollywood Racks Ebike specific rack. Like most of those type of racks, the annoying part is getting it setup for your bikes, the first time. But once it's setup, it's just putting your bikes on and strapping them. I took 2 bikes about 500 miles and the rack worked...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Giant Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Just a general heads up... My explore 3 was on my hitch when my car got hit on the highway. My bike was repaired but one thing I learned was it's fairly difficult to get parts for these bikes. Giant didn't have a part number for the front sprocket so it took weeks to get a replacement. I...
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    Lot of Nice Ebikes but still Very Weak on sales and support

    I think the key question is: was that specialized shop rejecting a levo or vado? From reading mountain bike forums, emtb are basically the spawn of Satan. You actually have some shop owners posting on there they won't carry them. Interestingly most are for other types of ebikes used for...
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    Bike damage after an accident

    My hitch rack was pretty much destroyed so I can't bring them in haha. I've found asking my dealer questions isn't as sound as asking in here. Ebikes seem like a new tech for them as well. Sorry you are right..I meant wheels look bent. I'm trying to assess how severe of a case I need to make to...
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    Bike damage after an accident

    Long story short, i basically was rear ended with my two ebikes on a hitch rack. (Giant Explore and Haibike Hardseven). The hitch actually took most of the hit so the car wasn't as bad as my bikes and rack. As far as I can tell the hit bent my chain guard and looks like scuffed the motor. The...
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    Explore E+ 3 Questions

    I originally posted this in the general maintenance forum but was wondering what Explore 3 owners have experienced with battery drain? Mine drains about 2-3% on it's own each day. The shop ran some diagnostics and determined the bike checked out. One user theory was cheap capacitors, which...
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    Giant (yamaha) battery self draining?

    Update: I did drop my bike of at the shop and they talked to their Giant rep. Giant basically gave them some software diagnostics to check out the bike and everything checked out. I asked them to charge it to 100% and hold it for a few days and see if the drain seemed normal. It lost 6% over...
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    Lot of Nice Ebikes but still Very Weak on sales and support

    One thing that is causing quite a bit of confusion for potential buyers are the laws. There's way too much ambiguity in where and where they can't be ridden. To the point, I think store owners haven't been the most forthcoming on this issue. When I was looking into buying a bike, the majority...
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    Lot of Nice Ebikes but still Very Weak on sales and support

    This is a pretty interesting thread. I guess it really depends on your location. I live in orange county, CA and just made the comment to myself, last weekend, wow there are a lot of electric bike sellers dealers. Seems like most bike stores in the area have at least a few electric bikes for...
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    Giant (yamaha) battery self draining?

    I recently got a new Giant Explore 3 and noticed it drains about 15% over 5 days of no use. This is with the battery left on the bike sitting idle in the garage. The reason I think it's weird is my girlfriend's haibike doesn't seem to drain nearly as fast. Is this normal or should I start...
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    How bike or ebike friendly are the Utah National Parks

    I called yosemite to see if class 1 ebikes were allowed on the bike baths. Interestingly the ranger said good question but didnt know. After asking around she confirmed they are considered motorized vehicles so no go on the paths. That being said, it didnt sound like this came up often so may...
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    Hardlife for guy?

    Hi there...just getting into e bikes and am really interested in getting a Haibike. After shopping around i found a really good price for a hardlife. The frame is a larger one so it fits me. My question is there anything else that makes this a Ladies bike other than color? The one i found is...